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November Pre-K Newsletter

We are progressing nicely into the school year. The children are falling into the daily routines and are beginning to feel a sense of accountability for the way the school day goes. 

The month of October went swiftly and with great success. Our 'All About Me' sessions went well. The children were patient in waiting for their special day to come around. This activity helps develops public speaking skills and gives the children an opportunity to build their vocabulary using descriptive language. 

I want to thank all the parents who took time out of their busy schedules to meet with me for parent/teacher conferences. Communication between parents and teachers is a vital part of a child's education. I encourage you to keep the flow of communication open. 

The beginning of the month will bring discussion of the five senses. We will talk about how sight, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting help us understand the world around us. We will learn how each sense works and what it might be like to be absent of that sense.   

We will then finish the month with a Thanksgiving unit. Thanksgiving is a festive meal of thanks and celebration that is shared with family and friends. We will further explore this concept using poems and rhymes such as “Five Little Turkeys.” In addition, we will delve into the health aspect of Thanksgiving and discuss nutrition. As a culminating activity we will grow a “tree of thankfulness.” The children will generate a list of things they are thankful for which will be displayed on our tree. 

Please remember to keep the channels of communication open. Speak to me if you have any questions or concerns. I have mapped out a stimulating month filled with activities, projects, and moments of excitement. I hope you are excited as I am!

“Miss Jessica” LaFera

November Preschool Newsletter

A special thanks to each of you who took the time to meet with me for Parent-Teacher conferences.  Together we can provide the best ‘First Steps’ experience for your child!  Autumn is such a wonder-filled time of year.  So much changes right before our eyes!  There are some changes we cannot see, but we feel them.  Although November is a month of less sun and colder days; our school is lit each day with the bright smiles of friends.  Self- regulation grows and language enrichment happens every day as we explore and discover, practice making choices and complete those tasks we have chosen.  We continue to work hard, using our words to express how we feel and what we are thinking and to problem-solve together. 

We begin this month focusing on how we use our senses every day to help us learn and play!  We will also enjoy some shape and color review activities as we look around our world.  Where can we find a square? A triangle? A rectangle? A circle?  Shapes are everywhere!  What happens when we mix red and yellow together?  How about mixing red and blue or blue and yellow?   Learning is so much fun!  We begin our alphabet study this month, introducing the children to the letters T, L and I.  We use the Handwriting without Tears approach and use the same descriptive language that many of the children will hear when they enter elementary school.  Each letter of our alphabet can be described using the terms:  big and little straight line and big and little curve line.  We have lots of manipulatives for the children to play with to reinforce letter shape and sound.

Thanksgiving offers us plenty of opportunities to think about healthy food choices, family traditions, sharing, being thankful, and friendships. Our class will be filled with lots of yummy, colorful food as we prepare for and enjoy our shared Thanksgiving snack on Tuesday, Nov. 25!

We are thankful that you have chosen to share your wonderful children with us!

Ginny Workstus and all the preschool staff!


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