Adventures In Learning Preschool – Orange

(714)538-7800 157 S. Malena Drive | Orange Ca 92869

Red Robins October News

Orange Preschool

 

Look what we learned last month!

In the month of September, we welcomed all of our new Red Robins. They learned about the rules and introduced the R.A.D. (Really Awesome Day) Awards. The children have been doing an awesome job trying to earn the R.A.D. Awards. If your child is having a hard time with something at home, let us know and we will work with you and offer your child a R.A.D. Award if they do what they are told to do. Please parents, do not take the R.A.D. folders home – they stay at school at all times. Please take a minute and read over our R.A.D. Award system, it's on your child's folder.

We talked about apples on one of our All About Me days, I am special weeks. We saw how different the apples are, but they are still apples. Just like all of our friends are different but they are all children. Many children brought apples to school and we talked about the different types of apples, their taste, color, and where they come from. In the classroom, we had 5 different types of apples. For example, Gala, Fuji, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, and Granny Smith. As a class, we counted the apples and did some early math too. For art, we painted with the apples and decorated apples with tissue paper.

For the first day of Fall, we talked about the weather changing and leaves falling. The Red Robins marble tissue papered leaves to hang up in our classroom. 

We learned the first letter in each child's name. A lot of our friends knew what letter their name started with and others needed some help. Please continue to work with your child's name at home. 

 

What we will learn this month…

For the month of October, the Red Robins will be learning about

Manners and Self Esteem, Feelings and Emotions. They will be learning how to share their feelings with their friends. For example, "when you are not nice to me, you make me feel sad." We will work with the children on saying please and thank yous. We will remind the children when we need to use our manners. All the children are special and all of our firends should be nice to each other.

The Red Robins will make cool Halloween art to decorate our classroom and for you to take home. They will be making pumpkins on a gate, witches, bats, jack-O-lanterns and much more.

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. 

In class we will practice writing both upper and lower case letters and sounds they make. We will start tracing and writing our names in class. It will go out on Mondays and you can return the homework on your child's last day for the week. We are also learning the days of the week, months of the year in class and we would like for you to go over them at home with your child too. 

Themes:

·      Feelings & Emotions

·      My Five Senses

·      Pumkins, Spiders, Cats & Bats

·      Seasons

Language & Literacy:

·      Identify Birthday

·      Sight words: a, at, be, but, could, do, did, eyes

Zoo-Phonics:

·      Allie Alligator A  a

·      Bubba Bear B  b

·      Catina Cat C  c

·      Deedee Deer D  d

·      Ellie Elephant E  e

Social & Emotional Skills:

·      Sharing

·      Respect

Cognitive & Mathematical Skills:

·      Recognizing Most Colors

·      Recognizing & drawing most shapes

Science & Social Studies:

·      Pledge of Allegiance / The American Flag

·      Days of the week

·      Growing things – pumpkins & pumpkin carving

·      Seasons

Large & Small Motor Skills:

·      Jumping, hopping, skipping & galloping

·      Balancing

·      Throwing & catching

·      Drawing human figures

·      Cutting

 

Superstars!   

All of our Red robins are super stars. They all have been doing a great job listening and following directions 

 

  1. Thanks to the families who ordered scholastc books. You helped us earn books

    for our class.
    Thank You all for bringing in apples!

 
  • Volunteers needed for our Trick-or-Treaters. We will have a sign up sheet 2 weeks before Thursday, October 

31st. 

The following donations are needed please:

– foam sheets with adhesive backing – Halloween stickers

– 20 – 9 inch white gift bags (children will decorate them)

– black felt

Please help your child pick a share toy that begins with the letter of the week. 

Share Day is only on Fridays and please only bring 1 small toy that starts with the letter of the week that fits in your child's cubby.  Please remember no weapons or Superheros. 

Remember to provide a spoon or fork and an ice pack for your child's lunch.

Please try to pack at least one fruit or veggie in your child's lunch everyday.

Make sure you take home your child's blankets every Friday and bring them back on Monday clean.

Please make sure your child has extra clothes.

We still need family photos from almost all the families. If you need help, please bring some pictures in and we will put them together for you. 

 

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

October 3:  Read for the Record “Ottis”

October 6:  Child Health Day

October 7-18:  Cookie Dough Fundraiser

October 11:  Picture Day

October 17:  Great Shake Out @ 10:17am

October 31:  Halloween snack party @ 9:00am