2’s November News
We are adjusting to school very well. We spend our days making new friends, playing with and sharing our toys and learning about school and rules. The children are becoming more independent by hanging up their backpacks and removing their jackets. We have been watching and exploring the change in seasons, the falling leaves and cooler temperatures. We enjoyed picking pumpkins in our very own pumpkin patch.
In November we will be learning about families, caring and sharing, what it means to be thankful, and Thanksgiving.
Themes: Being thankful (Thanksgiving)
Caring and Sharing
Autumn (changing leaves, cooler weather)
Dates to Remember: 11/6 Election Day (School is open)
11/12 Veteran’s Day (School closed)
11/16 Librarian Visit
11/19 & 11/20 Thanksgiving Feasts (details to follow); wear brown
11/22 & 11/23 Thanksgiving Recess
We like the children to have to opportunity to play and climb outside. Please be sure to dress your child with the proper clothing for outside play. Please label all items!
Please send in long pants and a shirt in a Ziploc, with your child’s name, for us to keep here at school; we will send home the “summer” clothes. Thank you.
Ms. Marie, Ms. Lisa, and Ms. Jill
3's November Newsletter
The fall season has been beautiful! We have been able to enjoy the incredible changes taking place all around us, the magnificent colored leaves, the warm breezes, apple projects and pumpkin fun. Our Fall Fun Day was great; we had so much fun singing, dancing and pumpkin picking. We also discussed Fire Safety, “Stay low and go” and “Get out and stay out” Please review your family fire safety plan, check the fire alarm in your house and make sure the batteries work!
In November, your children will learn about the Election process and practice voting on issues concerning school. (Snack for the day will be the first vote) They quickly learn that the majority rules and are not always happy with the results. Most of our discussions will focus on being thankful for all the wonderful people and things in our life. As we learn to be thankful, we want to encourage our students to share with others less fortunate. Please send in canned goods for a local organization to donate to families in need. They will learn how great it feels to give and to help others less fortunate. Thanks for your cooperation.
At the end of the month, it will be nice to share a delicious feast with all their friends. We hope everyone will be able to join us for our Thanksgiving Celebration.
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!Themes Cooperation Sharing
Being Thankful for what we have
Favorite Books The Giving Tree
The little Red Hen
Twas the night before Thanksgiving
I know an old lady who swallowed a pie
Letters of the Month F, G and H
Yoga Class November 7th and 13th
Fire Safety Class November 13th and 14th
School Closed November 12th
November 22nd and 23rd
Thanksgiving Feast November 19th and 20th at 9:30 am.
Please have your child wear something Brown today. All children and their families are invited to join us and celebrate at the feast.
Please make sure your child goes to the bathroom right before you bring him/her to school. It takes a great deal of time away from class activities if they are in the bathroom and many of the children still “need” to go to the bathroom right when they get to school.
We will continue to go outside as long as the weather permits, please make sure your child has a jacket and sneakers.
If your child has a cold or cough, please keep him/her home. Thanks.
Favorite Songs and Finger plays:
One little, two little, three little Pilgrims,
Four little, five little, six little Pilgrims
Seven little, eight little, nine little Pilgrims
Ten little pilgrim girls and boys
The Turkey is a funny bird his head goes wobble, wobble
The only sound that he can make is gobble, gobble, and gobble
5 Fat Turkeys sitting on a fence
the 1st one said I’m so immense
the 2nd one said I can wobble, wobble, wobble,
the 3rd one said I can gobble, gobble, gobble
the 4th one said I can make my tail a fan
the 5th one said they are going to wash us in a pan
Then along came a farmer just to say
Turkeys are best on Thanksgiving Day!
In a cabin in the woods
A little boy by the window stood
Saw a rabbit hopping by
Knocking on his door
Help me, help me, help me he said
For I can not find my bed
Little rabbit come inside, safely you may hide.
UPK/4 Year Old November Newsletter
Themes: Fall, Nocturnal
Animals, Food, Sharing, Manners &
Literacy- We are practicing our letter and sound recognition This month we will be working on the letters “N”,”M” The children will have the opportunity to use the letter throughout the week by hearing, seeing and writing as we discuss the theme. Along with the letter of the week we will practice our listening skills, predicting and re-telling a story (sequencing).
Math- Number recognition, one-to one correspondence
Social Studies – Family, Pilgrims & Native Americans
Science – Animal study, Food & NutritionReminders:
- If you walk with your child to the entrance of the school, please remind them to hold your hand and do not let them run around outside the playground area. Children should be with an adult until they are met at the door by one of the teachers.
Things to practice at home to encourage your child to become independent:
“Cover your Cough” – Last month we discussed safety in a variety of ways and will continue throughout this month. We encourage the children to “cover the cough” using their arm/elbow rather than hands as well as helping themselves to a tissue when necessary.
Safety – Practice your child’s full name, address and phone number along with parent names. It is important to know this information in case of an emergency.
Practice letter and sound recognition. The best way to do this is by looking at their names and helping them to recognize the letters that make up their name along with the sound each letter makes. I will be sending home letter cards to practice letter recognition of their names.
Self-Help Skills. Children can practice putting coats on and off as well as zipping all by themselves. Simple activities such as this help to enhance fine motor skills. When they have accomplished this on their own they gain a sense of confidence and independence.
During snack time we encourage the children to open their snacks and water on their own. Many of the children “try” each day on their own and have found that with patience and practice they can now open their own snacks!!