Author Archives: Debbie Bois

Week October 16-20 Pre-K Bois

We had a week with discovering pumpkins and gourds.  Thanks to all of the families who came to open house.  The children loved showing you around their classroom.

Literacy: We read the books “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams, “Big Pumpkin” by Erica Silverman, and “The Runaway Pumpkin” by Kevin Lewis.  On Wednesday and Friday we acted out the book “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” with props.  We had an audience and actors each day.  We will be acting this out through Halloween.

Math: We used unifix cubes to measure shapes during circle.  The children did a great job with counting how many unifix cubes high the shapes were.

Art: We created a pumpkin by using orange glitter and pumpkin confetti.

Sensory Table: We dissected a pumpkin this week.  We found out that there are seeds and guts in a pumpkin.  We also baked the seeds from our pumpkin and had them for snack.

Cooking: We made a pumpkin dip, that most of the children loved.  We dipped graham crackers in it, but it would be good with apples also.  Here is the recipe.

1/2 can pumpkin

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 teas. cinnamon

mix together and enjoy!

Reminder:  Our general membership meeting is on Monday, October, 23 at 6:30.  Babysitting is provided.

Sincerely,

Mrs Bois and Mrs Deveau

 

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Week October 16-20 Nursery Bois

Thanks to everyone that came to our open house on Tuesday night.  We had a great turnout and the children loved showing you around the classroom.

Literacy: We read the books “Spookley The Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano and ” Pete The Cat Five Little Pumpkins” by James Dean.  Of course the children loved our new Pete the Cat book about the Five Little Pumpkins.

Math: We counted pumpkin seeds out to the matching numbers 1-5.

Art: We mixed yellow and red together to make orange, for a pumpkin.  The children enjoyed using their fingers to mix the colors together.  Painting is a favorite with our class.

Sensory Table: We cut open our large pumpkin on Tuesday, to see what was inside. Some of the children thought there might be candy in it.  We ended up seeing seeds and slimy feeling guts.

Orange Day: We put 5 orange pumpkins on a gate and found orange items in the classroom.

Reminder:  Our general membership meeting is on Monday, October, 23 at 6:30.  Babysitting is provided.

Sincerely,

Mrs Bois and Mrs Deveau

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Week October 9-13 Nursery Bois

This was a very short week, due to our power outage on Tuesday. We did do a lot of activities on Thursday, so the children were very busy.

Literacy: We read the books “My Mama Monster Loves Me So” by Laura Leuck and ” The Little Old Lady That Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams.  We will be acting out the Little Old Lady book next week.  The children are going to play each part of the book with props.

Art: We created 2 kinds of green monsters today.  One we painted a plate green and then put on the parts.  The other we used our handprints to create the handy monster.

Sensory Table: We had fall items with leaves, jewels, and acorns.

Science: We melted ice, shaped like pumpkins, by using warm water and eyedroppers.  In the ice we found googly eyes, so fun!  We worked on our fine motor skills while doing this activity.

Maintenance Day: Our fall maintenance day is Sunday, October 15 from 8-12.  Come for an hour or 2 and help us with different outside and inside projects.

Open House:  Our open house is Tuesday, October 17 from 6-8.  All family members are welcome to come.  Drop by anytime!

Reminder: Orange Day is Thursday, October 19. Have your child wear something orange.

Sincerely,

Mrs Bois and Mrs Deveau

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Halloween Bingo 2017

Our annual Halloween Bingo is on Thursday, October 26 from 6-7:30.  It will be held at the Golden Brook school in Windham.  $5 per individual or $20 per family.  Attached is a flyer with all of the information.  HalloweenBingoFlyer2017

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Week October 2-6 Nursery Bois

We began our fall activities with the colors of autumn and spiders.  Our class LOVES to paint, so we do paint everyday with them.

Circle Time: The children are beginning to sing along to the familiar songs and participate during circle.  Their social skills are coming along, for this early in the year.

Literacy: We read the books “Leaf Man” by Lois Elhert and ” The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle.

Outside Hunt: After we read the book “Leaf Man”, we went on a hunt for leaves, acorns, and sticks.  The children loved filling up their bags with these items.

Art: We created a leaf man, with all of the items we collected outside.  We are working on their gluing skills and our pincher grip.

Sensory Table: We had fall items with rice.  The children sorted all of the items into containers.

Quilt Squares: We made our 2 October quilt squares this week.  We marble painted one, for a spider web, and the children created their own spider for the other.  They are hanging on our wall.

Fall Tree: We painted a fall tree, with the colors of autumn.

Reminder: Green Day is Thursday, October 12.  Have your child wear something green.

Sincerely,

Mrs Bois and Mrs Deveau

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Week October 2-6 Pre-K Bois

We have been so impressed with our pre-k class.  They are doing a great job with visually discriminating letters and numbers.  Their matching skills have been fabulous.

Literacy: We read the books “Ho for a Hat” by William Jay Smith and “Fall is Not Easy” by Marty Kelley.  Miss Anna read us the book “Put Me in the Zoo” by Dr Seuss, which the children loved.

Nursery Rhymes:  During circle we are reviewing our Nursery Rhymes.  This helps with early reading skills in children.  Try saying a nursery rhyme every night with your child and see how many you remember.

Letter Recognition:  We are working a lot with letter recognition.  We have done many matching games, learning that letters have straight and curved lines, and there is a difference between upper and lowercase letters.  This is something that we will be working on all year long.

Math: We did 1-1 correspondence this week.  We also did our number 5 page, for our number book.  Miss Anna did a math game with the children, where they had to roll a die and then put that number of pom-poms on the leopard.

Sensory Table: We had rice and fall items in our sensory table.

Art: The children loved creating leaves, by melting crayons on a leaf.  We placed a leaf cutout on a candle warmer and then used crayons to draw on the leaf.  Science and art together, so fun!  These went home in their back pack today.

Field Trip: Our next field trip will be on Wednesday, October 11 to Quarrybrook science center.  Please drop off your child at 9:00 and pick them up at 11:00.

Reminder:  We have no school on Friday, October 6, due to a teacher workshop day.  There is no school on Monday, October 9, due to Columbus Day.

Sincerely,

Mrs Bois and Mrs Deveau

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October 2017 Director’s Letter

Dear Families,

Our Fall Fair was well attended and the weather turned out to be fantastic.  Thanks to Jael Khanna, Kelly Janco, Amy Crowley, Ashlee Stevens, and the parents that helped with bringing in items.  What a fun afternoon for families to meet each other and enjoy all of the activities.  Our new playground was also a big hit with the children.

General Membership Meeting:

We are having our first general membership meeting Monday, October 23 at 6:30.  For those of you new to WCK the General Membership Meeting is a great way to get further insight and voice options in regards to fall happenings at the school, fundraising, upcoming events, and our budget.  We are also hoping to have a guest speaker who will discuss a relevant parent/child topic; more details to follow.Babysitting will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you and receiving your feedback.  

Fall Maintenance Day:

We are having our clean-up day on Sunday, October 15 from 8-12.  Please drop by for an hour or two and help with odd jobs inside and outside our school.  This is your school and keeping it maintained is how we can make it a great place for the children.  A friendly reminder that families are required to attend either the fall or spring maintenance day as part of their cooperation obligation.

Maintenance Opportunity:

During the year, I will have some maintenance opportunities that can count for your maintenance requirement.  We have a table that the teachers would like a Lego top put onto it.  It needs the Lego top, cut to size and then secured onto the table.  We have all the parts, so if this is something that you are interested in, please let Patti know in the office.

Halloween Bingo:

We are having our Halloween Bingo night on Thursday, October 26th at 6:00 at Windham’s Golden Brook School, in the cafeteria.  This is a really fun event where the children and families can dress up for Halloween, play Bingo, and have a treat or two.  More details will go out later in the month.

Open House:

Our open house is Tuesday, October 17 from 6-8.  This is a chance for your child to show you their classroom.  You may drop in anytime between 6-8 and all family members are welcome.

Literacy in Action:

Our first session will begin on Thursday, October 5.  This program is open to any pre-k student.  If interested, please stop into the office and talk to Patti.  Literacy in action is a great way to have your child learn about literature, have some cooking fun, participate in alphabet review, and much more!  Jen Brand is looking forward to another year as the teacher of this program.

 

Square 1 Art:

Your child has been working on their square 1 art projects during classroom time.  These art masterpieces can be put onto a memorable keepsake and enjoyed for years to come.  Packets will be distributed during the week of October 16th and orders are due by October 27.  This is our fall fundraiser and is a great way to get a jump on the holiday shopping.

October Activities to do with your child:

Nature Walk – Take a walk with your child and collect items that relate to nature.  Bring them home and have your child describe them and sort them into categories.

Leaf Rubbings– Go outside and collect different types of leaves.  Lay them flat on a table and put a piece of paper over them.  Have your child rub a crayon over them..  Ask them the question, why are they the same or different?

A Spider Sandwich – You will need: 2 slices of bread, peanut butter or honey, raisins, and 8 pretzel sticks.  Cut 2 circles out of the bread with a cup or cookie cutter, spread the peanut butter or honey on top of one and put the other on top, make a face with the raisins, and add the 8 pretzel legs.  Eat it and enjoy!  (you can give the extra bread to the birds)

Great Educational Website – www.starfall.com

This is a fun website that helps to reinforce the alphabet and phonics.  It also has some great games for the children to interact with.

Labeling Items:

Please label all of your child’s outdoor clothing, backpack, and lunchbox.   This will help all of the teachers in identifying any child’s items.  Thanks!

 

Sincerely,

Debbie Bois

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Week September 25-29 Nursery Bois

We had a great week of apples and mixing colors.

Circle Time: The children are learning new songs every week, but still love the old songs and Pete the Cat.

Literacy: We read the books “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh and ” Little Yellow and Little Blue” by Leo Lionni.  We discussed how when colors are mixed together they create another color.

Math: We worked on sorting apples by colors in began to use the words more and less.

Sensory Table: We had water and apples in our sensory table this week.

Art: We mixed 2 colors of paint and shaving cream, in a ziploc bag, and discovered what color the 2 colors turned in to.  These went home in your child’s backpack on Tuesday.  We also used marker caps to paint an apple tree.

Yellow Day: We painted with yellow and tore paper to work on our fine motor skills.

Sincerely,

Mrs Bois and Mrs Deveau

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