Fall into October

We have a busy month ahead of us!

Important Dates

Upcoming Dates:
October 9 – 13 1st Quarter Testing/Spirit Week
Monday: Inside Out Day – wear your clothes inside out
Tuesday: Dress Like an Animal Day
Wednesday: Crazy Sock Day
Thursday: Superhero/Villain Day
Friday: Pajama Day
October 16 NO SCHOOL (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
October 27 Halloween Festival (See Note Below)

Our Annual Halloween Festival is being held on Friday, October 27th. We invite you to spend the day with your child enjoying games, a catered chili lunch, Halloween costume parade, and Halloween classroom parties. The activities will begin at approximately 8:45 am and the students will rotate through the stations until 11:00 am. At 11:00, the preschool building, and E1 and E3 will begin lunch in the Preschool lunchroom. We’d love for each student to bring their family for lunch; however, we only have room for 2 guests per child. You may pick up a form to RSVP from the office. This year we are offering a meatless chili option as well as the hamburger chili. If you would like to have lunch with your child that day, please fill out a form indicating your chili preference, how many guests will be attending (up to 2), and provide the payment to the office no later than Friday, October 13th.
The teachers will be walking the children from class to class, so we are asking for parents to help us run the games. If you are interested in volunteering some of your time, please see your child’s teacher or the office to sign up for volunteer times. We are looking for several volunteers. We will have nap after lunch. Feel free to let your child stay or keep them with you and return after. The costume “parade” (around the neighborhood, will start at 2:45 pm for the Elementary students and at 3:00 pm for the preschool students. Please make sure your child’s costume is at the school by 2:30 pm so they can get dressed (no weapons as part of the costume please). Immediately following the “parade”, each teacher will have their own Halloween party in their classroom. Please see me for details.

Student of the Month:  Raelynn

Show and Tell:
October 6th- Community Helpers
October 13th- Fall related
October 20th- Halloween related
October 27th- No Show and Tell (Fall Festival)


October 2nd-6th – Community Helpers/Letters R & H

October 9th-13th – 1st Quarter testing/NO letters this week

October 16th-20th – Communication/Transportation/Letters At & J

October 23rd-27th – Halloween/Letters K & F

Language Arts:

I’m very proud with how everyone is doing with multiple letters in a week so we will continue with the 2 letters. We have also begun doing a follow and draw with each letter that everyone loves. Each time is a simple drawing where they follow step by step as I draw it on the board. Their drawings are so much fun to see and they look forward to them each time.


This month we will introduce the concept of ordinal numbers. An example would be to color the 3rd star green, the 2nd star red, etc. We have begun to count by tens and will continue with that and number recognition to 100. We will continue building on these skills throughout the year. 

I do have a few special requests for our class. We LOVE puzzles and coloring but we have run out of scrap paper to use. If you have any in your offices or at home please bring it in. We don’t care if it has writing on it. As for puzzles, they are now working on 100 piece puzzles. We have a couple but I’d love to have a few more.


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About Ms. Laura

Hello, my name is Laura Burns. I am the Lead E3 teacher. I started in the P1 classroom in 2016 but I have about 10-12 years experience working with kids from 1 to 12. I have a lot of exciting and fun activities planned and can't wait to see your child grow.