Please remember if you are planning to add any full days during the holidays these must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. All throughout the month we will look back at the games pilgrim children used to play to see how much fun we can have with “low-tech” toys. Please remember that we go outside to play every day unless it is extremely windy, rainy or too cold (less than 40 degrees). Dress your child accordingly. Remember fresh air is good for children and there are fewer germs in the outside air.
- November 4 – 8 – Recycling is an old idea not a new one. Pilgrim children used leftover scraps of material and paper to make paper dolls to play with and so will we. Once we have finished with the dolls we will make clothes to fit them. This will give us lots of practice with problem solving, measuring and cutting.
- November 11 – 15 – We will examine ways we are alike and different as we pair up this week with a comparison companion and make lists of all of the ways we are alike and different. We will be making recycle jewelry with necklaces made with found and made objects like paper beads, flower seed pods and clay beads.
- November 18 – 22 – It’s a quilting bee as we learn how to put together repeating patterns, cut precise shapes and form exact replications of each quilt block to form a large quilt. Later this week we will be writing a book about all of the things that we are thankful for with an emphasis on things that you cannot buy at the store.
- November 25 – 27 – Please remember we are closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving break. This week we are working on some more old time crafts when we make braided rag rugs, weaving and God’s eyes. Then we’re off to the playground for a rousing game of turkey tag.