Jolly Phonics Next week we hit the wagon trail for a look at This week we learned the Jolly Phonics sounds of w, pioneers. We will have Pioneer Dress-Up Day ng, v, oo, and y. We practiced forming the letters on Thursday, October 14th. We will also take on sky/ground paper and learned the new songs. We turns bringing home a pioneer lunch pail to bring also reviewed all the letters and sounds we have our own lunch to school. Watch for notes learned by playing a Jolly Phonics CD-Rom game on the interactive white board. regarding these activities. Reading Thursday, October 14th – Pioneer Dress-Up We reread the book Miss Bindergarten Takes a Day Field Trip, sorted items found at each field trip in the story, and listed them on our graphic organizer chart. We identified many of our letter sounds in the text. Kindertails Check out Mrs. Snitker’s animated Voki on Kindertails. We Students are bringing home the sight word reader will be making some of these this year and adding student Dress Up. This reader focuses on the sight words I, voices to our blog. am, the, and little. Please practice reading this with your child. Students enjoyed playing the color pattern game on Kindertails. This is great practice for extending patterns, Journals which is more difficult. Please take some time to have We continued writing in our journals this week. The your child play the educational games on Kindertails. students did a great job writing sentences with the sight words the and little. www.kindertails.blogspot.com Math In math we completed our unit on patterns. We reviewed copying, extending, and transferring patterns in groups. Today we made a pattern book to review what we have learned. Fire Safety Our trip to the Waukon Fire Station was very meaningful. Students watched the video Sparky the Fire Safety Dog, toured the fire trucks, practiced Stop, Drop and Roll, and got to spray the fire hose. We are very grateful for our brave and dedicated firefighters. Please check that your smoke alarms are working correctly and go over at least two escape routes in your home, with a meeting place outside.