Title: October 2013 Newsletter
Theme: My World
Topics: Shapes & Colors, The Fall and Halloween
- Lines: straight, curved, zigzag
- Shapes: Triangle, Circle, Square, Oval and Rectangle
- Seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall, air, fire, water, sand
- The Fall: trees, leaves, pumpkin, scarecrow
- Halloween: witch, cat, broom, ghost, bat, spider, candy, costume, skeleton
Language Patterns: Where is … / Here(There) it is / What is…
Trick or Treat / Happy Halloween!
Books: The Shape Book; Colors All Around; Who’s There on Halloween?; Little Critters Halloween Book; Happy Halloween, Biscuit; Scooby Doo´s Mystery Book; What is Halloween?; Mrs. Broom; Trick or Treat; Five Little Monsters; Spiders, Spiders Everywhere.
Concepts: Light/Dark, Hot/Cold, Over/Under
Action Verbs: Crawl, Hide, Run, Chase
Colors: Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, White and Black
Math Skills: Classify objects by color, sort by shape and match by size.
Rote-counting with manipulatives 1 to 20. Identify and name numbers 1-5.
Mixing colors by adding yellow, using paint and water. Exploring leaves: sight, smell, sound. Carving a pumpkin. Discovering light and shadow effects.
Fine Motor Skills: Practice pincer grasp using droppers and liquids.Cut straight lines in different materials. Punch paper with punching sticks. Insert objects into containers. Open and close hands.
Physical Development Objective: Breathing techniques and relaxation, balance, rhythm.
Exercises: run, jump and fall, roll, gallop, transporting objects.
Sportsmanship: listening, taking turns, following instructions & game rules.
Mixing paint to obtain green and orange.
Practice up-down, left-right & circular movements with thick paintbrush.
Drama: Role-play Halloween characters wearing costumes, masks, brooms, wands etc.
Music: Five Little Pumpkins, Little Pumpkin, Do You Know It’s Halloween?, Colors, Triangle, Circle and Square, Rainbow of colors, Itsy Bitsy Spider, I’m a Witch, Witch’s Brew.
Values of the month: Responsibility and order.
October 1 Sebastian Pico
Tree trunk at the bottom
Leaves at the top
Apples falling off the tree
Plop, plop, plop
If I were a witch
I would ride on a broom
And scatter the ghosts
With a zoom zoom zoom