Room 10 Newsletter

Miss Wright and Miss Curlin

Super Turkey is ready to Fly into December!

Integrated Learning: We will begin our holiday traditions.
  • Reindeer - we will read Olive the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh.
  • The Mitten by Jan Brett.
  • We will talk about yummy treats we have during the holidays.
  • Lights- we will read Light the Lights by Margaret Moorman.
We will start practicing our construction theme song for All School Program.

Centers:
Paper plate reindeer
Reindeer words I can write
Make a Large and small mitten
Comparing Large and small
Act out the story The Mitten
Sorting and Matching mitten
Mitten addition
Light color code
Menorah puzzle
Candle count
Light Pin Punch

Literacy

We will be introducing the letters "Gg" and "Ff". We will read the books Gorilla Be Good and Fifi Ferrets Flute. We will brainstorm words that start with these letters. Work on the sounds and the formation.

Centers:
ABC book
Golf ball painting
Glitter G
Goat maze
G puzzle
Ghost math

ABC book
Finger painting
50 color code
Frog rhyming
Gone Fishing game
Flower CVC words (consonant vowel consonant)

Social Studies

We will be talking about Texas and where we live. Different kinds of homes and our family.

P.E.

In PE we have been playing a lot of fun games that focus on throwing. Ask your child which throwing game is their favorite. Please remember that tennis shoes are required for PE. Please check your child's schedule to ensure they are ready to run and play on their PE day. Thanks for your support in keeping them safe.

Science

We will be finishing our unit about Trees. A few of the books we will be reading are A Grand Old Tree by Mary Depalma, Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert, and If The
Trees Could Talk
by Stuart Kallen. We will create a tree for all seasons.

Spanish

This month in Spanish the students will be learning Thanksgiving vocabulary words. We will also begin to talk about the members of our "familia". Please ask your children how to say mommy and daddy in Spanish.

Enviromental Science

Please remember to send your child with a coat especially for the morning classes as we go outside starting at 8:30. Be sure your child wears athletic shoes, as the creek can be slippery!

Smelling, feeling, seeing and hearing experiences made our “senses” hike a multi-sensory lesson, even passing the decomposing pumpkins in our compost bin was a sensory experience as we watch and smell them change from Jack-o-lanterns into soil. We continue our outdoor search for cycles that we can see in the gardens and those we cannot see, like days of the week, months of the years etc.

PreK students also will be making bird treats to hang on our Holiday Treat Tree by the creek entrance. Hanging the treats in the tree is as much fun as making them for our wild bird friends!

Ask your child: Tell me what you saw on your senses walk near the creek.

Important Dates

Thanksgiving Break Nov. 23-27 (No School)
Wednesday, December 2 Moving Up to Kindergarten (P2 parents only)
Thursday, December 17 Pajama Day
Friday, December 18 All School Program
Holiday Break Dec, 21 - School resumes January 4