October Blog 2021

October Recap and November News.

What a spooktacular month we had in October. Our theme of the month was The Five Senses and Feelings. It was an excellent follow-up from last month’s theme, All About me, so the children learned more about each other and expressed and shared their feelings. Our book of the month was We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger; each classroom read the book during circle time then embarked on their leaf hunt adventure on the play yards. The children engaged their five senses with many new fun activities. For example, they examined a pumpkin inside and out and used all five senses in the process.

Our school enjoyed all the spooky holiday festivities, such as fun Halloween-themed art projects and Montessori work, and we even had a fun door decorating contest. Enrichments were in full gear, with every week being a new topic to explore in each subject. We had delicious snacks in cooking, such as festive fall trail mix, apple donuts, and a cool pumpkin fluff. We studied the life cycles of a spider and pumpkin, then completed some fun worksheets that the children could cut and color. Lastly, we all got to dress up for Halloween and had a fun musical parade march around the school playgrounds proudly displaying our costumes.

In November, our school will be learning about Harvest and Healthy Bodies. We will be studying healthy ways to take care of our bodies, focusing on healthy eating habits, movements, and getting enough sleep and water. Our book of the month is Fill a Bucket by Carol McCloud and Katherine Martin, an endearing story showing the children how to help build each other up and lend a helping hand. Our enrichment programs will have activities and projects that will tie into our month’s theme. At the end of this month, we will have our traditional Harvest Feast. This year, unfortunately, will be a child-only feast, and we hope to have the parents join us in our celebrations soon.

Some important dates to remember for November are:

November 3rd – 4th  Parent-Teacher conferences (we will be closing at 3 pm for both days)

November 11th – School Closed for Veterans Day

November 24th – Harvest Feast (child-only event)

November 25th – 26th – School Closed for Thanksgiving Break

 

We are hosting our annual See’s Candy Fundraiser all month long. Place your order before 11/30 to receive your candy before our Winter Holiday Break. We are very thankful for having such amazing families, and we truly do appreciate everything you all do!

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