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November

Themes: Pumpkins, Scarecrows   Letters: P, S & T   Color: Orange     Numbers: 4    Shape: Square

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Schedule a visit to the local police station. Discuss with your child the use of 911. Let them practice calling 911 on an unplugged phone. Make a fingerprint ID card with your child. Keep it in a safe place. Discuss “stranger danger”. Teach your child to recite their full name and parent’s names. Practice with your child often. Teach your child to recite an emergency phone number and their address. Practice with your child often. Introduce the letter P. Make a large letter P for your child to cut out.
Do one or two of the Letter P activities. Give your child a pumpkin to explore. Talk about pumpkins, how they grow, how they are used. Review the color Orange and introduce the color Green. Do color sorts. Pumpkin Experiments Cut the pumpkin into four pieces (count them), cook two pieces and refrigerate and save for cooking project; put two pieces in a jar with a lid to observe changes over the next month-it will turn green. Pumpkin Seed Sprouting Wash four pumpkin seeds (count them), put on a wet paper towel and into a zip lock bag to watch it sprout. Let your child help you make pumpkin cookies or pumpkin bread out of the cooked pumpkin you saved. Make pumpkin play dough.
Let your child dictate a pumpkin story. Write it down and let your child illustrate it. Make it into a book. Read the “Jack O’ Happy” Poem. Let your child help make a “Jack O’ Happy” Book Introduce the letter S. Make a large letter S for your child to cut out. Do one or two of the Letter S activities. Read a book about Scarecrows. Make a Scarecrow Book with your child using family names and pictures.
Help your child make a scarecrow to display in your home Introduce the shape Square. Download the square shape pack. Introduce the letter T. Make a large letter T for your child to cut out. Do one or two of the Letter T activities. Have your child tell you what he/she is Thankful for. Make a book and let your child illustrate it.