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MaryBeth Kula, Director
Email: Mkula@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8327

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Preschool Room

Lead Teacher: Mrs. O | Assistant Teacher: Mrs. Ross

October 2014

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

   

1

Theme: Fall

The class will make fall hand and fingerprint trees!

The children will stamp using fall shaped stamps and cookie cutters!

2

The Brighton Fire Department will come to school to teach the children about Fire Prevention!

The children will paint using watercolors for fall!

The class will make fall colored leaves to hang from our classroom ceiling!

3

Trike-A-Thon

The children will bring their tricycles and helmets to school today to participate in our Trike-A-Thon!

The class will gather leaves from outside and make a leaf bracelet!

*Pizza Day

6

Theme: Fire Safety

F is for Firefighter! We will talk about the important jobs firefighters do and make our own firefighters!

7

Picture Day!

We will make finger paint fire. Sing RED song!

The children will practice crawling low under smoke!

8

We play a safety game and then make Fire Chief self portraits!

9

I want to be a fire fighter! We will watch a special video teaching about fire safety! The children will "practice" calling 911!

*Pizza Day

10

Our class will learn to Stop, Drop, and Roll!

We will have a Fire Safety Search throughout the building!

13

Theme: Fall Fun

The children will finger paint a pumpkin patch and recite the 5 Little Pumpkins song!

14

The children will make paper plate scarecrows!

The class will paint a tree with leaves using the colors red, yellow, orange, and brown for fall!

15

The children will make handprint owls!

*Pizza Day

16

Sink or Float? We will set up an Apple and Pumpkin washing station!

17

The class will make fingerprint Indian corn art projects!

20

Theme: Fall Fun

We will take a walk to collect fall nature items and then make nature crowns!

21

The children will make leaf paintings using the remainder of our leaf collection from Monday's nature walk!

*Pizza Day

22

Fall Celebration Day

Art Projects, Songs, Special Treats, and Activities!

23

The class will make a HUGE spider web with a ball of yarn!

The children will also make individual spider webs on paper!

Sing: Eensy, Weensy Spider

24

Field Trip!

We will be taking a field trip to Gro-Moore Farm! Please pack a brown bag lunch for your child on this day!

27

Theme: Halloween

We will carve a pumpkin!

The children will decorate a jack-0-lantern with black and orange paper shapes!

28

Candy Corn Counting! The class will count and sort candy corn and then make their own handprint candy corn!

29

The children will practice wrapping and winding when they make their own mummies to bring home!

30

The class will make their own Halloween pasta necklace!

Children will decorate a Trick or Treat bag for tomorrow's festivities!

31

Trick or Treating in the SJFC offices! Wear your Halloween costume to school!

*Pizza Day

Notes from the Preschool Room

Dear Parents,

We have had a great first month of preschool! The class has been busy getting to know one another, learning the classroom routine, and making new friends! October will also be a very exciting month for our class. We have been planning many fun and educational activities!

We have planned a Trike-A-Thon for Friday, October 3rd, 2014. All of the children will need to bring their tricycles to school, along with a helmet on this day. The money raised from the Trike-A-Thon will be given to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

On Thursday, October 2nd, the Brighton Fire Department will be coming to our school to teach the children about Fire Safety and Prevention. The children will get to meet some real firefighters and take a look inside a big fire truck!

Tuesday, October 7th will be picture day! Teddy Bear Portrait studio will be coming to the center to photograph the students. You will have an opportunity to purchase a class photo and/or individual photos of your child.

On Friday, October 24th, we will be taking a field trip to Gro-Moore Farm Market. We will leave Fisher at 9:30am that day. Please be sure to drop your child off at school by 9:00am. We will also need you to leave a car seat with buckles at the school for your child to ride in on the bus. If you're interested in joining us, we have space for two parent volunteers. Please see either myself or Mrs. Ross if you'd like to come!

We will end the month by Trick-or-Treating in the St. John Fisher College offices on Friday, October 31st. Please have your child wear his/her Halloween costume to school that day because we are planning on leaving our classroom by 9:30am. We would also appreciate if you could dress your child in comfortable walking shoes and do not bring any props that may go with your child's costume.

I have enjoyed getting to know all of you over the past month and the many different personalities of your children. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Warmly,
Mrs. O.

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