Songs We Sang:
Stretching Song (Have Fun Teaching); Shake our Sillies Out (Learning Station); Tooty-Ta (Dr. Jean); Make a Circle; Criss Cross Applesauce; Hello; Stop, Drop & Roll; Jump Up & Down (transition song); Walking Song (Have Fun Learning); ABC You Later; The Goodbye Song; Goodbye
We also learned some new songs on Friday that we will continue to sing for the remainder of October: Monster Shuffle (Learning Station); Kids Halloween Song (Learning Station); If You’re a Kid (Harry Kindergarten Music)
Books we read:
My First Field Trip (Mark Daly); Clifford, The Firehouse Dog (Norman Bridwell); Firefighter (Michael Rex); Fireman Small (Wong Herbert Yee); I’m Going to be a Fire Fighter (Edith Kunhardt)
I forgot to mention last week that we now pick helpers every day during the morning & afternoon sessions. Our “helper of the day” performs various duties such as holding the flag during the “Pledge of Allegiance,” watering our classroom plants, crossing off the numbers on the calendar & any other activities that the teachers needs help with. Children love to be helpers!
Helpers (Last Week): Annaliese, Aubree, Aviana, Brendan, Dessa, Margarita
Helpers (This Week): Braeden, Sania, Katie, Max, Jonah, Gianni, Melanie
Activities: In our Scholastic Magazine, we learned about “Firefighters are our Friends.” Fine motor skills were exercised by threading “fire” colored pipe cleaners onto paper towel rolls to simulate a fire log. The children were introduced to the rules for playing safely at the sand table.
- Our Fall/Halloween party will be held on October 31. More details to follow as well as a sign-up sheet for families who would like to participate.
- October Scholastic book orders were placed last weekend & will be sent home as soon as they arrive. Thank you for your support.
- Please join us in giving back to the community this Thanksgiving! Let’s see how many families we can feed together! Creative Kids Center has teamed up with Our Place Newspapers to sponsor a food drive. Food pantries are at a low right now & really need our help. In 2015-2016, Our Place donated over three pallets of food. We would like to increase the amount this year. The food drive will run from October 6-November 17. Food donations will be delivered to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Holbrook, St. Joseph’s Church in Ronkonkoma & Assumption of the Blessed Virgin in Centereach. Thank you for your support in making a difference in the lives of our neighbors.
- No School on Monday, 10/9/17 due to Columbus Day.
- School picture day is Tuesday, 10/10/17 from 10:30-1:00. If it is not your child’s regular school day, please feel free to come in for our class picture. We will take our class picture at 10:30 & again at 12:00 so please arrive on time. If you wish to have your child’s individual picture taken, you may do so after our class picture. Be sure to bring the envelope/order form along with payment or send in your child’s backpack on picture day.
- Families have been asking about make-up days when a child is absent due to illness. Please note that on page 6 of our Family Handbook, “there are no refunds or make-up days for absences due to illness, vacations, etc.” The tuition is a yearly fee. We offer a payment plan to divide tuition into 10 monthly payments. While we try our best to accommodate families when possible, please note that we are staffed according to how many children attend each day. Having an extra child on a day when we are already at capacity puts us over our child/staff ratio. Thank you for your understanding.
- Tuition is due on the 1st day of the month that your child attends school. Late fees will be charged according to our handbook policy (page 7) for tuition not received by the 10th of the month. Please pay your tuition in a timely manner. Thank you for your understanding.