We have had a great start to the new school year. All the children are adjusting well and already learning quickly. The children and teachers have been spending a lot of time getting to know each other.
The Preschoolers enjoyed their first field trip of the year, visiting Wilson’s Apple Orchard. It was a perfect day and they had an excellent time going on a wagon ride, tasting and picking apples. They also took a trip to the Coralville Fire Station and learned about fire safety, what to do if there is a fire and ways to practice fire safety at home. They have also been busy learning about family, friends, fall and much more.
We recently had picture day, where each child and their siblings could get there picture taken here by Life Touch. We took some class pictures too. They all did a great job smiling for the camera.
At the end of the month we will also be offering through the University of Iowa, free speech and hearing tests to all our Preschool children. This is a great thing that we are happy to offer to our parents and children in our program.
The BASP program has been very busy too. They have been enjoying their outside time after school, since it has been so nice out. We have all finally adjusted to the new school schedules and getting a routine in place for after school.
October will be a very busy, fun month. The Preschoolers will be learning all about dental hygiene, pumpkins, community helpers, and Halloween. They will be getting visits from a dentist, a nurse, and trip to the Olive Garden and Fareway to tour a restaurant and grocery store. Another field trip they will get to enjoy this month will be to Bloomsbury Farms Pumpkin Patch. Where we will take a tractor ride, pick pumpkins, see the petting zoo, have lunch in a barn and much more.
At the end of the month we will get to celebrate Halloween with a party and a parade for the children to dress up in their costumes. The school-agers will get to make some Halloween crafts. They will also get to enjoy their own Halloween party.
Have a great month!