Our October Family Project - All About Me Hat
October 16, 2017
Hello Preschool Families,
Fire safety week was great! The students did great with our fire drills and we all learned a lot about what we can do to avoid fires in our school or homes. We also learned all about firefighters, fire engines and what we should do if there is a fire in our school or homes. Please ask your child what they learned about fire safety. We also talked about having fire escape plans in your homes. If you do not already have a fire escape plan, please consider developing one. It is always a good idea to talk to your child about fire safety, and to practice your home escape plan regularly. If you have any questions or concerns regarding fire safety please feel free to contact me or your nearest fire station for more information.
This week we will dive into Fall and Halloween. We will work on cutting and tracing skills, make a halloween cat and marble paint to create fall leaves for our classroom bulletin board tree. Monday we will have our picture taken and have library. Tuesday will be gym and Wednesday we will have art and music. It's going to be a full week!
****Please remember to have your child return their library book by Monday morning. If they do not return their book, they will not be able to check out another book until the overdue book is returned.****
Hat Project: Only one student has brought in a decorated hat. Please start to send your hats in!This is our October at home family project. Please have your child decorate any hat with things that describe them. The hats can be an old one from home, from the dollar store or any favorite hat you child already has. Please take some time with you child to decorate the had with items, pictures, stickers etc that best describes your child; favorite color, hobbies, sports, favorite characters from books etc. Some of my parents have pinned, painted or sewed things on hats in the past. Once you and your child have finished their hat, please have them bring it into school to share with the class. We will then display them outside our classroom for the rest of the school to see. There is no solid deadline for when the hats are due, however, if they could bring them in by the end of October, we can have them all displayed for our parent-teacher conferences in November.
Books we read last week:
Arthur's Fire Drill, Fire Cat, Firefighters, Pumpkin Countdown, Splat the Cat, What was That?
Arthur's Fire Drill, Red- A Crayon's Story, Monster Trouble, The Biggest Pumpkin, There was an Old Lady Who Sallowed Some Leaves.
Class Pictures: We will have class pictures on October 16, 2017 in the morning. Picture forms went home last week.
Halloween Party: We will be having a Halloween Party in our classroom on Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017. Parents are welcome and encouraged to come to the party. Our Party will begin at 9:45 am and will end at 11:00 am. We will perform our Halloween songs for our parents, have a Halloween snack, and play some Halloween themed games. This is also a 1/2 day of school for the entire school, Preschool - 8th grade. All of the preschool students will be dismissed at 11:00 am that day with no afternoon session. We will be sending home a separate flyer with the information and will have a sign-up genius for parents to sign up to bring items to our party. Information flyer went home on Monday. This is the link to the Sign-Up Genius http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054daba923a64-4yearold1
Student Folders: Please remember to check your child's folder each time it comes home. The folders might not come home everyday, we will send them when we have student work or information to send home. Please remove items that stay home and return items that need to come back to school.
Library Books: Our day to visit the Library is Monday mornings. Please remember to send your child's library book back to school by the following Monday. If you child does not bring back the previously checked out book, we cannot let them check out another book until the previous one is returned. We did have several students that were not able to check out a book this Monday due to not returning the book from last week.
Snack Calendar: Your child's snack day is also their show and tell day. They may bring something from home to share with the class. They may bring anything they like, just as long as it can fit in their backpack. We have 20 students in our classroom. We do not have any classroom food allergies. Please feel free to bring in favorite snack, however please keep the snack on the healthy side. Some suggestions are pretzels, cheese and crackers, fruit, veggies and dip, yogurt, muffins, etc. Keep the sugary snacks for birthday celebrations. We do have a refrigerator in our classroom for snack storage. Your child will bring home the classroom snack bag the day before their scheduled snack day. Our current snack bag is a blue Lakeshore Learning bag.
Scholastic Book Orders: I did receive a notice from scholastic that some parents have placed their orders. These book orders are due on Sunday October 15, 2017 by midnight. I will be placing the order on Monday the 16th. The books will come to the school. I will sort them and then send them home with your child. I will always assume the books are gifts and double wrap them and send them home.
Star Student Poster: Vivienne is our next Star Student, look for her poster, coming soon!!!
Class Times: Please remember that our class begins at 8:00 am everyday. If you should be later than 8:00 am, please enter the school through the main doors of the school through the school office. Our morning session ends at 11:00 am and students are dismissed at the court yard doors. Our afternoon session ends at 3:00 pm and students are dismissed at the court yard doors. If your child is enrolled in our after school program, Kids Club, they will be dropped off at the Kids Club room before we dismiss the other students at the courtyard doors. If your are running late or would like your child to go to Kids Club, please call the school office and let them know. They will get the information to Ms. Clarke and myself.
Specials Schedule This Week:
Monday - Library - 8:45am
Tuesday - Gym - 9:00am
Wednesday - Art - 8:30am Music - 9:00am
Thursday - Computers (TBD - November)
October Birthdays: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Andrew - October 3
Dates to Remember:
October 15, 2017 - Scholastic Book orders due by midnight
October 16, 2017 - Preschool Pictures
October 25, 2017 - Trunk or Treat 6:00pm
October 31, 2017 - Preschool Halloween Party/1/2 Day of school.
November 9, 2017 Parent/Teacher conferences (More info to follow)
November 10, 2017 - No School, Teacher Professional Development.
November 22, 23, 24, 2017 - Thanksgiving Break
Please feel free to contact me at anytime. You can email me, call or text. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my cell number is 586-489-3612. I will respond to your message as soon as I can!
Let it be Fall, there is a chill in the air!!!
Have a great week!