Wrapping It Up
We have just finished our unit based on Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler and How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yole. The kids have had so much fun learning about their bodies and ways they can stay healthy by following daily hygiene routines. The stories were rich with repetitive and emphatic vocabulary.
From here we continue our “Dino” mite stories with a focus on feelings and emotions with the story T.Rex Trick –or –Treats by Lois G. Gambling .This story is about a dinosaur named T. Rex who wants to find the perfect scary costume for Halloween but can’t decide. When his friends come over to help him, they point out that his frown makes him look very scary and that maybe he should just go as himself. The children will love the descriptive vocabulary and cute illustrations in the story.
October 23rd, we will continue on with Toby’s Dinosaur Halloween by Cyndy Szekeres. This short story is about a cute mouse named Toby who dresses up like a dinosaur and goes trick-or-treating for Halloween.
Mrs. Grimmer’s class will also focus on feelings and emotions with the story Glad Monster Sad Monster by Ed Emberley & Anne Miranda. We will learn how to identify our own emotions, and those of others, things that make us feel a certain way, how to communicate our feelings, and how to manage our emotions appropriately. The children will enjoy getting to know the seven “colorful” monsters from the story as they laugh, cry, stomp, make silly faces, scare each other, hug each other, and worry about things that might be “under the bed!” Please help your children identify and verbalize their feelings when they are frustrated, angry, sad, silly, happy, etc. This will help them learn that they have control over the situation by reacting appropriately to their feelings and continuing to try when things get difficult. They will also understand the value of staying happy when they are trying so hard to overcome frustrating situations!
We will continue to focus on the color “orange” and the shape “triangle.” This week we will review the letters “l,” “n,” “w,” and “x.” Next week we will introduce the letter “v.”
Up Coming Events and Dates to Remember
- October 16-20, 2017 – Conference Week– follow early release schedule.
Water color paints