The weather has sure changed over the past week… It was beautiful on the days we could get outside though! This coming week will be filled with some fun/funny holidays and the following week will be filled with pumpkin/Halloween activities. I have been hearing some fun costume ideas, hope you are all getting excited for Halloween!
- Share Day is this coming Friday, October 19! Your child will share an item of his/her choice in front of the class. The item chosen should fit inside your child’s backpack. It is a time to practice speaking (and an opportunity to talk about something special), so any preparation/practice is helpful… so they feel more excited and comfortable. If your child attends full day, he/she can bring an item for the morning and afternoon!
- Halloween parties will be October 31stand the parades will begin promptly at 11am (for the morning group) and 3pm (for the afternoon group), plan to arrive 10 minutes early to park and get in place to watch the parade on the playground. If your child stays all day, he/she will participate in both the morning and afternoon parade. You and/or other family are invited to attend one or both. Your child may come dressed in costume or bring it with… PLEASE be sure that all parts of costume are labeled with his/her name. Please leave weapons at home.
- Please check your child’s backpack for appropriate change of clothes (pants and long-sleeves). Coats, hats, and mittens are needed during these chilly fall days at Kinderfarm!
- Parent/teacher conferences are next month, November 15thfrom 9am-1pm. If you would like to schedule a conference, please call Kinderfarm (319-351-3438) between October 29 at 8am and November 9 at 3pm. Conferences take about 20 minutes and we ask to leave your Kinderfarmer at home.
Monday:Today is National Cheese Curd Day and World Maths Day! We will be enjoying some cheese curds and playing Halloween bingo for our activity this morning. I will read “10 Busy Brooms” to go along with our Halloween theme!
Ms. Casey from the Iowa City Library will be making a visit this afternoon.
Wednesday:National Pasta Day will be a great day to make a necklace with black and orange pasta… it will be a way for the blue roomers to work on fine motor skills (and patterning if they choose). Books: “Pumpkin Trouble” and “Shivery Shades of Halloween.”
Friday:SHARE DAY!! And… dress in BLACK AND GOLD to celebrate Iowa Hawkeye Homecoming!
Monday:We will measure pumpkins and put them in order from largest to smallest this morning. This afternoon, we will turn into scientists and dissect a pumpkin. We will make a sensory bag with the insides.
Books: “Pumpkins” and “Trick or Treat Little Critter.”
Wednesday:The blue roomers will be arranging letters in the correct order to spell their names. The letters will be on pumpkins and ghosts! Books: “Mouse’s First Halloween” and “Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever.”
Friday: Mini pumpkin pies will be our activity today! I am hoping some of the kids like it as much as I do!! Books: “Halloween Howl” and “Halloween Cats.”
Go Hawks and Happy Pumpkin Picking,