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    Dear Families,
    October is here and that means we are ready for some Halloween fun! It's time for our annual pumpkin decorating contest and trunk or treat events. We hope you can participate!
    Pumpkin Decorating Contest: Please open the attachment to see all the details about our pumpkin decorating contest which will begin Oct. 11th. Let's fill our Elms' hallways with wonderful pumpkins!
    Trunk or Treat:  Our trunk or treat event will take place on Monday, Oct. 25th, with a rain date of Oct. 28th. Please click the link for all of the details and RSVP by Oct. 18th if your family plans to participate. Families can choose to decorate their trunks (prizes for the best ones!) or just trick or treat. We hope to see you there! Trunk or Treat details and sign up


    If you have any questions, please contact Laura at Lauraspencer74@gmail.com.
    Elms PTN




    We will be learning the letters Ii and Jj with Fundations. Music and Movement will be Halloween type songs. We will be discussing who works in our school. The students will be rainbow writing their names and making pictures using pattern blocks.



    We will measure a gingerbread man and then put him in water. We will watch him grow throughout the week and take some measurements.

     Book- The Gingerbread Man

    Art- Gingerbread man

    Matt and Molly – Molly plays dolls with her friend



    Book- Neighborhood Song

    Art - Police car

    Academics - I’ve taped the beginning letter of several objects around the room, we will hunt for these letters and say what object each letter is for.



    Color – Halloween monsters

    Book- The Gingerbread Man

    Art- Garbage truck

    Academics – Missing lids (matching lids to jars or containers) and geoboards (making shapes with rubber bands)



    Book- Neighborhood Song

    Art – Toilet paper roll baker

    Academics – Missing lids (matching lids to jars or containers) and geoboards (making shapes with rubber bands)



    Book- The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything – The students will assist in telling the story with props.

    Art – Frankenstein lantern

    Review and sequence, Molly plays dolls with her friend

    Hunting for colors



     This schedule is subject to change.


    A few reminders:

    Some of the children are pulling the plastic pieces off of their masks. Those pieces are used to adjust the ear loops on their masks. Please remind them that they need to leave them on so that their mask fits properly. 

    Wash bedding and bring back on Monday.


    Please dress your child in clothes that they can negotiate independently when they are in the bathroom.

    If you haven't done so yet, please accept the invitation to my Google Classroom. This way I can still teach your child or the entire class if the need arises.

    Please have your child practice putting on their masks at home. We have several mask breaks during the day and it would be helpful if the children could put their masks on independently.


    Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at mribera@jacksonsd.org