Room 102 News

“Our joy is to touch, and conquer souls, and this is the one prize which can bring us a true compensation.”
                                                                                                               Maria Montessori

Can you believe the storms we had on Wednesday evening and night’? 

March roars in like a lion
So fierce,
The wind so cold,
It seems to pierce.

The month rolls on
And Spring draws near,
And March goes out
Like a lamb so dear.

by Lorie Hill

Let’s hope the end of March will be nice and calm and Spring has arrived

This has been a busy week. We worked on the letter Mm and Letter Bb. When we talk about the letters we talk about the sound of the letter, the shape of the letter, how the letter sounds, if it is in the beginning or at the end of the word.  We have sandpaper letters so they trace the letters with their fingers. They also have a chance to write the letter in their journal book during their work time.  We reviewed the letters Ff and Tt.  I will start to send home index cards with the letters that we have learned and are working on.  I would suggest you lay them out on the kitchen table and review them on a daily basis.  This will help them become wonderful lifetime learners.  This week we will work on the letter Aa and will work on reviewing on all the other letters we have learned.

We had dental students from IPFW come in and talked to us about the importance of brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist on a regular basis.  They put on a good program and the children enjoyed brushing the stuffed animals teeth. 

We also celebrated Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. We had the chance to read several of his books. Hoping to read some more of his next week.

This year we will do a five week class with Junior Achievement.  The program is called “Our Money.”  There are five session: Choices, Value, Earning Money, Spending and Saving, and Sharing.  They use a Little Critter Book, an activity, finger play, and discussion and review. This year our teacher assistants will be doing the presenting of Junior Achievement to the children in their classroom.  We did our first session and the children really enjoyed it.  They had a good discussion about wants and needs! We will probably do one a week unless we have a real rainy week then we might do two that week.

I think this pretty much catches you up in 102

Until next time,

Ms. Stacey