This week in Mountain Laurel Cottage…
We will begin preparation for the community breakfast, which will be on
Wednesday, October 26 th from 8:30-9:15 AM. The children have sent invitations
out to one guest to attend this gathering. Please proceed with normal arrival (8:10
AM) that day. We’ll need support prior to the gathering from children to set-up
tables and food. We look forward to having you at the community breakfast.
Please note: All parking will be available after arrival at 8:30 AM near the after-
care building and/or elementary library. Primary arrival will be occurring during
this time along the primary loop, please do not park or block along the primary
entry/loop. Please let us know if you have questions by sending an email.
Our community will be honoring Day of the Dead this year on Monday, October 31 st .
Those interested can bring in a photo of a person or pet which they would like to
honor. We will set aside two tables as an alter with flowers. A group is currently
learning about the Holiday, and would like to begin decorating the alter this week.
A flyer with more information will be sent home this week to families.
This week we will be starting our Fall Festival Project, which will be a
polygon shaped line design made into a mandala with embroidery floss.
We’ve practiced and reviewed line design using rulers this past week as
preparation. The children are excited to begin the project and look
forward to developing a beautiful piece to auction.
This week in the kitchen, we’re making garlic mashed potatoes and apple pie
taquitos. We’ve been practicing peeling lately and mastering the skill of cutting
thicker fruits and vegetables (potatoes/carrots) carefully and safely. The children
have been interested in using the masher utensil which led us to recipes in our
community cookbook “garlic mashed potatoes,” and “apple pie taquitos.”
If you have yet to sign-up for an observation and/or conference please see below:
A few going-outs occurring this week include going to HEB to purchase ingredients
for the community breakfast and a trip to Petsmart to budget for a bearded
dragon. We have a group interested in studying France and making crepes as part
of their presentation. This group will begin the process of looking for a French
Bakery and/or Chef for information. There are several animal studies going on as
well; peacocks, panthers, tigers, dolphins and hamsters. The children are using
multiple resources as references, as many are finding out you cannot find a book
with all of the information. They are practicing using the index, glossary and
visiting the elementary library to check books outs with supporting information.
We will be studying bees’ this week and observing their activity. We’ve
had a few come and go while at lunch and/or snack. Also this week, we
will be reading about the artist Georgia O’Keefe and making our own
examples from her work. We will be learning about singer and song
writer, Woody Guthrie, “This Land is Your Land.” Lastly, we will be
revisiting recognizing state names, capitals and abbreviations before
moving onto South America. The children have made book binded maps.
Parents, please let us know if you have further questions and thank you!
Mountain Laurel Cottage