October is Almost Over in Enrichment!
Good evening everyone!
October may be coming to an end, but the Fall fun continues in Enrichment!
With next Monday being Halloween, I'd like to reiterate Mrs. Lay's email. Please, no costumes! We'll have spirit days later on in the year to give the children a chance to dress up, but with all we do in school, we don't want anyone to make a mess of or rip their costume before the big night, for those that celebrate. Also, costumes tend to come with accessories, which, when multiplied by 13, are hard to keep track of. These things are in addition to what Mrs. Lay stated. Thanks for your understanding. Everyone is welcome to wear orange and black, or your favorite fall colors!
This week, the children made Apple Crisp with Ms. Pascal. There was lots of stirring, and breaking apples! And the smell in our classroom when they came back downstairs was WONDERFUL! I hope they tasted as good as they smelled!
Continuing with Community Helpers Month, Firefighter TIm, from the Seekonk Fire Dept., came in to talk to us today. He put on his gear, piece by piece and talked us through what each piece does. He made sure to assure the kids that he was still Firefighter Tim, even under all that stuff and with a big mask on. They had fun!
Our book this week was Pete the Cat: 5 little pumpkins by James Dean. We practiced counting, and did the hand movements that go along with the poem!
There are actually two different versions of 5 little pumpkins, and we had fun with BOTH this week. The second one is all about different emotions. Our pumpkins were happy, grumpy, tired, sad, and laughing. We played a game, sang the song, and talked about each of the emotions.
What was NEW in CENTERS?
Art- On Monday we carved a pumpkin and got to play with the seeds, strings, and cut out pieces of the pumpkin! To go with our book, we cut out Pete the Cat. Tuesday and Wednesday the children drew faces on pumpkin stickers, and put them on their own gates, just like in our book! There was also pumpkin coloring! Lots going on!
Easel- Using orange and black stickers, they decorated their own pumpkins.
Math- Roll a pumpkin- Using dice with numbered pumpkins on them, we rolled and colored in the matching numbered pumpkin on our papers.
Literacy cart- We used magnatiles to create pictures!
Writing table- We added Sugar Pumpkins to our table! I know this sounds strange, but they're perfect for writing on with white board markers! These are in addition to the cutting practice sheets.
Sensory- We've added letters and jack o'lantern buckets to the sensory table.
We hope everyone has a wonderful, safe, and healthy weekend!
Ashlee Taylor and Christina Renoni