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2018 Holiday Schedule:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1, 2018
  • Good Friday – March 30, 2018
  • Memorial Day – May 28, 2018
  • Independence Day – July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day – September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving – November 22 & 23, 2018
  • Christmas – December 24 & 25, 2018

OUR SPECIAL CLASSES IN AUGUST

Tuesday: Computer Class – KOMPUTER KIDZ reminder:  No Classes the month of August.  Free trial classes and registration begin the week of August 20th.  Classes start in September.  Information coming soon!

Wednesday: Music and Movement Class – As soon as young children are able to hold objects, they start to bang and shake them.  This month, we will teach our preschoolers how to play rhythm sticks.  Rhythm sticks are wonderful musical instruments for young children.  What can we do with rhythm sticks?  We can tap the sticks together, tap the floor – sticks together, tap the floor – alternating right and left sticks, and scrape the sticks together…all to instrumental music.

Thursday: Spanish Class – Es mucho calienta!  As summer sizzles, the children will participate in familiar games like Bingo, and Simon Says, but the numbers, colors, alphabet and “commands” will be called out in Spanish.  We will also continue practicing our Spanish songs.

Book of the Month:  This month our preschoolers will enjoy reading, Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner.  Our children will discover the plants and animals that make up a mountain pond.  Over the pond the water is a mirror but….under the pond is another world.  Check it out!

Animal Program:   What is a Marsupial?  Kangaroos and koalas are marsupials and they have pouches.  But not all marsupials have pouches.  We will learn about marsupials and meet the only one native to North America.  Do you know what it is?

 CREATIVE CURRICULUM PRESCHOOL INVESTIGATIVE STUDY:  WATER

   Math Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Patterns – arranging objects to form a repeating pattern.  Patterns are the basic concept for algebra.
  • Geoboards – exploring shapes and spatial relationships using rubber bands stretched over pegs
  • Story Problems – using a collection of objects to solve word problems
  • Graphing – using number concepts to show how objects are grouped.
  • Huff and Puff – measuring how far a small ball will roll when someone blows on it
  • Lining It Up – lining up objects according to size
  • Action Patterns – repeating body movements like clapping and stomping to create patterns
  • Ice Cubes – observing and measuring ice as it melts on a brown paper towel
  • Putting Puzzles Together – describing shapes and spatial relationships to determine how each puzzle piece fits into a specific space
  • Buried Shapes – uncovering buried attribute blocks and sorting them into the correct pile
  • Which Container Holds More – filling different sized containers with sand and predicting which container will hold more
  • Teaching Clock – moving hands on the clock to correct time and identifying numbers

Literacy Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Rhyming Chart – understanding of phonological awareness
  • Same Sound Sort – understanding alliteration and sorting objects that begin with the same sound
  • Bookmaking – making a class book and demonstrating knowledge of print and its uses
  • Did You Ever See….? – making up new verses to a familiar song to create rhyming words
  • Textured Letters – exploring letters of the alphabet and describing the different textures
  • Tongue Twisters – saying phrases that are challenging to say because the words all sound similar
  • Daily Sign-In – children write their names when they arrive to school each morning.
  • Observational Drawings and Journal Writing – demonstrates emergent writing skills.
  • Book of the Month activities

Family Partnership Opportunities

  • Allow your children to assist in washing dishes after a meal
  • Make bubbles with an eggbeater in a container of soapy water
  • Look at books about water with your children
  • Experiment with objects that float and sink during bath time
  • Talk with your children about way you can save water at home:  turn off the water while you brush your teeth, take a shower instead of a bath, and fix that leak!
  • End of study celebrations!  Take a tour of our classroom.

 AUGUST NEWSWORTHY EVENTS

  • Bike Wash – Preschoolers
  • Bring Your Favorite Book – Toddlers & 2’s
  • Hat Day – Preschoolers
  • Toddler Beach Ball Bounce
  • Museum Visit – What is a Marsupial?
  • Parachute Games – Preschoolers
  • Spanish Class with Ms. Mariela
  • “Story Time Switch Up” – Preschoolers
  • Kona Ice Truck Visit
  • Outside Tent Reading – Toddlers & 2’s
  • Dental Hygienist Visit – Preschoolers

FITNESS FRIDAYS

  • Stop and Go
  • Obstacle Course
  • Jumping Rope
  • Throw Hard, Throw Far
  • Jump the River

 

 

 

 

 

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