N E W S   &  L E S S O N S  F R O M   M S .  R O C A F U E R T E ’ S  C L A S S

Issue October 19th – 30th, 2020


Dear Parents,

We cannot believe Halloween is just around the corner. The children are very excited about Halloween and have been sharing with us what they plan to dress up as on this very fun day. We are so pleased to see how comfortable the children are becoming in their classroom environment and how nicely they play with each other. They are demonstrating confidence by using their words to greet friends and teachers, by verbally expressing their needs, and by demonstrating acts of kindness towards their peers and their teachers. In a short period of time, they have learned how to walk peacefully as a class in line and they are learning how to stay safe and hold on to the rail as they walk up and down the stairs independently. They are learning how to independently put their personal belongings in their lockers and cubbies. We are truly proud of all their efforts and accomplishments. My team and I have many fun activities planned for the children in the next couple of weeks. We will be singing and dancing together to Halloween tunes and we will continue to explore new materials and master new skills such as how to interrupt a friend or teacher peacefully. We are looking forward to having the Nature of Things visit with our class on Oct 21st, we cannot wait to discover what animals Ms. Marissa will bring.

Warmest regards, Mrs. Rocafuerte, Mrs. Cinquina and Ms.Guglielmi


Our theme: Halloween



Halloween cutting and gluing practice (develops fine motor skills)

Halloween Crafts


Cultural Arts/Geography:

Land/ Air /Water Vehicle Classification (develops vocabulary, order, concentration)

Skeleton Floor puzzle



Sandpaper Letters and Object Boxes [h] and [p]

Metal Insets: Circle, Triangle, Square (preparation of the hand for writing)

Human Organs Object/ Picture Matching (Oral Language/ Visual Discrimination)

Autumn Leaves/ 3-part cards (develops vocabulary, hand-eye coordination)

Play I-Spy [h] and [p] (develops awareness of sounds in words)

Jack O’Lantern Memory Game (develops focus, concentration and thinking skills)



Numerals and Spiders 1-10

Halloween Patterns

Hanging Bead Stair 1-10

Count and Clip/ Pumpkin themed cards


Practical Life:

Dry pouring / blacks beans

Lacing ghosts and pumpkins

Stringing pony beads through pipe cleaners

Scrubbing a Pumpkin

Carving a Pumpkin into a Jack O’Lantern

Grace and Courtesy: interrupting someone



Nocturnal animals

Parts of a Pumpkin

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin



Pumpkin color mixing (red + yellow = orange)

Grading pumpkins by size (small, medium, large)

Sound Cylinders (develops Auditory Discrimination)

The Skeleton Dance


Remember to look for the monthly calendar with current reminders being sent home!