Half-day Preschool-October 14, 2022

Looking Back…
*Fall was still our focus this week!  We learned all about leaves, read books about leaves changing color and took a leaf walk around our school campus.  We counted fancy leaves in our centers and painted beautiful watercolor leaves.  Finally, we carved our pumpkin.  Our five senses helped us to learn all about our classroom pumpkin.  Fall learning fun will continue for the rest of the month.
*We reviewed the five letters we learned since we began school.  All the preschool kiddos were able to remember ALL five Jolly Phonics songs!  Lots of ants, bats, castanets, drums and eggs were heard each day.  The best part of reviewing the letters was hunting for them in the courtyard!
*Numbers 0-5 kept us busy this week.  We hid numbers behind our name and played hide and seek numbers.  Of course, we counted leaves and acorns in our math centers this week.  Numbers are everywhere and we search for them every single day, especially on our walks!
*Celebrating our first birthday was really special.  Happy Birthday to our friend, Mateo.  Thanks for the yummy fall cupcakes and cookies.
*Congratulations to our PBIS Winner of the Week-Way to go, Teddy 🙂

Looking Ahead…
Theme:  Halloween
Literacy:  Letter Ff, beginning sounds and Halloween alphabet centers
Math:  Numbers 0-6, counting to 20, hexagons and Halloween number and shape centers
Religion:  Lesson 6-I Can Jump, Skip, Hop, Climb, Run and Dance
Color of the Week: Green

*Please continue to practice putting coats on and zipping them.  Before asking for help, the kids are asked to try on their own.  We are trying to build independence and they are so proud when they can do it all by themselves 🙂

Mark Your Calendar…
Tuesday, October 18-8:00 Mass
Fire Department Presentation
Thursday, October 20-Green Day.  Wear green to celebrate our color of the week.
Monday, October 31-Class Halloween Party.  More details will follow next week.  If your child does not attend on Monday, they are invited to come to school this day to celebrate Halloween with us!

Sing a Song…
This is one of our favorites and of course, during purple week!

Three kids are three today
Happy BIrthday, Mateo!