Complete a family art project for the month of October. It can be a special family day in October (like someone's birthday or another special occasion) or an October holiday. Be creative with the materials you use. We will display your art project in the classroom for the entire month.
We practiced counting a set of objects, writing the number, drawing the same number using a simple symbol, such as a line or circle, and making the same number using a different set of objects. Practice counting and recording objects in your home. Put together a "counting book" (or bring in a page or two) of things you counted and share them with the class.
We practiced sorting Buttons and Attribute Blocks. One friend sorted, and one friend tried to guess how the items were sorted. Use buttons or other objects at home to play Button or Attribute Block Match-Up.
Next week, we will make a list of things we want to know about our friends. Brainstorm some ideas with your Mom and Day that you can share with the class (e.g., favorite animal, favorite food, family, favorite movie, why they came to or love Mid-Pacific). You will draw your thinking, and your drawings will be displayed in the classroom, along with your favorite photos.
Your sign-in sheets go home daily. At school, we are practicing printing our first names accurately and neatly. Teach Mom and Dad how to print the letters correctly in your name and have them practice. Remember to follow the numbers and arrows! Also remember to share about your day by looking at your drawing on the back of your sign-in sheet.
Written by Ms. Matsumoto
on October 2, 2017