It’s been a fun-filled week in PreK. We continue to focus on our unit of inquiry. We read several books about being independent and talked about things we can do on our own. Some ideas the children came up with are- we can get dressed on our own, brush our teeth, wash our hands, play, color, draw, and write. We read I Like Myself, All By Myself, and I Can Do It. We also continued to work on making Mat Man. This week the children made their own Mat Man out of construction paper.
This week we started guidance lessons with Mr. Fields. Mr. Fields will be visiting our class on Mondays to teach a lesson about social-emotional health and development.
We also started talking about fall and pumpkins in preparation for Halloween. The children continue to work on learning our monthly nursery rhyme, Five Little Pumpkins. We made paper plate pumpkins and purchased three pumpkins for the class. Next week we will take a closer look at the pumpkins and complete some investigations using the pumpkins.
On October 26th Pre-K and KG-1 classes will be trick or treating from class to class. As part of the American Halloween tradition, the children will receive something when they knock on the door and say, “Trick or Treat!” We are trying to encourage less chocolate and candy and MORE small treats (pencils, erasers, rings, stickers, plastic jewelry, tattoos, rubber balls, small toy cars, etc). Daiso and The Party Store have a lot of fun treats like this. We would also like to encourage healthy snacks – fruit snacks, raisins, pretzels, breakfast bars, etc. In order for us to have this special celebration we will need each child to bring in individualized wrapped treats for at least 30 children. (No need to make goodie bags since we will be combining all the items to divide up equally.) Please DO NOT send any small hard candies or jelly cups (heart candies, mints, etc.) as they pose a choking hazard. We have several children who have severe allergies to nuts so please do not send any products that contain nuts. The children will not be eating the candy at school so you will have a chance to check through it before your child eats it. We are encouraging them to share what they receive at school with their families. Please send the items to school by Sunday.
On October 26th, your child may come to school dressed in a costume that is easy for your child to go to the bathroom on their own, is comfortable, not scary and not too hot. Please do not allow them to bring weapons as part of their costumes. At 8:05am they will participate in an elementary school parade. If you would like to watch, please stand outside on the big playground in the designated area. To make this easier on your child, please continue to let the line move quickly. If you think they may be upset by seeing you, perhaps you should wait for the pictures that we will post on the blog.
Tuesday, October 31st is Orange Day. Your child may wear orange or bring in something orange to share for show and tell!
If you have not done so, please continue to send in baby pictures. You can either email me a copy or send a hard copy in.
Our library day is Thursday. Please send back your child’s library book every Thursday morning and place it in the bin marked ‘Library Books’.
Have a great weekend!