Wednesday, November 27th
Please mark your calendar and sign up for a Parent-Teacher “getting acquainted” Conference (invitations to our “Sign-Up Genius” will be sent out today). Our fall conference gives you an opportunity to chat with your child’s teachers, share information, and get to know one another. You will also be introduced to our Profile and Portfolio process. Our Kinder Works Standards and Curriculum Guides will be available, as always, for you to review.
You will receive a copy of your child’s Profile prior to conference time. This is a record of observations of his or her development here at school. We look forward to seeing you at your conference!
*Please note that Wednesday, November 27th is not a regular school day; there will be no classes held on this day.*
November 4th – 18th
November’s EQ project is about sharing with those who are less fortunate than ourselves. At this time each year, we provide complete Thanksgiving Dinners for local needy families with children!
Our Kinder Works children and families are invited to participate in this Thanksgiving food drive. Look for donation baskets at arrival and dismissal times. Contributions will be accepted through November 18th. Listed below are some suggestions for your contributions:
~ Gift Card for a turkey
~ Bags/boxes of potatoes
~ Stuffing (boxes)
~ Non-perishable desserts
~ Non-perishable vegetables
~ Gravy (cans)
~ Non-perishable fruits (cans/dried)
~ Cranberry sauce (canned)
In addition, each class will make a festive centerpiece to add to the baskets. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity!
Our November Theme:
Fabulous Fall Harvest!
Thanksgiving is a national holiday founded on giving and gratitude. From the very first Thanksgiving, to the one we celebrate this month, one tradition still holds true: sharing the bounty of nature and our kitchens brings people together. There are many examples of giving and gratitude from past to present, and personally. We will see how many ways, with our Random Acts activities… as we share ways we have been kind (watch for this home project, and at school we will create a giant Horn of Plenty).
This month, we also learn what “farm-to-table” is all about. Fall harvest yields vegetables, fruits and grains from the garden, and as it gets colder, farmers prepare for their animals to survive the winter. How do we grind the wheat to make flour for bread? How is butter and applesauce made?
Near the end of the month, we will hold our annual POW-WOWs to celebrate friendship by giving gifts we have made, and showing gratitude.
Our November calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF!
Thank you to all who joined us at our fabulous Fall Festival!
We hope you had as much fun as we did!
Our October EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, October 24th & 25th
“Practicing Self-Calming Skills”
It’s that time of year again… the perfect time to practice our self calming skills… With each night falling earlier, and Halloween decorations like jack-o-lanterns, spiders, and skeletons, it can be a scary time of year for little ones. It’s important to teach self-calming skills so children can reassure themselves amidst all the excitement and change.
A child may find comfort in a stuffed toy, a ‘lovey’ blanket, a song or memory or thought, taking a deep breath, a hug from Mom or Dad, a favorite activity, going outside…
Please send your child to school ready to share, or demonstrate how they find comfort and calm. Maybe another child finds reassurance in the same way, so feelings are validated and relationships are strengthened in this EQ (Social Emotional Learning, or “SEL”) opportunity.