September was such a huge success! The kids have all done a great job adjusting to preschool and our routines. We had a visit from our dogs instructor, Victoria, early in the month, and last week we went to the AGA to explore different types of art - the kids had a great time! We also used this time exploring art to decorate our classroom - the kids did a great job of brightening it up.
We are in the midst of enjoying our beautiful fall season at Gold Bar - and we will be learning about it for the next few weeks as well! We are still getting outside for the majority of our "gym" time, and have started enjoying walks around the school, working on walk safety - including staying on sidewalks, walking in a line and with a partner.
We will continue to utilize as much outdoors time as we can! Please keep in mind to send your child in weather appropriate clothing. On good weather days we will be going outside, having gym exclusively outside on Fridays unless it is unsafe to do so.
Our fall unit consists of a few different items. We discuss the changing of the leaves, and different plant types. We also delve into harvest and different ways to grow food, speaking specifically about apples and pumpkins. We are continuing to discuss our letters (we've done A, B, and C so far), and will also add counting and grouping numbers into our daily schedule. We are also continuing to give our students responsibilities in the classroom and will add more into our rotation as the year goes on. Our older students have been tasked with helping the younger ones in their classroom jobs as well to build community in the classroom.
We have Clay for Kids coming into the classroom on October 26. The children will be working on Christmas gifts for parents. October 10th and 21st, preschool is closed. On October 31 we will be having a small Halloween party. Parents are welcome to bring a snack in for the class to enjoy (a sign up sheet will be going up on the bulletin board shortly), and for the last 45 minutes parents and siblings will be welcome to join for snacks and centres.
Please do not forget the Preschool Bingo onOctober 19th. We are still looking for one person to work it.
Hockey pool fundraisers are due October 12th.
Preschool photo proofs have been sent out and the digital copies have been sent to those who ordered. The last date to order preschool photos is October 17th. Please see the fundraising page for more information.