November is a busy and exciting month! We will be talking about Indians and Pilgrims and learning about the meaning of Thanksgiving. Projects and activities will focus on the holiday, including making a costume for our own Thanksgiving feast! Parents and grandparents are invited to join us for the feast, where we will also do a special performance. Please see below in Important Dates for your child's performance date and time.
As the weather gets colder, please remember to label your child's outerwear appropriately.
PARKING LOT SAFETY: As a reminder, when getting your child out of the car in the morning and the afternoon, please have them stay by the care until you can hold your child's hand to walk them to the door. There are a lot of moving cars coming in and out of the lot and it's just too dangerous to let your child run on his/her own from the car to the entrance.
OUR APPRECIATION: As Thanksgiving draws near, we would like to let you know how thankful we are for all of your help and support! We especially appreciate moms and dads who help in our rooms each week. Kids enjoy having their own parents be the "teacher helper." Thank you, ahead, to all the Halloween party parents who have planned the parties for the children. We know the time, energy and effort that goes into these parties and we greatly appreciate it. Please know that every parent is welcome at the school parties, even if you did not sign up to help.
THANKSGIVING FEAST & PROGRAM: We will culminate the month by preparing a fruit salad and having a feast just like the Indians and Pilgrims did! Parents are invited to come and share in our feast. We're also going to sing for parents in our special costumes, which each child makes all by themselves! Each child will be assigned to bring a piece of fruit or other item for our special friendship salad. Please see Mrs. Cahill if you have any questions about what your child needs to bring. All parents are asked to come early on the date of your child's performance. Please see below in Important Dates for event details.
THIS MONTH'S UNITS:
3s - November's units will be:
Thanksgiving (Pilgrims and Indians)
The Gingerbread Man
The color purple
Continue practicing counting to the number 10
Show-n-tell day will be about something we're thankful for. Please see below in Important Dates for the 3s show-n-tell day.
4s - Our 4s classes will focus on:
Learning the numbers 8, 9 and 10. We begin the alphabet after number 10
Thanksgiving (turkeys, pilgrims and Indians)
Show-n-tell day will be about something we're thankful for. Please see below in Important Dates for the 4s show-n-tell day.
The 4s students will also have a special project, for which we need each child to bring the following items by November 2nd: a coffee can, oatmeal can or Planters cheese ball container and a large, plain white T-shirt. Please do not send T-shirts with logos or other print on them, as we will be dying these shirts. Thank you in advance for your help!
Time To Grow - This month, the TTG class will work on:
The letters "Hh (hat)," "Ii (insect)," "Jj (jack-in-the-box)," and "Kk (kangaroo)"
Take a field trip to the Museum of Transportation
Show-n-tell day will be about something that starts with the letter "Jj." Please see below in Important Dates for the TTG show-n-tell day.
November 2 - 4s special project supplies needed: large, plain white T-shirt & canister
November 8 - No school (Election Day) - St. Luke's is a polling place, and this year is expected to be VERY busy, so we will not conduct school on this day. Please see Mrs. Cahill with any questions or concerns.
November 15 - 3s show-n-tell day: bring something you're thankful for!
November 16 - 4s show-n-tell day: bring something you're thankful for!
November 16 - TTG show-n-tell something that starts with the letter "Jj"
November 21 - 4s Thanksgiving Feast & program at 10:45AM. Students will have a regular school day. Parents may arrive around 10:40 to watch the program and stay for our feast.
November 22 - 3s Thanksgiving Feast & program at 10:45AM. Students will have a regular school day. Parents may arrive around 10:40 to watch the program and stay for our feast.
November 22 - TTG Thanksgiving Feast & program at 2:15PM. Students will have a regular school day. Parents may arrive around 2:10PM to watch the program and stay for our feast.
November 23-25 - No school (Thanksgiving vacation)
We wish you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!