It's hard to believe that we are already in our second month of school! This month the children will enjoy units on farm animals, firefighters, leaves and Fall. We will take time this month to note the changes around us including weather, temperature and the colors. Children are naturally inquisitive so this season provides endless opportunities to ask and answer questions and speculate on the changes around us.
October is Fire Safety month. We’ll be reading lots of books about fire safety and doing activities to help us understand what to do if there’s a fire. We are fortunate to have the Tinton Falls Fire Companies coming to give us a day of learning. We will see emergency vehicles and even get to climb on the trucks! We will try on their gear and watch as the ladders go up and down, lights go on and sirens sound. We will learn about "stop, drop and roll" and practice crawling low if it's smoky. This is a very favorite day for the children.
We will be doing a unit on Fall this month. Please take the time to go outdoors with your child. A Fall walk is a perfect language opportunity! There is so much happening that it provides ample opportunities to practice some of the concepts that are hard for children to grasp unless they can experience it (blowing wind, falling leaves, changing colors, etc.). We will use leaves and other Fall items to make collages. We may even paint and use a leaf as a paintbrush!
Please remember to write in your child's communication log as often as you can. It is a great language building tool and can help foster the home school connection. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.