Ms. Suki's Class  : October 2019

 

October Newsletter

 

 

Hi Families,

                                                                       

This is a quick note to welcome you to the school year 2019-2020!

 

We are very happy to have our “Phase in Period” for the first two weeks, which

is designed to allow our little friends to slowly get familiar with school and everything that comes with it. We want everyone to have happy and positive start of school life, and pledge to do our best. Please remember that separation process is different for each child, and we are here to discuss with you and make a plan which is suitable for each child.

 

As we explained at the Back to School Night, our classroom is set up with limited materials on the shelves. Materials are all fairly simple, so that every child will feel comfortable to independently explore them. We will slowly but clearly introduce routines, rules and expectations of the class to our friends. As children familiarize themselves with the rules, routines and expectations, we will place a wider variety of materials so that these materials are appropriately used and enjoyed.

 

We will have a very short and simple circle time each day so that our friends get familiar with a group activity. The length of circle will increase as the school year progresses.

For the next couple of weeks, we will sing simple songs such as “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”, “Open Shut and Open Shut”, and “ABCD…..”, which many of our friends may be familiar with. We will also introduce a simple song which may not be known to the children yet but very easy for them to master. We will list some of our songs on each news letter so that you can also enjoy singing with your child.

 

Your participation in our class would be very much appreciated once our friends establish their initial separations. I will post the list of holidays and events you may want to sign up as a volunteer. Please look for it in a couple of weeks.

 

If you have any requests, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by phone-914-472-4404 or e-mail. My school e-mail address is: SMiyamoto@alcottschool.org

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

-School is Closed-Wednesday, October 9 and Monday, October 14.

-Please join us at the Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10:00-2:00. It will be lots of FUN!

-We will be celebrating Halloween on Friday October 25. There is a parade scheduled for 10:30 AM. Rain date for the Halloween parade will be Wednesday, October 30 at 10:30

 

All are welcomed to attend the parade. Please note that the parking lot will close at 10:15 and no cars will be allowed to drive in. Please send the children dressed in their costumes, for safety please no mask or weapons. 

 

Songs:

Two Little Apples

Two little apples are sitting in a tree

Two little apples are smiling at me

I shook that tree as hard as I could

Down came the apples. Ummm, were they good

 

Leaves Are Falling

Leaves are falling

Leaves are falling

On the ground

On the ground

Some of them are yellow

Some of them are red

Others are brown, others are brown

 

School is Over for Today

School is over for today

Our toys have all been put away

We’ve enjoyed the work and play

Tomorrow is a school day (stay home day)

 

Books we are reading:

I Went Walking

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Let It Fall!

The Busy Little Squirrel

 

Best Regards,

Ms. Suki, Ms. Tiffany, Ms. Carmella