This month our class will be creeping into a science unit all about insects. We will learn what an animal must have to be categorized as an insect, what insects eat, how they move and even how they grow. As a culminating activity for our “insect unit”, we will be combining all of our first grade classes for a Bug Ball on Friday, October 21st. You will receive more information regarding this even in the upcoming days.
We will also be exploring the life of bats during the month of October. Students will use facts they learn about bats to help create a “spooky” hallway bulletin board, feel what it is like to use their sense of sound by participating in a game called “Echolocation Tag”, and create a class KWL chart listing things they Know, Want to know, and have Learned about bats.
October is also a time in which we begin classroom celebrations. As mentioned at our parent Open House night we are lucky to have Meg Mazzola helping us to plan and organize many of these events. Please be aware that she will be contacting families this month regarding a Halloween celebration and how you may be able to assist. I thank you in advance for all of your contributions and support.
As the children’s seating assignments change I am looking forward to seeing more connections blossom amongst classmates, children continue to come out of their shell and a tightly knit community becoming stronger.
Below are some important dates to be aware of this month:
Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Early Release Day (12:45 dismissal time)
Monday, Oct. 10 – No School (Columbus Day)
Friday, Oct. 21 – Bug Ball (a flyer will be sent with further info)
Friday, Oct. 28 – Halloween Parade and classroom celebration