We spent this week celebrating what makes fall special. Our October poem is full of beautiful fall imagery and we did some lovely craft projects to highlight features of the poem. On Monday, we painted large sheets of paper with orange paint. This wasn’t plain old bottled orange, we had custom shades of orange which we mixed up from varying ratios of yellow and magenta. Later in the week, the lovely paper became pumpkins with stems made from patterned scrapbook paper. They’re very whimsical. To make pretty autumn leaves, we cut out leaf shapes from paper towels. We soaked the paper towel leaves in watered down glue and stuck them to paper. This made a rigid leaf after it dried. Add some crayon and watercolor paint and you have a very artistic leaf. All of these pretty crafts will be on display with our poem on the bulletin board outside our classroom. Please take a look when you come for conferences.
Speaking of conferences, they are next week. Both teachers sent home “final” schedules this week. If you can’t make your scheduled time, please let us know ahead of time so we can offer it to another family.
The kindergarteners ONLY are going on a field trip Monday. This is an annual tradition, where the kindergarteners select a pumpkin from a local pumpkin patch and enjoy a snack at Big Bear’s deli. If your kindergartener lost their permission slip, please email us that it’s OK for them to go. We must have permission in order to take them. Any parent of a kindergartener who wishes to chaperone, may come along. Just show up Monday at 10:00.
The primary teachers are having a Harvest Party on Wednesday. This will be fairly low-key as we need to keep all the action in the classrooms. Somewhere in your child’s backpack is a sheet requesting supplies. If you can send anything, just send it this coming Monday.
In addition to Harvest Party supplies, we would like some pretty fall leaves for some projects. If you come across some while walking through the yard, please send them any time next week.
We welcomed Henry to our class this week. Henry is a kindergartener. Quite a few of the children already know him and are delighted to have him join us.