MWF Yellow Family November 5-16

Yellow Family Newsletter

November 2018

Dates to remember please mark your calendar:

November 7 All School Chapel, please bring a donation for the Food Bank and come to the church to enjoy a short service with your child before drop off in the classroom.

November 12 No school Veterans Day Holiday

November 14 12:00. Harvest Celebration please come to enjoy a Harvest Celebration with your child on this day at school. The Yellow and Blue family will do the Turkey Trot out to the playground together, then sit and enjoy a feast of food with the parents serving them. There will be some fun activities for the children to explore afterwards on the playground. There will be a sign up sheet on the sign in table for volunteers to set up clean up and help out.

November 19-30 Thanksgiving Break school resumes November 26

The Yellow family has been busy exploring pumpkins. We estimated how many seeds were inside a pumpkin. Then we took all the seeds out of the pumpkin and cleaned and roasted them. We took the seeds and counted them on a one to one basis on a 1-100 chart all the way up to 321 seeds! Then we sampled the seeds, most everyone really enjoyed them.

The Yellow Family has been busy with more pumpkin art. They made a Jack o lantern and it has been added to the large bulletin board in the classroom. They also drew a Jack o lantern face on a pumpkin with markers.

 The mask parade was so much fun. The children were cats and dogs and loved the four steps it took to create the wonderful masks they used. Please remember to bring a picture of your child in their Halloween costume for our bulletin board, they love to share with friends. Thanks to Lorelai for the yummy Pirate Booty treat after lunch on Halloween.

We will now begin a curriculum on seeds and corn as we prepare for the Harvest Celebration.

Activities for the next two weeks:

Literature: The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle, Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library by Julie Gassman, Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems, The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, Raccoons and Ripe Corn by Jim Amosky, Leaves by David Eazra Stein, Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.

Art: Fall cookie cutter stamping mural, Feather art, Headbands, Corn printing with Q-tips, Turkeys, easel painting with feathers.

Dramatic Play: Capes!

Science: Seeds

Sensory: Corn starch, Gak, corn meal and sifters, nuts and tubes, pumpkin boats and people, hammering golf tees into pumpkins with wooden mallets, grinding corn in molcajetes, corn and pouring, turkey basters and targets, sand and combs, shred, small boxes and colored bears, snake race down sand gutters.

Blocks: Pumpkins and big blocks, cars.

Math: Turkey Feathers color recognition, Geo Boards, Turkey color matching game, Nut counting game,12-24 piece puzzles, floor puzzles., collection boxes, pumpkin serration, pass the pumpkin number, color, shape, and letter identification.

Snack: Making pumpkin pie!

Fall is in the air! We start our days inside this month. Please have your child go to the bathroom and wash their hands before coming in to the classroom. We will be signing in on arrival this month on our dry erase name tracers with a teacher.

Thanks for the beautiful birthday wishes and flowers, I feel so loved.

Thanks to Aimee (Ava G’s Mom) for baking with the kids they loved it!

 

Miss Mika and Miss Anne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy French