Newsletter October 9-13, 2017
Week In Review
Notes and Reminders
- Thanks to Arlo’s family for the delicious snack this week!
- Beaumont had a school wide fire drill Monday at 2:20pm. Pre-K did an awesome job!
- Our full day is from 8:30-3:00 and morning meeting happens at 8:50. If you need to arrive or pickup outside of those times (unless you are registered for before/after care), please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org or through a note in the sign-in book. Arriving before morning meeting gives your child a chance to greet friends, settle into the room, and get ready for the day. Our morning meeting provides support in developing sequencing, works on memory skills, and helps set the tone for the rest of the day, and is an important part of Pre-K.
- Pre-K does not observe late opening days and will be on our usual schedule October 18th.
- It’s getting chilly! If your child’s raincoat is not lined, please consider sending your child with an additional sweater/sweatshirt layer. On Wednesday it was 48 degrees during our 40 minute morning recess!
- The next Person of the Week will be Audrey.
- The next letter of the week will be Ff.
Monday: In Morning Meeting, we introduced Arlo as the new Person of the Week and the letter Ee as the next letter in our Alphabet Study. This week we began our two week unit on the fall season. This week we will focus on leaves, how animals prepare for the winter and signs of the changing seasons. We read a few books about the changing fall leaves like Red Leaf, Yellow leaf by Lois Ehlert, and The Little Yellow Leaf.
Tuesday: Today we shared books on animals preparing for hibernation such as chipmunks and squirrels. We continued working on our “stained-glass” squirrels, a tissue paper project which we will hang on our windows. We discussed what animals do to make sure they have food in the winter, and talked about edible seeds. We also worked on a fun lacing project with magnolia leaves!
Wednesday: We finished up our squirrel art today and started new projects including leaf rubbings and leaf wrapping. We shared books about the changing seasons and talked about topics such as why leaves change color and what fall looks like in our own neighborhoods.
Thursday: Today was a great day of finishing up projects like leaf rubbings, leaf lacing and leaf wrappings. We noticed the weather was much cooler and rainy. Students all dressed warmly and were able to enjoy two wonderful outside times. We also enjoyed games inside today with Teacher Mike instead of visiting the gym since the middle schoolers had an inside recess. We always make time and space for fun games to help grow our brains and bodies!
Friday: No School
Gym Time With Teacher Mike
This week we broke out the relays! It is always a tall task to get the kids to understand the concepts of a relay (one at a time), but they handled it quite well. We started of simple with just holding onto a ball, then added some steps like bouncing and throwing. As well as relays, we played a game of Sandkid that will also work well when we have our rainy days. The kids are getting a good understanding of the different types of games we play and where we play them. Please remember to have your child wear shoes with some grip so they can run and stop without sliding on the gym floor. Have a great weekend!