So Long September in Enrichment!
Our first month of school is officially complete! September was full of lots of firsts for the kids, and they are all doing so well. We introduced the class to Panda, a stuffed animal buddy, who helps us solve problems using a variety of STEM activities. Be sure to ask your child about Panda and some of the ways we’ve been solving problems this week! Important information for next week: On Wednesday we start karate with Sensei Michael. Please make sure your child is dressed for lots of extra movement. Starting on Monday, October 2nd, per the family handbook, all students who arrive after morning meeting has started will need to wait on the benches with their family until morning meeting is over. It is very important that students are at school on time. Morning circle is how we start the day and connect as a class; when students arrive late it is disruptive to the other students and the morning meeting routine. We would like to clarify what this means, anyone who is not ready to enter the classroom when the door opens will need to wait. This includes families that are still completing the arrival routine. If you are just arriving at school when the door opens you will need to wait. Please arrive to school with enough time to follow the arrival routine, including having your child use the bathroom, and be ready to enter the classroom when the door opens. We understand that at times there might be no way to avoid being late, and in these cases a phone call to the school is needed. This week: Our books this week were Panda’s Problem, Germs Are Not For Sharing by Elizabeth Verdick, and The Biggest Apple Ever by Steven Kroll What’s New in Centers? Art- Apple Stamping. We used sliced apples and paint to create our own unique apple prints! Discovery Table- Magnet building spheres and rods. Easel- Dot marker Apples Math- Apple tree fill in. Using apple counters, the children had to count the apples on the trees and add the correct number of apples to each tree. Pretend Center- We are using recycled materials (boxes, paper towel tubes, paper, etc,) and color tape to build, create, and use our imaginations in lots of new ways! Have a great weekend!
~ Ashlee Taylor & Christina Renoni