News and Notes: November, 2016

News and Notes: November

In the month of November, the children learned about trucks, trains, boats, and other modes of transport and about Thanksgiving.  The children also participated in their own election.

Early in the month, the sounds of trucks, sirens, and duck boat “quacking” could be heard in the halls.  The children experimented with floating both in the sensory table and in their small groups.  Planes were flown, rockets and trains created, and cars painted.

As a part of Thanksgiving, the children participated in their annual tea where all the age groups share snack time together. The children wore fancier clothes.  They ate corn mini muffins that they had made earlier in the month.  The families donated table décor, cider, and other treats for the children to enjoy at their celebration.

On Election Day (and the day before), the children enjoyed a small scoop of both vanilla and chocolate ice cream (Tofutti for those who needed it).  They then voted on which flavor they preferred.  With the 3 and 5 day children, chocolate won by one vote.  With the 2 day children, the vote was vanilla also by one!

New families learned about our enrollment process at our first open house. Current families have begun choosing their programs for next year.  New families will be placed beginning on January 1. Please send any families you know with 2 and 3 year olds our way!

As the month wrapped up and into December, we will be thinking about December holidays and the importance of giving.  Once again, the older children will shop for a tree that will be the place where our mitten donations will be placed. Please consider purchasing a pair of mittens that we will then donate to The Wish Project in Lowell (thewishproject.org).

The holiday parties will be on December 15 for 2 day (the 5 day children will spend the morning until noon at Mrs. Russo’s house!) and December 16 for 3 and 5 day.  The parties begin with arrival at 10 and end at about 11:30.  Parents, grandparents and other family members are joyously welcomed to attend!