We’ve only had a few new students join our classroom this September, as we have had many returning children and friends who started this summer.
It’s wonderful to see how caring and kind the toddlers have been to each other, as they have helped our new friends get settled into the classroom and routine.
This month often brings a focus on self-help skills with the toddlers learning to dress and undress themselves, as well as helping get themselves ready in the shoe room.
A few new works that really held the toddler’s interest included tracking balls down a circular ramp, wrapping shapes in tinfoil, and identifying different types of tools by their names.
The month concluded with a community park gathering at Farrel McWhirter where the infant and toddler families got to see many farm animals, and run around in some unexpected sunshine!
The month of October is starting off with a visit from the Redmond firefighters and their trucks! The toddlers love this opportunity to see the trucks up close, and get to hear the firefighters talk about some fire safety issues.
October also brings a wonderful change in the temperatures and sights on the playground with bright Fall colors. The children love picking up the leaves and talking about the colors. In the classroom some Fall works will adorn the shelves. These include sorting different colored acorns, counting pumpkins, and a basket of Fall socks to practice putting on.
Parents will also start to bring in bouquets of flowers for arranging and putting around the classroom. These are beautiful additions into our environment. The month will end our Harvest Festival celebration where the entire school comes together to play games and visit with each other.