Dear Peacocks parents,
Information from us:
We have found one case of lice in the Peacocks group this week. We performed a very thorough check on every child in the group on the same day as it was found. We found no other cases of lice. Please check you children once again to avoid the spreading of lice again.
Circle time: This week we continued our learning about Sweden. The children are becoming farmiliar with who the king of Sweden is, his royal guards, where stockholm is located in Sweden, if Sweden is close to the equator or not, where the castle is, the weather in Sweden ect. We also took some of our circle time this week to discuss how we should treat not only our friends but, everyone we encounter.
Outings: This week, we took a trip to the forest. We went there on our way to the park. While we were in the forest, we discussed the season of Autum. The children were posed with the question, ”What do you see in the forest that tells you it is Autum?” The children came up with a few things that signified Autum. They have learned well how to identify the seasons!
Science: This week, the children did an activity where they identified the anatomy of a snake using flash cards. The children also started to learn the function of certain parts of the snake.
Art: In preparation for Halloween, the children have been coloring different Halloween pictures such as witches, jack-o-lanterns, cats, ect. The children have also begun making big spiders out of foam balls and wire pipe cleaners. We will continue with Halloween art next week as well as we have a real pumpkin to carve!
Math: We have continued to use the ipad to do math games but we are placing more focus now on writing the numbers now that the children have begun to better understand the concept of mathmatics. We have also begun to challenge the children who are showing a great intrest in math by spending a few extra minutes with them together as a group and working on multiplication and different ways to solve problems. All of the children are showing great progress!
Clothing: As of today, the weather has gotten even colder! Please send your children to school prepared for winter weather. In addition to rain clothes, please send something heavier for the children to wear underneath. Also, since there are some puddles left on the ground, please send your child to school with waterproof shoes or rain boots and extra socks.
Gym time: This week in the gym we split the gym into 2 sections and played two different games. One game was simple tag. The only rules were that the chhildren had to avoid goint through an obstacle and, there could only be one person who is tagged out at a time. So, if one child was tagged, that hcild had to sit out until another child was tagged. On the other side of the gym, we set up a game where the children attemted to throw balls and knock down newspaper hanging from a string. The children had alot of fun with both games!
Thursday 31st of October
Halloween-Parents coffee break 15:00 to 17:00
Children are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes. We will ‘’trick or treat’’ between the classrooms
Monday 11th of November
Staff development day
School will be closed
Contact Adriana by October 15th if you should need child care.
Thursday 28th of November
We will Watch a movie about Thanksgiving in the morning and we will have Thanksgiving food for lunch
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email, call or, talk to us.
Futuraskolan International Pre-school