Peek into our Week – Cherry Blossoms – week of 12/11/23

Focus Lesson: The Christmas Show

We spent the majority of this week preparing for our Christmas Show! We practiced with the whole school several times, while also practicing in our classroom. We are so excited for you to see our show, we’ve worked so hard to make is wonderful for you!

What is Happening Outside?

We took a Nature Walk outside this week to see what is happening outside. We observed that there were places outside with lots of snow and places without much snow. Where the snow was on the ground, the ground felt “crunchy” to us. Where there wasn’t much snow, the ground felt “squishy” to us. We discussed why there would be snow in places that did not recieve a lot of sun, what happens to the snow when it melts, and why the ground would feel different to our feet.

Peek into our Work Time!

It was a Handwriting week in the Blossom classroom! While our work materials are designed to strengthen the fine motor skills in preparation for handwriting, we also practice our handwriting skills with a pencil, and focus on appropriate pencil grip.

This child is working on writing a straight line and practicing his pencil grip.
This child is working with what we call “precursive booklets”, where we practice strokes that we will later use when forming our cursive letters.
There are two things happening on this child’s dry erase board! You’ll see she has written a string of letters at the top, which is one of the ways children present Emergent Handwriting skills. She is also copy writing at the bottom of her board, another part of Emergent Handwriting skills!
This child is ready to write her name in cursive! She is tracing her name here, but I’m sure she’ll be writing it on her own in no time!
Where is your child in the Stages of Handwriting?

Peek into Next Week!

Thursday, December 21: Last Day of School before Winter Break! Children should wear their pajamas and bring a Show & Tell that will fit inside of their backpack! (If your child does not attend school on Thursdays, they may bring their Show & Tell on Wednesday.)

December 22 – January 7: Winter Break! See you on Monday, January 8th!

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