Greetings Patti’s Families,
We have had so much fun getting to know our classroom community these first few weeks in September! Your children have been busy exploring the classroom, trying out art and science at the teacher activity table, and getting familiar with classroom routines. Most kiddos have been doing great at circle time – ask them, what color circle they sat on during circle. Even better – in the morning ask them what color they will choose to sit on for circle time!
Last week we were scientists! Teacher Cathy brought in sunflowers and children used magnifying glasses and tweezers to examine the sunflowers and find and remove the seeds. We looked at sunflower books and later in the week we did sunflower art! Look for photos on our classroom board later this week!
Patti’s Take Home Bags!
On Monday and Tuesday this week we will be sending home our Patti’s bags for the first time, they may be filled with art or not depending on if children chose to do art – we are excited to say that everyone added a bit of art to their bag! Please use these bags each day, they should be big enough to carry the things children need for Patti’s and will make it easy for us to send home art at the end of the day
Patti’s Picture Day!Monday, October 10th & Tuesday October 11th will be picture day at Patti’s! A wonderful photographer, Melinda Wong, will join us and photograph all of the children. You are not obligated to pay for any pictures ahead of time, proofs will be available so you can decide if you would like to purchase photos.
Patti’s Paint-a-Pumpkin Community Builder & Fundraiser!We will be bringing back this popular in-person family event on October 19 from 5:30-7.More details and a sign-up will be coming later this week, we hope you can join us!All proceeds go to help supplement Patti’s program and we appreciate your support!
Here Comes the Rain Again
Welcome to fall, to rain, and to coat weather! A reminder to send your child with weather appropriate outerwear as we play outside when it rains and when it is chilly. Please help us by writing your child’s name, or affixing a label, to their coats or sweatshirts. Drop-off is a busy time, many coats are very similar, and if asked children often choose the coat in their new favorite color instead of the one they arrived in. If items do not have names I will write them in sharpie on a tag or collar.Here is a link to my favorite no-iron labels (but a sharpie on the washing tag works too
Teachers Michelle, Monique, Cathy and I look forward to welcoming our Patti’s classroom community to a new month at Patti’s Play Center!!
Jennifer Cathey-RobertsDirector, Patti’s Play Center