Friday, October 6, 2017

Happy Friday from N2!

 
We continue to work very hard in N2!  We have improved as a whole in areas such as sitting at the table, putting our belongings in our cubbies independently, throwing out our trash after snack and walking quietly in the hallway.  While this may seem like small potatoes...its quite a big deal around here!  During our work time we have done both individual and small group lessons.  Each week we will continue to learn a new lesson or two.  Much of our focus has been on matching like objects (see donut game below), identifying colors and matching colors from our classroom environment.  Again, you can reinforce this at home by playing games like " I Spy" or "can you find me a ____ ?"
 
 
 
Grace begins our donut matching game...

Foster finds a match!




We start working on strengthening fine motor skills at the age of two.  These actions help their little hands and fingers to build up the strength needed to write.  As you can see in the pictures below, the clothes pin lesson requires the child to pinch and squeeze.  With every movement, fingers and hands are getting a workout.  Some other things that aide in strengthening the hand/finger muscles are knobbed puzzles, Play doh, or even allowing your child to squeeze the ketchup bottle at dinner.   
 

Lessons to strengthen our pincer grip. 

Lucas is concentrating so hard!


Grace almost has it!
 
 
 
 
 
We found a few ripe tomatoes in 4th grade's garden!  We picked a handful , washed them, and had a delicious & healthy snack.  Some of us tasted, some of us ate the whole thing and others decided cheeseballs were a better snack:-)
 
 
Yummmm!!!!!

 



Reminder:

We go outside EVERYDAY,  as the weather begins to change, please make sure your child is dressed accordingly.


Kylie loves to slide down the slide!


Foster catching some rays!

Jungle gym buddies- Remy & Grace

Maya-ready, set, GOOOOO!!!


 



CLASS COFFEE:

The EC Class Coffee will be held on Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm in 480.  I hope you can join myself and the rest of the staff for an opportunity to hear about the strategic plan and socialize with the parents of your child's friends.  


PICTURE DAY:

Picture day forms went home this week.  Individual pictures will be taken on October 12, 2017 and the class picture will be taken on October 17, 2017.




Have a great three day weekend! NO SCHOOL on MONDAY, OCTOBER 9th !!
 



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