Grandparent's Day was so much fun. We hope all of the Grandparents enjoyed their time at Alpine. The fire truck came and we learned all about how to be safe. We even had a chance to sit in the cab of the firetruck! Did you see our pictures on Facebook? Remember what the fireman said "when you hear the smoke detector get out of the house".
Mr. Chris introduced us to Rock and Roll. We listened to the music of Elvis Presley (Hound Dog), Bill Haley (Rock Around the Clock) and Chuck Berry (Johnny B Good). He also introduced us to many exotic instruments from around the world!
The Kindergarten class took their very first field trip to Farmstead Estates. We all had a lot of fun learning about the animals. Thank you to all the parents for helping!
Our Boo or Treat went great! We loved all the costumes and thank you to all of the parents who helped out or contributed to such a fun day.
11/4 Jamming for Juniors
11/2-11/6 Parent Observations - signed up with teacher if interested in observing class
11/7 Parent Teacher Conferences - if you have not signed up yet please check your email for directions for the on line sign up sheet
11/18Jamming for Juniors
11/20Spirit Day!! - Crazy Hat Day
11/25Thanksgiving Feast - all children welcome (see below - in November holidays)
11/26-11/27 School Closed - Thanksgiving
November holidays In November we will celebrate two important holidays - Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving. We will be reading stories and doing activities and crafts. We will be celebrating Thanksgiving with our annual feast. We will be serving turkey sandwiches, veggie sticks and a delicious dessert. Parents are welcome to volunteer, please see your child's teacher.
Alpine Enrichment Programs Geography - on 11/12 we'll continue our studies of North America. This time we'll talk about wild animals. The students will learn that as the number of people in North America increased, the number of wild animals decreased. They will learn about extinction of animals. The students will then work individually on the map of animals in North America such as the American Bison, Grizzly Bear, Bald Eagle, Moose, Raccoon, Gray Wolf and Armadillo (whose name we mention every day while reciting our Montessori Sound Cards.
History - on 11/19 we are going to venture back into time and learn about the Pilgrims and why we celebrate Thanksgiving. The second half of the class we will learn about the much loved Thanksgiving tradition - the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with some of the history behind the parade.
Science - we are doing a crazy colorful experiment! We will be adding food coloring and a drop of soap to milk. We will observe how the molecules in the milk, such as protein and fat twist and swirl about. The swirling colors help us to see the colorless molecules as they separate. Next we will be getting creative with vinegar and milk. By adding vinegar to warm milk we create curds and whey. The acid in vinegar makes all of the protein in the milk stick together. With these curds we will be forming shapes that will dry into plastic creations.
*Show and Tell - 11/6 the letter Gg, 11/13 the letter Hh, 11/20 my favorite Thanksgiving decoration
* We are looking for that "special someone" to help out at our Holiday party. We have a costume for whoever can help out - please see Mrs. Gorman.
* Remember we are a NUT FREE school
* Please send in a coat or jacket for when your child goes outside
* All children need a coat bag with extra clothes inside.
* All children under the age of 5 are required to have an annual flu shot. Evidence of this vaccination needs to be in to the school before we leave for the holiday break - per state regulations.