Heath Extended Day 3-6 News
What has 3-6 been up to?
The 3-6 students have transitioned back to the school year smoothly and are in the full swing of things at extended day. After their daily homework and snack time, the kids have been spending a great amount of time outside taking advantage of the beautiful September weather. They have been enjoying four-square, basketball, swinging on the monkey bars, playing catch with the football, playing soccer against the wall, street hockey, water balloon pinatas, water balloon tosses, and hanging out with friends. Some kids have chosen to spend some time inside creatively making beanie buddy key chains. We are so happy to see the many different interest of the group and will continue to create a program based on these different interests. Many of the children in this year’s extended day class have showed a great interest in the game of Monopoly. It seems as though we have a lot of future bankers and realtors, as they have been spending much of their free choice time practicing these skills. Through this game, they are learning about money (counting, organizing and making change), the value of money (saving and not spending too much). It has been a great team building game, as students are teaching others how to play and communicating about what decisions to make. There has been a mix of older and younger students involved in the game!
Trippin Out: Now being offered on Fridays
Trippin Out, a program offered to 5th and 6th grade students has gained popularity over the years. We are excited to announce that we are offering this exciting program on Fridays. The goal of Trippin Out is for students to:
- Encourage independence
- Contribute to the community
- Introduce children to new places in the Boston Area
- Explore extra curricular interests
- Create a safe and interesting program for older children
- Become responsible citizens of the community
Kevin Doherty will be leading the Friday Trippin Out trips. If your 5th or 6th grade child attends HEDP on Fridays and is not already signed up for Thursday Trippin Out days, please see Malaina or Kevin for more information. Both Thursday and Friday trips will be the same each week.
What to look forward to in October
We have many wonderful activities planned for the month of October that we hope your child will enjoy. Students will be spending October making art projects and cooking based on the following themes.
Weeks 1 and 2: Apples.
Week 3: Pumpkins
Week 4: Monsters/mummies/ghosts/goblins
Week 5: Halloween treats
News, Notes and Reminders
*Glass Jars needed for October Art Project. If you have any that you were going to throw in the recycle bin, we will be happy to use them. Any kind or size jar will do. Thanks for all of your help.
*Please continue to sign your child out daily with your signature and time. Sign out book will always be located in the upstairs extended day room.
Monday, October 8th: Columbus Day