News From The Ladybugs

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The Ladybugs had a very busy fall - learning and adapting to new classroom rules, expectations, and that (much) longer walk down the hallway to the back of the building! I am so pleased with how well our school year is going. In the late Fall, we read the book Stone Soup and talked about the different ways we can be good neighbors and friends to each other -- by opening our hearts to one another and sharing what others might not have. Our Tuesday kiddos each brought in a different ingredient and together we made our very own Stone Soup! The kiddos worked hard to prepare their special ingredient brought from home, then added it to the big black pot. We waited, watched, and smelled our soup all the way up until lunchtime. Only a few of our kiddos actually ENJOYED the soup, but plenty were willing to try it!

In addition to our weekly theme, the Ladybugs are learning a lot about letters. Each week is dedicated to a certain letter of the alphabet. During that week we work on naming the letter, what sound the letter makes, how to build the letter with wood pieces, and then how to write the uppercase letter. We’ve applied this knowledge to our daily sign-ins, where each kiddo is working on identifying their name, drawing pre-writing strokes or simple shapes, and/or writing specific letters.

We had a wonderful first half of the school year, and are very proud of the progress each of our kiddos has made. We're looking forward to what the new year holds for our Ladybugs!

- Mrs. Megan, Lead Teacher