Room 11 Newsletter

Mrs. Bays and Mrs. Nelson

November 3 - November 16, 2015

Integrated Learning

We will begin our discussion of family traditions, which will continue through the winter holidays. We will also be learning about the First Thanksgiving. We will read some special Thanksgiving stories including Turkey Trouble and Mrs. Tittle's Turkey Farm. A few of the centers include:
  • Potato and pepper turkeys
  • Pumpkin seeds counting
  • Fall patterning
  • Paper plate turkey
  • Corn taste test and graph
  • Cornucopia number color code

Literacy

We will be learning about the letters "Dd" and "Gg." We will read Detective Dog and Gorilla Be Good and practice letter recognition and formation. A few of the centers include:


  • Dolphin color code
  • Duck dot-to-dot
  • Dd words I can write
  • Golf ball painting
  • Goat maze
  • Golf flip book

Science

We will be learning all about trees, their life cycle, and the various types of trees found on our campus. The children will vote on Room 11's favorite tree, measure the trunk's circumference, and make a bark rubbing.

Social Studies

In Social Studies, we will begin our My Place in the World unit. We will be discussing diversity and exploring different countries and cultures. We will also have the opportunity to taste some different foods from around the world! Some of our centers will include:


  • Flag puzzles
  • Spaghetti painting
  • My place in this world flip chart
  • Rainforest memory match
  • Animal masks
  • Language master words in French

Technology

Our fun with coding continues in November as we begin to play a cooperative coding game with partners. One partner creates a code for the "computer" using action cards and the "computer" must follow the code.

Music

In music the children are singing songs, working on listening to the rhythm, and interacting with music on the Mimio board. We have worked with rhythm sticks, scarves, and bean bags.

Drama

Pre-K had a wonderful month in October playing with both change (in many forms) and Halloween. The students acted out many different activities specific to each season of the year. The students performed the life cycle of a butterfly, as well as other animals of their choosing. The kids even tried to guess what Halloween costume each person was going to wear through an elaborate game of charades.

Art

The children will explore shapes in art during November. They will work with a variety of materials to create works of art with basic, geometric shapes, such as squares, circles and triangles. How many geometric shapes can you find in your home? Do you know what your child's favorite shape is?

Reminders & Events


  • Monday, November 2 at 10:30 and 2:30 - Pansy Planting
  • Thursday, November 6 from 11:30-12:30 - Parent Perks: Love & Logic
  • Monday, November 9 at 7:00 - Dolores Evans Speaker Series: Change Makers
  • November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Wednesday, December 2 from 6:00-6:00 - Moving up to Kindergarten Night


*Please make sure to wear appropriate shoes on P.E. days and wear red on Fridays.

Ask your child about...

  • What ship did the Pilgrims sail on?
  • What country do we live in?
  • What is your favorite tree at Lamplighter?

About Us

Carrie Bays - cbays@thelamplighterschool.org - x311
Katie Nelson - knelson@thelamplighterschool.org - x411