Happy fall!! Our warm temps are not making it feel quite like fall yet but we know it’s almost here. We had fun in October with our Creepy Crawly activities that included “insect & reptile hunts” at our discovery/sensory bean table, creating our own spider webs, and exploring various insects and reptiles in our Science Center. What would Halloween be without digging out some slimy pumpkin seeds as well as carving & naming our class jack-o-lanterns. We talked about what makes each of our families special and created our own family portrait houses. We continue to learn about friendship with our Buddy Up program from our alien friend Z who has been teaching us how it is ok to be friends with others that are different than ourselves. The children learning our Frog Street Press songs with the focus on letters P, O, & N, numbers 4 and 5, the color black, and the shape Suzy Square. Our “Home Sweet Home” lessons with ABC Music & Me allowed the children to pretend they were building a house with hammers and saws using music blocks and imagining to dig up & smash peanuts to make PB & J.
**Important Dates / Reminders:
- 11/10 — NO SCHOOL - Veteran’s Day
- 11/15 @ 11:30 am, room 27 — ECS Parent Committee Meeting for all preschools
- 11/16 - T/Th class firefighter / police visit
- 11/17 - M/W/F class firefighter visit
- 11/22 -11/24 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving break
- TBD - M/W/F class police officer visit
- Letters this month: D, H, S
- Numbers this month: 4, 5
- Shapes of the month: rectangle
- Colors of the month: brown
- ABC Music & Me Unit: Let’s Play (*handouts sent home)
- Science Center: Decomposition of our class pumpkins; continued exploration of insects, reptiles, & bats; fall nature discovery
- November Activities: We will be finishing our creepy creature exploration by learning about bats. We will be learning all about community helpers with visits from firefighters, police officers, and other types of community members. We will continue with our fun Buddy Up activities & projects. With the start of the fall season and Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we will enjoy some fall & Thanksgiving activities including discussions about all the things that we are thankful for.
- November books: Non-fiction books about bats/reptiles/insects, a variety of books about community helpers, fall & Thanksgiving books, and Z lessons about friendship & diversity.
We wish all of our families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We hope everyone enjoys spending quality time together as well as with extended family and friends.
Mrs. Siegel and Mrs. Miller