Koala Classroom News

October, 2018, Newsletter

We have had a fantastic start-up to our year!  The kids are doing fantastic and adjusting great to our Koala room and the routines!  I was able to start with our rotating centers by the end of our first week.  We typically do a theme based activity (art) along with a manipulative center and a sensory activity for our centers.  The kids have also started to be assigned daily jobs.  As of now we have a daily calendar helper, meteorologist, song leader, line leader and caboose.

The month of October will be filled with lots of fun, exciting learning activities for the children.  We will have a week of learning about apples followed by “Fire Safety/Community Helpers” week.  We are planning to have a firefighter as well as a police officer come to the school and do a presentation for the children.  Hopefully we are able to get the Livonia Fire Department to bring over a fire truck as well.

During the week of October 15th, the theme will be “Fall Fun”.  Activities will be centered on leaves and forest animals.  Wednesday, October 17th, we will have a U of M/MSU spirit day.  If possible, please have your child wear your favorite team’s apparel. 

Friday, October 19th, will be our annual room to room Halloween activities day.  We will rotate around the childcare rooms doing stories, music & movement, games, art and sensory activities.  If possible, please have your child wear orange and/or black on the 19th.

We will do many fun activities during our pumpkin week the week of the 22nd.  The PTA sponsored “Fall Fun Week” will be October 23, 24, and 25.  Our room will be assigned a time to visit this fun event.  The kids will be able to play games, pick a pumpkin and have some cider and donuts.

The last week of October will be “Halloween Fun”.  We will have a trick or treat parade at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31stPlease have your child wear their Halloween costume.  You may want to bring their clothes to change into after the parade to help preserve their costume for the evening festivities.

Thursday, November 1st, we will have a pizza fun lunch.  If you would like your child to participate, please bring in $1.50 by Monday, October29th.

Friday, November 2nd, we would like to have a relaxed, pajama day.  Please have your child wear their PJ’s to school on Friday.

Busy month planned but we are looking forward to having a blast with the kids!  Thank you for sharing them with us!  Best.Job.Ever.

Ms. Gail, Ms. Joanne, Ms. Laura, Ms. Cari and Ms. Katie