Welcome to November - Newsletter

Dear Preschool Families,

    This week has been a fun balance of sunny autumn exploration and rainy muddy play as we continue to spend as much time as we can outside before the cold weather takes over.  We had the silliest time comparing our pajamas and reading halloween books on Monday.  On Tuesday, we challenged our problem-solving skills while teaming up for bikes and deciding who would be the drivers and who would be the trailer riders.  We soaked up the sunshine of Wednesday by spending our morning in the preschool garden before our Woods Walk.  We skipped and cheered as we found leaves on our deciduous tree scavenger hunt.  We worked and played in the classrooms on the rainy Thursday by tracing our names, reading stories, building blocks, and creating new play ideas. We also made orange playdough with added lemongrass essential oil. Children wanted to take it home! Making playdough is a simple and fun activity to do at home, scroll down to find a recipe that works great. After much down time, many of us were thrilled to play in the rain and create mud slides and games.  On Friday, we were eager to see our 3-4 learning buddies.  Together we read books and made a salad for the Breakwater Harvest Fest.  We hope to see you at our Harvest Fest tomorrow!

 

Weekly Questions for Your Child

What did you make with your buddies? How did you make it?

Did you use the bikes this week?  Do you like to drive them or ride on a trailer?

What did you put in the the playdough? What did it smell like?

What kind of plays have you been acting out on the stage?

 

Coming Up This Week and Requests!

  • Our much beloved Harvest Festival is tomorrow from noon - 2pm. Come together to celebrate our community! Food, face painting, art projects, tinkering, field games, Enrichment program activities, pumpkin bowling, and Jenny and Baxter Van West strike up the band at 1pm for a contra dance in the Dan.
  • Preschool would love to make sensory bottles and needs sturdy plastic bottles with screw tops. Instead of recycling them, bring them and so we can upcycle them!
  • Preschool needs you plastic shopping bags!  Please donate any extras you can contribute.

Our Weekly Schedule

Monday- Outdoor Morning & Art Studio

Tuesday- All School Meeting, Music with Danielle & Bike Day*

Wednesday- Outdoor Morning & Woods Walk

Thursday- Bookmobile & Bike Day*

Friday- 3rd & 4th grade buddies

* Remember helmets on Bike Days!

This Weeks Line Leaders for Forest and Castle Room

  • Monday-  Lydia & Sammy

  • Tuesday- Henry Pearson-Bond & Neil

  • Wednesday- Maeve & Willie

  • Thursday- Mia & Branden

  • Friday- No School (Veteran’s Day)

 

Please enjoy this week's photographs and share them with your child. It will help them share their world at school with you

Warmly,

The Preschool Team

Emily, Josephine, Molly, and Yazi

 

Playdough Recipe

What you need for a small colored ball of playdough:

  • 1 cup flour (Add more if consistency isn’t thick enough)

  • ¼ cup salt

  • 1 (4g) package unsweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix (feel free to skip this ingredient, or get creative with jello, essential oils, spices, and food coloring)

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

  • 2 Tbsp. cream of tartar

Directions

  1. Mix together the flour, salt, water, and cream of tartar in a medium saucepan.

  2. Stir in oil.

  3. Mix over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, or until the mixture begins to form into a ball.

  4. Carefully remove the play dough from the pan, and knead until soft.

  5. Grab your cookie cutters and rolling pins, and let the kids (and yourself) indulge in the fun!

  6. When you’re finished for the day, store the play dough in an airtight container, and place in the refrigerator for best results at preserving it.