Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 2013

Dear Families,

            Welcome to October!  We are so excited that all of the children seem to be adjusting to the classroom and our school day.  It has been nice to see happy faces not only during the day but when coming to school too!

            Ms. Dunbar and Ms. Salame have been working with Mrs. Stone and Ms. Rodegher to plan and implement lessons in the classroom.  We have noticed an interest in ideas surrounding light.  This is seen in shadows, how light moves, and even in the sun and stars.  We would really like to continue exploring and expanding on these ideas with the children.  To help with these investigations, we would love any donations of flashlights, rope lights, disco balls, or Christmas lights. 

            We are also inviting parents to check out our communication board and idea web at the front of the classroom.  We are collecting ideas here of what the children are interested in and what we want to pursue with them.  We would love if you had ideas to contribute or things you notice at home that might be related to what we are exploring in the classroom.  We will be updating our learning group information also which is located at the front of the classroom.  We will keep documentation of what the children are saying and doing related to specific ideas we are pursuing with the children.

            At the end of the month, we will have a Halloween Walk.  More details will follow as to specific times but we will be asking for donations of candy and other trick-or-treat items (pencils, playdough, goldfish crackers) which will be collected near the front desk. 

            As always, if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to let us know.  Have a great month!

Catie Stone and Charlene Rodegher