Hi Parents,

We had a great week with the letter O! Here’s a snapshot…

On Tuesday our theme was Opposites. In centers the kids counted paperclips on to magnets with numbers, built with play dough on fall themed mats, and cut and glued beginning sound pictures for the letter O. Our schedule was a little different because the Lake Hills Fire Department brought their firetruck and ambulance to the school. We were supposed to see them at 10am but they were called out, so we didn’t see them until the afternoon. What a great experience! Outside, the firefighters showed the kids all the compartments and equipment in the fire truck, turned the lights and siren on, and let them walk through the cab. Inside, the firefighters showed the kids all of their equipment, from boots to oxygen tank. The woman put all of the equipment on and let the kids come close and touch her coat/equipment to show them that even though she may look scary, she’s safe! She was so wonderful with the kids!! We ended our day with a few books about opposites and an opposites song on the tablet.

On Wednesday our theme was Owls and Ovals. In morning centers, the kids counted beads on to pipe cleaners and rolled a letter die and wrote the letters on an owl. They also looked at owl cards and used clothes pins to clip which owl was different. In the afternoon the kids rotated through specials where they learned Spanish, sign language, zoo phonics, and science/math. We ended the day with chapel, which is once a month. Ask your kids about the story of Noah and Gods promise.

On Thursday our theme was Observing the Outside (fall), and we all wore orange! In morning centers, the kids did graphing with fall erasers, upper and lowercase letter matching with a squirrel and an acorn, and they finished a leaf pin poke. They also used leaf scribble plates and cut out their leaves. In afternoon centers, the kids put together fall puzzles with numbers and letters on them, they used magnets on fall themed mats, and they did a listening activity with me. We counted apples and circled the numbers and then they colored the apples. We ended the day with art. The kids made a mosaic owl by gluing colored squares on to an owl. This is always a fun fall project!

Don’t forget next week our Harvest Party is on Wednesday and Thursday is pajama day! We will be eating popcorn and watching Spookley the Square Pumpkin.

Take Care,