We had another great week in Preschool. We learned about our friend 'Francy Fish' her sound and motion. Special person of the Week: Christiana Isham. See her 'All About Me' information below!
On Monday we read Curious George at the Fire Station. The GR Fire Department came and talked to the Preschooler's about fire safety. It was very informative, but most of all- very fun! We also finished our elephants by adding the eyes, so cute! They also had a chance to tell us their favorite part of the Orchard Hill field trip and then they drew a picture about it in their Notebooks. At the end of the day they went outside to play.
On Wednesday we read Pumpkin Countdown. We talked about the firefighters visit and then they drew a picture in their notebooks about what they learned about fire safety. We also free painted pumpkins which will be turned into Jack-o-lanterns.
For our letter 'f' snack, we had French toast sticks and fruit punch. Delicious! Thank you Bunce family!
Mabyn's mom came in and had the students make a class platter for the mega raffle auction coming up the beginning of November. Consider bidding on this wonderful keepsake – it is adorable! Thank you to Mrs. Huffman for coming into class to get the fingerprints. They also had Spanish class today and learned their first five numbers.
They wrote the letter 'f' in their notebooks. At the end of the day we went outside.
On Friday we read Rainbow Fish. For their ABC book they put colorful tissue paper on a fish template. At the other Center they added eyes, nose, and a mouth to create their Jack-o-lanterns. These are hanging in our room! For science we had a fun 'sink or float' activity! We practiced the fun poem 'Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on the Gate.' I have included the words for you below. Encourage your child to say the poem for you!
We went into Mrs. Tallman's class and played a fun 'hide and seek' game, Where is Pumpkin?
We celebrated Alexis' birthday! She treated us to delicious brownies! Thank you! Happy Birthday Alexis!
At the end of the day we went outside.
Halloween Week: October 31
Halloween Snack: Walsh Family. Thank you!
Halloween Drink: Yost Family. Thank you!
Paper Products: Shumard/Larabel Family. Thank You!
Halloween Party is Monday October 31. Come in costumes the whole day! Parade in the big school at 10am. All are welcome!!
Next Friday is a half day for the whole school (with 11:00 dismissal). Due to this, we will have students ready for dismissal at 10:45. You will not be able to drive though the lot after 10:50. If you pick up after 10:50, we suggest you park in the church lot (not the lot in between the gym and big playground/fields, as that turns into a car line for all students) and walk to the preschool building. Thank you for your help in making this a safe and quick dismissal for all students!
Our Lap Time program is Thursday. During Lap Time, caregivers and their little ones (ages 0-5) are guided through prayer, song, storytelling, and a craft activity. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other families and become familiar with IHM and our preschool teachers.
Lap Time will include:
~ Songs ~ Catholic focus ~ Prayer
~ Creative movement ~ Finger plays
~ Crafts ~Socialization with other families
Join us in the Gym lobby from 10:00-10:45. I would love to see you!
All About Me*
My name is: Christiana
My favorite sport is: basketball
My favorite color is: pink and purple
My favorite animal is: a horse
My favorite food is: fried chicken and rice
My favorite song is: Twinkle Twinkle
My favorite TV show is: Elsa and Dora
My favorite toy is: Elsa
I am really good at: basketball
When I grow up I want to be: a doctor
♫ Five Little Pumpkins ♫
Five little pumpkins, sitting on a gate (hold up five fingers)
The first one said, “Oh, my, it’s getting late!” (hold up one finger and
point to ‘watch’)
The second one said, “There are witches in the air.” (hold up two fingers
and then make them ‘fly’)
The third one said, “But we don’t care.” (hold up three fingers and then
shake a finger)
The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run.” (hold up four fingers
and then make running motions with arms)
The fifth one said, “I’m ready for some fun!” (hold up five fingers and
then put arms out to sides)
Whoooooo went the wind (move arms in front with waving motions)
And out went the lights (clap hands)
And the five little pumpkins (hold up five fingers)
Rolled out of sight (rolling motion with both arms)