PDO I October Newsletter

Welcome Fall! The school year is off to a great start! We are experiencing very few tears at drop off as the children are learning that PECC is a safe, loving, and fun environment! It has been a joy to get to know all of the children and we feel so blessed to have them in our class! We look forward to watching each of them learn and grow throughout the year!

At the start of the school year, we focused on the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle. The children loved identifying each animal and the color of the animal. We dot painted brown bears, glitter painted red birds, and dot painted a duck pond for the yellow duck. We also enjoyed playing with play dough and painting at the easel. We sang “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear” and some favorites like “Wheels on the Bus” and “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.”

In September, we enjoyed decorating our classroom for fall. We painted leaves with cookie cutters for our tree and dot painted leaves to hang from the ceiling. We also marble painted apples and painted at the easel with fall colors! We read The Leaves Are Falling One by One and When the Leaf Blew In. We loved learning two new songs called “Rolly Polly” and “Shake Your Sillies Out.”
As we move into October, we will watercolor spider webs, paint paper plate pumpkins, and make cotton ball ghosts. We will all work together to create a PDO 1 pumpkin patch for the classroom. We will sing “Five Little Pumpkins” and “Autumn Leaves,” as well as some of our favorites. We will continue to read Fall books.

We are looking forward to hearing Jo Ho, the storyteller, present “Me and My Imagination” on October 9 from 10:00am-10:20am. Remember if this is not a date that your child is normally at school, we would love for you to join us with your child.
Halloween is right around the corner and we will celebrate the week of 10/27-10/31. Please be looking for our Halloween sign-up sheet on the PDO 1 bulletin board. On the morning of Halloween, we will have a parade in the sanctuary where everyone can show off their adorable costumes.
We had several children celebrate their birthdays in August. Happy Birthday to Kenzie Manthie, Emily Carr, Tate Smith, and Roxy Wampler. Happy Birthday to Meredith Gunter, who turned two in September. We will celebrate the birthdays of Kate McGinnis, Emily Wolbach, and Alex Gedman in October. Happy Birthday!

If you would like to send birthday treats on or close to your child’s special day, please let us know in advance.
Ms. Stephanie, Ms. Lilli, Ms. Brandi S. and Ms. Brandy H.