OCTOBER 1-5: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
This week we move on to the BIG equipment used in our community. Using pictures and books the teachers will show the children how buildings are built and torn down. They will be busy in the block center building, measuring and creating! We welcome all bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, and backhoes…please label with your child’s name.
OCTOBER 8-12: FIRE PREVENTION
Our activities this week center on fire fighters, fire trucks, and the job firemen do in our community. Firefighters from our neighborhood station will come to demonstrate how to protect ourselves from fire hazards. Be prepared to stop, drop, and roll! The pre-k will be allowed on the fire truck which is always a big hit! Patches, the talking and singing firedog, will come to perform for the toddlers.
Helpful hint: Reinforce your escape route in your home with your children!
OCTOBER 15-19: HALLOWEEN AND FALL FESTIVAL
We will be talking about Halloween traditions and trick-or-treat safety this week. The children will be decorating their rooms with bats, cats, and creepy crawlers!
The FALL FESTIVAL will be held Friday, October 19th from 130-330. Cajun Cuties Petting Zoo will be here to entertain the children. Treat sign-up sheets will be in the toddler and pre-k classrooms on Monday, the 15th. PLEASE NO CUPCAKES!
Additionally, the Pre-K class will be carving pumpkins to create jack-o-lanterns during their party. If you would like to help, please sign up.
OCTOBER 22-26: HARVESTING and PUMPKINS
Fruits, vegetables, and grains grown in the fall will be covered this week. The toddler classes will be carving pumpkins for their classroom. If you would like to bring one and come help carve it, let your child’s teacher know. She would love to have you.
The Pre-K class will be making vegetable soup to share with the classes. Look for a sign-up sheet on Monday, the 22nd for your contribution to the pot. It is always yummy!
Trick-Or-Treating: The teachers will bring candy to give out to the children in the toddler and pre-k classes on Friday, October 26th. The children can wear their costume but masks are not allowed.
From Tyrannosaurus Rex to Triceratops and Pterodactyls, the children will discover the fascinating world of dinosaurs. Our little paleontologists will dig for fossils and participate in a volcanic eruption. The children are encouraged to bring their favorite dinosaur!
NOV. 5-9: NATIVE AMERICANS
The native American lifestyle, customs, and traditions will be our focus this week. The children will be working with clay as well as other art mediums.
NOV.12-16: WE ARE THANKFUL
Our toddlers will be introduced to Thanksgiving traditions while the pre-k will learn the history of the Pilgrims, Native Americans, and the First Thanksgiving. The Pre-k Class will perform for their parents followed by our Annual Thanksgiving Feast. It will be Friday, November 16th at 1130 in the playroom. Please use the outside stairwell for entry. The sign-up sheet will be in the classroom on Monday, the 12th.
NOV. 19-23: FREE WEEK
KIDS COUNT WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21ST FOR IN-SERVICE TRAINING AND THURSDAY, NOV. 22ND AND FRIDAY, NOV.23RD FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS.
NOV.26-30: BEARS AND HIBERNATION
What animals hibernate for the cold winter? The kids will find out this week. Our pre-k will create a cave for their bears to hibernate all winter long.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND A FAVORITE BEAR! The cave does not reopen until the first Monday of spring.