The children are excited about Halloween next week! The morning of Halloween the teachers are planning Halloween activities in the classroom. The children will also decorate Halloween cookies! The children will then walk to the fire station next door to “trick or treat”, returning to the center to “trick or treat” in our parking lot.
We are asking for donations to fill the “trick or treat ” stations for the children in the parking lot. Donations can be dropped off in the kitchen.
Children are able to wear costumes, please make sure that they are appropriate for school, no masks (too hard to see) and no weapons.
In the Pine Room the children enjoyed the song “Five little pumpkins” during large group. The children were introduced to the large hexagon box. The children have been able to work on learning to count by ten’s to 100 with a new math work. The Practical Life presentations continued practicing pouring and lacing. The children are also working on flower arrangements and enjoyed washing a pumpkin. The Sensorial Presentation focused on the children working with the large hexagon box learning to make different shapes like the parallogram, rombus and hexagon. The children are working on the names of the geometric solids and labels. During the Geography Presentations the children continued the study of North America while the older children continued to work on push pinning a minature hemisphere. The Science Presentation had the children continuing with their study of the parts of trees and pumpkins and the life cycle of the pumpkin.
Show and tell is on Fridays, please send items related to the themes of the month. Any treats you would like to share for Halloween-please send them by Monday, October 29.
In the Toddler Room this week the theme was shapes and transportation. The children participated in painting activities and enjoyed the books, “Icky sticky frog” and “Snappy little bugs”. The children practiced putting on, taking off and hanging up their own clothes as their Practical Life lesson. During the Sensorial presentation the children played with play dough and a bat ring stacking activity. The children created transportation collages using shapes ( the children’s work is displayed on the windows). The children enjoyed the Halloween sensory bin.
PLEASE HAVE YOUR TODDLER WEAR ORANGE AND BLACK ON WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 31 FOR OUR HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION!!
PLEASE LABEL YOUR CHILD’S COAT, HAT AND GLOVES OR MITTENS. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE SURE ITEMS ARE RETURNED TO THE RIGHT CHILD!!
In the Cedar Room the large group activities, songs and stories were related to Halloween. The class helped to carve a pumpkin and observed the life cycle of the pumpkin. Using the pumpkin the children particpated in a hammering activity using gold tees that were pounded into the pumpkin. The Geography presentation focused on land forms ( a bay and a cape), the Science presentation was an investigation of the pumpkin life cycle from seeds to plant. The Grace and Courtesy lesson focused on helping in our community ( classroom jobs), children sign up weekly for a certain job in the classroom. The book of the week focused on sharing is caring and learning about gernerosity.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD’S FOLDER FOR YOUR CHILD’S PICUTRE INFORMATION!!