Explorers Classroom Overview
EXPLORER NEWSLETTEROctober 23 – October 27, 2017THEME: Halloween/ Evaluations
Visual Perception &Reading Readiness: Sequencing a pumpkin to a jack-o-lantern.Auditory Perception& Listening: Weekly Reader; Stories: “Stellaluna”; “Bats in theDark”; “When I Lived With Bats”; “The BestHalloween of All”; “The Legend of Spookley theSquare Pumpkin”; “There’s Something in MyAttic”; “Goodnight Goon”; “Hoodwinked” and“Monster Mischief”; “Halloween Riddles”.
Visual Motor: Continuing to work on our cutting skills; workingwith glitter; working on using the appropriatemethod and amount of glue from our gluebottles; using tongs.
ExpressiveLanguage: What do you think is inside our pumpkin? Usingwords to describe how our pumpkin feels inside.Discussing Halloween safety and manners.Cognitive Skills: Introducing the crescent shape; recognizing
holiday colors and symbols.
Phonics: Reviewing the letter “Bb” and it’s sound.
Math andNumber Fun: Working on the number 10 and reviewing 1-10;
“One Hungry Monster”; “Monster Math”;“Counting Candy Corns”; “Graveyard Gravel” –counting out our own Halloween treat bag;various Halloween activities.
Science: Carving and exploring our class pumpkin.Art: Making our Halloween bags.Social Skills: Continuing to practice waiting our turn.
Reminder: **Friday, 10/27 - Teacher Planning Day/ No
School/ Light the Night**Tuesday, 10/31 - Halloween Paradeand Parties. Our Parade andTrick-or-Treating will begin promptly at9:00 a.m., please be on time. Please haveyour child come to school in a child/bathroom friendly costume and send aschool uniform labeled with their name orthey can wear it to school underneath theircostume. No weapons will be permitted.
**Please send a water bottle to school eachday with your child.-Please contact me through my e-mail with any
questions or concerns:firstname.lastname@example.org
Student must be signed out and picked up by 2:30.