October was a fun month! We began by learning about inventions. We discussed the importance of the television, telephone and automobile. We talked about how life was so different without these things and what people used before these inventions were available. During the 2nd week we observed the changes fall brought. We had fun painting leaves, fall trees and pumpkins. We discussed the harvest of corn, pumpkins and apples. We learned about the life cycle of the pumpkin. We had fun carving our pumpkins and feeling the seeds. They were so wet and slippery!! We scooped them out, washed and dried them and then used them for an art activity. We enjoyed tasting different kinds of apples and most of the children decided the green apple was their favorite. At the end of the month we played fun games, made scary projects, learned new songs and even drank a yummy "Witches Brew". All a part of a week long theme of Halloween.
We will begin the month of November learning about Feelings and Emotions, different types of Families and various forms of Transportation. The last two weeks will be dedicated to Thanksgiving and we will discuss what we are thankful for. Our focus will also be on the role the Pilgrims and the Native Americans played during the first Thanksgiving.
Your children are doing a great job following classroom rules and routines. They are getting a lot of practice printing their names, using both upper and lower case letters. We are currently working on the number 4 and the letter E. Please reinforce the numbers and letters along with the sounds at home. We’re learning so many fun songs and poems to help the children learn concepts including the 7 days of the week, months of the year and continents. Their favorites are the Number Rock song and reciting our monthly "Chicken Soup with Rice" poem.
We are incorporating Spanish lessons into our weekly curriculum. Teacher Veronica will spend 1/2 an hour with each of the three Pre-K groups on Tuesdays and Fridays. The lessons will be stories, songs and vocabulary relating to our weekly themes. We are looking forward to this addition to our curriculum.
HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING!
Teachers Aundreana, Veronica and Cortney D.