Two's Class News
Welcome to November! Thank you for joining us for our Halloween parade and songs. The children enjoyed sharing part of their day with you.
The children are settling in nicely as they come in each day; we are working on removing coats and hanging backpacks. They are becoming more independent in choosing the toys they are interested in playing with. Sharing and using our words are some of the skills we are working on. The children are enjoying music and story time.
Please do not send your children into school wearing a onesie (one piece body suit). It makes it very difficult to check and change diapers. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding
Themes: Autumn (changing leaves, temperatures, animals), Thanksgiving (turkeys, being thankful, family)
Songs: A Turkey is a Funny Bird, Grandma’s Glasses, 5 Little Turkeys, 5 Fat Turkeys, Going on a Leaf Hunt
Dates to Remember: November 13th and 14th - Yoga
November 15th and 19th – Librarian visit
November 20th – Fire Safety Class
November 26th and 27th – Thanksgiving Feast (details to follow)
November 28th and 29th – Thanksgiving (School closed)
We will continue to go outside, weather permitting. Please dress your child accordingly. Please send in a weather appropriate change of clothes for your child. We will send the clothes home once we have a new set.
Ms. Marie and Ms. Lisa
Three’s Class Newsletter
NOVEMBER 3’s NEWS
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 ThanksgivingThemes 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 13th and 14th
Fire Safety Class November 20th and December 5th
School Closed November 11th
November 28th and 29th
Thanksgiving Feast November 26th and 27th
Please have your child wear something Brown that day. 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.
UPK / 4's
November 11–Veteran’s Day
November 28 & 29-
November 13 - Yoga
November 15 – Librarian visit
November 19 – Librarian visit
November 20 – Fire Safety
Wednesday, November 27th
Parents are invited to join us in the “Big Room” at 9:30 am for a morning celebration of songs & our feast with all of the CEC classes.
**On this day the afternoon class will come during the morning session only. There will be no afternoon session. An email with details has been sent.
The fall weather has been a wonderful time for the children to observe the colors on the trees, leaves falling and weather getting cooler. We have taken some nature walks and collected leaves, pinecones and acorns for our Science Center. During Circle Time we have been discussing the changes of the season, the different shapes and sizes of leaves, apples and pumpkins too! Thank you for sending in holiday snacks and for joining us at our Halloween parade and songs. We hope it was fun for everyone!
We have been practicing our counting skills through songs and activities in class. During Story Time we are beginning to listen for words that rhyme. While reading at home, model reading left to right on the pages and remind your child to listen to the words in the story and point out the words that sound the same. It becomes a fun game for the children!
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 & Nutrition
UPK Take Home Toy Cleaning
UPK families are asked to take home a bag of small toys to be sanitized. Please return the toys the following day to the school. Toys can be sanitized in the dishwasher, soaking in bleach diluted with water, or your preferred method. A schedule was emailed to all families in October.
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 or on the grass. 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.
Drop off/Pick UP
Information on our winter drop off/pick up will be emailed shortly. Please be patient and read the directions carefully as to how cars line up, help children in/out of cars, buckling safely, yet quickly, etc. If each family follows the procedures and moves swiftly, it is a smooth process.CEC Memory Book
Please send pictures from Halloween, Thanksgiving or any class activities to [email protected]
Label the subject “UPK” and if you know the names of the children in the pictures, that is helpful too!
If you would like to meet and discuss your child, I will be holding informal conferences the week of November 13th. A sign up sheet will be on the bulletin board at the entrance to the school. If these times are not convenient for you, please call/email the school and we can arrange another day/time or a phone conference.