October 2017 in Pre-K
This is the week of C and the number 3. We will talk about changes (such as the seasons) and community helpers. We will have cantelope for snack as well as carrots and celery with dip. What seasonal changes can you observe? Is wildlife behaving any differently? Why is it getting dark so much earlier now? I will also be bringing in a large town/roadway mat for the children to explore with cars. We will use ramps and a variety of surfaces to experiment with speed. Crazy Hair Day will be Friday, October 6! Some of the books we will read are Baker, Baker, Cookie Maker by Linda Hayward, Curious George Goes to a Costume Party, Corduroy by Don Freeman, and A Crazy Day at the Critter Cafe by Barbara Odanaka.
In the week of D and the number 4, we have an exciting visit planned. We will have some community helpers visiting Camelot on October 11. They will be arriving on a real fire truck! In addition to this exciting event, we will be talking about dinosaurs throughout the week. We will create dinosaur fossils and make a volcano erupt! Play Dough will also make an appearance. Domino races will surely be a highlight as well. Some of the books we will read are Where’s Dave (A prehistoric tale of staying smart and safe), Thomas, Percy, and the Dragon, and Curious George’s Dinosaur Discovery by Margret and H.A. Rey’s
Review week. We will review how to form the letters A-D, the numbers 1-4, as well as work on names. On Friday, October 20, we will take our first field trip to the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Nature Center. We will be exploring the magic of autumn in field and forest as we learn about fall colors, migration, and hibernation. More information and permission slips will be coming soon!
During the week of E and the number 5, we will focus on elephants. We will make egg salad and shell/eat edamame. On Wednesday, October 25 we will have our school Halloween parade at 4:30pm. If your child does not usually attend Camelot on Wednesdays, you may bring them at 4:00pm to participate in our parade. Students should come dressed in costume in the morning.
October 30 – November 3
We will work on the letter F and the number 6 this week. We will have formal wear day on Tuesday, November 7! We will learn about local fox and fog throughout the week. We will also read a wide variety of Halloween books.