Monday, October 6, 2014

October 2014

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe October is already here!  We have been transitioning to school, exploring the classroom, and really getting to know what is interesting to the children.  We are going to be exploring the concept of Motion with the children this semester.  We are starting to break the children into learning groups depending on where we see their interests lie.  Each learning group will be documented and the documentation will be posted for families to see.  We are also constantly adding to our web of thinking at the front of the classroom which expands on the ideas we are exploring with the children.

Our communication board is also at the front of the classroom.  Please feel free to share your ideas of what you are noticing at home with regards to movement and your child.  We will try to make sure we are continuing some of the concepts you are seeing at home.

October 29th is a Wednesday and will be our Halloween Walk at school.  This will take place from 4-5pm that afternoon.  Parents are encouraged to participate and everyone is welcome, even those children not signed up for the Wednesday session.  If your child attends school that day and you would like to attend, please bring your child’s costume and you can sign them out of the room at 4 to go on the walk.  If you are unable to attend but your child comes to school on Wednesdays, you can pack a costume in your child’s backpack.

If your child does not attend school Wednesdays please bring your child dressed and ready for the walk.  Because of the size of our classroom, we are asking that if children are not attending school that day they not come back to the classroom to prevent overcrowding.  We will try to make sure we see everyone on the walk or in the hallway!  Donations of treats to pass out will be welcomed at the front desk in the weeks leading up to the walk.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Catie Stone & Julianna Jones