GTMS Life > Blog October 2, 2022

September 2022-Sistrunk classroom

Greetings Parents, Welcome to the blog of the Sistrunk classroom. Our classroom blog will be posted at the start of each month. Here you will find upcoming events and get a glimpse of what is happening in our classroom. How quickly our first month together has passed us by.  As your children become acclimated to […]

Greetings Parents,

Welcome to the blog of the Sistrunk classroom. Our classroom blog will be posted at the start of each month.

Here you will find upcoming events and get a glimpse of what is happening in our classroom.

How quickly our first month together has passed us by.  As your children become acclimated to the daily routine and environment they are on the verge of establishing their own work cycles with a little less assistance and prompting from their teachers. As a group they are enjoying circle time, recess and transitioning from one activity to the other with more ease each day. Here are some highlights from the month of September.

Birthdays

We celebrated some September birthdays! We have many more coming up soon. 

If you haven’t seen it yet, here is our BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION document which explains how we celebrate at school.

Fruit, Flowers and Cooking Projects

Your children are enjoying their hearty snack each morning after recess time. This often includes foods that we make with your children in the classroom. We shall use your produce donations for much of this.

Click here for 2022-23 FRUIT and FLOWERS rotating schedule.

I will share some simple toddler friendly recipes from time to time in this blog. Each recipe has a section titled “Toddler as Sous Chef” that provides tips on how your toddler can participate in the cooking process at home. 

To kick this off, here is a recipe we use for CINNAMON RAISIN MUFFINS

Circle Time Songs

Throughout the school year you may hear your child singing a variety of songs. One of their favorites so far is the Five Little Ducks. 

We always introduce math as language to toddlers which often comes in the form of songs like this one. We use concrete visual aids at circle time giving your children the opportunity to hold, arrange and count objects while singing.


Here are the lyrics to Five Little Ducks:

Five little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mama duck said, “quack, quack, quack”
But only four little ducks came back

Four little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mama duck said, “quack, quack, quack”
But only three little ducks came back


Three little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mama duck said, “quack, quack, quack”
But only two little ducks came back

Two little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mama duck said, “quack, quack, quack”
But only one little ducks came back


One little duck went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mama duck said, “quack, quack, quack”
But none of the  little ducks came back


Sad Mama duck went out one day.
Over the hills and far away
Mama duck said, “quack, quack, quack”
And all of the little ducks came back! YAY!

(In the end “Mama” duck gives each of her little ones a kiss. Hence the sixth and slightly larger duck featured in the photo above.)

October dates to remember...
Friday, October 7th ALL GTMS CLOSED-Professional Development

Monday, October 10th ALL GTMS CLOSED-Indigenous People’s Day

Thursday, October 13th Sistrunk Classroom Coffee 8:15-9:00am

Saturday, October 22nd GTMS Fall Walk at the Rail Park 10:00am-12:00pm

Thursday, October 27th and Friday, October 28th Picture days (more details to come)

Monday, October 31st Parent Observations begin (more details to come)

Warm regards,

Cherise, Liz and Alexis

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