November 2023

Important Dates

  • Thursday November 2, 2023: Half-day instruction for students; parent teacher conferences 11:25 AM dismissal for Pre-K students
  • Tuesday November 7, 2023: Election day; no school
  • November 23 – November 24, 2023: Thanksgiving break; no school


  • Please check your child’s folder every day, and please return the folder to school the next day.
  • Please remember to label all of your child’s belongings: write your child’s name on their jackets, water bottles, lunch boxes, lunch containers, etc.

Creative Curriculum Unit of Study: Balls

At the end of October, we began our new unit by asking students:

  • What do we know about balls?
  • What do we want to find out?

This month we will investigate:

  • What different types of ball are there?
  • How are they the same and different?
  • How do balls bounce?
  • How do balls roll?
  • How do people use balls?

Family Activities

Try making a family recipe together at home. Cooking provides opportunities for children to measure, problem solve, develop new vocabulary, use fine motor skills such as stirring, mixing, mashing, etc.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Math Focus

This month our class is learning about Shapes and Patterns.

  • Shapes: circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles.
  • Patterns: designs that repeat over and over

Here are some fun activities that are easy to do at home to help reinforce these concepts:

  • Go on a “shape hunt” with your child at your home, or look through magazines, pointing out different shapes you see, for example; a clock (circle), a book (square), or a pizza slice (triangle).
  • Make patterns with items found around the house, such as lining up utensils on a table top, such as fork, spoon, fork, spoon.

Thank you for working with us. If you have any ideas that you would like to share, please let us know.


The Pre-K Teachers