4-year-olds M/W/F mornings - Garden Room
Welcome to the Garden Room Fours Parents!
Teacher Gina and Miss Shahnaz welcome you and want to fill you in on what we have been doing so far this school year.
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Pumpkin Patch Field Trip THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 5TH: I booked our pumpkin patch field trip for Friday, Oct. 9th, at 9:30 am. Check out this website http://uesugifarms.com. It will cost $9.00 a person (please bring exact cash so I can pay them cash). The pumpkin patch is located at 14485 Monterey Road, San Martin, CA 95046. Children under a year old are free. I counted for one children and one adult for our class, so please let me know if you have moer than one adult attending or you would like your child's sibling to attend. We will ride and enjoy the train, hay rides, the maze & pumpkin lab in the pumpkin patch area where we pick out pumpkins (everyone who pays gets a pumpkin). We will also watch a cartoon/farmer video about pumpkins. The children can snack/drink in the movie tent. We will meet at the pumpkin patch around 8:45 so the children could have snack and run around and then our tour will start promptly at 9:30. It is truly beautiful at this pumpkin patch, and we are attending within the first week of the opening. Hopefully the weather will be perfect, and it should be full of pumpkins! Our tour will last 1 to 1 1/2 hours, although you can bring your lunch and explore other things they have to offer after the tour.
Newsletter for the Week of Sept 21st
At the end of last week, we started talking about "Apples." The children painted with red, yellow, and green apples. The children made apple trees -- I will send everyone a picture of our beautiful fall wall display. The children made applesauce today! I will send pictures of the process and we will enjoy it chilled on Wednesday, which is the first day of Autumn!
We have started to talk about the different colors of the leaves and will start to decorate our fall tree. More pictures coming to you soon! We graphed the colors of the apples using our overhead projector. They can explore on the overhedad projector throughout the school year. The children did creative collaging and new puzzles on Friday. We are having the children practice cutting with scissors and they used butter knifes to cut up the apples for applesauce.
As an introduction to making our applesauce, we read a book called "Who Will Help Me?" about animals who didn't want to help the little mouse make applesauce. At the end the mouse ate all the applesauce because they didn't help. We also read the book "The Apple Pie Tree" about growing apples for making an apple pie.
The children have been practicing a poem with hand motions. Here are the words so you can practice at home:
If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me any time via e-mail email@example.com or by cell 408-202-8957!
Teacher Gina (and Miss Shahnaz)
8:45 – 9:00 Arrival Time
Themes: In August, we have explored Getting to Know You, Apples and more. Please refer to School Calendar for monthly themes.