WF, 1/10/2018

Good Afternoon!

**A last reminder: We need every child’s updated shot records by this Friday (January 12th) to be in compliance with state laws. Directions and the address of Wee Friends is attached to the paper that’s hung in the science area. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation!

In our pre-k/k group, we read ‘Friendship Day’ followed by explaining the important jobs of various community helpers. Children looked at the outfits each character was dressed in to figure out what community helper we were going to be talking about. After we came to a decision, friends shared their thoughts about what that community helper did that helped us or the community in general. A large group member asked, “What would happen if we didn’t have doctors?!”. This started a conversation about what we would do if some of these important community helpers didn’t exist!

Social Studies: K.2.1 Give examples of people who are community helpers (inside the classroom and outside the classroom) and describe how they help us.

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I’ve attached a short article about kid spelling or inventive spelling. Research in the article links inventive spelling to children learning how to read. “What we’ve found over the years is there seemed to be something with kids who are doing invented spelling on their own that’s really helping them learn how to read,” said Ouellette in an interview. “I’d say it’s like the missing piece” in early literacy instruction.

http://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?cid=25920011&item=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.edweek.org%2Fv1%2Fblog%2F59%2Findex.html%3Fuuid%3D71813&cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB

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“Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. Childhood is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace which is right for each individual child.”

-Magda Gerber

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Breakfast– Whole grain oatmeal with honey and PPC pears.

Lunch– Shredded cheese on whole wheat flatbread/tortilla, banana, and fresh carrots.

PM snack– Air popped popcorn with butter and fresh apples.

Wee Sprout– PPC cucumbers.

Have a great evening!

-Mindy

Link to pictures: WF 1/10

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