Happy autumn to everyone. October was a very busy month. The costume parade and party were both fun for the children. They looked so cute, had a wonderful time, and were well behaved.
SKILLS and CONCEPTS
Our theme for November is “God Made the World and the Seasons”. In addition to looking at changes in nature due to seasonal change and weather, all classes will be looking at size comparison and sequencing. Our values this month that will be stressed are Thankfulness and Manners. Our Kindermusic program will include music from the theme, “Home Sweet Home” and they are also preparing for the music for our Christmas program. We have been doing Bible stories based on the theme “Love One Another”. This month we will focus on Prayer as a way to show our love for each other. All Bible stories will be based on this theme. The Bible verse of the month is “Pray for one another. It makes things happen.” James 3:16
HEALTH and WELLNESS
We continue to be concerned about the viruses and colds that are in our area. Some of our students have been absent for various illnesses, and we appreciate you for keeping your child at home if there is any sign of fever and/or contagion. We are working diligently to wipe down our work areas several times a day. The children wash their hands several times in a morning since “hand to mouth” is the most common way to get the flu. We are also trying to get the students to cough into their elbow rather than their hands. This still does not guarantee that illnesses won’t occur.
November is a beautiful month in North Carolina. It is very easy to use the month to focus on all of the blessings that are given to us every day. In addition to the topics already listed, we will look at specific things for which we are thankful and for the things in nature that make our earth so special. Among these things is the hibernation of certain animals that will be a focus of our study.
We are sending home quite a few Scholastic magazines for you this month. This will be the last set of Scholastic flyers until January. All new orders are due by Wednesday, November 13.
We have had some careless drivers driving through our parking lot when you bring your child to school each morning. Please know that the teachers and I have told the children that they are not to exit their car until a teacher is there to receive them. The alternative would be for you to park your car and walk your child into the building. We take the children’s safety very seriously and know that this will only enhance their safety.
School will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day on November 11.
We will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, November 27-28 in observance of Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, November 26, we will have our own Thanksgiving celebration here at school. This is a special time for us to remember all of the things that we are thankful for and to learn about the very first Thanksgiving.
- To update any change of clothing that you have sent in to the teacher. Shorts should be replaced with long pants and shirts should have long sleeves.
- To bring your child and pick him/her up in a car seat. It is the law.
Each of us is very grateful for having your children in our care for a few hours each week. They are all happy, enthusiastic, and so much fun to teach. I know that you feel very blessed in having them and are thankful for the love they give back to you.
We hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving and will take the time to count your many blessings.
Dates to Remember:
11/11 – Veterans Day – School is closed
11/13 – Scholastic Book Order is due
11/26 – Thanksgiving Feast for Preschoolers
11/27-28 – Thanksgiving – School is closed