4-6 Heath Extended Day News
What have we been up to?
Students in the 4-6 room packed the month of September setting goals for themselves, planning family dinners, working on “all about me” time capsules, enjoying the weather while playing on the playground, getting together teams of football and soccer, learning new board games and card games, writing shout outs to their classmates, cooking apple recipes, challenging themselves on daily challenges, and so much more!
Our first 4-6 “family dinner” was a huge success! It truly felt like a huge family gathering where everyone pitched in to create a memorable event. This month’s menu, suggested by the 4-6 students, consisted of lasagna, homemade garlic bread, salad, lemonade, apple cider and oreo ice cream. Students worked in pairs and were assigned a job to help contribute to the entire event. From a lasagna assembling group to a lemonade mixing group to a plate setting group to silverware placing group (and everything in between), the students showed that contribution from everyone and working together creates a special end result.
The teachers observed students discussing ways of placing the forks and knives. The students went with a “fancy” way of wrapping them both in the napkin. They also observed students deciding they wanted centerpieces and observed how they took it upon themselves to create a centerpiece of cups and origami candle holders for the flameless candles. After making the cheese mixture, assembling the lasagna, mixing the lemonade, sauteing the garlic for the garlic bread, cutting up the veggies for the salad, mixing the the oreos in the ice cream and preparing a set table, the students played outside and patiently waited the hour for the lasagna to cook. When time was up, students sat as a 4-6 family at the recreated “dining room table” and began their dinner with a toast to the first 4-6 family dinner. Teachers reminded students to put their napkins on their lap and to wait for everyone to have food on their plate to begin eating. They used their manners while asking each other to “please pass the salad” and waited until everyone was finished eating to begin clean up. Throughout the family dinner, students laughed and chatted with each other and ate until their stomachs were full (of course they saved room for dessert)! Each student had to clear his or her own plate and contributed to the clean up. We are so proud of all the 4-6 students for all of their hard work and teamwork that was needed to make this event so successful and fun!
October events in 4-6!
What better way to celebrate the Red Sox postseason than with a playoff party?! On Friday, October 4th, the 4-6 class will celebrate the Red Sox on the day of their first division series games. Students can show their team spirit by wearing Red Sox apparel or team colors. Activities will include face painting, trivia, a 4-6 baseball game, hotdog eating, popcorn making, games, and more!
On Thursday, October 31st, 4-6 will have a Halloween Extravaganza! Students are more than welcome to bring in his/her Halloween costume to change into at HEDP. There will be Halloween activities, games and prizes, donut eating contest and more!
Also throughout the month of October, there will be Halloween crafts, pumpkin carving, gourd decorating and fall cooking! We will celebrate October birthdays with a birthday bash on Thursday, October 24th and have our October family dinner on Tuesday, October 15th!
Shout Out Board
The students have worked so hard on the 4-6 shout out board and have been doing a fantastic job going above and beyond for their classmates and teachers. In addition, students have been doing an equally fantastic job at giving recognition and “thank yous” to students that have been performing acts of kindness. Please take a moment to read all the kinds words and actions the 4-6 students have been involved in! The shout out board is located at the top of the stairs in the 4-6 room!
Monday, October 14th- Columbus Day
Have a wonderful October!