We received a surprise in the mail: a postcard, letter, pictures & lollipops from Creators Christian Childcare Centre in New Zealand. They told us a little bit about their country & drew us some pictures. We looked on the globe to find where New Zealand is located. We drew self-portraits to send back to them & will be mailing the pictures along with some postcards. We are very excited to correspond with children on the other side of the world.
Activities this week: Identifying body parts; recognizing our names in print as well as letters, numbers, shapes & colors; learning the months of the year, days of the week & four seasons; learning about our new season of fall; making faces using yellow play dough, Mr. Potato Head body parts & craft sticks; creating faces using loose parts including fabric, wiggly eyes, buttons, CDs & pebbles.
Our friends love many different Autumn activities but one thing is for certain, they all love leaves! When asked what their favorite fall activity is they responded:
Joseph – jump in the leaves
Sarah – jump in the leaves
Brianna – swim in the leaves
Gianna – play in the leaves
Caiden – jump in the leaves
Jonah – sit in the leaves
Tamy – play in the park
Books we read: Faces (Zoe Miller & David Goodman), All About You (Catherine & Laurence Anholt), I Am So Big Now (Scholastic's My Big World), Why Do Leaves Change Color? (Betsy Maestro), My Autumn Book (Wong Herbert Yee).
Songs we sang: Hokey Pokey, Body Parts Song, Body Bop, Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
- School will be closed on Monday, October 3 & Tuesday, October 4 for the Rosh Hashanah holiday.
- School picture day is Tuesday, October 18. There will be 2 sessions. The morning session begins at 10:30 & the afternoon session begins at 12. If Tuesday is not a regular school day for your child, please feel free to bring him/her in for pictures at the designated time. We will also take a class picture during both sessions. Flyers & envelopes will be sent home as soon as they are received from our photographer.
- Field trip information to come soon.
- Some of our families have requested to order Creative Kids t-shirts. An order form was sent home last week. Please submit your order by Sept. 27th if you would like to order a shirt.
- If you haven't already done so, please send in a family photo. The children love to look at these throughout the school day.
- October Scholastic book orders are due 9/30 to ensure delivery before Halloween.
- October tuition is due 10/5.
Always feel free to speak to any of us about any concerns/issues you might have. We are all in this together & want your child to have the most positive preschool experience possible!
Hope you have an adventure-filled weekend!
Ms. Sheri, Ms. Joyce, Ms. Sarah, Miss Fabi & Miss Bethany
Quotes of the Week:
Brianna - “When I sneeze, my headband comes off!”
Caiden - “Here's a corn on the hog.”