ECC3 – Week of October 24, 2022
We had a great week learning all about bats and making bat crafts. The children learned that bats sleep upside down, they sleep during the day, and they like to eat fruit and insects. The kids also practiced their counting skills through the bat counting book they made.
Next week we will discuss the holiday “Diwali.” We will explain that this holiday is a five-day celebration that includes good food, fireworks, colored sand, and special candles and lamps. The children will color a picture of this holiday and learn about it’s importance. We will begin our unit on spooky stories. We will read the books, “Five Silly Ghosts” by Hilli Kushnir, “How To Catch a Monster” by Adam Wallace, and “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak. I loved having the book “Where The Wild Things Are” read to me as a child. Not only does the story have such a sweet message of parental love, but it also shows just how powerful one’s imagination can be. These not so scary, silly monster books for kids are perfect for talking about cute and silly monsters with young children. We will learn about the letter Ss for Spooky. The children will learn how to recognize and sound out the letter Ss.
For this week during centers, we will do several fun activities related to the silly books we will be reading this week. We will make fun shaped monsters, The Five Little Ghosts puppets and other fun, spooky crafts.
For our math lesson this week, the students will be learning monster math. This is a great way for the children to practice their counting skills. The children will continue to explore counting and number identification through this activity.
- October 26th – Trip to White Post Farms. Parents will accompany their child to the farm and drive them home. Don’t forget to wear your red, Trinity shirt to the farm.
- October 28th – Pajama Day! Wear your favorite spooky pajamas.
- October 31st – ECC Halloween Fun Day. Kids can wear anything orange but NO costumes may be worn to school.
- Make sure to check your child’s folder each night and return to school.
- Don’t forget to send your child with their library book so they can take out another book. Library day is on Mondays.
Have a blessed day!
Mrs. Agosta & Ms. Madden