Parents, we will begin observations in our community over the next few weeks. Please visit the link below to sign-up for a day and time to visit our classroom. The children will look forward hosting you in our community by offering you tea, a guided tour of our community and perhaps a treat from the kitchen. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. If you would like to schedule a day and time not available on sign-up genius please email us.
Fall conferences are right around the corner. We will have two full days of conferences on Friday, November 6th and Monday, November 9th. There are a few days available other than November 6th and November 9th. Please visit the link below to select a day and time using sign-up genius. Let us know if you need another day and time to accommodate your schedule. Conferences are a wonderful time to share with you, your child’s work and progress. It is also a time to speak with you about their social collaboration and support within the community as well as upcoming lessons to prepare them for success!
This week in the kitchen we will be making “Cheesecake Bites,” and “Pumpernickel Bread.” We are going to make bread to support our geography lesson of, “Where does wheat come from, and what does the farmer produce?”
We’ve added a few marigolds to our garden after the children participated in a going-out to the Natural Gardener. The children enjoyed planting the flowers in our teepee bed. We will talk about the work of water and soil erosion this week, since the bed was in need of more soil and repositioning of the rocks of the border. Last week we discussed the “Needs of the Plant and the Story of a Flower.” We will conduct a few experiments to continue our exploration of what is needed for a plant to survive. We will open the discussion with a hypothesis; an educated guess, which will be documented.
We will be exploring Mozart this week, studying his biography and listening to his music. The children are enjoying playing the tone bars and composing their own songs. We’ve explored sharps and flats and will continue to discover more scales using our control charts. There are few rhythm activities the children like to do using the rhythm cards and drums outside, exercising different tempos.
Lastly, we will deliver our donated towels and blankets to “Austin’s Pets Alive.” We’ve collected over two bins full of items to donate to the shelter. The children are looking forward to sharing our contribution to the Austin Pets Alive community. We will continue to collect old towels and blankets until Friday, October 23rd. The group of children leading the committee will participate in a going-out to personally deliver the donated items downtown.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
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Mountain Laurel Cottage