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Reminders:

Our Kindergarten and Pre K 4 Back To School Night is on Tuesday, October 17th from 6:30-7:00. Please email Kerry if you would like childcare. We will be having a Curriculum Night for parents in our other classes. Stay tuned for a date!

-The Halloween Parade is scheduled for Tuesday, October 31st at 9:15. All parents are welcome to stop by to see us parade around in our costumes!

-As required by state, students will be required to receive a flu shot by the end of December. Please return an updated immunization record to the office so that we can have it on file. Thank you so much.

-After your child’s yearly physical, please return an updated Universal Health Record and immunization record to the office as soon as possible. Blank Universal Health Records are available in the office and can also be emailed by request. We really appreciate your help in keeping all records up to date!

Peapods

This week we are very happy to welcome Everett to the Peapods.  We are so glad she has joined us. We have started painting our acorns that we will be able to decorate our door.  We also played with sticky tape.  We tried to pick it off our trays.  It wasn’t easy but some of us did it!   We love to sing songs and dance to music.  This week was a bit tricky.  We had to find where the music (speaker) was hidden.  We also finger/ tasted yogurt on our trays.  It’s always fun to get messy. Our book of the week was Mouse’s First Fall, and we sang “Autumn.”

Seedlings

This week in the Seedlings room, we had fun getting our hands dirty. We used molding dough to make different shapes that we know and a few new ones. We also were squeezing sponges in our sensory table. We liked making the water drip out the sponges by squeezing them. We had a great time trying to blow bubbles from the bubble wand.  Some of us can do it. It’s so exciting! We had a blast with our dot art project. We used fall colors to make leaves.  During circle time we sang “Katalina Matalina” and we read The Feet for all Seasons.

Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts had a blast learning about community helpers this week! We read a book called What Do People Do All Day? by Richard Scarry. We sang songs about community helpers like “Do You Drive a Mail Truck?” and “Down at the Firehouse”. Our sensory table had sand and colorful pom poms! For art, we painted with the colors of a police car and a fire truck. For our fine motor and gross motor skills, we worked how to hold a paintbrush properly and kicked the soccer balls outside. We’ve been having so much fun learning new songs during our music class our new music teacher from Elefante Music and exercising our bodies in our Stretch-N-Grow class!

Beanstalks

October is here and what a great beginning we have had!  We are already in the second month of school and the classroom schedule and activities are well underway. Our friends are happy and have adjusted nicely to our routine. This week in Beanstalks we have started a letter and color of the week.  The letter of the week this week was L. The children began to recognize the letter and sorted objects that began with L sound. Our color of the week was red.  We learned our “R-E-D song “ and  found various red items in our classroom.  You just might hear them singing the song- it’s a very catchy tune! We even played a “match the letter “ game using leaves. We had our music class with Ms. Suzanne from Elefante Music which we really enjoyed. In art this week we painted with evergreen sprigs that we found on our nature walk last week and traced the letter L at the easel using red paint.
Show and Tell began this week as well. Please remember to label the item your child will bring to school on Fridays. As reminder, please don’t let the weather fool you. The days cool off quickly and the mornings are warm at times. Please send in a jacket or sweater with your child daily as we do go outside daily weather permitting. Have a great weekend!

 

Pre K 3

This week in Pre K-3 we continued learning all about trees. We examined tree parts in our science center. We answered the question, “What do you think we’ll find under the trees around our community?” In art we used evergreen sprigs as paintbrushes and painted a picture. In literacy, we focused on the letter L. We learned the sound it makes and how to write it. The stories we read this week were Tree Count, Our Tree Named Steve, The Grouchy Lady, and Clifford the Big Red Dog. In math we counted objects and wrote the number. Next week we will continue our study on trees but also we will be talking about fire safety. The fire truck will be coming Friday October 13th!

Pre K 4

This week is Pre K 4 for we continued our study on trees. The class learned the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees. They explored the different parts these trees have. The class took a walking field trip to visit some trees. They used their five senses to explore the different types of trees we found on our journey. The class compared and classified the tree parts from our collection. We thought of many ways to break the collection into groups, by size, shape, color, and what by what job that part has on a tree. The class created a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree.

The letter of the week this week was L, we worked on its sound and practiced writing it. Our number this week was 1. We practiced writing the numeral and drew pictures of one object. We focused on the color red. Our stories this week were Tree Count, Abiyoyo, Our Tree Named Steve, and Pablo’s Tree.