Speech & Language: /sp/ blend. Making Spider Webs, Snack: spinach salad, provided by Tristan.
We will have a lot of fun painting, drawing and decorating Halloween ghosts, pumpkins and bats. During science, we will estimate the weight and diameter of our pumpkin and our own weight. Then we will see how close our estimations are to the real weights.
We will be finishing our Original Works art self-portraits and these will be sent home along with the order forms later in the week. Please consider ordering items for the upcoming holidays. They make memorable gifts!
Do you like to make playdough? If so, we could use a new batch each week. I use it for introducing the letters in our Handwriting Without Tears program, as well as for fun fine motor play. I prefer the texture of homemade playdough to store bought. Please let me know if you and your child would like to make some!
The Garden Committee is ordering a new sign for the garden. As you know, Carolyn and Sue have been working with the children every Tuesday in our garden plot. We have a lot of things growing! We want to ensure the safety of our little plants and the beauty of the garden area, including all of the plots. This area is not a play area. After school, children are invited to have parent supervised play on the lower playground, attend S.T.A.R., play on the upper yard (2nd-5th) or meet for playdates at the Topanga Community Club. Unfortunately, when children run around the garden after school, it creates an unsafe area and classroom garden plots suffer damage. Please help to spread the word to other parents.
Here are a few reminders:
Shake 2014 Earthquake Drill-October 16th a California-wide drill
Leadership Council/School Site Council-October 21 (all are welcome to attend, Sue Greenwood is serving on SSC!)
Original Arts-this fundraiser will be sent home within the next 2 weeks
Skirball Field Trip-October 24th (remember to wear Super K shirts and bring a lunch!)
Halloween Carnival-October 25th
Report Cards-November 7th
Parent Conferences & Book Fair-November 10th, 12th-14th
Veteran's Day/No School-November 11th
Leadership Council/School Site Council-November 18
Thanksgiving Week (school closed)-November 24th-28th
Committee meetings-December 9th