Please consider signing up to help with our booth at the Fall Carnival. We are still in need of 5 volunteers to help. Our room moms sent out a link and it is also linked below. I would appreciate any help we can get.
Here are some great fine motor exercises to help strengthen your child's hand. Please do a few of these at home. This will help with their strength and handwriting skills.
Spider Push-Ups: Show the students how to place both hands together with palms and fingers touching. Then, show them how to push the hands away from each other at the palm. The fingertips should remain in contact.
Finger Pick-Ups: The students should stand at their desk and place their hands flat on the desk surface. They can then pick up each finger in isolation. Ask them to raise each finger from the desk surface 3 times and then pick up and hold each finger individually for several seconds.
Fingertip Touch: Ask the students to touch their thumbs to the tips of each of the fingers. They can do both hands at the same time or one hand at a time. Then, ask them to touch the tip of their thumb to the base of each finger. They can touch the tip or base of each finger at different speeds, as they spell words, or count in various increments. Next, ask them to touch the tips or bases of each finger with their hands held behind their back or out of their field of vision.
All these ideas and the video come from the link below. It has a LOT of information at the beginning and the list of these and other exercises are near the bottom.
Another great week of learning. We are getting SO much better at literacy centers and math centers. Your children are amazing! You received information from our Room Moms in the Thursday folders. Please send that back in and we will get it to our Room Moms so they can send you information about things happening around Timber Ridge.
Tuesday - Super Specials (computer and PE from 12:10-1:50)
Wednesday - Library - everyone returned their books last week and Mrs. Provano was VERY impressed!
I hope everyone has a relaxing LONG Weekend!
See everyone Tuesday :)
Welcome to Kindergarten! Remember to check back often to see what our class is doing.