C1 has become comfortable with our routines. They are hanging up their coats and book bags, 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 Israel. This country is being explored this year during our International Week. We will be learning about Israel through books and art. We will be learning about the animals, Judaism, the Dead Sea, and olive trees.
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. 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. A grandmother has offered to come into school to share Sinterklass with us. 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 18- program at 10:30party occurs on December 19
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 20 and reach out to the greater community. Let's all work together and make a difference. The end of the month is devoted to Canada. This is another country that we will explore further during International Week. We will be learning about the Canadian culture through the artwork of the children and books will be read about Canada. We will be learning about Canadian animals, winter sports, maple leaf, and maple sugaring. A trip to Great Valley Nature Center will be taken in February to explore maple sugaring.
The entire preschool plans to take a trip to Jumpers. This will enable each child to run, jump, and climb in and indoor area. Many times it is too cold to go outside. This provides a warm and dry place for large motor play.
Please check the schedule for your child's Special Day.
Tr. Joyce & Tr. Maria
C1 classroom picturesHighland Orchards photos
From mindful beginnings come global perspectives. In teaching our students to see goodness in everyone, we prepare them for the world outside of Goshen – to be caring, compassionate, involved, invested, curious, problem solving citizens of this earth.