Sunday, November 13, 2011

November Newsletter Week of November 7th- 11th

November Newsletter
Week of November 7th- 11th
Monthly Thematic Unit – Gobbling Up Our Food!
Color of the Month – Brown
 Song of the Week {SOTW}: “Mister Turkey”
                 “Who's that struttin’ ‘round, lookin' mighty perky?
Looks like it might be ol' Mister Turkey!
Strut, Mister Turkey, that's a fancy way to walk,
Gobble, Mister Turkey, that's a fancy way to talk.

                  
Book of the Week {BOTW}: Thanksgiving Cats by Jean Marzollo

Activities of the Day for Monday: We started our day by playing with our musical instruments and Mr. Potato Heads. Then we enjoyed IRT (Independent Reading Time) where we focused this week on carefully turning the pages of our book. Next we introduced our BOTW and SOTW. Then we enjoyed building with our bumpy blocks and playing with our electronic learning toys.
Special Enrichment for Monday: We dissected a pumpkin! Wow! It is gooey and stringy in there.
We had lots of fun baking pumpkin seeds from inside the pumpkin today!

Activities of the Day for Tuesday: No one came to play today.

Special Enrichment for Tuesday: No one came to play today.

Activities of the Day for Wednesday: We began our day by exploring our Laugh and Learn Learning House and using our shape sorters and playing on our indoor slide. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on carefully turning the pages of our book. After that, we sang our SOTW and read our BOTW. We also had fun pretending in our toy kitchen and playing with our electronic learning toys.

Special Enrichment for Wednesday: We played on our computer today – Jumpstart Preschool!
Our calendar said for us to wear brown today and no one remembered (Not even Ms. Becky or Daniella!)

Activities of the Day for Thursday: We began our day by playing with our babies, shape sorters and our kitchen toys. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on carefully turning the pages of our book. After, we sang our SOTW and read the BOTW. We also enjoyed playing with our musical instruments, our gardening set, our dollhouse and our busy beads.

Special Enrichment for Thursday: We had some fun with Play-doh and tried to make turkeys from our Play-doh.

We also watched pretended to be turkeys! (Sooooo adorable!)

Activities of the Day for Friday: We started our day by playing with our musical insruments and our farm animals. Next, we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on carefully turning the pages of our book. We sang the SOTW and read the BOTW. We also liked building with our bumpy blocks.

Special Enrichment for Friday: We watched the movie Pocahontas about Native Americans!
Activities of the Day for Saturday: No one came to play today.

Special Enrichment for Saturday: No one came to play today.

We had our second Fan of the Week last week – Diane Fayak (Adriana’s grandma!) won again! You, too, can be our Fan of the Week and be entered to win a prize! Check out the blog and FB page for more details!

Also, remember that Thanksgiving week (Nov. 19-26th) we are CLOSED in observance of the holiday. Per your Parent Handbook, this is a paid tuition week. Please pre-pay, if possible. Thanks!