Inquisitive Owls Outstanding November
Hello Owls’ families!
November for the Owls class was a month filled with exciting field trips, meaningful learning, and lots of joy. Our journey to Tolmachoff Farms was not only an enriching adventure but also an enriching educational experience. We also had more agricultural based fun when horses came to visit the school.
Our November studies included an exploration of gratitude, learning how to draw Mat Man (our drawing/pre-writing activity), and understanding the difference between accidents and actions done on purpose which is part of our Second Step program.
Among the favorite activities this month was counting in Korean, as we continued studying the languages of our classmates. The children also honed their conflict resolution skills with the help of Larry and Petunia, characters that made learning these vital skills enjoyable. Playing in the courtyard and making craft bubbles was another favored activity, especially with our beautiful November weather.
Our favorite book last month was “Zen Pig” which captured the children’s imaginations and hearts with its thoughtful storytelling. Music continued to be a cornerstone of our classroom experience. “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” introduced some silly and festive cheer, while “Paa Tunod,” a song in Tagalog, was a fun multicultural favorite. The children also learned some new transition songs and they did so very quickly, which we were very impressed with.
A particularly memorable moment last month was when the children shared what they were grateful for. This exercise not only made them stop and think, but was also a heartwarming, and sometimes funny, addition to our classroom. We also focused on poetry this month, learning two poems for Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving.
As we look forward to the festive month of December, a gentle reminder for parents: Please inform us if your child will be taking a vacation, so we can prepare their belongings to be sent home before they leave for the week.
Thank you for your continuous support and involvement in your child’s learning journey. Here’s to another month filled with discovery and growth!
Ms. Wynter and Ms. Rosette
Learning Lizards Lively November
Hello Learning Lizards’ families!
November was a month filled with gratitude and discovery for our Learning Lizards. The Thanksgiving holiday was a chance for our little Lizards to share what they are thankful for. It was touching to hear them express thankfulness for their families, including mommies, daddies, siblings, and even their beloved pets.
Our educational journey took us through the fascinating lifecycles of various creatures. The children eagerly learned about the lifecycles of a pumpkin, lizard, frog, and turtle. Their ability to recall the stages of the pumpkin and frog lifecycles was nothing short of impressive, showcasing their growing understanding and retention.
The month was packed with favorite activities that combined learning with fun. Observing a frog expand in water was a favorite experience, sparking curiosity and awe. Crafts were a big hit, with the creation of a 3D lizard on a log and a silly frog with a paper plate capturing their imagination. The letter art activity was particularly engaging, as they creatively crafted a pumpkin out of the letter ‘P’, a frog out of ‘F’, a lizard from ‘L’, and a tiger from ‘T’. These activities not only reinforced their knowledge of the alphabet. but also encouraged their artistic skills.
Our favorite classroom story was “Yoshi, Sea Turtle Genius.” The story of Yoshi’s 20-year journey from captivity back to her birthplace to lay eggs captivated our Lizards. Their attention and fascination with Yoshi’s adventure were remarkable, highlighting their deepening empathy and understanding of the natural world.
As we look ahead to the upcoming months, we’d like to make a special request for more playdough. Homemade contributions from our wonderful parents would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your continued support and engagement. It’s your involvement that makes our classroom a thriving space for learning and growth.
Ms. Radhika and Ms. Jacquie
Curious Cottontails November Narratives
Hello Curious Cottontails’ families!
As we bid farewell to November, it’s heartening to reflect on the significant strides our Cottontails have made. One of our biggest triumphs has been witnessing them use words to express themselves more effectively. Their growing communication skills are a joy to observe. Adding to our list of accomplishments, nine of our friends have now mastered the potty. Great job Cottontails!
Our exploration themes last month were all about the wonders of pumpkins and the changing beauty of trees and leaves. These themes offered ample opportunities for learning and discovery, capturing the essence of the season.
The Cottontails showed great enthusiasm in activities that involved matching by size and color, working on their observational and cognitive skills. Tracing their hands with coloring pencils was not just a fun activity but also great for developing fine motor skills. They also worked on studying the parts of a leaf, using crayons for coloring and tracing, which was an engaging way to learn about nature’s intricate designs.
Storytime was a highlight with books like “The Opposites Book” and “We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt,” which were particular favorites. These books opened up a world of interactive learning and exploration that our Cottontails thoroughly enjoyed.
Music is a cornerstone of our daily routine, and “The Color Songs” and “The More We Come Together” have been especially popular. These songs not only enhance their musical appreciation but also teach valuable lessons in unity and diversity.
A favorite activity this month was building with magnetic tiles. This activity encouraged teamwork and creativity during center time. In “Maisy Goes to Preschool,” the character Mr. Peacock captivated their imagination, leaving them in giggles and sparking creative discussions.
It’s delightful to see our Cottontails learning to recognize their own and their friends’ written names, a vital skill in their social development. Additionally, with the changing weather, they are learning to put on their jackets independently, a small but significant step in self-care.
A friendly reminder to all parents: Please check your child’s folder daily for reports and important information. Also, ensure their cubby is updated with clothes appropriate for the weather and size. These small preparations make a big difference in their comfort and readiness for the day.
Thank you for your ongoing support and engagement in your child’s learning journey. Here’s to another month filled with learning and laughter!
Ms. Brandi and Ms. Melany
Friendly Foxes Fun in November
Hello Friendly Foxes’ families!
November has been a month of delightful discoveries and warm welcomes in the Fox classroom. Our little Foxes got creative with handprint turkeys for Thanksgiving, bringing a splash of color and joy to our celebration. We’re also thrilled to welcome Ms. Yvette to our classroom, and her presence has already added a lovely dimension to our daily activities.
Our themes this month were a heartwarming exploration of gratitude, focusing on what we’re thankful for, particularly our families. We also embarked on a barnyard adventure, learning about farm animals and the sounds they make. Can you guess what sound a horse or a pig makes? Ask your little one!
The playground turned into a pumpkin wonderland, where our Foxes explored pumpkins with great curiosity. Coloring with different textures sparked their creativity, while the easel became a canvas for their imagination, with vibrant splashes of red, blue, and more. We also enjoyed counting out loud which has not only been fun, but also a great learning tool.
Our book corner was bustling with activity. “Animal Farm (Noisy Animals)” was a huge hit, filled with the exciting sounds of farm life. Our big book with large animal pictures was another favorite, capturing their attention and sparking wonderful animal-themed discussions.
Music and rhythm are always at the heart of our classroom. “The Five Little Pumpkins” and “Turkey on My Table” were the songs of the month, filling our room with singing and laughter.
A significant development this month has been the growing interest our children are showing in books – a delightful sight for us educators! Their skill in cutting fruit using a wooden knife and playing with wooden fruit has been a big area of interest. Additionally, the joy of running on the grass during outdoor playtime has been a source of great happiness and freedom for the little foxes.
The sensory table was a major attraction with its colorful pasta, offering a world of scooping and pouring fun. These sensory experiences are crucial in developing fine motor skills and fostering a love for discovery.
As we move into December, we look forward to more enriching experiences and learning opportunities. And a gentle reminder: the sensory experiences and outdoor play are great talking points to engage with your child about their day at school!
Ms. Yvette and Ms. Brittney
- Please make sure you have winter clothes for your child in their cubby in case they have an accident.
- Please keep your kids with you at drop off. Do not let them run ahead of you where they may potentially go through an open gate to the parking lot.
- The winter concert is Monday December 18th. Cottontails perform at 9:00, Lizards at 9:30, Owls at 10:00.
- Winter Break: CHP is CLOSED on Friday, December 22nd. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd. Happy Holidays!