Sunday, November 09, 2008

November Gazette

Since this this is our "scrapbook" here is a little about what Simone is doing in Preschool this month. This newsletter is from her Teacher Jessica. I found some photos that go well with what they are doing :O)

Monthly Theme: The First Thanksgiving

Subject: History, diversity, culture.

Dramatic Play: Plymouth Plantation.
Native American jewerly, headresses, weapons.
Pilgrim hats, collars, shoe buckles.
Teepee, blankets, fire pit, kettle.
Pumpkins, gourds, fruit, corn, squash.

Discovery Table: Bird bath, potato play.

Storytime Books: The Story of Thanksgiving, Native Americans, Off to Plymouth Rock!

Videos: Peanuts Thanksgiving.

Storytime Songs:
Here turkey, Turkey.
I'm A Little Turkey.
Thanksgiving Day

Easel: Turkey Feather Painting.

Structured Art: Heritage Headwear, tepee decorations,

Art-Snack: turkey treats.

Related Activities:
tribal face painting
forest animals
tree blocks
First Thanksgiving flannel board set
Plymouth Plantation action figures
Thanksgiving menu game.
Simone loves her preschool and you can tell how hard her teachers work to make it fun, developmentally appropriate and educational! We are so happy that she loves school and loves her teachers very much.

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