I wanted to start by offering a sincere thank you to all of the parents who volunteered their time at our Fall Festival last Friday.  Your efforts were deeply appreciated.  For those who I had to turn away offers for help or who expressed regrets because you were unavailable, no worries please.  There will be other opportunities that will arise as the year progresses and I am sure something will be just right to fit everyone’s schedule.  Again, thank you everyone for your enthusiasm.

This week we move right along getting closer to Halloween and will begin talking about pumpkins.  Big, small, smooth, bumpy, round or long.  All things to do with the most famous symbol of the season.  We have projects and activities galore to keep everyone excited this week.

Let me take a moment to talk to you about Halloween itself.  On Monday, October 31st, Ms. Matilda and I promised our little pumpkins a pizza party.  All children are invited to participate.  My plan is to have Halloween related games and activities for the children in the morning and then give them this special lunch.  If you would like to send in a special treat for the class you are welcome to do so.  However, I would like to keep sugar to a minimum in the classroom as you can appreciate I am sure the combination of that along with the excitement of the day may be a bit much.  Goody bags for the children to take home are always a great option and alternative to loads of sugary snacks in the room.  I will send home a suggestion sheet as to what items might work well.  Please note these will only be ideas.  There is no obligation whatsoever to send anything in.  Also, as much as it breaks my heart…no costumes.  However, there are still plenty of fun options to look festive.  A Halloween themed shirt, colors, or even a character hat (no masks) will be fine.  Costumes can be problematic for several reasons therefore its best not to wear them at all.  But we will still have fun!

Well I suppose that’s about it for now.  See you tomorrow!

Miss Jennifer