October 4: School Pictures, everyone will be photographed, no obligation to buy
October 19th and 20th: No School, Fall Break
October 25th: Fall Soup Social, 5pm, at Midway City Park (across from Hamlett), bring a soup to share!
October 27th: No School, Professional Development Day
October 31st: Halloween Party at school, come in costume for a silly good time!
Costumes are encouraged but the candy can stay at home. No pretend weapons please.
We go outside in most weather. Please send your child to school in clothing and outerwear that is appropriate for the conditions.
Pick up times are at 11:45am-12pm for the Morning, and 2:45pm-3pm for the Full Day. Please remind all involved in picking up your child of these times.
Our October circle time curriculum will include:
Mondays in October we will be studying Art History. Each Monday will be devoted to a different period of art beginning with Early Art, Egyptian Art, Renaissance Art, Impressionist Art, and ending with a look at Modern Art. We have many art projects planned to reinforce our studies but if you have anything at home from these time periods we would love to see them.
Every Tuesday the season of Fall will be our focus. First we will study what the animals are doing this time of year. Next we talk about plants and would like to invite the children to bring in any leaves they have collected for leaf rubbings. Finally we will talk about what people are doing in Fall. This is an excellent time for you and your family to take a hike in search of signs of Fall! Music with Mrs. Kim has been moved to Tuesday.
Wednesdays we discuss the water cycle and the importance of conservation. Towards the end of the month we will introduce the different landforms we see on our Mother Earth. The landforms include: lake, island, cape, bay, gulf, peninsula, straight, and isthmus. Looking at maps at home and locating these landforms can help reinforce this concept.
Thursdays are our day to introduce renowned children’s author, Eric Carle. Learning about his life and what inspires him will be part of our studies. The fact that Eric Carle is both an author and an illustrator is another aspect worth exploring.
Fridays are science. After last months study of protoctista we move on to invertebrates. First discussing the characteristics of an invertebrate, then learning about the animals that make up this group of living things. As part of our study we will even be sampling some of the more tasty invertebrates!
Fridays are also Show and Tell. Please assist your child in choosing something we can all learn from (toys are not encouraged).
Sleep is one of the most important ingredients in your child’s growth, development, ability to learn, immune system resilience, and emotional well being. With the start of a new school year, children’s sleep should be adjusted accordingly. The physical and cognitive interactions that happen at school are very tiring to a young body and mind. You might be surprised at how early a child can be put to bed on a school night! Easier said than done in this busy day and age, but your child is worth your effort. You might even get more time to yourself/with your spouse! See the chart below and ask your teacher if you need suggestions for getting these much needed hours: