Cockatoos October 19th newsletter


Hello Cockatoos parents,


Our learning

As most of you have seen, we have put a whiteboard at the top of the stairs near the lockers for the children to write what they did today. As we can be quite busy at times, we will endeavor to get this done about 3 times a week. The planning for the next two weeks will also be hung on the same wall.

This week we talked more about the colors of Elmer and painted these colors on a big piece of paper that will be hung up in the classroom. The kids had a great time free painting and mixing the colors to see what new color they could create.

As of next Monday, our next book will be Jungle drums. This book is about a warthog that has no color or design and is surrounded by other animals that have different colors and shapes on their skin. We will concentrate on teaching the kids the colors and shapes on each animal.

We also had a baking session with the kids last week. We made honey cupcakes which the kids helped us put together. As this was a lot of fun, we will continue to bake throughout the rest of the year. We also took some photos of the kids which will be printed and put into their portfolios sometime this week.  

On the 4th October we also had Dierendag (Animal Day) where the kids were allowed to bring one fluffy toy to school. We joined the Peacocks and had a discussion about the toys and what they were and the colors/shapes they have.


Information from us

To make it easier for both staff and parents, it’s important to clearly label all items of clothing that are being worn at the school. In the rush of getting ready, clothes can be misplaced or lost if not labeled. All clothes with no labels will be put in the lost and found department.

As winter is fast approaching, now would be a great time to clear out any unnecessary summer clothing, and bring in some winter woollies! If it’s a nice day we will be outside, so scarves, gloves, beanies and winter jackets are required. Rain boots and pants are also essential items that the kids require.


Important dates

31/10/12 – Halloween: From 11 to 12 we will be trickk or treating inside of the school at the different classrooms.

We ask that the children dress up on Halloween

We would really like the kids to get dressed up and celebrate the theme of Halloween! We also will be getting dressed up as part of the fun. As we have a sugar-free policy, we will be doing a trick or treat with dried fruit, stickers ect.

02/11/12 – Regular care for children is available until 14:00

16/11/12 – Futuraskolan offers Staff Development days for all employees. The regular pre-school is therefore closed on this day. For those families who need care during this day, please contact your pre-school principal at least two weeks in advance.



Thank-you and Warm Regards,
Florentine, Corrie and Ashlee

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