This week we continued speaking about different kinds of families, what we do with our families & who is in our family. We put some finishing touches on our top secret Thanksgiving art project so they are ready to go home next week. We hope you like them! Then we began creating some Autumn Process Art. We painted with red & yellow at the easel. Ask me what color we made when the paint mixed together. We practiced scissor skills by cutting strips of fall scrapbook paper to glue to our paintings. Our pre-k kids were introduced to the letters/sounds Oo & Pp.
We had some excitement Friday morning when the power went out for about 2 hours. It didn’t bother us, we have large windows in our main play area so we had plenty of light. We had an impromptu indoor picnic on our carpet in the play area since it was too dark to eat snack in our snack room. The power came back just in time for our Friday Dance Party!
Ms. Sheri had the opportunity to attend an event at Patchogue-Medford School District on this past snowy Thursday night to hear Sir Ken Robinson speak about education. Sir Ken Robinson is a former teacher & professor, as well as an author & internationally known expert on education, creativity & innovation. He is well aware that our present education system is not benefiting our children. You can find more information about him on his website. He is also known for his TED Talks about education. I highly recommend taking a look at his website & perhaps listening to his TED talks or following his FB/Twitter/Instagram pages. As your children enter the public school system, you need to remain informed as to what is & isn’t developmentally appropriate for their ages. It is unfortunate that our present education system has implemented standards that are inappropriate for young children. Child development has not changed since the beginning of time. Yet we are expecting children to attain standards that are unacceptable for their typical development. It is important to advocate for appropriate educational standards as they effect your children.
Thank you to everyone for donating food during our food drive in partnership with Our Place newspaper. We all appreciate your support to help feed our fellow Long Islanders who might be in need.
Singing & Dancing:
Scarecrow Song, Turkey Hokey Pokey, Do the Turkey Hop, Creative Kids Anthem; Criss Cross Applesauce, Hickey, Picky Bumblebee, Jump Up & Down (transition song); The Goodbye Song; Goodbye; Day-O
Books We Read:
The Family Book (Todd Parr)
One Family (George Shannon)
- Once again we are participating in the Scholastic Pajama Drive. With your past help, we have donated more than 75 pairs of pajamas during the last three years to a local shelter for women & children who are victims of domestic abuse as well as Little Flower Children Services. For every pair of pajamas we donate, Scholastic matches the pajamas with a book for the children. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. Pajamas of any size will be accepted through December 14. Thank you.
- We are closed on Thursday, 11/21 & Friday, 11/22 for Thanksgiving break.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Ms. Sheri, Ms. Joyce, Miss Fabi