Pumpkins, Puddles and Pretend

October in the Evergreen class. . .

The Fall Equinox ushers in a colorful time of change and will be one of our main focuses this next month in October. We have already begun asking 'why leaves change color?' and collecting the last gifts from our garden as we learn about harvesting. Lessons and explorations this next month will most likely include pumpkins, puddle jumps, and leaf art projects . . . and at the end of the month, Halloween with lots of pretending and dress up fun!

New Beginnings in Evergreen

In our Evergreen class. . .

September is a bustling month full of new energy and new beginnings. This is a precious time at Mountain Sprouts where we will learn and discuss what it takes to form a loving community among returning and new students. We will explore how to be a good friend, our classroom expectations, and daily routines.

Parents are encouraged to dialogue with their student about these topics and ask teachers about the expectations being established. We are excited to work with this community to set the stage for another adventure-filled school year!

Sweet February!

The snow has been a bit shy this year, but that hasn't stopped us from having fun outside.  Our imaginations have taken over as we play on the plow mountains and snow painting with Amanda Gibbs!  We also had yet another successful round of conferences with parents. Thank you to all who came to meet with us this month as we know it is not always easy to make time...we appreciate it!

Last month, Sprouts spent a lot of time tracking different animals in the wild; particularly the rascally fox and mysterious wolf. We also learned some new light/dark art concepts and explored the idea of "illustration" within books and using our own skills. Kids learned how cool it is to cast their silhouette on the wall using only a flashlight...and teachers learned that wiggly children make for semi-accurate silhouette drawings! All in good fun!  :) 

This month, as there will be a lot of love and affection in the air, we will be talking about and navigating through our "feelings" and how we can come to understand them. And since we are learning about the emotions within  ourselves, we will also take a tour of our bodies, from our skin.. to our hearts.. to our bones!

Other concepts of study this month are storytelling and fairytales, inkblots and symmetry, melting and freezing. As always, we encourage you to join us in teaching these topics at home with your sprouts! Looking forward to a very sweet month :) 

A special thank you to all our families for their involvement. We've had help around the room, help from home, tasty homemade treats, and some guest teachers... we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

We are really feeling the LOVE lately...

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