C1 Website November 2016/January 2017
C1 has become more comfortable with our routines. They are hanging up their coats and book bags, finding their clothespin names, writing their name daily, finding their name on their sit upon, and responding to our transition songs and cues. Many friendships have formed, as they are getting to know each other. We are practicing the flip method to get our coats on before we go outside. Ask your child to show you how he or she can put on their coat all by themselves. A lot of progress toward independence is occurring.
The sensory table is a popular activity in Room C. Sometimes there is sand, water, pellets, rice, corn, dirt, or goop to touch. The children enjoy manipulating and pouring at this area. There are many benefits to this table. They are exploring and experimenting with the varied materials. Communication, cooperation, negotiation, and sharing are skills are gained through play at this table. It is a table where their senses are enhanced. They are using their imaginations and making connections with their friends. Playing and learning go hand in hand through these activities.
During the early part of November, we will be learning about Brazil. This country is being explored this year during our International Week. We will be learning about Brazil through books and art. We will be learning about sea animals near Brazil, a spider monkey from the rainforest, and a toucan.
Thanksgiving is a big part of November. Turkeys, Native Americans, and Pilgrims will be read about and shown in their art. The entire preschool will be enjoying a feast together. Each child will contribute a feather to the turkey stating their thankfulness.
December is a busy month for everyone, but it is especially busy at Goshen Friends. Items will be gathered and brought into school for needy families for Goshen Giving. This is a wonderful way to extend a helping hand. Your generosity is very much appreciated by those at the Kanner Center. Your children will also be busy learning about three holidays in this month. We will learn about the traditions associated with Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. We will also be making a surprise for Mommy and Daddy. Our holiday concert also occurs in this month. We will be practicing to prepare for this event.
December 15- holiday program
December 14- Party – Thank you to our parent helpers for the party.
January is a cold month. Please remember to put hats and mittens in your child’s school bag. We go outside in the snow, so boots are needed. One of the themes for this month is winter. We will be learning about winter weather, warm clothes for winter, and animal adaptations. The Martin Luther King holiday occurs in this month. We will be observing it through a day of service. Come and join us on January 16 and reach out to the greater community. Let’s all work together and make a difference. The end of the month is devoted to Switzerland. This is a country that we will explore further during International Week. We will be learning about the Swiss culture through the artwork of the children and books will be read about the Switzerland. We will be learning about the Red Cross, skiing, and the St. Bernard.
The entire preschool plans to take a trip to Jumpers on January 26. This will enable each child to run, jump, and climb in an indoor area. Many times it is too cold to go outside. This provides a warm and dry place for large motor play.
A program called Tooth Buddies will be visiting our school to teach us about dental health.
Great Valley Nature Center will be visiting our school to present an outreach program called “The Mitten”.
Please check the schedule for your child’s Special Day.