This week we will be discussing all about the people it takes to help our community work together as one. Children learn about the different everyday traits that make up a working community and will learn through role playing, music and a variety of books and activities.
We encourage parents to send a picture of you at work with a small description of what you do so that your child cans share with their classmates and put together a community helper classroom collage.
Let’s MOVE ON to bigger things! “Just what are those big things on the side of the road, on empty lots and around our town?” “How did that big building get there?”
These are just a couple of questions our children ask when they see heavy equipment and buildings going up or being demolished around town.
This week we will be answering those questions for them. The children are free to bring in their bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks and backhoes. Please label each with your child’s name!
In centers, the children will be building, measuring, and creating with blocks. The community helper unit will be carried over as we discuss what a community is.
OCT. 9-13 FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY
Our activities this week center on firefighters, fire trucks and the job firemen do in our community.
Firefighters from our local fire station will be coming to demonstrate how to protect ourselves from fire hazards. Be prepared to stop, drop, and roll!
The pre-k will be allowed on the fire truck which is always a big hit! “Patches”, the talking and singing firedog, will come Wednesday to perform for the toddlers. During this week it would be helpful for you to reinforce your escape routes in your home with your children.
OCT. 16-20 HALLOWEEN
Bats and cats are EVERYWHERE!
HALLOWEEN is in the air.
Pumpkins BIG and pumpkins small
Creepy Crawlers roam our hall.
We will be talking about Halloween traditions and trick or treating safety.
FALL FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th
TREAT SIGN UP SHEETS WILL BE IN EACH TODDLER CLASS AND IN THE PRESCHOOL CLASSROOM. PLEASE NO CUPCAKES!
OCT. 23-27 PUMPKINS AND HARVESTING
What crops are grown in the fields and orchards in fall?
Our unit will cover planting and harvesting fruits, vegetables, and grains.
Each class will be carving and cleaning a pumpkin to create a jack-o-lantern.
The Pre-k will be making vegetable soup to share with all the students. Yummy!
Visiting the downtown farmers market on Saturday is a fun activity to share with your child.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH THE TODDLERS AND PRE-K WILL VISIT THE CLASSES AND TRICK OR TREAT. THE CHILDREN CAN WEAR THEIR COSTUMES BUT NO MASK ARE ALLOWED!
OCT. 30-NOV. 3 THE WORLD OF DINOSAURS
From Tyrannosaurus Rex to Triceratops and Pterodactyls, the children will discover the fascinating world of DINOSAURS!!!
Our little paleontologists will dig for fossils and may even participate in a volcanic eruption! The children are encouraged to bring their favorite dinosaur!