Happy October from Preschool Room B!
We are off to a wonderful start! The children are getting very comfortable with their routines. They are making new friends, learning how to share and help one another, and working hard on asserting themselves in calm and positive ways. We are so proud of them!
We spent the first couple of weeks getting to know one another through a variety of games and activities. We brought in family photos and treasured items from home, and shared them with each other during our morning meeting (circle time). The children truly enjoyed this first public speaking activity, listened well as their friends were sharing, and waited very patiently for their turns. We also used our painted handprints to decorate our classroom bulletin board and made self-portraits inspired by looking at ourselves in a mirror. The finished products are adorable: it’s so much fun to see how the children see themselves!
We celebrated International Day of Peace by painting colorful rocks and sharing in a sing-a-long with children from the whole school. We also learned about the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, with Tr. Missy and Tr. Phyllis, who provided a delicious traditional treat of apples, dipped in honey. May everyone’s new year be sweet!
And speaking of apples, we enjoyed learning about this delicious fruit that is ripe for the picking in early fall. We made apple crafts and apple turnovers and read many wonderful books on the subject: "The Apple Pie Tree," "Ten Red Apples," and "Ten Apples Up on Top."
Other favorites in September were: "I Like Myself," "The Peace Book," "Sound the Shofar," "A My Name Is...", "Little School," and "I’m Growing." The children in Room B love to read!
October promises to be equally exciting! We will talk about Fire Safety, observe the colors of Autumn, learn about a few favorite creepy-crawlies, have fun with pumpkins and get ready for Halloween. The temperatures may get cooler, but we’ll continue to create opportunities to get outside and enjoy our beautiful campus!
A few dates to remember:
Enjoy the beautiful fall!
In friendship,Tr. Mimi and Tr. Patrice
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Graduates of Quaker elementary schools know themselves and are able to recognize the strengths of peers. Because they are effective communicators and creative problem solvers at an early age, the fifth graders approach transitions with self-assurance. They are not only prepared for a middle school setting; they are “ready” in every sense.