Weekly Round-up-October 17th-October 21st 2016

Monday, the 17th – Regular class schedule

Tuesday, the 18th – Regular class schedule

Thursday, the 20th – Regular class schedule

Friday, the 21st –Regular class schedule-“Black” day for MUC and “H” day for FEC

Preschool Office News: – Please bring your Halloween party donations to school a few days before the party. It helps to make our set-up easier. Also, I will be putting tuition reminders in your child’s mailbox towards the end of October. If your child has recently had a birthday, you will be receiving a new child medical form to update at your child’s well-visit. Thanks so much!

Mixed-up Chameleons News-We started our day by playing “The Pumpkin in the Patch”.  We then went on a “ghost hunt”, made a spooky spider web, participated in “Parade of Colors” by Hap Palmer, did learning centers and celebrated Brody and Bryce Turner’s birthday with some yummy pumpkin and smiley face cookies!

Very Hungry Caterpillar and Very Busy Spider News: Goodness Gracious and Golly Gee! What a great week learning about the letter “G”! This week we read stories about our favorite monkey, Curious George. We also read stories about Georgie, the Ghost. We learned a “Spooky Loo” dance, sang “Moans and Groans” and participated in “Fly Little Bats” music and movement. We recited the poem “Seven Monsters in a Row” by Maurice Sendak, learned a “Knock, Knock” poem and sang “What Costume Will You Where?”

Friday Enrichment News- Our Friday friends really enjoyed reading “The Gruffalo” and making their own Gruffalo faces.  They take great pride in their art projects! We’ve added a math activity to our daily routine to work on counting and number recognition. We are still working on name recognition and once mastered, we will start working on spelling our names along with writing names. Thank you for sending in great pictures for our weekly letter. The children love sharing their picture and gluing it to the letter board. Next week is the letter “H”!

Panda Bears: Halloween fun is here! This is one of our favorite units of the year. We have a Ghost fingerplay and a Monster fingerplay that the children love. They get to “scare” their teachers. We do our fun Five Monsters feltboard story. We have our feltboard Jack-o-Lantern to help us play “What is missing?” where we talk about the purposes of our eyes, nose and mouth – “When the Jack-o-Lantern is missing his mouth, he can’t eat his Halloween candy!” We sing our “Jack-o-Lantern” song and our “Happy Monsters” song which helps us talk about emotions. We can’t help but laugh when the kids try to make their sad and angry faces. Toooo cute! For art we used dotters to decorate our fish for the letter “F” and created a super cute Halloween project that we hope you love as much as we do. We can’t wait to continue this fun next week.

A quick note about the 2′s class and the Halloween Party. If you feel that your child will be more comfortable having you accompany them during the Halloween Parade, we strongly encourage that. If you’re sure that your child will be fine, feel free to wait along the parade path and get some good pictures. To those of you new to the Halloween Party, here is a heads-up. The party is self-run by you and your child. It does get loud and crowded. If you are bringing younger siblings (which we encourage) it is helpful to bring another adult along. Remember at the beginning of the party the entire two’s class will get up and perform some songs (or stand there and stare at you.) Either way, it’s soooo cute!