Puddles and Kindness - Newsletter

Dear Preschool Families,

    This week we bundled on the layers and continued to enjoy as much time outdoors as possible.  The rain brought so much happiness to preschool because it left us with PUDDLES.  We’ve been practicing asking those around us if we can splash before jumping, and once the group has been informed the jumping and laughter begins.  The preschoolers are currently investigating the theme of kindness.  We’ve been discussing the question this week of, “What is kindness?” throughout projects.  We created guidelines for our new Peace Lofts together and played games around community building. Next week we will be investigating the question, “How can we be kind?”

    On Monday we inspected the frost on our playground and made gingerbread babies in Art Studio.  We’ve been playing a handful of games about gingerbread people and so the preschoolers were excited to elaborate on that play and make their own.  We loved music with Danielle on Tuesday, as we prepare for our Winter Concert with excitement.  For our Woods Walk Wednesday,  we changed things up and had a field day with animal games.  It was a fun morning seeing the teachers’ and preschoolers’ running and crawling as animals together.  On Thursday, we were excited to see the sun peek out as we created games and challenges with our playground teeter totters.  Some students were taking turns balancing individually and rocking the board back and forth; a few called it surfing.  Others tried to fit as many children on the boards as possible while making it move, and at one point, even balancing.  

    Friday was lively and full of fun as we conducted a dance party, made kindness postcards, and soaked up the sun we’ve been missing.  We ended the week by inviting our buddies to our sunny preschool garden for reading and playing together.  

Weekly Questions for Your Child

How do you play Mr. Fox?

What did you do with the teeter totter?

What Peace Loft rules did you make?

What animals did you pretend to be during the woods walk field day?

What songs do you sing in Music? ( We’re practicing for the Winter concert!)

Coming Up This Week and Reminder!

  • We are planning a Field Trip in December!  Please be on the lookout for a separate email regarding the details

  • We will begin a new rotation of nap items being sent home bi-weekly.  We have kept nap items today and will send them home next Friday.  When nap items are sent home we will send a reminder for washing and returning.

  • Please RSVP to Yazi or Molly on whether you’ll be attending the Winter Concert, December 12, at 6pm.  We will reserve seats for those attending.

Our Weekly Schedule

*Due to our construction on the blacktop, the bike days are on hold until further notice...

Monday- Art Studio

Tuesday- All School Meeting at 8:20AM & Music with Danielle

Wednesday- Woods Walk

Thursday- Winter Concert Rehearsal 8:30AM & Bookmobile

Friday- Learning Buddies

 

This Weeks Line Leaders for Forest and Castle Room

Monday-  Gus & William G

Tuesday-  Maddie & Rowan Van Donselaar

Wednesday- Neil & Zion

Thursday- Rowan Jaret & Ana

Friday- Sammy & Henry C.

 

With joy,

Emily, Josephine, Molly, and Yazi

The Preschool Team