Wedesday, 23rd – Friday, 25th – Thanksgiving Break (school closed)
Thursday, 1st – Registration begins for the 2022/23 School Year
Thursday, 1st – Second semester tuition due
Friday, 16 – Winter Break begins at the end of the day, no extended day
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?
Mrs. G. & Mrs. Obaker
What fun we had with your 2s on Halloween! We could not believe they kept their costumes on the whole time, even masks! This month we will talk about Thanksgiving and the things that we are thankful for. The children will be busy with art projects as we make harvest corn pictures, pumpkin pie magnets and turkeys using leaves. The school will smell delicious because we will be making corn bread, homemade applesauce, and mini pumpkin pies. Your kids are wonderful, and we are having so much fun with them!
Mrs. Brown & Mrs. Musci
From spooky Halloween fun, we’re rolling right on into nighttime creatures with a unit on nocturnal animals. We’ll be learning about the difference between nocturnal and diurnal animals, as well as focusing on bats, owls, and raccoons and their habitats. We’ll be working on our fine motor, letter recognition, and counting skills by “feeding” letters to a racoon and making a nighttime number line. We’ll wrap up talking about dark and light with shadow play and puppets. We’ll spend the rest of the time before the Thanksgiving holiday talking about gratitude and friendship with a little turkey fun thrown in there, too. We wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
Mrs. Bosher & Mrs. Pawlak
November already?! I can hardly believe it. Our month starts with a brief unit on nocturnal animals. We will practice sorting, work on multi-step directions with our crafts and read books starring all of our nocturnal animal friends. We will then learn about Thanksgiving with an emphasis on farms. On our farmyard journey we will learn where all that yummy food on our Thanksgiving plates comes from and talk about making healthy choices. We will discuss the people who work on the farm and the tools and vehicles that they use. A farm unit would be incomplete without talking about animals found on the farm! Classics such as ‘Big Red Barn’ by Margaret Wise, ‘Duck on a Bike’ by David Shannon and ‘Click Clack Moo- Cows That Type’ by Doreen Cronin will be read. As we near the holiday our focus will shift to the importance of gratitude. *** Donations of food/cooking magazines (to be used during our Thanksgiving unit) would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Mrs. Pullias & Mrs. Joyce
During November, Mrs. Pullias’ class will begin our unit on The Farm. We will be learning about farm animals, the products they provide and how those products get to our homes. We’ll even make our own butter! The farm unit also provides many opportunities to have fun with math skills such as patterns, ordinal numbers and making sets. Our Amazing Alphabet Adventure will continue with the letters “D, E and F” and as we make our list of farm words, we will work on matching letter sounds to the words. As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we will discuss the importance of family, friends and share the many things that we are thankful for. Mrs. Joyce and I are thankful for such a great class and wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Mrs. Howe & Mrs. Powell
And just like that, it is November! The class has really begun to meld together and have a lot of fun, especially when we are working on our projects. We will explore a unit on emotions and learn new words and discuss “cold prickly” and “warm fuzzy”. After that we will move to our unit on family and finally Thanksgiving. During this time, our focus will be on everything that we are thankful for in our lives. We will even make our own cranberry sauce to send home for your feasts.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to remember how fortunate we are. We thank you for choosing Dulaney Day Preschool to join in the journey with your children. We adore them and appreciate the support from our parents!