Friday, October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017

We are busy getting ready for Halloween in Pre-K!  This week, we completed our first directed drawing activity. Directed drawings are ways for students to create their own artwork by following step-by-step instructions. They help to strengthen students' confidence and listening skills while encouraging students to pay close attention to details. Check out our fantastic Frankenstein Franken-Buddies!

The Pre-K students love working on the Weekly Reader each week. This week, we learned about the parts of pumpkins and how they grow. Next week, we will be examining a real pumpkin and carving it for Halloween!

The big HCA Halloween Mission Party is on Tuesday, October 31!  Each family is asked to contribute $15 to cover the cost of the day - please send in your money by Monday if you have not already done so. The students should come to school dressed in their Halloween costumes. We will begin the day with our Halloween parade in the gym from 8:15-8:45 a.m. and we hope to see you there! After the parade, we will continue the day with games with our buddies. Please make sure your child is wearing regular play clothes and sneakers under his/her costume as we only have 15 minutes to get everyone changed before the games.

The Pre-K students continue to make great progress with their Montessori lessons! Here are some of the things that have been working on! Ask your child to tell you about the lesson they are working on in the picture.

The Scholastic Book Fair has arrived at HCA! Please refer to the letter and flyer that were sent home for details. The Pre-K class is scheduled to attend the book fair on Friday, November 3. If you would like your child to purchase books, please send in money in an envelope with your child's name and we will help them shop at the fair.

Show and Tell on Wednesday, November 1, will be "something that begins with R."

There's nothing like a nice cookie picnic after
Show and Tell "C" - thanks, Maddie!

Have a safe and happy Halloween!  Hope to see you all at the Halloween parade!