News & Events

2021 Holiday Schedule:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1, 2021
  • Good Friday – April 2, 2021
  • Memorial Day – May 31, 2021
  • Independence Day – July 5, 2021
  • Labor Day – September 6, 2021
  • Thanksgiving – November 25 & 26, 2021
  • Christmas – December 23 & 24, 2021
  • New Year’s Day – December 31, 2022

COVID-19

We know that there is a lot of media coverage concerning the corona virus, and these are confusing and concerning times.  We want you all to know that we are continuing to stay open and provide the same wonderful, caring services for your children.

  • To insure a safe and healthy environment, we receive all children outside of the building.  All staff, including substitutes are required to wear masks and temperatures using an infrared touchless thermometer are taken throughout the day.  Children’s group sizes are limited and social distancing is enforced.  Playground equipment is sanitized twice daily using COVID sanitizing solution and we enforce diligent classroom sanitation practices.  The fans on each classroom air conditioning unit run continuously to ensure ventilation.
  • We always practice precautions for the prevention of spreading germs, but we are being hyper-vigilant cleaning every surface all day long, removing and sanitizing mouthed toys, teaching/encouraging children to sneeze and cough into their elbows and providing hand sanitizer for your use upon arrival. Our children and staff thoroughly wash their hands upon entering the classroom and throughout the day and we encourage you to do the same.
  • We are kindly asking our families to let us know in advance if you or your child has an active cough or respiratory illness. We are being diligent in providing a healthy environment for everyone.
  • Your child must be fever free to attend, no matter what the cause.
  • We will follow all guidelines and recommendations from the Division of Child Development and Early Education (our licensing agency), our local Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Let’s work together to keep our children healthy!

OUR SPECIAL CLASSES IN JUNE

Tuesday: Computer Class –   No classes in June.

Wednesday: Music and Movement Class – This month our children will learn to identify classical music and learn that music is relaxing.  We’ll listen and then move to the rhythm. And, yes, we’ll learn some new summer songs and the accompanying sign language.

Wednesday: Zumba Kids – No classes in June.

Thursday: Spanish Class – During the next 3 months we will be doing different Spanish activities.  The summer is near, so we will enjoy interactive games such as: number bingo, alphabet, colors, shapes, Spanish Simon Says, and Spanish aerobics.  We will continue working on the days of the week and will also talk about summer clothing:

  • hat – sombrero
  • shirt – camisa
  • shorts – pantalon corto
  • sunglasses – lentes

See you later, my friends! = Hasta pronto, mis amigos!

Thursday:  Soccer Shots – No classes in June.

Book of the Month:  This month our preschoolers will read, Miss Maple’s Seeds by Eliza WheelerMiss Maple gathers lost seeds that haven’t yet found a place to sprout.  She takes them on field trips to explore places to grow.  In her cozy maple tree house, she nurtures them; keeping them safe and warm until it’s time for them to find roots of their own, and grow into the magnificent plants they’re destined to become.  Check it out!

The following books were chosen for our Bird Investigative Study.  Each book has a series of discussion cards.

  • Birds
  • Nests and Eggs
  • Hovering Hummingbirds
  • Five Little Ducks
  • A Nest Full of Eggs
  • Stellaluna
  • About Birds
  • Vulture View
  • Owl Moon
  • Mama Built a Little Nest
  • Riki’s Birdhouse
  • Bird Nests
  • Feathers for Lunch
  • Are You My Mother?

 CREATIVE CURRICULUM PRESCHOOL INVESTIGATIVE STUDY IN MAY:  BIRDS

 Math Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Tallying – using number concepts to count and keep track of information.
  • Ice Cubes – compare and measure melting ice
  • Bigger Than, Smaller Than, Equal To – compare and measure building blocks using standard and nonstandard measuring tools.
  • Graphing – using number concepts to show how objects are grouped.
  • Measure and Compare – using standard and nonstandard tools to determine an objects length and height.
  • Nursery Rhyme Count – using cotton balls to count Mary’s lambs in a pretend counting game.
  • My Shadow and I – creating shadows outside or with a flashlight and using directional words such as right/left, top/bottom, up/down, as children move their bodies.
  • Patterns – demonstrate knowledge of patterns using photos, stripes on a shirt, repeated colors on wall tiles, our flag, and checkerboards.  Patterns are the basic concept for algebra.
  • Making play dough following a recipe.
  • Show Me Five – grouping objects in collections of 5.
  • Guessing Jar – estimating objects in a jar.
  • Bounce & Count – predicting how many times the ball will bounce when dropped.
  • Which Has More – using words like “more” and “fewer” to determine which bag has more.
  • I’m Thinking of a Shape – using common geometric solids to determine the shape:  a cube is like a box, a cylinder is like a can, a sphere is like a ball.
  • Geoboards – describing spatial relationships and shapes using geoboards and geobands.
  • Teaching Clock – moving the hands of the clock to the correct time and identifying the numbers.

Literacy Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Dance & Remember – listens and understands increasingly complex language by adding more movements and verses to familiar songs.
  • Asking Questions – using language to express thoughts and needs.
  • Making Shiny Paint – demonstrate knowledge of print and its uses by following a recipe to make paint.
  • Alphabet Cards – demonstrate knowledge of the alphabet.
  • Jumping Beans – demonstrate knowledge of alphabet while playing a “jumping bean alphabet game”.
  • Letters, Letters, Letters – using alphabet rubber stamps and magnets to demonstrate knowledge of the alphabet.
  • Memory Games – turning over face down cards to find matches.
  • 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

  • Bird I Spy – What kinds of birds do you see in your neighborhood?
  • Bird I Spy – How many different colors of birds are in your yard?
  • Bird I Spy – How many cardinals can you find?
  • Bird I Spy- How many mallards can you find?
  • Help your child put up a bird feeder in your yard.
  • Read a book about a bird with your child.
  • End of study celebrations!  Take a tour of our classroom.

 JUNE NEWSWORTHY EVENTS

  • Hat Day – Preschoolers
  • Toddlers/Y2’s Going on a Bear Hunt!
  • Preschool Graduation
  • Toddlers/Y2’s Bean Bag Toss
  • Kona Ice Centerwide
  • Donuts for Dads
  • Summertime Kick Off – Lemonade Treat
  • Water Painting Outside – Toddlers/Y2’s
  • Picnic Day – Centerwide
  • Hopscotch Fun – Preschoolers

FITNESS FRIDAYS

  • Kick Hard
  • Stop & Go
  • Obstacle Course
  • Kick High

 

 

 

 

 

 

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