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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 MAY

Tuesday: Computer Class – Welcome to magnificent May and all the wonderful surprises it can bring.  We are on an adventure to Animal Junction with the Wild Kratt brothers.  Our job is to help care for all the wild baby animals until their parents return.  The first test comes when the baby lynx kittens escape the kitten enclosure!

Skills reinforced:

  • Wild animal facts
  • Problem solving
  • Cause and effect
  • Classifying

We are going to Dragonland with our Dragon Tale friends.  Cassie needs our help teaching her younger brothers and sister to fly.  Along the way, we must solve puzzles and riddles.  Can we get to the flying field before time is up?

Skills reinforced:

  • Logic and reasoning
  • Sequential order
  • Auditory discrimination
  • Memory skills

Computer literacy words:

  • Install
  • Number lock
  • Caps lock

Wednesday: Music and Movement Class – Music and movement go together naturally for young children.  This month our children will participate in a marching band parade.  They will learn to identify rhythm instruments and to move to the rhythm of music.  We will also learn May Day finger play sign language as well as new spring songs

Thursday: Spanish Class – This month we will talk about animals in Espanol.  We will also practice our numbers, colors and the alphabet.

  • On the farm – En la granja
  • Pig – Cerdo
  • Cow – Vaca
  • Chicken – Pollitos
  • Horse – Caballo

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

Book of the Month:  This month our preschoolers will read A Perfect Square by Michael Hill.  A perfect square that‘s perfectly happy with its four equal sides and four equal corners is transformed in this adventure story that will take us far beyond the four equal sides.  This square book is torn into pieces, punched with holes, crumpled, ripped and cut into strips.  In each transformation it changes into something new, and is just as happy.  Check it out!

We have chosen the following books for our investigative study.  Each book has a series of discussion cards for our children to think about and answer.

  • Up, Down, and Around
  • Flower Garden
  • What Do Roots Do?
  • To Be Like the Sun
  • The Tiny Seed
  • Planting the Rainbow

Animal Program:   Fantastic Frogs – What’s the difference between frogs and toads?  Our children will learn some of these differences and hear sounds frogs and toads make.  We will also meet some tree frogs and a toad.

 CREATIVE CURRICULUM PRESCHOOL INVESTIGATIVE STUDY:  FLOWERS

   Math Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Straw Shapes – explore and describe spatial relationships and shapes using drinking straws and pipe cleaners.
  • Number Cards – identifying numbers concepts using cards with printed number words, numbers, and corresponding dots.  Children will learn about numbers and one to one correspondence
  • Bounce & Count – predicting how many times a ball will bounce when it is dropped.
  • Where’s the Beanbag? – Describing spatial relationships by tossing a beanbag into a basket and describing where it landed:  inside the basket, next to the basket, or behind the basket.
  • Measure and Compare – using standard and nonstandard tools to determine an objects length and height.
  • Huff and Puff – Using standard and nonstandard measuring tools to determine how far a ping pong ball will roll when someone blows on it.
  • 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.
  • Action Patterns – demonstrate knowledge of patterns as children repeat body movements such as:  clap, stomp, clap, and stomp.
  • Putting Puzzles Together – describing spatial relationships and shapes as children put together puzzles and explain how each piece fits in a specific space.
  • Patterns Under Cover – demonstrating knowledge of patterns by creating patterns using colored teddy bear counters and remembering the pattern when it is covered up.
  • Dinnertime – using positional words, such as beside, above, and on top of as children set a table.
  • Teaching Clock – moving the hands of the clock to the correct time and identifying the numbers.

Literacy Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Shared Writing – answering open ended questions about flowers.
  • My Daily Journal – demonstrating emergent writing skills as children write or draw in their journals.
  • Bookmaking – children make a class book about flowers using observational drawings, pictures, art work, and dictated stories.
  • Jumping Beans – demonstrating knowledge of the alphabet using 26 bean shaped alphabet cards.
  • Tap It, Clap It, Stomp It, Jump It- demonstrate phonological awareness as children clap the number of syllables in a word.
  • Dance & Remember – using songs in a musical game to listen, understand, and remember increasingly complex language and movements.
  • Walk a Letter – demonstrating knowledge of the alphabet by making letters for the children to walk on.
  • Yogurt Fruit Dip – following a recipe card.
  • Same Sound Sort – playing an alliteration game by sorting objects that begin with the same sound.
  • Asking Questions – learning how to ask questions to find out information
  • 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

 MAY NEWSWORTHY EVENTS

  • Duck, Duck, Goose with Preschoolers
  • Cinco De Mayo Parade with Preschoolers
  • Museum Visits – Fantastic Frogs
  • Teacher Appreciation Week Begins
  • Toddler & 2’s Cardboard Tube Creations
  • Muffins for Moms in lobby
  • Bubble Blowing Day with Preschoolers
  • Toddler & 2’s Pet Day
  • Fire Truck Visits
  • Spanish Class with Ms. Mariela
  • Toddler & 2’s Outside Water Play
  • Toddler & 2’s Bug Hunt
  • Fun Day in May (details in lobby)
  • Kite Flying with Preschoolers

FITNESS FRIDAYS

  • Body Part Balance
  • Punting
  • Catching with a Scoop
  • Obstacle Course

 

 

 

 

 

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