Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thanksgiving and Magic

We hope you are enjoying the Thanksgiving books your children brought home.  They worked very  hard on them while having lots of fun with their artistic skills and imagination.  You can see the preparation of this project in the blog pictures.  As teachers we believe that all of our youngsters have much to be thankful for and can relate to this concept.  Be sure to ask your preschooler about the guest reader named Teddy.

Everyone loved the magic show this past week.  You can see by the faces of the children how much enthusiasm and laughter took place.  The magician had a great rapport with the group and saw to it that the entire audience had a chance to participate.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Whole Note Happenings

Each day as a child finishes snack, he/she goes over to the library area and reads a book while waiting for the other friends to finish eating.  The books on the shelves coordinate with our units of study and are brought in by the teachers.  As you can see the children share pictures and stories and literally have their own class book club.

This week we celebrated the 5th birthdays of Giselle and Justin.  The excitement is growing as the class members anticipate their own upcoming birthdays.  Even if a child just celebrated this milestone, they are already anxious for the next birthday.  We have all the birthdays posted and the group checks constantly to see which birthdays come in which month.  There is also a toy birthday cake for imaginative play which is shown here.

Our highlight this week was the celebration of Veterans Day.  Jackie very kindly showed the Whole Note children her dad's purple heart and dog tags.  Everyone was fascinated to say the least.  There was a lot of conversation about peace and respect for one another.  As a culmination each child designed a USA medal to proudly wear.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

What Fun We All Had

The children had a great time on Halloween and are already  talking about what costumes they will wear next year.