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2017 Holiday Schedule:

  • New Year’s Day – January 2, 2017
  • Good Friday – April 14, 2017
  • Memorial Day – May 29, 2017
  • Independence Day – July 4, 2017
  • Labor Day – September 4, 2017
  • Thanksgiving – November 23 & 24, 2016
  • Christmas – December 25 & 26, 2017

OUR SPECIAL CLASSES IN AUGUST

Monday:  Tumblin’ Tots – Each week for the summer will have a different theme:

  • Balls & Bubbles – lots of play with bubbles and balls
  • All About Balancing – balance beams, balancing on one foot, “Mr. Wobble”
  • Animal Action – frog jumps, crabwalks, bear crawls
  • Hopping, Jumping & Skipping
  • Fit Spot circuits – have fun with circuit exercises
  • Bean Bag Fun – bean bag toss, pass the bean bag
  • Hoops – circle games with big hoops and little hoops
  • Everything is UPSIDE DOWN  – headstands
  • Parachute Play
  • Flipping Fun – rolls
  • Moving & Stretchin’ – moving and stretching made fun to some great summertime music

Tuesday: Computer Class – NO CLASSES IN AUGUST.  Free trial classes and registration begin the week of August 21st.  Classes start the second week 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.

Wednesday:  Tippi Toes Dance –  Our value of the month is:  confidence.  The dance of the month:  “Make some Noise”.  We will learn the third recital dance:  “Hula Bula”.

Weekly Skills Reinforced:  Arabesque, Passé Pile, Shuffle Step (kick the ball & step on the bug), Ballet Positions 1-5 (arm movement: beach ball, airplane, sunshine, half airplane, half sunshine), Sashay, Bunny Hops, Hand Eye Coordination with ribbon streamers, Foot, Ankle and Core Strengthening, Balance and Tempo Reinforcement, Proper Stretching Techniques, Body Awareness, Healthy living habits, and Love for others.

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.

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?

Book of the Month:  During August our preschoolers will enjoy reading, Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn.  “Lola has a big smile on her face.  Why?  Because it’s Tuesday ~ and on Tuesdays, Lola and her mommy go to the library.  Join Lola in this cozy celebration of books and the people who love them.”  Check it out!

The following books were chosen for our Chairs & Things to Sit On Investigative Study.  Each book has a series of discussion cards.

  • The Best Place to Read
  • Chairs Chairs Chairs
  • A Chair for My Mother
  • Snipp Snap Snurr and the Big Surprise
  • Arnie and the New Kid
  • Going to the Dentist
  • Mama Zooms
  • Peter’s Chair
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • A Chair for Baby Bear

 CREATIVE CURRICULUM PRESCHOOL INVESTIGATIVE STUDY:  Chairs & Things to Sit On

   Math Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Show Me Five – grouping materials in groups of five.
  • Bounce & Count – bouncing a variety of balls; predicting how many times the ball will bounce and counting the actual number of times it bounces.
  • Guessing Jar – guessing how many objects are in a jar, recording guesses, and then counting the actual number of objects.
  • Which Has More? – comparing bags of objects with different amounts in these bags.
  • I’m Thinking of a Shape – exploring different geometric solids and talking about their attributes.  For example, a cube is like a box.  A cylinder is like a can.  A sphere is like a ball.
  • Story Problems – Solving story problems using manipulatives.
  • Dinnertime – setting a table using positional words.  For example, “I’m putting the fork on top of the napkin.”  “The knife goes beside the plate.”
  • Number Cards – exploring number cards with the numeral on one side and the corresponding dots on the other side.
  • Putting Puzzles Together – describing spatial relationships and shapes using puzzles.
  • Huff and Puff – measuring how far a small ball will roll when someone blows on it.  Use words such as force, energy and effect.
  • Buried Shapes – finding attribute blocks buried in sand table.
  • Teaching Clock – moving the hands of the clock to the correct time and identifying the numbers.

Literacy Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Textured Letters – exploring uppercase and lowercase letters cut out of a variety of materials.
  • Same Sound Sort – understanding phonological awareness using a variety of objects that begin with the same sound.
  • Tongue Twisters – saying phrases that are challenging because the words all sound similar.
  • Shared Writing – answering open ended questions and recording responses on chart paper.
  • Alphabet Cards – demonstrating the knowledge of the alphabet.
  • Walk a Letter – making large letters on the floor for children to walk on.
  • 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

 AUGUST NEWSWORTHY EVENTS

  • Float Your Boat
  • Toddlers & Y2’s – Sticky Ball Activity
  • Dance Party in the Hallway
  • Museum Visit – What is a Marsupial?
  • Toddler & Y2’s – “Water” Painting
  • Spanish Class with Ms. Mariela
  • Bike Rodeo – older two classes
  • Nutritionist Visitor
  • Kona Ice Truck Visit – all classes
  • Tippi Toes – free trial class!
  • Toddler & Y2’s – Giant HopScotch
  • Picnic Day – all classes

FITNESS FRIDAYS

  • Hopping
  • Follow the Leader
  • Ways to Travel
  • Swing and Jump Rope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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