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Welcome to October in 5 Day Pre-K!

Hello Families,

Onto October....many new things happening in our classroom. Our Pretend Center has been changed over for the month of October to a Construction Site. This has been a very popular spot! The children have been very busy measuring and building.

Our play doh is now orange and there are leaf and pumpkin cookie cutters available. There are also pipe cleaners and googly eyes.

Our Letter Sound Song was Let's, Let's, Let's Pretend.

This week's Reading Street book was Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Flemming. "Tippy, Tippy, Tippy, Pat! That's the sound three hungry bunnies make when the sun goes down and the moon comes up and Mr. McGreely's garden smells yum, yum, yummy. While he's dreaming of his mouth-watering carrots, the bunnies are diving over fences and swimming trenches to get the veggies first!

Hammer, hammer, hammer, Saw! That's the sound Mr. McGreely makes when the sun comes up and the moon goes down and he sees what those twitch-whiskers have done....Nibbled leaves! Empty stalks! Mr. McGreely will build something bigger and better, sure to keep even pesky puff-tails away. Children will cheer for the bunnies -- or for Mr. McGreely -- as they delight in Candace Fleming's clever sound effects and G. Brian Karas's vibrant, funny illustrations". Make sure to ask what Mr. McGreely built to keep the bunnies out and how they still got in!

We also read Leaf Trouble by Jonathan Emmett and Are You Listening Jack by Ellen Garcia. We have been working very hard as a class to make sure we are listening at school.

Our Centers this week:

Writing Table: E Worksheets, E Books and Scratch boards

Discovery Table: Working on balancing...thin blocks of different lengths were used

Math Table: Fishbowl Math....working on one-to-one correspondence by counting the correct number of fish for each bowl

Art Easel: E is for Eyes! There were 2 eyes glued on white paper. The children could turn it into anything they wanted using markers.

Art Table: E for Elephant makers, markers and googly eyes.

On Thursday and Friday, we made hard hats.

Community Helper:

On Friday, we were lucky to have Ellie's Dad, Firefighter Sheehan visit us. He talked to us about his job (and how his day starts out like ours with a Morning Meeting). He brought in all of his gear, including his air tank. Each child was able to feel how heavy it was. The children were able to see how he puts on his gear and what a firefighter looks like with all of it on. Our class had MANY questions for Firefighter Sheehan and loved having him visit! Each child went home with a goodies (a fire hat, bracelet and coloring book).

I hope you have a great long weekend! I will see you on Tuesday.


Mrs. Kelley


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