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Welcome to the Holiday Season! We look forward to enjoying the holiday fun with all our friends!
A few reminders, Mendenhall continues to be a proud uniform school! Our uniforms include red, white, or navy polos, navy or khaki shorts, pants, skirts, or jumpers, and closed toe shoes appropriate for outside play. School hours are 7:40-1:55 with early release each Monday at 12:55.
Whole group educational goals: This month in reading, we will be working on sequencing and retelling books we read together. Specifically, our goal is to be able to tell about a story using 2-3 details from the book or pictures in order. We will work on this each day, using the illustrations to help jog the children’s memory, looking back in the text for interesting or important parts, and thinking about our reading after reading a text. You can support this at home by reading nightly with your child and asking similar questions about books you read together.
This month in writing, we will be finishing up our lowercase letters to neaten and improve hand strength and writing and moving on to drawing and labeling a picture. Students are also broken into three guided writing groups and are either working in that group on handwriting, spelling words, or generating sentences All students are also working on responding to reading in writing during inclusion time. You can support this at home by engaging students in writing activities such as writing in sidewalk chalk, painting, and coloring in coloring books. You may want to encourage students to begin a journal or draw a picture about their day and label the image. Encourage students to sound out words that follow predictable spelling patterns. Encourage students to use multiple colors, stay within a marked area, and, most importantly, have fun! All writing is important writing in the early stages of writing development. Encourage students to write heir names, their favorite things, or something about their day. Encourage them to draw about their feelings, family outings, or just scribble away! You may also find asking open ended questions ad waiting for them to answer independently or helping them find the words to answer may help them build their writing vocabulary and prepare them for journaling or writing experiences in the future.
This month in math, we will be working on patterns and application of pattern skills such as describing a pattern, extending it to the next unit, finding a duplicate pattern, and telling about the units in the pattern. You can encourage and support your student by pointing out patterns we see in real life, such as traffic lights, traffic patterns, and color patterns in food we eat. As always you can continue to support past learning by pointing out graphs and numbers in real life as well.
This month in science, students will be working on class stem fair projects in their inclusion classes. This will involve taking part in the entire scientfice method from forming a hypothesis and designing an experiment, to collecting data. You can support their learning by encouraging them to identify science tools, forces, and real applications of scientific method in real-life. We may use the scientific method when trying a new recipe, deciding to buy a different brand, or eating new foods, As always, you may support previous learning by supporting past topics such a science tools, force and motion, and observations using the 5 senses. Science is all about us!
This month in social skills, we will be working on making friends and utilizing appropriate play skills! We wil talk about ways we tell friends we want to play with them or ways to communicate the need for space. Additionally, we will practice sharing, turn taking, refusing kindly, and using manners with friends during play. You can support this by encouraging students to use these sills when interacting with friends and siblings.
Additionally we will be celebrating the holidays as a class! We will discuss Thanksgiving, Channakuh, Christmas, and celebrate with traditional foods and activities.