Contact Info

 

Mrs. Yeager, Educator

dsyeage@carrollk12.org

 

Mrs. Conklin, Instructional Assistant

shconkl@carrollk12.org

 

News Letter - A.M.   

Dates to Remember:

Jan. 30-31                              Introduce Winter

Feb. 3-7                                  Groundhog’s Day-Hibernation-Winter

Feb. 4                                      Report Cards and IEP Progress Reports Sent Home

Feb. 10-14                              Winter-Snow

Feb. 14                                   Valentine’s Day Celebration of Learning**

                                                ** Students may bring 1 volunteer-trained adult from 10:00-11:45.

Feb. 17-21                              Winter-Snow

Feb. 17                                    Schools Closed for students for President’s Day            

Feb. 19                                    Conference Night

Feb. 24-28                              Wrap up Winter-Snow

 

Theme

This month we will focus on winter and snow.  We will explore new toys and snow (imitation and real).  We will use shovels and throw pretend and paper snowballs.  We are focusing on those action words and the “ing” ending (I am sledding.)  The children will have hats, boots, scarves, mittens and gloves to explore at play and learn about winter clothing and where it goes.  Putting on mittens (and gloves) requires bilateral hand use and takes patience and persistence.  We will continue to work on matching, sorting, counting, and sizes.  For literacy, we work to answer questions and make connections from our personal experiences to the characters in the books.  We will work on pronouns “he” and “she.” Please help us by reinforcing these skills at home. If you have questions, drop me a note.  We will do some special activities to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Extensions

This month I’d like you to focus on reading and the February calendar of activities.  The activities can be switched around or changed to fit your schedule and opportunities that come up.  We encourage you to explore Jan Brett at www.janbrett.com/activities_pages.htm She is a great author and has activities to go with her books and characters.  Starfall is a great site for letter exploration and poems (www.starfall.com ).  Let me know if you visit sites that we can share with other parents.  Check out the sites on the Hampstead Bookmark for Tumblebooks and Capstone and Discovery Education.

DID YOU KNOW?

A sharing of developmental information and ideas to promote learning at home.

+Sensory activities provide learning opportunities that are self-directed and open-ended.  They have varied and interesting textures, smell, colors, or appearances and may have     other uses.

+Children need repeated opportunities to solve problems.

+Children learn to remain engaged through the structure and routines provided in their           environment.

          +Hearing a wide-variety of words in conversations helps children expand their spoken           language.

 
 
 
 
 News Letter - P.M.

 

Dates to Remember:

Jan. 30-31                              Hibernation Groundhog’s Day-Hibernation-Winter

Feb. 3-7                                  Groundhog’s Day-Hibernation-Dental Health

Feb. 4                                      Report Cards and IEP Progress Reports Sent Home

Feb. 10-14                              Winter-Snow

Feb. 14                                   Valentine’s Day Celebration of Learning**

                                                **students may bring 1 volunteer-trained adult from 1:30 to end of day

Feb. 17-21                              President’s Day-Winter-Snow

Feb. 17                                    Schools Closed for students for President’s Day            

Feb. 19                                    Conference Night

Feb. 24-28                              Wrap up Winter-Snow-Hibernation

 

Conference Night

The school conference night is February 19th, please contact the office if you would like to meet. To help facilitate this meeting, send me a note to describe the purpose of our meeting.

 

Theme

This month we will focus on winter, snow and hibernation.  We will have special day activities to address Valentine’s Day and President’s Day.  In addition, we’ll explore dental health and open a class dentist office.  In math, we are working on measurement to compare length or weight.  We will use words like longer/shorter, heavier/lighter and taller/shorter.  We will continue working on number concepts and reviewing shapes and positional language.  We have extended number concepts with 10 frames and problem solving. For literacy, we’ll be talking about letters making words and using the sounds we hear to write words.  We will continue to explore print (spaces between words, capital letters at the beginning of sentences, and punctuation marks).  Please help us support learning by reviewing pages that come home, reading daily, and participating in the many home connections: literacy and fine motor folders and the monthly calendar page.  Have your child draw a new picture to place at the top of the calendar they made in January.  Then add the calendar page to the bottom.  It’s a great way to encourage drawing and displays the days’ activities.  Drawing is a way to express ideas and is also used in math to show problem solving.

 

Extensions

This month you can focus on the calendar of daily activities and using the literacy folder entries to underline words that start with a targeted letter.  We encourage you to explore Jan Brett at www.janbrett.com/activities_pages.htm ; she is a great author and has activities to go with her books and characters; we will read several of her books this month. You can also practice having your child point to each word as you read a large print story.  This builds 1:1 correspondence for reading and helps differentiate a word from a sentence. Check out www.starfall.com for letters, poems, songs, and math activities. Don’t forget all the sites on the Hampstead bookmark.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

A sharing of developmental information and ideas to promote learning at home.

+Sensory activities provide learning opportunities that are self-directed and open-ended.  They have varied and interesting textures, smell, colors, or appearances and may have     other uses.

+Children need repeated opportunities to solve problems.

+Children learn to remain engaged through the structure and routines provided in their           environment.

          +Hearing a wide-variety of words in conversations helps children expand their spoken           language.

 
 
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