Adventures In Learning Preschool – Orange

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Red Robins October News

Orange Preschool

 

Look what we learned last month

First and foremost, welcome to the Red Robin Family!  Fun, Fun, Fun is what happens when you’re in this class!  And you know what they say, “Time flies when you’re having fun…” so before we say adios to September and Bonjour to October, lets quickly review some of the fun we had! 

Early September we took some time each morning to get familiar with our classroom and also review the classes’ code of conduct (Class Rules).  In doing so, this helps promote awareness to our surroundings, as well as helps foster self-discipline and boundaries.

We also learned about the RAD (Really Awesome Day) award system – How we can earn them (By making the RAD choice) as well as lose them (By Making the BAD Choice)!  The children know the RAD award is designed, not only for their behavior at school, but their behavior at home as well!  So, parents, PLEASE do not hesitate to be forthcoming about your child’s behavior at home.  In doing so, this will teach your child about unity! (See attached poem) we have reviewed numbers, letters, colors, and shapes.  We learned the 1st letter in each of our names, which prompted the lesson on the proper use of upper and lower case letters. 

During apple week, many of our friends brought apples to school.  We had a great time discussing the many different types there are, whether it be the name, color, taste, even where they originate from.  Through this the children got a chance to work on their early math skills (counting and graphing) as well as a chance to explore three of their five senses.  For example, Visual – the difference in color, Taste – sweet, bitter, and of course Texture.  The 3rd sensory would be through Touch – as we did apple printing for an art project.

As the change of seasons is upon us, (Fall 9/23) we took the time to discuss the weather.  The children found it fascinating that we were able to go outside and observe three of the ten cloud formations and what they have to do with weather change. (Please take the time to ask your child about their favorite cloud and what it can produce)

As September slowly comes to an end, I am happy to say that we have had a RAAD time learning with play, showing off our dance moves, and singing our hearts out.  We have learned many things about each other, and are learning even more from one another!  As parents, you will be please to know, the year is off to a great start!!

 

What we will learn this month

In the month of October, we will be having lots of fun with learning our manners and building up self-esteem.  We will be talking about emotions and the many different feelings we experience.  At this age it is very important for your child to understand what they are feeling, and also to know how to deal with the emotion in a proper way.  For example, it is ok to be upset/angry, however that does not mean it is ok for you to put your hands on someone.

Spoo kee kee kee, kee kee kee…………………………………………………………………………..

Ghosts and goblins witches too, Halloween is fun Boo to you!  Ok parents be prepared for spooky art projects to decorate your house with.  The children will be channeling their inner Picasso!  At the end of the month, we will dress up in our costumes and go trick-or-treating.  If you can take the morning off from work and volunteer your time, we can use the help please.  Look for sign-up sheets 2 weeks before.  This month we will also be starting our Zoo Phonics.  Your child will be learning the letter and sounds of A-E, as well as working on the letter formation.  Homework will also start this month, so please don’t forget to visit the Adventures In Learning website to print out your child’s homework!

Themes:

·      Shapes

·      Feelings & Emotions

·      My Five Senses

·      Pumpkins, Spiders, Cats & Bats

Language & Literacy:

·      Identify Birthday

·      Listen to & follow 2-3 step directions

Zoo-Phonics:

·      Allie Alligator A  a

·      Bubba Bear B  b

·      Catina Cat C  c

·      Deedee Deer D  d

Social & Emotional Skills:

·      Sharing

·      Respect

Cognitive & Mathematical Skills:

·      Recognizing most colors

·      Recognizing & drawing most shapes

Science & Social Studies:

·      Days of the week

·      Growing things – pumpkins & pumpkin carving

·      Cause & Effect

Large & Small Motor Skills:

·      Jumping, hopping, skipping & galloping

·      Balancing

·      Drawing human figures

·      Cutting

 

Rockstars!   

All of our Red Robins are Rock Stars.  They all have been doing a RAD job listening and following directions!

 

  1. Thank You for making Apple Day a success!!

     

     

    Donations: Medium size white or black bags for trick-or-treating.

    On October 31st from 9:15-11:00 AM will be our Trick-or-treating/Halloween Party event.  We will need all the parents we can get to help walk the children around to the local businesses.  Sign-up sheets will be posted in the classrooms when the time comes.

    If you would like to donate, we can use some Fall/Halloween stickers by October 20th/21st.  Thank you in advance for your donations.

    Please help your child become more independent by letting them carry their own backpacks and put on their own shoes.

    Please remember that the RAD Award Folders must stay at school.

    Your child needs extra clothes and shoes in the cubby at all times in case of messy art or accidents.

    Class starts at 9 AM.  We go over a lot of important learning information.

    Please provide an ice-pack and spoon in your child’s lunch box.

    Share days are Fridays only.  Please encourage your child to bring a toy to share that starts with the letter of the week.  However, please discourage your child from bringing toys on non-share days, or I will hold it on my desk until pick-up time.  Please remember to only bring 1 share toy that can fit in your child’s cubby.  Also, please do not bring anything valuable and NO superheroes. 

     

    Book Club – Our Favorites…

    Halloween House, Big Pumpkin, My Five Senses, Our Seasons, Who will Haunt My House on Halloween?, Silly Sally, There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!, Manners at School

     

    Dates to Remember

    10/10, Friday – School Picture Day!  Bring your smiles!

    Cookie Dough Fundraiser 10/13-10/24

    10/16, Wednesday – Lunch Orders due for November.  This will save you time!

    10/16, Wednesday @ 10:16 AM – The Great Shake Out

    10/21, Monday – Read for the Record “Bunny Cakes”

    10/24, Friday – Breast Cancer Awareness.  Wear Pink Day!

    10/31, Friday – Halloween Party and Trick-or-Treating

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