It is a beautiful day outside Room B. There is a cool breeze, a blue sky and lovely autumn colors lighting the trees. As I write this, I am thinking back on today, the day of our Halloween parade. What a joy it is to see the children parading down the hallway, dressed as little princesses, dragons, race car drivers, kitty cats, robots and even a skunk!
It’s hard to imagine that outside this same window, in just a couple of months, there may be snow blanketing the grass. But time flies, sure enough! It won’t be long before we’re midway through the school year.
When I consider how the children have already grown, I might think it is midyear. They share and help one another. They support each other with hugs and praise, and show compassion when a friend is feeling sad. They are building fine-motor skills and listening skills, learning how to use scissors, and how to greet each other with handshakes and smiles. They are all wonderful children with fabulous personalities and beautiful spirits. It is a gift to be with them each day!
October was very busy in Room B! We played nursery rhyme games, took nature walks, climbed into fire trucks and sprayed a real fire hose. We baked pumpkin cookies and pumpkin muffins. We made several art projects using bubble wrap, paint-coated marbles and glittered leaves. We read so many wonderful books about bats, spiders, pumpkins and leaves. We used our imagination each and every day and enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine, too!
Over the next 12 weeks, we will learn about day and night, talk about how animals prepare for winter, and we’ll have discussions on gratitude and Thanksgiving. We’ll learn about celebrations from around the world and get ready for our big winter concert. We’ll talk about winter, have discussions on peace, and learn about the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
It’s a beautiful day in Room B!
In friendship, Tr. Mimi and Tr. Patrice
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