Amy and I are continuing to reinforce the expectations for behavior at school. For example, it is perfectly normal at this age for children to grab toys from one another, however we are teaching them to say, “This is my work” and we remind them that we don’t take something that is in someone else’s hands. We also are frequently talking about personal space and would appreciate your help in guiding them to an understanding of this. It is especially helpful at circle time for them to understand that they are each entitled to their personal space.
Eric Carle has been our featured author and we have painted, as a group, in the style of Eric Carle. You will notice a large sun setting over our bulletin board that strongly resembles the sun in The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Here are some of the books we have read:
• Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?
• The Very Hungry Caterpillar
• Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?
• From Head to Toe
• Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?
• The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
• Eric Carle’s ABC
• Eric Carle’s 123
This month we will be focused on Fall on the Farm. There will be farm themes throughout the classroom and we will talk about leaves changing and apple picking. We will make applesauce and apple paintings. Your children will think about which color apple they prefer. Be sure to point out all the changes occurring in nature all around us as the temperatures drop and the days grow shorter.
Thank you for entrusting your children to us! It is an honor and a pleasure to teach them.
Sarah & Amy