Ms. Gina & Ms. Donna (4s)

Dear 4s Class Families,

Wow, it's hard to believe that we have already had 2 months of school!   Our 4 year olds are growing and learning every day and always providing us with much laughter.

Social Studies:  This month we will be learning all about families; how all families are different but are connected by love.  We will talk about homes & neighborhoods, and also learn about feelings.  Manners will be another topic and we will practice introducing ourselves to others.

Letters & Sounds:  Our letters for the month:  E, F, G, H & I. We will also review numbers 1 through 5 and introduce 6, 7, & 8.

Science:  This month the children will become aware of different materials such as plastic, wood & metal. We will encourage them to sort objects according to the materials they are made of.

Math:  We will also begin to familiarize the children with their addresses and phone numbers.

Literature:  “The House that Jack Built”: The children will practice describing illustrations and discussing the author. They will also practice discussing setting and characters in a story.

Career Day:  We will also have a special “Career Day” in November. A registered nurse will be in our classroom demonstrating and talking about the heart. The children will have “hands on” and visual learning of how the heart pumps and functions using a simulated heart model. Plus the children will make their own models!

We have several fun learning activities related to Thanksgiving planned and we will be talking with the children about being "thankful."

Thank you for all your support as we teach and love your children!                                Ms. Gina & Ms. Donna