Senior Kindergarten October Newsletter!
This month we continue our study of pollination, plants, and seeds. We will be taking nature walks to find seeds, and cutting open some common fruits and vegetables to find the seeds inside. We will carve our class pumpkin and save it to see what happens when mold sets in.... another way nature has to help dead things decompose, creating nutrients for the soil! Also, we will take advantage of any upcoming storm systems to study clouds, weather patterns, and the water cycle. We love science!!
Also this month, we will be focused on Halloween fun, reading stories and making Old Black Witch’s pancake recipe. We could use help in the kitchen if you'd like to volunteer! Look for a copy of the recipe to enjoy at home . Harvest Festival will be on October 25th this year! Be on the look out for booth sign-ups! Kids, families, and teachers all return to school wearing costumes to enjoy an evening of food and games! Come join us for this fun family event!!!
The week of October 21st will be our school wide acknowledgement of Red Ribbon Week, a drug awareness program. In Senior Kindergarten Red Ribbon Week focuses on staying safe and healthy, and only taking medicine from an adult or your doctor. You will see classroom doors decorated in the theme.
Here are some important tips from the Sleep Institute:
Children aged five to twelve need 10-11 hours of sleep a night. Sleep problems and disorders are prevalent at this age. Poor or inadequate sleep can lead to mood swings, behavioral problems such as hyperactivity and cognitive problems that can impact their ability to learn in school.
Sleep Tips for School Aged Children
Teach school-aged children about healthy sleep habits.
Continue to emphasize need for regular and consistent sleep schedule and bedtime routine.
Make child’s bedroom conducive to sleep- dark, cool and quiet. Keep TV and computers out of the bedroom.
Avoid caffeine, soda, and chocolate.
Children really do need a minimum of 10 hours of sleep. This sleep period is when the brain develops, the body grows, and the immune system can fight off germs. Tired kids can’t work hard and focus. Let’s make sure our kids are at their best!
Dates to remember!
October 9th SK parent coffee
October 10th picture day- uniforms only
October 11th movie night at 6:15
October 14th: no school
October 17th walking field trip to the Police Station
October 24th walking field trip to the Fire Station
October 25th Harvest Festival 5-7pm
Keep up the good work and have a fantastic month!
School Wide Events
Thursday, June 4th TALENT SHOW @ 12:45PM
Talent Show at 12:45 - 2:30pm
Congratulations to our Class of 2020 6th Graders! Dismissal after graduation - NO AFTER CARE.