November, 2015

Courtney Owens

Themes of the week (in addition to Montessori Work Time)

11/2: Body Parts
-The children will be able to identify specific body parts (Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes).
-The children will start to develop body awareness.

11/9: Food Groups/Nutrition
-The children will become aware of five food groups (dairy, protein, vegetables, fruits, and grains).
-The children are made aware of different foods from each food group.
-The children are informed that eating different foods from each food group will help them grow, think, and have energy to play.
-The children will learn how to recognize different foods from each group.
-The children will sample a variety of healthy foods.

Friday, November 13th  NO SCHOOL/ Teacher In Service Day (Parent//Teacher Conferences All Day 8am-7pm)

11/16: Indians/Pilgrims
-The children will learn about the items Pilgrims used long ago.
-The children will learn very that life was difficult for the Pilgrims in America and that everyone, including the children, had to work hard.
-The children will learn where the Pilgrims left and where they were headed in America.
-The children will be reading and learning about the very first Thanksgiving.

11/23: What I am thankful for
-The children will learn the meaning of Thanksgiving is to be thankful for families, friends and special things in times we share.
-The children will learn doing things for others is important, and makes us feel good inside.
-The children will learn that we can show thankfulness all the time, not only during holidays.
-The children will learn there are many ways to share.

Thanksgiving Feast 11/25 (11:00‐12:00pm) 12:00pm Early Dismissal (No Aftercare)
Thursday/Friday NO SCHOOL—Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday!


Letters of the week
11/2: Ii
11/9: Jj
11/16: Kk
11/23: Ll

Sight word of the week
11/2: for
11/9: have
11/16: play
11/23: look

Things to do at home this month to reinforce our themes:
-Perform a simple cleanup task for a needy neighbor. It might be as simple as raking leaves from a yard or driveway, or tidying a porch or garage.
-Make Thanksgiving dinner together.
-Make a weekly menu together to place on the refrigerator that is balanced according to the food pyramid.
-Read labels of food together.
-Let your child pack their lunch.
-Do the hokey pokey together.

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