Friday, September 30, 2016

October Songs and Poems

Hello families!

I went with the theme of fall for this month, combined with the students' love of animals.  You saw in our weekly email that we already watched videos to see the difference between hedgehogs and woodchucks.  The kids were so enthralled during those videos, I hope you get a chance to watch more of them!

Also, Halloween is coming!  We began our October songs and poems early since we had an extra week in August and in November and December we will have shorter months (because of the holidays) so I thought we would adjust to give each month a similar time frame with their songs and poems.

I chose two Halloween themed poems because I know that usually the day that we turn the calendar page for October some student is bound to alert the class that this mean Halloween is CLOSE!  Which in turn will stimulate talk and planning for our first class party!

FYI I love using party planning to offer the students a chance to see themselves as capable, creative problem solving people, so we will be working through everything, from brainstorming ideas for a theme, activities and food, to creating the games, activities and decorations to what food we will be requesting from the families for this exciting celebration.  So stay tuned for news about their process and for the sign ups we may put out for help we will be asking for.

I hope you enjoy learning these poems along with your child!  Love, Jennifer

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