Happy October Pre-K and Kindergarten families. The month of September flew by and while we had lots of activities planned we strayed from them to focus on settling into our new routines and creating friendships, which have been a joy to see flourish.
While we did not make it to all of our September activities; the children worked very hard to complete their self-portraits, all about me books, and explored the concept of sinking and floating. Many self portraits are hanging in the hallway out side of Min-Jen’s classroom please check them out as the children are very excited to share their art work.
As the brisk air moves in and the leaves begin to change we will be learning about apples, Fall, creepy crawlers, and various occupations. Through our apple exploration the children will become more aware of different flavors of apples, colors of apples, and way apples can be prepared. As well, we will be using apples to do stamping with paint and will be creating other various crafts.
Our fall theme will focus on the changes that are occurring in nature and with the weather, and how these changes affect our daily life. We will be taking a fall walk and collecting artifacts which we will use to make collages and other crafts.
During creepy crawlers week the children will be learning about various insects such as spiders, ants, and butterflies.
Our last theme of the month will be occupations; through this theme children will become aware of various occupations that exist, and the responsibilities of that occupation. If you are interested in visiting our classroom to share some insights from your work-place please let us know, and we will arrange a time accordingly.
We will be celebrating Halloween, details will be posted as the plans are completed!
Please refer to our “Extended Day Family News” board outside the classroom for insight into your child’s day!
Warmly, The Kindergarten Extended Day Team
Three Large Pumpkins