Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bus Safety

Bus Safety

Thank you to Al McGraw and Glen Kimball for talking to the children about bus safety.  Please reinforce to your child the importance of waiting until the bus is completely stopped, doors are open and the stop arm is out before moving towards the bus. It is also important to look at the bus driver when crossing the street.  He can help children to make sure it is safe to cross.  We also talked about the importance of staying seated and sitting facing forward (like you would in a car seat) and not playing with things in their bags.

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Writing – At School I . . .

Writing – At School I . . .

To assess the children’s writing, the children were asked “At school I . . .”  They were then asked to write about what they do at school.  All children start to write by scribbling and then progress to drawing pictures to write, using letter like shapes, writing letters and then words.  I also looked at which hand they write with and how the children hold the writing tool in their hands. (Do they hold it in a pincher grasp at the bottom or are they still holding it in a fist?) The more they write and the more they see you write, the better writers they will become. Here you can see Hudson, Kadynce and Griffin A. writing.

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Get on the Shape Bus

Get on the Shape Bus

This week, we talked about shapes and their parts.  The children were assessed on what simple shapes they could identify and then were able to create a bus using those shapes.  Here you can see Payton, Alyssa, Ryker and Lena working on their bus creations.  Please continue to work with your children to find shapes around the house or even while driving.

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