Ms. Katalin's Class : October

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October Newsletter 

 

Dear Families, 

 

We are very proud of all of our toddlers for the strides they have made so far. The children are becoming more adjusted to school, the daily routines, all the teachers and other students. We are also very proud of all the parents and caregivers who are patient as their child individually tackles the issue of separation each school day. Most of the children have now adjusted and are comfortable in our classroom. We would like to thank you for your cooperation and patience needed for your child to adjust to the school. 

 

Overall, the first few weeks of school we have been focusing on establishing positive relationships with the children, separation, introducing the children to one another and developing routines. At this time, the children are even learning how to serve themselves their own individual snack. 

 

We will be trick-or-treating around the school building for Halloween, Friday, October 25th.  

Please send in treats for the class; there are 10 children in the class. You can send Halloween bags, stickers, tattoos, play dough, books, bubbles or small toys: spiders and bouncy balls. Please do not send candy. We would appreciate the contributions by Monday, October 21. 

 

Since some of the toddlers are still dealing with separation therefore, our Halloween party will be for children only. Our first party with parents will be our Thanksgiving celebration. Our toddler class will be marching in the school wide parade on Friday, October 25th.  All families are welcome to come and join in on the fun. Meet us in the parking lot at 10:30 AM so you can walk with us. Following the parade we will gather in the front playground for a photo taking opportunity.  The children will return to the classroom. In order to keep the children safe, the teachers will then dismiss the children from the classroom with their usual routine of bubbles. Please do not take your child from the parade. It is important for consistency that we follow our regular routine which includes bubbles. 

 

The children are invited to wear their costumes to school that day. Please remember a few important things when selecting your child’s costume: weapons and masks are not allowed in school as they can be scary and dangerous for the children, pick a costume which is comfortable for your child as s/he will be wearing it throughout the day, and label all the pieces to the costume. 

 

The parking lot will close at 10:15 AM for the morning parade.  If you arrive after 10:15 AM you may park on Stonehouse Road for a short time.  Please be sure to park on the proper side of the road and do not block any driveways. 

 

Have a safe and happy Halloween. 

Ms. Katalin, Ms. Siobhan, and Ms. Janet 

 

 

We would like to share a few songs that we are learning at school for Halloween. The children love these songs!  Have Fun! 
Knock Knock, Trick or Treat? 
Knock, knock, trick or treat, 
Who are you? 
I’m a ghost, 
I’m a little ghost. 

Knock, knock, trick or treat, 
Who are you? 
I’m a ghost, 
I’m a little ghost. . . boooooooo(pretend to be a ghost)! 

Knock, knock, trick or treat, 
Who are you? 
I’m a cowboy, 
I’m a little cowboy. 

Knock, knock, trick or treat, 
Who are you? 
I’m a cowboy, 
I’m a little cowboy. . . (pretend to get on horse and ride around) 

Knock, knock, trick or treat, 
Who are you? 
I’m a witch, 
I’m a little witch. 

Knock, knock, trick or treat, 
Who are you? 
I’m a witch, 
I’m a little witch. . . (pretend to get on broom and fly around) 

Continue with other costume ideas. . . 

  

The Skeleton Dance 
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dancing bones. 
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dancing bones. 
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dancing bones. 
Doing the skeleton dance. 

The foot bone’s connected to the leg bone, 
The leg bone’s connected to the knee bone, 
The knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone, 
Doing the skeleton dance. 

The thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone, 
The hip bone’s connected to the back bone, 
The back bone’s connected to the neck bone, 
Doing the skeleton dance. 

Shake your hands to the left, 
Shake your hands to the right, 
Put your hands in the air, 
Put your hands out of sight. 

Shake your hands to the left, 
Shake your hands to the right, 
Put your hands in the air, 
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, 
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your knees. 

  

 

Five Little Pumpkins 
Five little pumpkins are sitting on a gate. 
The first one says, “Oh my it’s getting late!” 
The second one says, “There are witches in the air.” 
The third one says, “But we don’t care.” 
The fourth ones says, “Let’s run and run and run.” 
The fifth one says, “I’m ready for some fun.” 
Oooooohhh went the wind and out went the lights, 
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of site. 

  

Roll those Pumpkins 
Roll those pumpkins down to town, 
Roll those pumpkins down to town, 
Roll those pumpkins down to town, 
Because Halloween is here! 

 

Peek-a-Boo 
Pumpkin pumpkin, Peek-a-Boo! 
Peek-a-Boo! Peek-a-Boo! 
Pumpkin pumpkin, Peek-a-Boo! 
Let’s take a peek at you!