Whisper for October 30th, 2017
ELA Night, Halloween (part 2) and Ah-choo! It’s Flu Season
Thank you to so many Waverly parents who signed up for ELA Night this Thursday, 11/2/17. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are going to have to postpone this evening event. I’d like to extend my apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. We will surely be in touch as soon as we have a new date.
The tradition continues… Please join us as students and staff strut their Halloween stuff around Waverly on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017.
9:30 a.m. Kindergarten & Mrs. Cavalli, Mrs. Cinquemani and Mrs. Walsh’s classes
10:30 a.m. First Grade & Mrs. Cinquemani’s class
In the event of rain, the outdoor parade will not take place.
For many families, Halloween is an exciting time to expand the limits of our imaginations. In the early childhood environment, nearly everything is a “teachable moment!” Below please find some ideas to consider as you embark on your adventures on Tuesday afternoon:
-Choose two similar character costumes and discuss how they are alike and how they are different
-Craft a bedtime story with both of those characters
-Count about how many costumes you see that represent storybook characters (I’ll be one!)
-See if you can find the books associated with those characters and share them as a family
-Determine categories for your candy and see which category has the most (ie. chocolate, round, sour, etc.)
-Play a game of “Guess which candy I have…” where each family member hides a piece of candy in their hand and gives clues to help you guess the type of candy (ie. My candy has three colors, and is shaped like a triangle.)
Check out these sources for additional information about Halloween safety.
Thank you to families who came out to join the first ever Yoga and Meditation Night. If you’re interested in joining the Wellness Committee, please reach out:
UPDATE FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
It’s Flu Season. Please read the attached information from the Health Office.
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Have a great week!