Wednesday, October 22, 2008


October is flying by!  Our apple unit went very well.  The applesauce we made was delicious and our cut up apples with carmel drizzled over the top was just the best!  I'm getting hungry thinking about it.  Have you been cooking with apples lately? Our trips to Aamodt's Apple Orchard were lots of fun.  The Red and Yellow Classes had a cold and rainy day.  However, they got to taste several types of apples in the apple barn, they chose an apple to take home from the big apple bins and they got a free apple donut!  The Blue and Purple Classes had a beautiful, sunny day to visit.  They did not get a donut, but, they got to ride on a hay wagon to pick their own apple off an apple tree. (As a bonus, they tasted the grapes being grown at the orchard.)  Both groups had a  tour of the apple barn, walk-in refrigerator and honey bee display.  The bus ride was also fun!
Halloween is just around the corner and our rooms are glowing with orange colored decoration! Every day we teachers hear much talk about which costumes each child will be wearing on Halloween.  We will be having our parties on Thursday, Oct. 30 and Friday, Oct. 31.  Please send your children in costume (no weapons, nothing too hot) so we can see these cute outfits we are hearing about!  We have a costume parade planned as well as special games, stories and snacks!
In the midst of all our "Halloweening"  the 4 year olds are practicing for their up coming Fall Program, which will be on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7:00 pm.  Be sure to put it on your calendar.  You  won't want to miss this!