GTMS Life > Blog November 3, 2020

October 2020-Sistrunk Classroom

Welcome back Parents, October means it is time to bring out the pumpkins. The children painted pumpkins, did pumpkin hammering and pumpkin scrubbing work.  You will come to know many songs throughout the school year. A few popular songs we like to sing this time of year include “Five Little Pumpkins”, “Halloween Cat” and “The […]

Welcome back Parents,
October means it is time to bring out the pumpkins. The children painted pumpkins, did pumpkin hammering and pumpkin scrubbing work. 

You will come to know many songs throughout the school year.

A few popular songs we like to sing this time of year include “Five Little Pumpkins”, “Halloween Cat” and “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.”

 

Here are the lyrics to a new song titled “The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin”

 

The itsy bitsy pumpkin rolled down the spooky street

He passed by a spider and a black cat’s furry feet

He bounced through a cornfield with some bales of hay

Then the itsy bitsy pumpkin quickly rolled away

The itsy bitsy pumpkin traveled all alone

He tried so very hard to find his way back home

Along came a friend who helped him along the way

And the itsy bitsy pumpkin was home by end of day

 

As your children have become acclimated to their new surroundings and routine, they are completely immersed in practical life activities. Practical life work  promotes self-care skills and maintaining the environment. These experiences aid in fostering independence and building confidence. 

Your children have daily practice with hanging up coats, changing shoes, cleaning spills and putting work away. They are also fully involved in the toilet learning process, the frequent washing of hands and wearing/changing masks. 

 

We did a medicine bag craft in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day. The children have had practice with bead stringing and collage work. These techniques were utilized in the construction of this project. 

 

 

You may have seen our movement teacher Julian at arrival. On Wednesdays we have movement class with him. He joins us for lively circle before heading out with our classroom for additional movement time outdoors during recess. 

 

 

November dates to remember:

Friday, November 6th-Staff in Service 11:45 dismissal

Friday, November 13thGTMS closed for Parent Teacher conferences 

Friday, November 20th– GTMS closed for Parent Teacher conferences   

Wednesday, November 25th-Pajama Day! 11:45 dismissal for all students

Thursday, November 26th– GTMS closed-Thanksgiving holiday

Friday, November 27th– GTMS closed-Thanksgiving holiday

We look forward to catching up with you all during our upcoming parent teacher conferences.

 

Best,

Cherise, Anne and Alexis

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