We Are Reading!

Yes Parents, you read correctly.  We are reading in Reception Foster.  We have learnt a few fundamental words and now we are using these words to make sentences.  I am super excited and so are the kids.

Yay!

I got it done!  I was able to administer the Spelling test today.  Most of my students did well.  The majority were able to master all six number names.  A few missed one or two names and will need a little more reinforcement.  A few scored 0 and with that I am a bit concerned.  They will need to be taken out and placed in a small group so that I can do one remedial work with them.  But my next question is…when will i get the time?  School has not been the same for the term.  We all are stressed out and overworked due to the illness of many staff members.  On any given day I am before my class from 9 until 3 and please do forget the hour lunch that some people think teachers get.  That too is non-existent.  I however am sympathetic towards my colleagues as last school year was horrific for me.  I was plagued with illness and had to be out on leave on numerous occasions.  I give thanks to my Maker every day that I have managed to get my “problem” under some control and the issues that came along with it have subsided enough to let me fully-functioning this school term.

Well Parents, I have many tasks to complete and I am in the middle of preparing dinner. Please check your little ones’ bags for correspondence about the tour  and be sure to keep the permission slip in a safe place until you are ready to send it back.

I hope that you guys are reinforcing the concepts taught at school during the week nights and that you engage your kids in wholesome conversation each day.  I am so happy that my daughter is a big girl now because I am not sure that I would want to talk to her when I get home on evenings ( I am all talked out by the end of the day ).

Anyhow, chat later ,

Miss Foster

Trying My Best

Good Morning Parents,

We are in the month of November…already!  The time is just zooming by.  I know that your little ones would have been super excited about having their Spelling Test yesterday but due to absences I was unable to complete the task.  I have however arranged something so that we can have it completed today.

Last week we looked at the number 0 instead of the number 6.  This week we move on to 6 and hopefully we get to 10 by the end of the term.  I am trying my best to get as much as possible done as next term is Sports term and it is a very busy term with lots of time away from the classroom setting.  I hope that I am successful in my endeavour.

Purple is the colour this week and we will be mixing paint to achieve this colour.  We will look at the flag of Barbados and identify the colours, shapes and symbol that make up the flag.  We will view a picture of an island and a picture of a map of Barbados and discuss the similarities to come to the conclusion that Barbados is too an island.

We have started reading and boy are these children like sponges.  They soak up everything.  So far they have been introduced to the following words:

it, at, cat, cot, box, boy, man, girl, is, and.

I am hoping to introduce at least two new words each day this week (except Friday).  I will do “little” and “a” today.  Tomorrow I will do “in” and “the”.  Thursday will be “come” and “look”.  Friday we will review the ones learnt.  Next week we will learn a few more and then begin to make sentences with them 🙂

I have mounted the words in the classroom so that they are in constant view and you can do the same at home. This strategy helps with their word attack skills.

Well Parents, it is kitchen time.  Hopefully I get back here to fill you guys in on more before the week is over.

Wishing you guys all the best,

Miss Foster