LEAP Class Notes
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Wow, were we busy! In your envelope you will find a phonics "Dog's Life" card game we played, you must find 3 rhymimg blend words. Also we played a chardes game using action verbs, also sent home, it is the sheet with explanation marks to cut out into cards. Our focus this week is on beginning and ending blends.
We shared Down, Down, the Mountain, and described the Appalchian culture. Please continue to explore this, through books or show pictures online of the culture and the locate the region in the United States with your child, we barely covered this in class. We discussed the literary device with the silly name: Onomatopoeia; a worksheet has been sent home to reinforce the meaning. Please, no need to return any work, just ideas for you to continue to work on, at home.
I had a chance to talk with some of you, during the month of October we are going to focus on a Circus theme and incorporate a research project on an animal of your child's choice. I have a prepackaged set of materials but it only has a monkey, elephant, tiger or zebra to choose from. We will cover the giraffe in class, and be reading giraffe related stories. (see Calendar of books handout.) It would be helpful if you could send me a remind, or a reply to this post or put a note in your child's envelope which animal you would like to study. OR You may choose something totally different and do the project on your own. I am asking the children to present the week of 19th and 26th of October. You may keep it as simple as the sheets I will hand out or as creative as you like, including posters or artwork or 3D sculpture in legos, for example. I want to make this fun for the students.
I can not decorate the room as a circus because I teach Tues/Wed to older children, but I would also like you as a family to practice a circus talent he/she can show the class. For example, I can put masking tape on the carpet and have a tight rope walker, I have juggling balls if someone wants to learn how to juggle. You can decorate a hoola hoop with streamer and tame a stuffed animal lion, be creative! I would like to preform our "circus" Nov.2nd, since it is after Halloween, we can substitute this instead of a Halloween party. You are welcome to bring snacks,keep in mind the circus theme, just no peanuts, we have a food allergy in the building. Check out Pinterest for ideas, this should be a fun few weeks for the children. You are more than welcome to come to Tutorial to hear your child present his/her animal report and on Nov.2nd, Circus Day.
The story, All the Secrets of the World, will be postponed until the spring semester. Any questions please contact me, please respond,again if you did on Thursday, as to which animal you would like to study. I will have copies avaialble next Thursday so you have a few weeks to prepare your reports. Please feel free to make it on your child's ability level, the handout is just a place to start.
Thanks, and have a Blessed week!