Another Fun Week in Pre-K 2!

Good afternoon Pre-K 2 families,


We had a quick week packed with lots of fun! As cooler weather approaches, I just wanted to remind you to be preparing for outdoor play (our playground will be completed soon!)

Cold Weather Wear

Before you know it, the cold weather will be rolling in. We go outside EVERY morning unless the temperature or precipitation is extreme. Please make sure that your child has the following items daily when the temp is cold:

• Warm coat (a fleece jacket/sweatshirt is not enough)

• Hat

• Mittens- your child may only bring gloves with fingers if he/she can put them on INDEPENDENTLY with no help from the teacher

• When there is snow on the ground:

o Snow pants and snow boots

o In a labeled reusable bag placed under their coat hook

Please LABEL, LABEL, LABEL! It is very hard to return misplaced items to children if they are not labeled.

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OBTAINING ANY OF THE ABOVE ITEMS, PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN MAKE SURE YOUR LITTLE ONE HAS WHAT THEY NEED.

Thank you!


This week at MORNING MEETING:

Weekly Story: "The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin" by Joe Troiano

Rhyme: 5 Little Pumpkins Sitting On a Gate

Seeds of STEM Focus: What is a solution? Ask your child if they remember any SOLUTIONS that they came up with.


This week during SMALL GROUPS, we:

* Played a game in which the children sorted pictures by more than one category. For example, they had to find all of the big, orange pumpkins and the small, gray cats.

* Introduced the Problem Solving Board and thought of SOLUTIONS to our problem: a toy bucket got broken.


Here's what's happening at CENTERS:

Art- watercolor painting and painting little pumpkins, 5 Little Pumpkins sticker pages at the easel

Blocks- wooden blocks, magnatiles, princess and astronaut figures, monster trucks

Dramatic Play- Farmers Market, market stand with fruits and veggies, cash register, making cookies, muffins and apple cider, picking apples

Writing/Library- Books about fall, some favorite character stories, fall tracing worksheets, puppets and puppet theater (this was a BIG hit)

Playdough: orange, pumpkin scented playdough, pizza rollers, pumpkin cookie cutters, items for making pumpkin faces

Math- creating shapes with elastics and geoboards

Science- pulling, squeezing and rolling putty into pumpkins, finding pumpkin gems inside the putty- this was a great activity to strengthen the muscles in their hands and fingers

Sensory Table- dried peas, pumpkin gems, treasure chests, pumpkin patch vines, shovels


Community Helper Visit: Officer Daday from the Attleboro Police Department came to visit us with his police cruiser. Thank you Officer Daday for visiting!


Enjoy your weekend!


Warmly,

Brenda Daday



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