Ladybug News


Ladybug News
October 2017

Dear Families,
I am beyond impressed with how far your children have come with learning the class routines and rituals.  Stay tuned on our class Twitter page (@missteeladybugs) for pictures and videos of how nicely they demonstrate their table manners.  And so you know, all the little ladybugs are able to pour their own water, pass the serving bowl around the table, open cheese sticks and other bags of snacks, ask to be excused, and put their dirty dishes in the dish tub.  I encourage you to reinforce these important skills at home.  Independence brings competence!

Moving on, October is going to be a busy month.  We will be learning all about community workers and transportation. We will start the month focusing on fire safety and firefighters.  There are props in the dramatic play area to promote some serious fire safety, police action, and mail. Delivery.  

This is going to be so much fun!
Miss Tee

Highlights of the month will include:
Social and Emotional: Empathy; more feelings, identifying anger, same or different feelings
Math: tangrams & shapes; creating paper fire trucks, 1:1 correspondence games with firefighters and Dalmatians 
Literacy: introduction to alliteration and ending sounds
Letters of the week: F, T, M, L. (Review)
Music and movement: Buddy Play in the gym. We will practice bouncing, catching, rolling balls with our assigned buddy.
Art: paper fire trucks, finger paint with flames (no, not for real), 

Important dates and reminders:
10/2 PTA meeting at Lake School 5pm. Outdoor childcare provided.
10/3 Fire Safety presentation with the Gunnison Fire Protection District at Lake school . 9am. Everybody is invited. 
10/4 Colt Corral in the gym. 3pm. Everybody is invited. 
10/5 Picture day. Please return the order forms to me asap. 
10/9 & 10/10 School closed for fall break.
10/31 Halloween!  Wear costumes to school and there will be an all Lake School parade at 2:45.  Parents are invited to come watch.  We will have a special (not too sugary) snack but not a party.  Halloween is already such an exciting day and your little ones will need to preserve some energy for the evening. 
Stay tuned for information about a couple of great classes being offered at Lake school- The Nurturing Parent Program and Love and Logic 
And lastly, parent teacher conferences will be November 7,8 & 9. I will post a sign up form in the next few weeks.