Dear Pigeon Plum Families:
It’s hard to believe how fast October went by, and boy were the toddlers busy this month!
Thank you for all the pumpkins, gourds and squash. It seemed like everyday the toddler pumpkin patch grew and grew. The toddlers definitely looked forward to seeing what would arrive next! Every day the children figured out new and different ways to use and interact with the pumpkins. They placed them in the wheelbarrows to move them all around the playground, they brought them over to the ladder to see how many they could balance, they picked them up to see how far they could carry them, they stacked them, they sorted them, and they rolled them.
The Pigeon Plums even had pumpkins in the classroom! There was a basket of pumpkins in the language area, that the toddlers could experience and learn about. We incorporated pumpkin into our daily baking by adding it to our much-loved scuffin recipe. The children also learned a new song this month to sing at circle called Five Little Pumpkins.
We also received some sad news this past month, that Ms Melanie will not be coming back due to a move her family is making at the end of November. I was sad to be losing such an inspiring mentor, but I am so very excited and happy to be staying on as the Pigeon Plum Directress. It is with much gratitude that I am able to continue with your toddlers as they learn and grow throughout this school year!
During the upcoming month of November, the toddlers will be hosting a Harvest Share. The toddlers will get together with the elementary students to share snack on the toddler playground. We will also be doing our Ribbons of Gratitude again this year. We will be putting out ribbons, on which you and your toddlers can write down thoughts of thankfulness and gratitude and then tie them to a tree on the toddler playground. The Board will be hosting a Harvest Share Potluck Picnic for the whole school on November 17th at 2:30 pm. Therefore, on November 17th no aftercare will be provided. Please bring a dish to share and enjoy with the school 🙂
Ms Dori and Ms Sarka