September/October Recap Our first month of school went by very quickly! We learned our friend's and teacher's names and got used to the daily routine. In September we celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day and had back to school night. Thank you to all of the parents that attended. We are also back in the swing of things with our visits from Mrs. Lami from the Sparta Library and our music classes with Mr. Chris. With Mr. Chris we learned about Country and Jazz music- one time even having our class with him outside!! Thank you to all that participated in our Kidstuff fundraiser - it was a great success.
In October we had a great time learning about fire safety and getting to climb on the fire truck. We enjoyed spending time with all of the Grandparents that came to visit us on Grandparent's Day. The Kindergarten class had their first field trip of the year to Space Farms Zoo and Museum. In getting ready for Halloween we had our annual pumpkin patch outside and got to clean and decorate our pumpkins. Thank you to all parents that participated and helped out with our Halloween Boo or Treat - it was a great time!!
We started our Enrichment programs. These programs are for the oldest four year olds and that will be Kindergarteners next year. In History we learned about our wonderful state of New Jersey. In Science we learned about rainbows and how they are made. We even had a chance to make our own rainbow out of skittles. In Geography we learned all about the globe and how its a model of our earth.
We start off the month of November with our parent observations. You are invited to sign-up for a 15 min observation in your child's classroom. Please remember if your little one can not handle you in their classroom, you will have another chance to observe again in the spring.
11/2Jamming for Juniors
11/5 Parent-Teacher conferences - signup is on Signup Genius.com. Each conference is 15 min long. Please come on time so that everyone's conferences can start and end on time.
11/9Geography Enrichment - learning about the layers of the earth
11/10Mrs. Lami comes to read
11/11Veteran's Day - we will be reading stories and colorings about Veteran's Day
11/16 Jamming for Juniors
11/22Science and History Enrichment - we will be learning about Pilgrims and we will be making butter (learning about turning a liquid into a solid).
11/23 Annual Thanksgiving Feast - All children are invited to our morning session. We will be serving turkey and cheese finger sandwiches with veggie chips
11/24-11/25No School - closed for Thanksgiving
11/30Jamming for Juniors
12/5Happy Birthday to Walt Disney - bring in something of your favorite Disney character
12/14 Jamming for Juniors
12/15History, Geography and Science Enrichment will be all together
12/20Mrs. Lami comes to read
12/23Santa comes to visit and Holiday party to follow. All children are invited to attend the morning session. Sign-ups for our party will be posted in your child's classroom early Dec.
12/26 - 12/30 No School - holiday break - school reopens 1/2/17
*Show and Tell - 11/4 the letter Ee, 11/11 the letter Ff, 11/18 bring in your favorite Thanksgiving item, 12/2 the letter Gg, 12/9 bring in your favorite Disney character, 12/16 bring in your favorite Christmas or Hanukkah decoration, 12/26 no show and tell
* 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.
* November and December are very busy arts and crafts months. We will be working on lots of Thanksgiving projects and colorings. During the month of December we will have a lot of crafts planned as well, one is even a secret project!! Learning how to cut, glue and color serves as a base of many other learning skills.