March 18, 2011
News from Mrs. Christiansens Classroom(
From Ms. Lucas
: Student Teacher, University of Michigan)
Dear Families,I have really been enjoying the past few weeks I have spent in your childsclassroom. I am learning so much under the guidance of such a talented teacher and inthe company of 50 wonderful kids!I have been gradually increasing the amount of lessons I am teaching to thekindergartners on a daily basis. I am excited to begin my lead teaching for three weeks
starting late next week
. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org.We are discussing the fact that even though there is a different teacher, theclassroom rules and expectations for learning remain the same. Our three classroomrules are:
Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful.
It has been fun reading students favorite reading materials that have beenbrought in because March is reading month. Each day a note is sent home and we willread each childs favorite book, poem, or card in class the next day.Thank you to all those who turned in permission slips for our field trip to theHealth Exploration Station on March 30
. We are all looking forward to this trip!
Clorox Wipes and Hand Sanitizer
Our focus throughout the week has been in the following areas:
Poem: Our Presidents (Sight words:our, so, in, on, to, we)Handwriting: We are continuing to practice echo writing. Children read a sentenceand copy it on the next line. It has been fun to become Ms. Picky with Mrs.Christiansen and make sure students are using both uppercase and lowercase letters,proper spacing, and writing that is readable. Copying words and sentences is animportant skill set for children to learn.Reading: It is essential that students learn and use strategies when they come across anunknown word. Students should check the illustration, get your mouth read (makethe beginning letter sound), and skip the word and re-read the sentence.Kindergartners should become Word Detectives!Phonics: Word Wall Words, beginning and ending sounds, short vowel sounds, numberwords, and color words.