Ahhh… fall is finally here along with all of the fun that the month of October brings. We have been focusing on “All About Me” activities by learning about parts of the face & body through drawings, our mini people creations as well as our hair color math graphs. We explored a variety of items at our 5 Senses Science Center and tried sour, salty, & sweet food during our taste tests. The children enjoyed sharing a “5 Senses” item from home with their friends and have really embraced the start of our Buddy Up Program. We have been busy learning about letters M (Marvin the Monkey and L (Larry the Lion), numbers 2 & 3, the color orange, and the fun shape Trixie Triangle with our song books from Frog Street Press. Our sensory sand table has allowed us to practice measuring & pouring sand and counting/sorting gems. The children really loved our visits to Spanish class with Sra. Maria and our Music Special with Dr. Davis. The children continue to enjoy creating unique artwork at our writing/art center by drawing, painting, cutting, gluing, etc. Our name daily name writing & triangle shape tracing have provided the children with continuous opportunities to work on emergent literacy skills.
- 10/8 @ 9:30 am, D.O. campus — ECS Parent Committee Meeting (for all locations)
- 10/18 - NO SCHOOL - **Preschool Portfolio Day -
10:45-11:45 - T/Th class
** Families are invited to visit the classroom during your
designated M/W/F or T/Th time slot for our Preschool Portfolio Day to view a collection of
artwork, concepts, & developmental skills that your
child has been working on so far this year.
- 10/19 - NO SCHOOL -K-12 P/T conferences
- 10/30 - T/Th Halloween party - 10:15-11:45 am
- 10/31 - M/W/F Halloween party -10:15-11:45 am
- 11/1 & 11/2 - T/Th & M/W/F Field Trips to the MIM**
Upcoming October Activities:
- Letters this month: L, R, A
- Numbers this month: 3 & 4
- Shape of the month: square
- Color of the month: black
Monthly Focus: We will continue discussing “All About Me” with how we have changed since we were babies. We will learn “All About Our Families” and what makes them special & unique. We will discuss what it means to be part of a community and continue discussing the importance of positive friendships. Along with our focus on friendships, we will be doing a provocation based on the children's book "Stick and Stone" which will allow the children to retell and even recreate this amazing story using our provocation materials. Our alien friend Z continues to teach us about the importance of being a caring & helpful friend along with our Buddy Up program. Character Counts Program for October continues with our lessons on: Respect. We will continue with our FocusedKids mindful exercises to learn the skills for focusing, self-control, & calming.
Science Center: Exploration of “creepy crawly” insects and reptiles / Halloween pumpkin carving & pumpkin decomposition.
Kindermusik: “Home Sweet Home” (handouts attached to copy of newsletter sent home)
October books: One Family, Stick and Stone, Just My Friend and Me, Can I Play Too?, The Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything, non-fiction insect & reptile books, books about families, Halloween books, and S.H. Diversity Lessons and C.C. Respect Lessons
Mrs. Siegel & Mrs. Miller