TTH Yellow Family October 9 - 18

YELLOW FAMILY NEWS 10-8-2018

 Yellow Family,

 I can’t believe it we have already been in school a month. We are working on self-help skills increasing their confidence. Having them do as much as they can for themselves really helps in building their self-confidence. You can help with this by having your child walk into school at drop off and pick up and letting them place their lunch on the cart.

We will be starting our days outside for October. On Tuesday’s we will be out on the patio area and Thursday’s we will be starting in the sand playground. Please have your children place their lunch on the cart, wash their hands and use the bathroom if they are potty trained. It can be very chilly in the mornings and warmer in the afternoons so please dress in layers. 

Next Thursday we will be starting library. The children will be able pick out a book to take home once a week. The books will be traveling back and forth in a large envelope with the child’s name and picture. There will be a crate by the sign in for book returns.

We will be exploring pumpkins for the month of October. There will be a pumpkin patch and pumpkin stand out on the patio. If you haven’t had a chance to bring in your pumpkin there is still time.

Just a heads up, we do not dress up in costume for Halloween at preschool.  We will be making masks for a mask parade. 

The class has a garden box out on the patio and we have been working on getting it ready to plant. The children have been raking and watering the soil.

 IMPORTANT DATES

OCT.12: Mixed Bag Fundraiser ends

 OCT. 18: Picture Day

OCT. 25: Parent Gathering with, Gail Root, guest speaker, after 9;00 drop off

IN THE CLASSROOM

Science:  We are going to be cutting open a pumpkin to see what is insideand they will be able to put their hands inside and take out the seeds. The seeds will be used for projects

 Sensory Tables: Inside: Spaghetti and meatballs, jack-o-lanterns in water with pots, black beans and jack-o-lanterns, spiders in sand, corks with tongs, fall fantasy, fruit and vegetables

Outside: Sand with funnel stand, mice in shaving cream, eye ball soup with eye balls, bowls and ladles, water with waterwheels, cloud dough, pumpkin soup, water and turtle pond

 Math: pumpkin game, collection boxes, milk cap math, puzzles, peg boards, hook board with keys, lid in the slot game

 Books: Crankenstein by Samantha Berger, Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman, Where’s my Mummy by Carolyn Crimi, Little Blue Truck’s Halloween by Alice Schertle, My Monster Mama Loves Me So, by Laura Lewack, Frank was a Monster who wanted to Dance, by Keith Graves

 Blocks: Horses, barns and brushes

 Art: inside: free art with watercolors, markers, stickers, colored pencil, crayons and stamps with ink pads outside: easel painting with two colors

 Songs: Good bye song, Who is sitting next to you, Willaby Wallaby, Five Little Pumpkins, Pumpkins on the vine

 Dramatic Play: Painting wall with paint brushes and rollers, pumpkin stand and patch

Snack Lesson: We will be washing fruit, having apple sauce that the Blue Family made, scrubbing carrots and shucking corn. We are also learning the Superman thank you to God for our food prayer.

Miss Ann and Miss Mika

 

Sandy French