We have started to work through our Ministry Gospel Model. The students are learning how they can talk about Jesus through colors. We went through our first color which is black. You may want to take a moment and ask your child what black stands for in our Jesus Time.
For the past two weeks we have been working through a unit on the Post Office. Children are learning the process for how our mail is delivered. They have even learned what a mail carrier is reading on an envelope in order to deliver your mail. For our class, we are simply writing who the mail goes to in the center of the envelope and who it is from in the upper left hand corners. Students also learned the reason for a stamp is to pay for our mail to be delivered.
|Students worked together to paint our class mailbox blue.|
|Each students also made a mailbox where their mail is delivered each day.|
|Students have been working hard to make mail for their friends.|
|Students purchase their envelopes for $.05 and stamps for $.03.|
|We watched a tour of the Post Office through a video on our smart board.|
|Students rolled a die and then wrote this number on the graph. Fun way to practice writing numbers.|
|Students were playing a memory match number game through 20.|
|Students worked with pennies.|
|Students worked with a balance by putting in pennies to see how much their package would cost.|
|They also compared packages on the balance.|
Naturally we doing a plethora of writing with this unit so we can make mail for our friends. However, we have also been working with letters and writing in other ways as well.
|Students are matching lowercase word mail to their capital letter envelope.|
|Students practiced writing letters and numbers on ipads through a letter writing app.|
School to Home Connections
1. Be sure you are reading to your children often. But within your reading, ask questions to help them start working through comprehension concepts.
2. Have your child work on school responsibility and if they are not already carrying in their own things, I would encourage you to have them carry in their own backpack, coat, and lunchbox. It helps them to get ready for entering Kindergarten.