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October 2016

october

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we had our Summer evenings, now for October Eves”
 -Humbert Wolfe

Links To Learning Curriculum Goals

***This is a glimpse of what each classroom will be focusing on in the upcoming Month.  Please see the   classroom bulletin board for more detailed lessons.

 Infant

Baby Sign Language this month is “Mommy”. To sign the word “Mommy”, tap your thumb on your chin repeatedly. For further assistance, please as

k your child’s teacher.

Beginner

This month, your child will answer “What”, “Where”, and yes/no questions, identify one object versus many, and learn the names of community helpers.

Intermediate 

This month, your child will learn to whisper, name basic three-dimensional shapes, describe how objects are similar and different, and name and explore the five senses.

Pre-K  

This month, your child will learn to describe people or objects in more detail, describe a story’s main characters and setting, and identify objects


Read Together, Talk Together 

 Books:
– Fire Engines
– Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
– Plumply Dumply Pumpkin

Vocabulary Words:  
 

October, crisp, patch, chilly, autumn, candy, jack-o-lantern, neighbor, opposite, orange, costume, vine, seeds, pumpkin, harvest, trick-or-treat, Halloween

Monthly Spotlight:

october-recipe

Ingredients:

Cooking spray
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 (17.5-oz) package oatmeal cookie mix
1 large egg, beaten (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
1 large tart apple
3/4 cup caramel sundae topping
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat two 12-cup muffin pans with spray. Cut butter into small cubes and place in medium bowl; blend in cookie mix until pea-size crumbles form. Stir in egg until blended. Reserve 1 cup cookie mixture for topping.
  2. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons cookie mixture in each muffin cup; press with fingertips to form crust. Bake 10 minutes. Meanwhile, peel apple and chop into small pieces (2 cups). Combine apples, caramel topping, pecans, and flour.
  3. Spoon about 1 tablespoon apple mixture evenly into each crust; crumble remaining 1 cup cookie mixture evenly over the top of cookies. Bake 15-20 minutes or until browned and apples are softened. Let stand 15 minutes to cool before carefully removing from pan (use a plastic fork to release from pan). Serve.
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