Wednesday October 31st is Halloween. Please send the kids in costume and also change of clothes (if the costume can’t just be taken off) so they don’t need to stay in costume all day if they don’t want to. You are welcome to join us at drop off to take pictures of the kids (we will try our best to set up a group shot too) and then at 9:15 we will be leaving for Trick-or-Treating throughout the school (non-edible treats only).
November 12th and 13th. No school for parent teacher conferences
Theme: Pumpkins Letter of the week: H Some books we read this week:
10 Timid Ghosts, by Jennifer O’Connell
We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt, by Kris Hirschmann
I like Pumpkins, by Jerry Smath
Wanda’s Monster, by Eileen Spinelli
This week we continued our exploration of pumpkins. We used a big word to discuss what we were doing -“Investigate”. We explained to the kids that “Investigate” means, “find out more”, and the best way to investigate is to use our 5 senses. We brought out our pumpkins and investigated: We used our sight to see how big they were and we put them in order of biggest to smallest. We used our sense of touch to describe how they felt- smooth, bumpy, hard, and rough. We used our sense of hearing when we tapped the pumpkins and heard two very different sounds. Karen guessed that maybe one pumpkin had more seeds than the other and maybe that was why they sounded different. We are going to test that hypothesis next week when we cut open the pumpkins and investigate what is inside.
Nikita Bellur was our person of the week. We were so happy to have her mom and dad come in and read to us. They read from Icy's journal so we knew what a great weekend he had with Nikita and then they read, "Rosie Revere Engineer" to us. We love that book and we were so happy they shared it with us.