Welcome to a very chilly start to October! Last week we did some painting at the easel to make self portraits to decorate our lunch room. We learned about the letter Aa, we tasted apples, we had a visit in chapel from Johnny Appleseed, and learned all about learning and working together with our friends at school.

The new month brings a new seasonal topic about farm animals in preparation of visiting the pumpkin farm at the end of the month. We will have new farm toys to play with including puzzles, felt boards, animals counters for weighing on the scale, and farm toys in the sensory table with corn kernels and oats. Why is sensory play so important?

  • It helps to build nerve connections in the brain
  • It encourages the development of motor skills
  • It supports language development
  • It encourages ‘scientific thinking’ and problem solving
  • It can involve mindful activities which are beneficial for all children (goodstart.org)

This week we will finish our last theme in Unit 1 of our Big Day curriculum with the topic “Getting Along”. We will read 2 versions of The Little Red Hen and compare them using a venn diagram, and then we will bake bread on Friday just like the Little Red Hen did. We will also read How Many Can Play? and learn our new vocabulary words: cooperate, share, and turns.

Our letter of the week is Bb. We will practice writing the letter B as well as practice writing some letter Bb words and learning the Bb sound.

Math this week will include review of the color pink, triangle, and the number 4. We will also compare using the words: more, less, and same.

Our science table is full of different size and color pumpkins and gourds to explore. We will be doing more projects with the pumpkins as the month progresses.

Our specials this week:

Monday: Computers 

Wednesday: Gym

Thursday: Art and Library

Important dates coming up:

Soccer Shots begins this Monday for those who have signed up. Pick up is at 4:00

I am looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday night at 7pm for back to school night. We will take a tour of the school so you can see where all of our special classes are held. We will also discuss the overall layout of our day, and you will receive a cute little keepsake from your child when you come.

Friday is Pink Out for breast cancer so wear your favorite pink clothes.

October 10th school is closed for Indigenous People’s Day.

October 21st school is closed for Professional Development.

October 26th we are having our trip to White Post Farms.

Have a wonderful, blessed week everyone!