What's going on in Room 125?

Weekly Update, 10-4-12

on October 4, 2012

This week, Room 125 continued to explore, get to know our Recess Buddies, continue to become comfortable with inclusion classes, and learn the letter C.  We used our senses to explore during science (see updated pictures), while practicing individual communication goals. We continued to practice the voice scale, practice our friends’ names by playing London Bridge, and practice listening by dancing the Hokey Pokey.  Now in our third week of this year’s Recess Buddies program, it is exciting to see students from Room 125 and 5th grade become more familiar with each other.  Students continue to have success in their mainstreamed classes, and I am excited to see them continue to become more involved with their friends in these classes.


This week we focused more on math during morning centers. We are working hard on one-to-one correspondence, counting, and number recognition.  These are important skills for school and life success, so the more practice, the better! Any way you can practice at home will be a huge support for your child.  Remember, when practicing counting coach your child to touch each object with one finger, one time, while saying only one number. This will help develop the concept of one-to-one correspondence, which is critical in both math and reading.  If your child counts too fast or too slow (e.g. their counting does not match up with their object touching), help them start over so that they can be 100% successful. Also, identify numbers wherever you can!  Many students are working on telling the difference between teens and twenties (e.g. 17 vs 27, 18 vs 28, etc). Constant identification and practice will help them master this skill!  Let me know if you have any questions about working on math at home.

A Few Event Updates from Edison and the PTA:

Check out our calendar tab at left. There have been quite a few updates, including picture day and fall break!

Original Works: If you wish to order Original Works items (info and art sent home from Ms. Mansfield), please turn in your forms by tomorrow, October 5.


October 19th

-Sell tickets during the Fall Festival. Please sign up for a shift at:http://www.mysignup.com/fallfestivalticketsales
-Sell concessions or grill hot dogs at the Fall Festival. Please sign up for a shift at:http://www.mysignup.com/fallfestivalconcessions
-Fall silent auction setup and table management. Please sign up for a shift at:http://www.mysignup.com/fallsilentauction
Fall Festival Silent Auction: Don’t forget to stop by the cafeteria during Fall Festival to bid on items donated by Edison families and community members. We have restaurant gift cards, jewelry, art and more! (Will accept donations until Oct. 12th)
2nd Annual Fall Festival Chili Cook-off, sponsored by Live Urban Denver:  Enter your chili to win a prize and try and beat last year’s 1st place champion, Anthony Guzdar, for $10.00.  Chili tasting is 5 tickets=$5.00.  To enter you chili, please contact June Schlesinger at june@liveurbandenver.
October 24th
Big Time Trampoline Community Night: Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Oct 24th from 6-8pm. A four day weekend begins the next day so bring your friends, family and start your weekend off bouncing! The cost is $10 per person.  Pizza by the slice is available for purchase.
Last week in October
FunServices Sales catalogs: sales flyers will arrive home the last week of October. Make your holiday purchases and earn for Edison!


Thank you for taking the time to read these updates. This is a great way to stay updated and involved with Room 125, which supports our students. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or ideas.

Have a great weekend!

-Ms. Wales


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