Dear Panda One Families,
Happy Harvest! We would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving this month! Also, we hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. Thank you to all of the families who purchased goodies from our bake sale, brought treats for Parent’s Night Out, or otherwise contributed to our Annual Fall Festival; your support is greatly appreciated!
As we transition into cooler outdoor temperatures, we ask that all families please provide season-appropriate clothing and outdoor attire for their children. This includes: hats, long-sleeve shirts, pants, and warm coats. We will continue taking advantage of every opportunity to bring the classroom outdoors, so please help us to keep the children warm and comfortable.
The curriculum theme for the month of November will focus on airports, airplanes, and travel. We will be transforming the classroom into a mock airport with a security checkpoint, baggage-check, and an airplane. We will spend time exploring various aspects of an airport; identifying different parts of an airplane; counting passengers, windows, doors, seats, wings, and wheels; practice packing a suitcase; as well as color-matching, fine and gross motor skills, and sequencing. We will also be experimenting with gravity and motion. The children will creating identification cards, passports, and luggage tags. If your family has a child-size backpack, duffle bag, or suitcase we encourage you to bring it in as an additional enrichment; books and magazines with airport, airplane, and/or travel themes and scenes are also welcome!
“I’m a Little Airplane” (to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little airplane, way up high,
-Hold hand up to forehead to shade eyes looking into the sky, and point with the other hand
With my great big wings, watch me fly!
-Hold arms out like wings and tilt them side to side
When the pilot tells me, I’ll come down,
-Hold hands over both ears like your holding the radio headphones (earmuffs) that pilots wear
Swooping and gliding to the ground.
-Hold arms out like wings and spin in a circle, then kneel on the ground
With the holidays just around the corner, we understand that many families may have travel plans on the horizon. With that in mind, we ask that you please provide us with as much notice as possible for vacation or time that your child will not be in attendance in the classroom, this allows us to staff our rooms accordingly. Thank you in advance.
Sunday, November 1st marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. Don’t forget to set your clocks back by one hour! (It’s also a good time to change the batteries in the smoke detectors in your home if you haven’t already done so this year.)
Sunset Academy will be closed on Thursday, November 26th for Thanksgiving.
November 01: Daylight Saving Time Ends
November 03: Stretch-n-Grow
November 06: Musicare
November 13: Musicare
November 17: Stretch-n-Grow
November 20: Musicare
November 24: Stretch-n-Grow
November 26: Thanksgiving Day – Sunset Academy is closed
November 27: Musicare/Black Friday
As always we would like to thank you for your continued feedback and support. Should you ever have any questions comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak with one of us.
Until next time…take care!!!
Miss Becka, Miss Erendira (Ere), and Miss MaryJane
The Panda One Teachers