I am very excited about opening Toddler Room 105! I look forward to being a part of your child’s life while they are at school.  Please feel free to come in and look at their art work and the pictures of their day. The children are doing a great job transitioning to their new classroom and gaining independence.  We are practicing using forks and spoons to eat, using cups and sippy cups, instead of bottles.

We will be following a weekly curriculum, which is posted on the Family Board.  In addition, we will be learning a new letter every week and a color of the month.  The children will learn to say the color name in English and Spanish.  For October, our color is orange/anaranjado.

During the Fall months, we will be exploring leaves outside and collecting them for our sensory bin. We will also be seeing and feeling the inside of a pumpkin, painting with corn and acorns.  We will be talking about farms, the foods they grow and the animals that live on them.  We will also talk to them about the Fall holidays.

This season, we welcomed 3 new babies in Infant Room 106! Joining us are Kyla, Aubrey and Desmond, adding to our wonderful group of little explorers! We have had fun this season, decorating our room with “ghost feet”, “feet-of-corn” (instead of “ears-of-corn”), and our one-of-a-kind “Frankin’ Feet”.  The babies have enjoyed tummy time to help them start crawling and rolling over. All of our explorers have become fond of our circle time.  The “ABC” and “Look who came to School Today” songs have become popular requests.  Be sure to check out our “Wonder Train” in the Great Room, if you haven’t yet.  We are excited for our Fall Jamboree and our Halloween Parade coming up very soon! Please dress up your child, if you would like, for our Halloween Parade. Happy Harvest!

Summer has just ended and Fall is just beginning for our Jitter Bugs in Toddler Room 107! It’s a great time to go apple and pumpkin picking. Enjoy the crisp Fall wind, the different color leaves on the trees with just a little sun kiss.  This newsletter will cover the next three beautiful holiday months. Family projects will also be sent home on Friday’s for you and your little ones to do together.

The weather is starting to get chilly and we will need our Jitter Bug parents to switch out summer clothes for something a little warmer, i.e. long sleeve shirts, pants and a light jacket.

We are going to be teaching shapes and how to use scissors. We will continue to potty-train, as well as teach colors, ABC’s, taking turns, sharing, rules of our classroom, counting 1-20 in English and Spanish, different animals and the sounds they make.

We ask every family to please bring in a small pumpkin so we can paint them on October 27th. Our Halloween party will be Tuesday, October 31st. You may bring your child in his/her costume for the party and we will take their

Greetings from Toddler Room 108! We all had a good summer with lots of water play activities and buggy walks around our neighborhood. Now, as Fall approaches, our classroom is growing and changing.  Erick just celebrated his 3rd and has gone to Preschool.  His friends are really missing him but he is making lots of new friends in Room 102.  Joining us since our last newsletter are Reagan, Andrew and Karli.

With the Fall comes cooler weather, so please make sure to change out the summer clothes in your childrens’ bins for Fall clothes.  Also, a light jacket will be needed, as we go outside everyday, when weather permits.

Please send in some family photos if you have not already. We are beginning to display them on our family tree. When children see the photos in the classroom, it may help them feel more connected to their families during the day and also builds a sense of community in the classroom.

For the next couple of  months, we will be focusing on all things in the Fall.  We will be talking about the changes we see in the weather and the world around us.  We will be doing lots of apple, pumpkin, and leaf-themed activities.  We hope you can all join us for our Jamboree on Saturday, October 14th, from 11:00 – 4:00 p.m.!

In Preschool Room 109, you may have noticed that we are introducing a new letter each week to the children. We will incorporate it throughout the classroom to practice letter recognition and their sounds. We will even begin to write them! The children have recently been interested in their feelings, so we are planning to spend time talking about them and reading stories about them to better understand them.  Along with our letters and feelings, we are entering into the holiday season! Be prepared to see fun festive art projects sent home and decorating going on in the classroom.  We will be talking a lot about the seasons and holidays coming up.  If you have any interest in sharing your family traditions, beliefs, or holidays that you celebrate, please feel free to let us know and share it with the classroom! Additionally, we are asking for family photos to share with our class for an “About Me” project we plan to do with the children.

               A NOTE FROM “MR. BILL”

Just a reminder that we would love to see all of you (please bring friends too!) at our Jamboree event on Saturday, October 14th, from 11:00 – 4:00 p.m. It will be a fun day, with food, a Bounce House, pumpkin-painting, face-painting, raffles, etc.

Our Halloween Parade will be held on Tuesday, October 31st from 10-11 a.m. and we invite all parents who can make it to come. Should be great fun for the kids!

Lastly, we will be closed Nov. 23-24 for Thanksgiving and Dec. 25-26 for Christmas. As always, thank you for supporting our school. Happy Fall!!