Galaxy Room week in review Sept.24-28 2018
Galaxy Room Week in Review
Notes and Reminders
- Thanks to Reuben’s family for the delicious snack this week!
- Our full day is from 8:30-3:00 and morning meeting happens at 8:50. If you need to arrive or pickup outside of those times (unless you are registered for before/after care), please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org or through a note in the sign-in book. Arriving before morning meeting gives your child a chance to greet friends, settle into the room, and get ready for the day. Our morning meeting provides support in developing sequencing, works on memory skills, and helps set the tone for the rest of the day, and is an important part of Pre-K.
- The next Person of the Week will be Aria
- The next Letter of the Week will be Dd
- Next week will begin our Five Senses unit. As part of this, we will be exploring different smells. Please notify teachers immediately if your child is allergic or sensitive to any of following: lavender, ginger, curry, cumin, cinnamon, clove, anise, thyme, rosemary, coffee.
- We ask that parents and students do not discuss, arrange, or share invitations to birthday parties and playdates at school unless everyone is invited. At this age, play date and birthday talk often results in social exclusion behaviors at school and creates a lot of unhappiness.
- Irvington had a school wide Lock Down drill on Friday-it went quite well.
Monday: In Morning Meeting, we introduced Anouk as the Person of the Week, and we continued our Alphabet Study with the letter Cc. We used our Hundreds Chart to count the days we have been in school together. In group time, we began exploring our Community Helpers unit and talked about all the people who help us in our community. We read Helpers in My Community and I Want to be a Librarian. The dramatic play area has also been transformed into a fire station with a (pretend) fire hose!
Tuesday: We talked about librarians, who are wonderful Community Helpers. We had a special visit from Ms. Nina, the Multnomah County Youth Librarian! She will be visiting us once a month to read many exciting books to us. For our project, students used markers and colored pencils to decorate bookmarks. Students could choose from bookmarks that said READ, I Love Books and I Books on them. Students also helped put a piece of yarn through the small hole. We hope you all enjoy putting these in any book you’re reading together.
Wednesday: Today we continued our study of community helpers. We read Jobs People Do and A Day with Firefighters. We prepared for our firefighter visit tomorrow by creating a BIG thank you card for them! We signed our names and wrote special messages. Students enjoyed exploring watercolor paints too.
Thursday: We continued our discussion about community helpers by focusing on emergency responders, such as firefighters, police officers, and EMRs. We also discussed what to do in emergency situations and to always let parents, teachers, or caregivers know when they are scared or see something that looks unsafe. We practiced recognizing the numbers 911, and talked about how that is a number to dial when there is an emergency or we need help. We had a very special visit from our local fire station! They even let us walk through their fire truck!!
Friday: We wrapped up our study of Community Helpers by talking about mail carriers. For our project, we made post cards. We also shared our favorite moments from the firefighter visit yesterday! This was a very exciting experience for our students. We also enjoyed a magic show with Teacher Mir and long walk around the playground.
Gym Time with Teacher Mike:
This week in the gym was a blast! We played some Firefighter tag to celebrate or visitors, Line tag to practice boundaries, My DVD player, four corners and more. I like to play build up games to work on skills needed to play more advanced games that will happen later in the year. The kids have been doing a great job with following directions and having the maximum amount of fun. Have a great weekend!