THEME: FAMILY, FRIENDS & FEELINGS / WE ARE THANKFUL
“Some families are large, some families are small,but I love my family best of all!”
Families and Thanksgiving will be the focus of our activities for these two weeks. At circle time we will read Thanksgiving books, discuss our own family Thanksgiving celebrations, our favorite Thanksgiving foods and what we are thankful for. Other activities planned include painting turkeys at the easel, making turkey slime for the sensory table, baking corn muffins, a writing activity about our families and reading a My Big World magazine on Thanksgiving manners.
The letter of the week activity is J is for jacket.
At music time we will dance the turkey-pokey, sing On Thanksgiving Day by Laurie Berkner and this turkey song:
I’M A LITTLE TURKEY (tune of I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little turkey fluffy and brown.
My wings flip flop when I turn around.
I have a lot of feathers on my back,
And a big orange beak that goes click-clack.
**11/18 -11/22 is a sharing week. We are asking each child to bring in a family photo on their scheduled sharing day. You may send in a picture of just one or two individual relatives or a group picture; any family photo your child selects will be fine. We plan to pin the photos onto a classroom bulletin board for
several weeks. The photos will then be kept for each child’s end-of-the-year portfolio book.
REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
*The December snack calendar is available to sign.
*There is a signup sheet for Tasty Tuesday on 11/19.
*We plan to be on the playground for 20 – 30 minutes each morning. Please dress your child for the weather and be sure all outerwear is labeled. When wearing boots, put shoes/slippers in the back pack to change into once we’re inside.
*As the cold weather approaches we must prepare for inclement weather. PPP is closed if the Pentucket School District is closed. When a delayed opening is announced PPP will hold school from 10:45-12:30 and Lunch Bunch will not be held.
*Parent-teacher conferences for the Red Apple group will be held on Friday, December 6th and Monday, December 9th from 9:00-11:15.
*Parent-teacher conferences for the Yellow Apple group will be held on Wednesday, December 11th and Thursday, 12th from 12:15 – 1:00 and Friday, December 13th from 9:00 – 11:15.
*Conference signup sheets will be posted on the fence to schedule an appointment. If you cannot access these you may call or email for an appointment time.
*The children will be creating winter art for the bulletin boards at the Groveland library. Be sure to come by in December to see their creations!