Our classes have had a wonderful start to the school year. The children are having a wonderful time and as with all four-year-old children, socializing is a favorite part of their day.
October is a very busy month for us. On Tuesday October 9th we will walk across the street to visit the firehouse. This is a fun trip where we watch a firefighter dress up in his gear and get to go into the firetrucks. We will go rain or shine so please dress accordingly. On Thursday October 25th (we will not go if it rains) we will take a school bus to Lee’s Turkey Farm in East Windsor. The trip includes a hayride and pumpkin picking.
This month you will notice that our calendar includes many days that are built around children’s literature. Children’s literature is an excellent way to teach the social and emotional skills that is the basis of our DNP curriculum. These wonderful books allow us to explore social and emotional skills in a fun and meaningful way for our 4’s and 5’s. With books such as Spookly the Square Pumpkin and Monster’s Monster we will learn about the importance of accepting differences and how much we can learn by taking a different perspective. We explore fear and how to overcome our fears with Owl Babies and The Little Old Lady… The Biggest Pumpkin emphasizes the importance of team work, while the Ghost Who Couldn’t Say Boo emphasizes perseverance. I hope you will take a new look at children’s books and see that story time is so a wonderful time to enhance your child’s expressive vocabulary.
We will culminate our month of October with some spooky songs on Halloween (no costumes please). Please join us at 11:15 for the morning class and at 2:45 for the afternoon class.
Looking forward to a fun filled Fall.