Friday, October 26, 2018

October 22nd-October 26th

We did our very first directed drawing. Directed drawings provide children with a ton of practice in following directions and paying attention to detail. Children need to listen and follow instructions closely while paying close attention to details or they might miss a step. Directions are given step by step.

Directed drawings produce masterpieces.
Check out our finished products!

Learning Balance

Balance is a significant component of child's development.  Children must learn to balance before they can move on to higher leveled gross motor like running, skipping or jumping.  Our younger have been practicing balance in PE with Mrs. Mossor.

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We practice various types of safety drills regularly with the students.  This week we had an evacuation drill.  If HCA would need to be evacuated at anytime, we seek shelter at St. Andrew School right up the road.  We did a fantastic job staying quiet and walking in a line.  The walk was long but with the help of some fifth grade friends we did great!

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Every day we talk about the weather; what we see, hear and feel.  We took a nature walk around the neighborhood to see what signs of Fall we could see or hear.  We each collected a few leaves to bring back to school to check out.  After a brief discussion of color, spots, and texture, we used our findings for leaf rubbing.  This is a quick and easy activity for our kids to appreciate our world.  

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The HCA Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled from Sunday, October 28, 2018 to Friday, November 2, 2018. Come and discover some enchantingly terrific books for your family! We invite you to join us at our Family Event on Sunday, October 28 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.​ We will have a storytime, activities and games for the children attending. One lucky family attending this event will win a gift certificate for a book fair shopping spree! We hope you can join us! The Book Fair will also be open Monday, October 29 - Friday, November 2 so your child can shop with his/her classmates during the school day. You are welcome to visit after school until 4:30 p.m. in the afternoons. The Book Fair will also be open during the Mission Party so stop in and check out all the boo-tiful books!

~Mission Party Reminders~
  1. Please have children at school on time.  The parade will begin at 8:15 am.
  2. Children should wear play clothes and sneakers under their costumes.  Please keep all costume "weapons" , small accessories, and fancy shoes at home.
  3. Games will be held in the gym & MPR from 9:00-10:10.  You may play the games with your child.
  4. At 10:15 we will have snack as a school
  5. At 10:30, the early childhood students will return to their classrooms to watch a Halloween movie.  You may take your child at this time if you wish however, please let me know.
  6. Dismissal will be at 12 noon.  No lunch will be served and there will be no HCA+ that day.

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-Please send in wipes.

-Please do not send your child to school in attire that will make it difficult to potty independently.  (i.e. overalls, onesie type tops.)

-The Early Childhood division is PEANUT & TREE NUT FREE. Please consider a non-food treat for birthdays.  If you are sending in a snack or birthday treat it MUST be allergy friendly or we will send it home.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. 
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-Please remember to swap out your child's change of clothing as the temperatures get cooler.

-Don't forget to listen to your Music Together ~Fiddle at home. Instruction sheets were sent home again this week.

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Please check BLUE folders daily.  

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The Early Childhood celebration will take place on Wednesday, May 15th.  Please mark your calendars:-)

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Devenney

September 20th - 24th

This week we learned all about apples from our Weekly Reader! We explored the parts of an apple: the flesh, the skin, the pips, the stem and...