Miss Bonnie’s Newsletter
“Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving sing praise.” Psalms 147:7
God is good! He certainly has given us a beautiful crisp Fall! I am truly amazed how fast the school year is progressing. The willingness of your child wanting to learn just awes me!
The beginning of November is usually when we gear up for our traditional Thanksgiving feast, although this year we will be just celebrating with our classroom. Preparing for the feast is always an exciting time for the children. From setting the tables to cooking Stone Soup the children will help prepare a full meal of stone soup, veggie cornucopia and pumpkin muffins. Our class Thanksgiving feast will be held on Tuesday November 17th. In addition to cooking for our classroom feast the kiddos will cook up some yummy snacks throughout the month of November for their delicious learning. Ice cream cone teepees, butter making, friendship bread and pretzel log cabins to name a few.
With that being said history is definitely going to play a role in our learning. Starting in November a timeline will be created outside of our classroom. The graphics of our timeline will help the children distinguish past, present and future. The First Thanksgiving, Wampanoag Indian and Plymouth Colonists will be discussed at carpet through role playing. The children will also explore a little about their own family history and modern day living. Hopefully we can answer the question, what and who actually makes a family?? Much to be thankful for!
Science activities such as why do leaves change color, popcorn science and why seasons change will be explored. Life science will take place as we do nature activities. Through fun nature walks, the children will learn about nature, classifying and sorting trees and leaves. Sorting and classifying is a key math skill for Pre-K to master before moving on to a higher level concept. Early math can be a joyful learning experience. Nature sensory bags, leaf and tree rubbings and making mud bricks are a few of our nature activities planned.
Moving forward with literacy in addition to our workbooks the kiddos are ready to practice the alphabet sounds with a turkey card game, roll and build a turkey and feeding the turkey games. Making learning fun can be very rewarding!
To help increase body awareness, I would like to introduce 5 poses yoga to the children. Yoga will take place on Friday’s until the end of December. Please send in an exercise mat, one that rolls up. We do have a few here at school but you may want your child to have their own. Please put your child’s name on it.
Your child is receiving homework! A family member is to ask the student (your child) one or more things they learned from the day. The adult is to write down the answer and return it in the student’s book bag. For every child that turns in a correct statement the class will earn a marble to put in the jar. When we reach a hundred marbles we will earn a PJ party with hot chocolate, toast and a movie! Hopefully this will be a great incentive to build a verbal relationship with your child. Enjoy your family and be Thankful every day!!❤️
November 11 - Please send in a picture of your family
November 13 - Show and tell bring something the children are thankful for.
November 17 – Thanksgiving Feast
Happy Birthday Brody November 6