Miss Sheryl’s & Miss Jen’s 10/22/2021 Red Robin Preschool Newsletter
What an exciting and exhilarating week! We were all about elephants this week – from our “Ee” page in our Pictionary to the introduction to a very lovable picture book character “Elmer the Patchwork Elephant”. Elmer has a series of books, written by David McKee. Elmer is extraordinary because he is not like other elephants – he is a very colorful “patchwork” elephant who is not like any of the other gray elephants. It brought up wonderful discussions about how we are all different. We read Elmer and Rose, Elmer and Aunt Zelda, Elmer and the Whales, Elmer’s Birthday, Elmer and Grandpa Eldo and of course Elmer Again. The children loved the stories so much – we made our own Elmer to take home. He will look cute standing on your kitchen tables, playroom or den. I actually made one for myself!!!
We also read a book entitled An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni, (one of my favorite early childhood authors-check out all of his books!) It is a hilarious case of mistaken identity that children love.
Speaking of “EGGS”, we read the Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham! We talked about foods we love and food we don’t. Deciding you don’t like something before you taste it means you might be missing out on something you really like. We decided to test out that theory ourselves. Miss Sheryl made “Green Scrambled Eggs” for snack on Thursday! You’ll have to ask your children what they thought of the eggs. I will say there was some hesitation with some children and others jumped right in! We hope you like our frying pans with green eggs!
Our classroom is turning into an Autumn Fantasy Land. We truly did a great job fingerpainting last week – our Fall tree is just fabulous!!! Thank you for the Family Fall Walk items, too! They are decorating our tree as well!
Halloween is definitely in the air. We made really cute Mickey Mouse pumpkins. Sorry, we kept them for our classroom for a bit. They’ll come home next week to decorate your home. We are also working on “Spooky Bat Sun Catchers”. You’ll have to wait for those as well.
We do have a few more things up our sleeves for Halloween, so we will not move ahead to the next letter. We will start
“Ff” the week of November 1st. We will also review the letters we have done so far in a variety of “in classroom” activities.!
We will also be working on a Halloween Sight Word Book.
Your children truly are hardworking. They love being called up to work on a project as well as handwriting practice. We are already noticing cutting and writing skills improving daily.
Red Robin will celebrate Halloween next Friday, October 29th.
Your children can wear their costumes to school. (No masks or weapons please.) Please pack a change of clothes for the children that eat lunch in school. We will change before lunch so that there is no chance of their costumes being stained before they use them on Sunday. Surprises await the children with a “Red Robin Halloween Scavenger Hunt” and a parade around our grounds. We will also have a class party! Please feel free to send in a peanut and tree nut free snack for the party. (Please be mindful that nothing can be sent in if it is made in a factory that processes with nuts.) As far as goodie bags – no small, easily breakable items. If you have any questions, please feel free to text or call me. Thank you in advance for making Halloween at school a really fun event.
Thank you again for all the attention to your child’s homework. They are so proud of themselves. They can’t wait to show us everything they’re doing!
MOST WANTED: At this time, I am still your child’s teacher, so in preparation for some special projects in the upcoming weeks that will come home on specific holidays – I have some requests;
- Regular size cereal boxes (cardboard)
- Paper towel rolls
- Toilet paper rolls
- Cardboard Half Gallon Milk or Juice containers
Thank you again for allowing me to have this time with your children. I look forward with anticipation to everyday I get to be with them. I really can’t put into words the joy I feel. The day goes by so quickly – I can’t believe it!!! They truly keep me smiling, energized and “young”.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Miss Sheryl and Miss Jen