Green Meadow News
October 18, 2012 Donna Dankner, Principal
Christopher Fleming, Assistant Principal
What beautiful weather we have enjoyed the past few days! Even the few showers and the cooler temperatures haven’t prevented us from enjoying outdoor recess and the beautiful colors of the fall season. Hopefully, this weather will continue for our Monster March on Friday.
We are eagerly preparing for the Monster March, a special fall tradition at Green Meadow School. This year the Monster March is scheduled for Friday, October 26 at approximately 8:45 AM. Weather permitting, students will walk outside with their classes to the areas where families will be waiting to view the procession. We hope this early morning schedule will allow families to view the procession before beginning the day’s activities.
Please bring students to school at the regular arrival time to allow them to prepare for the march in their classrooms. Please note that students should arrive at school in their costumes to allow for this early start. We ask that scary or gruesome costumes as well as masks that depict violence not be brought to school. Students should leave all weapons, props and extra pieces of their costumes at home as they are easily lost or broken in school. Please be certain that students are able to walk a distance safely in their costumes.
Please review the following additional important information:
Students who are not participating will be involved in an optional activity in the library.
The excitement is evident as children and families prepare for this special event. We enjoy seeing the colorful costumes as well as the excitement of students and families as they march around the school. The creativity and enthusiasm of all enhances the enjoyment of the day. We hope you are able to join us for this special event.
News from Mrs. Viros’ PreK Class
This week, we have begun a three-week discussion about the signs of fall, which includes learning about leaves, squirrels and acorns, and pumpkins. On Monday, the children went on a nature walk in front of the school and collected leaves, acorns, pinecones, and small sticks. The wind was blowing, the air was crisp, and leaves were falling down. Children noticed that some leaves were wet. They concluded that the colder weather, the wind, and the rain made the leaves fall off the trees. We discussed how the trees would soon become dormant and would not have enough food for their leaves. Children were encouraged to use words such as food/nutrition, cold, wind, and blow(ing).
Here is a poem that we learned:
Five Little LeavesSo bright and gay
Were dancing about a tree one day.
The wind came blowingThrough the town
And one little leaf came tumbling down.
Four little leaves (repeat all the way down to zero)…
Holly Class Happenings:
(Written with help from Holly class students)
Fall FUN in First Grade makes us very busy and very HAPPY!
‘Thank you” to the parents who volunteer their time to help us read and a thank you to parents who send in extra snacks and glue sticks.
Dates to Remember:
v October 19, 2012 Early Release 12:30
v October 26, 2012 Green Meadow Monster March at 8:45
v October 26, 2012 Early Release 12:30
v October 30, 2012 Preschool Halloween Parade
v October 31, 2012 Rain date for the Monster March