This month we celebrated fall.
We began by reading the riddle poems on our take away.
"What is it?" by Heidi Roemer & "Something" by David Hill
October is a time when we encourage dressing up and imaginations can run wild. As the weather grows cooler and days grow shorter, we have more hours of darkness. We have to be careful with our children and monitor the imaginary fears we expose them to. At the same time, we need to help them recognize that everyone has fears and provide a safe place to share and overcome their fears.
Our first books featured children w/ wild imaginations
“Little One’s Bedtime” by Suzie Moore & Rosie Reeve
"There's a Nightmare in My Closet" by Mercer Mayer
Stretch break: "Five in the Bed" & "Teddy bear"
To help us relax we read:
“When Someone is Afraid” by Valerie Gorbachev
One of the greatest fears students experience, is the fear of making mistakes.
One of my favorite books to help students develop a growth mindset is:
"It's Okay to Make Mistakes" by Todd Parr
With the help of student readers for the Spanish words, we followed up with the most important reminder:
“I Love You Through and Through” by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak English/Spanish
Just for fun we finished the evening with
“Five Little Pumpkins” & “Five Black Cats”
Everyone enjoyed cookies and milk provided by the apartment management team and chose a mini pumpkin to take home.
Give away book: "Tell Me Something Happy Before I go to Sleep” by Joyce Dunbar & Debi Gliori