Preschool October Newsletter

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It has been a great start to the school year. We “blasted off” and learned many things about outer space. We are beginning to adjust to the routine of school and getting along with our classmates. We continue to enjoy spending time together learning new things.

In September our letters were Aa, Bb, Cc, and Dd. We ate apples, painted with apples, read books about apples. We read some great “bear” stories for letter Bb and did some art/science experiments to learn about colors for letter Cc. We finished the month with a study of Dinosaurs. We especially enjoyed having a Carnivore/Herbivore/Omnivore Buffet!

Our letters in October will be Ee, Ff, Gg, and Hh. We will learn about elephants, spiders do some egg and gas experiments, and create some fall artwork for home and classroom. We will talk about real vs. make-believe and make a list of what makes us feel afraid. Of course, Halloween will be part of our celebration at the end of the month.

We will have a visit from Jo Ho the storyteller and we will continue to go to the Library every week. (This has become a favorite activity for most of us.) In music we will learn fall songs, act out some fire safety activities and practice our “listen, think and do.” We continue to practice using our words when we want something and waiting our turns. Everyone is working hard to do a good job.

I am so amazed at how well the children are coming into the classroom and beginning to show their independence in the classroom. It is great to see. Thank you so much for sharing your children with me.

Happy September 4th Birthday to Kai Hodgson. Happy October 4th birthday to Violet Okoye and Abby Walsh.

Congratulations to Kai Hodgson on the birth of his sister, Maya!

Ms. Jennifer’s Classes
Happy Fall ! We’ve had a wonderful beginning to the school year. The children are enjoying each other and liking the routine of our Preschool day.
In September we focused on the letters Aa ,Bb, Cc, and Dd. Some of our activities included tasting apples and charting our favorites, stamping apples on top of our heads (photos) after reading Ten Apples Up On Top, painting butterflies and learning about their life cycle and painting hungry little caterpillars using balloons. We also mixed colored water after reading Little Blue and Little Yellow, acted out the story Caps For Sale, and made dinosaur puppets for the Dino Dance.

The children enjoy guessing what’s in the “surprise box” daily during circle time. They are also enjoying their classroom jobs once a week.

In October we will focus on the letters Ee, Ff, Gg, and Hh. Some of our activities will include learning about fall, doing egg experiments, Rainbow Fish art, frog fun, growing grass, and oodles of Halloween art and fun! We will continue to work on our fine and gross motor skills and will be doing some yoga in Music and Movement along with our other activities.

Happy 4th Birthday to Harper Anderson, Samantha Deupree, Jett Moxley. Sloan Gunter and Julia Hunter. Welcome to Tulie Zahner’s baby sister, Scarlet!

Enjoy this wonderful weather. It is a blessing to be with your children every Tuesday and Thursday. See you soon.