October 2019 Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten  EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, October 24th & 25th

“Practicing Self-Calming Skills”

       It’s that time of year again… the perfect time to practice our self calming skills… With each night falling earlier, and Halloween decorations like jack-o-lanterns, spiders, and skeletons, it can be a scary time of year for little ones.  It’s important to teach self-calming skills so children can reassure themselves amidst all the excitement and change.

     A child may find comfort in a stuffed toy, a ‘lovey’ blanket, a song or memory or thought, taking a deep breath, a hug from Mom or Dad, a favorite activity, going outside…

     Please send your child to school ready to share, or demonstrate how they find comfort and calm.  Maybe another child finds reassurance in the same way, so feelings are validated and relationships are strengthened in this EQ (Social Emotional Learning, or “SEL”) opportunity.

 

October 2019 Theme & Calendar

Our October Theme:
Fabulous Fall Harvest!

    Autumn brings changes.  Trees turn various colors and drop leaves, nuts and cones.  These are used by wintering animals.  Our artwork & music are inspired by seasonal hues and sounds.  As the days get shorter and darker, story-telling entertains and enlightens us.  Shorter days make us take note of the clock, and along with the earlier nightfall, we prepare for changes in the weather.  We make use of the outdoors for fresh air and exercise as much as we can.

    Those evenings are exciting, as we head into our Halloween traditions.  Scarecrows, pumpkins, games and costumes are treats we will enjoy at our annual Fall Festival!

    We also review Fire Safety this month.  We hope to be able to climb aboard a real fire truck!

Our October calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF!

September MTG Calendar