Firstly, thank you all for celebrating my birthday this week and making it a special day, I felt very loved! I give thanks everyday for the wonderful community that we have at Grand Rapids Christian and the parental support and love that you show.
I can hardly believe that we are officially in autumn already – though the last few days haven’t felt much like it. One way I can tell is by the little bugs and illnesses that are already making the rounds. If your child isn’t feeling well please keep them home so they can recover quicker and keep their germs away from friends. Be sure to call the absentee line in the main office.
This week we tried out some new “estaciones de lenguaje” (literacy stations). We will spend some time everyday in one of the literacy stations working on reading and writing.
We are getting very excited about going on our first field trip next week (Thursday) to Seitsema Orchards. We will have another trip at the end of October and are in need of four more chaperones. Please email me if you are interested.
October 2 - Field Trip to Sietsema Orchards
October 10 – Grandfriends’ Day (Class visits at 9am, Program at 10:45)
October 17 – Foot Frolic Frenzy (Our class runs at 1:45pm)
October 30 – Field Trip to Calvin Nature Preserve
This week we our sight words were “la” and “el.” We have been practicing vowel sounds for awhile now – they are so tricky because we confuse Spanish and English! – and now we are beginning to talk about how to combine a consonant with a vowel to make a syllable. I have been hearing the most wonderful stories during our writing time! We are focusing on writing true stories and sequencing the beginning, middle and end. You can help us by encouraging your child to tell simple true stories about the things you do by finding the beginning, middle and end.
In Math we continue to practice recognizing groups of 1-10 as well as practicing simple addition and subtraction with our fingers. We are also working on shape vocabulary.
We are talking a lot about apples in preparation for our trip to the orchard. You can see some of the vocabulary with are learning on the Vocab and more tab above.
In Bible we began to hear about Isaac: how he found his wife and their twins, Jacob and Esau.