October has arrived! We have three weeks of school under our belts and it shows. The children are adjusting to their routines, getting to know one another and learning to work and play as a team. They are having fun!
We started off our school year talking about what makes each of us unique. Our big art wall is now decorated with the children’s self portraits that showcase each child’s individual spirit and creative flair. The cooperative peace sign that we made hangs in the middle of the board as a reminder that this year we are focusing on peace and how it begins with us. On Sept. 21, International Peace day, we took our paper plate peace signs that we made and we hung them on the fence for all to enjoy. Then we came together around the peace pole with the students from lower school to sing two songs about peace.
We have begun to talk about autumn’s beauty and bounty. We enjoyed sampling the many colors and varieties of apples and had lots of fun baking homemade apple turnovers. The sensory table was a popular place to visit with the oats, apples and cinnamon sticks. The children loved pretending to bake all sorts of apple desserts.
In October we will be having the East Goshen fire department visit us and we will be learning about fire safety. A nature scavenger hunt will have the children looking for signs of fall as they search for colored leaves, seeds and other treasures. Throughout the month, we will enjoy many lessons on the changing seasons, animals in fall, the amazing architects we know as spiders and we’ll have a little Halloween fun, too!