October 2013 Newsletter
October is here and we are ready for a fun-filled month studying and investigating all aspects of trees! We
couldn’t ask for a better campus to investigate trees other than Kendal’s. This month the teachers are asking you
to help us by gathering materials for children to sort and classify. In addition we start our E.L.I trips this month,
visit Apple Hill, have school pictures, and much more. So please keep your calendar close and check your
emails often as pertinent information will be coming home to you all month. ~Jeni Hoover, KELC Director
Birthdays This Month:
October 10 – Brooklyn turns 5!
October 18 – Nicholas turns 5!
This month we had an Intergenerational play date on
Tuesday, October 8th, in the auditorium. Please feel free
to join us at 10am. ☺
Happy, Happy Birthday to You!
Thank you for helping KELC exceed our
$500 goal! We raised $905 for our
classroom improvements from the October
raffles. THANK YOU!
Next month you can support KELC by
ordering Thirty-One products for your
family members for Christmas! ☺
October 2 – Swimming
October 3 – Birds’ trip to Library
October 8 – Intergen play date in Auditorium
October 10 – Birds visit Apple Hill
October 11 – Giraffes visit Apple Hill
October 12 – LCCC Family Fest 12-5 pm
October 14 – New Cycle – Tuition Due
October 16 – No Swimming – Pool Closed
October 18 – Giraffes’ trip to Library
October 23 – Life Touch Pictures (8:30 am)
October 28 – New Cycle – Tuition Due
October 30 – Swimming
October 31 – ELI Field Trip
October is here! We are excited to start our study on trees! Be
sure to bring in things that you find from a tree on a walk or in your yard
with your child. We will begin by talking about what we know about
trees. We will then expand the study by discussing what we want to
know about trees. Our ELI trips start back up with our first trip on
October 31st to the Natural History Museum. We also have our trip to
Apple Hill on October 10th.
During the past month we learned all about our school,
friendships and our feelings. We explored all the different areas in our
classroom. We have introduced new transitioning techniques as well as
the new creative curriculum format. The children love all the fun
activities that we have been doing. We talked about the things that made
us feel scared, angry, sad, and happy. We had two visitors in our
classroom as well. Jara came in to talk about music that she does with the
residents as well as with the children on Wednesdays when we visit our
Grandfriends. Greg is our maintenance man, and he came in to talk about
how he fixes things in our classroom. The children loved that we made a
list of questions to ask them both.
Have a great month!
Sara and Robin
The new school year is off to a great start. The children are adjusting
very nicely to all the new changes we have made. The two changes which I am
finding to be very beneficial is our new transitioning technique and the Mighty
Minutes. When it is time to transition to a new activity we are first ringing a bell
to get their attention. The children then respond by stopping and raising their
hand. We then let the children know we are setting a timer for five minutes, and
when it goes off it will be time to clean up and move on to our next activity.
This has really seemed to make transitioning go more smoothly. Our Mighty
Minutes is a collection of quick, playful and engaging activities that are designed
to inspire learning. They include songs, rhymes and games. We are finding them
to be lots of fun and a great learning opportunity. We have also added several
new items to our Safe Place to help the children better identify their emotions
and then handle them in an appropriate manner. One such item is our Feeling
Buddies which is a set of eight dolls which show a variety of emotions. We also
added a chart which shows the Five Steps to calming down. If you get a chance
please check it out. There are some pretty good things happening there.
We would like to send out a big welcome to our newest addition, Lydia
Huff. Lydia joins us at lunch and then spends her afternoon with us.
Enjoy all the great changes fall brings, Karen and Julie