All About Me

September 18 – September 22

Each week you will receive a letter that will have our theme for the week and the new songs and fingerplays we will introduce at Circle Time. There will be information on the classroom activities and what the children are learning at the different stations.

This week we will be getting to know each other in class. The children will have opportunities to engage with each other and the adults in the classroom. We will have a story about a little piglet and what she likes about herself. The book is called I LIKE ME by Nancy Carlson.

The children will have time to explore the different stations again this week as they get to know the space. We will be outside for the first 1⁄2 hour of the day. The weather looks like it will be a little cooler and wetter – dress appropriately. During outside time they can play with blocks and animals, dig with the shovels and tools, play at the vehicle tables, read stories, explore the different musical instruments, dig in the gravel area and play with the sand toys. The new water table will be out — you may want to bring a change of clothes.

Inside they will be able to move from room to room. At the art table we will be using glue sticks, paper, markers and scissors to make collages. We will have blue play-dough and will add more tools to the table. At Table Toys they will have puzzles and matching tiles.

During Circle Time we will recognize birthdays and sing songs that they are familiar with while introducing some new Fall Songs from our song list. If your child has a favorite song they would like to sing they can always request we sing that song. Last week I was asked to sing The ABC’s and Baby Beluga. It is important that they know Circle Time is a time for their favorite songs and stories.

If you have any questions you can always contact me by email, text or phone call.

Looking forward to a great year in Crown Hill Explorers this year!

Teacher Janice