October 11-14

What happened this week?

We had a crazy, fun, busy week in the Brown Bear class! We began the week by talking about the change of season. We're now in Fall, otherwise known as Autumn. We collected the fall leaves from the playground and painted them to create a beautiful piece of art. We explored the colors of the rainbow and painted a rainbow, we talked about the primary colors and mixed the primary colors to create the secondary colors and we painted our glorious pumpkins. The kids had fun exploring the colors. We experimented with painting color on colored paper as opposed to painting on white paper. We all decided that the paint on the white paper was more vibrant and had more "pop" to it. Therefore, we painted the pumpkins white before adding the beautiful colors.

We've also been working with the letter "F", dot painted the letter as well as did a letter "F" search. We've also been working on writing the letters we've discussed so far (letters A-F). We're really working with some on their pincer grip. A great way to help out at home with grip is to put a small scrap of paper or a small cotton ball under their ring and pinky fingers. Tell them to hold the cotton ball down while the other 3 fingers do the writing. We also work on one to one counting each day during circle time by counting each child in the classroom. It's part of the duties of the Lucky Duck!

What's happening next week?

Next week we will be moving on to the letter "G". We also don't want the Halloween festivities to pass us by and will be working on different skills using a Halloween theme. Our next unit will be The Three Billy Goats Gruff and will begin right after Halloween.


Thursday - Letter "G" Show and Tell

Dates to remember.....

Monday, October 17 - Priority registration begins for 2017-2018 school year

Tues-Thurs, October 18-20 - ECW Joy of Giving market

Mon-Tues, October 24-25 - Open House and school tours

Tues-Thurs, November 15-17 - Book Fair: Treasure a Good Book

Wed-Thurs, November 16-17 - Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Tues, November 22 - Noon dismissal: Thanksgiving

Wed-Fri, November 23-25 - School Closed: Thanksgiving holidays