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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 JUNE

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 – Welcome to the sunny month of June.  We have lots of fun, exciting activities to keep those young minds growing.

We are on an adventure to remember with our friend, Ollo.  He wants our help planting a garden with Rose.  Disaster strikes when a giant tomato rolls out of control and is crashing into the Sunny Valley Fair.  Can we help Ollo and save the fair?

Skills reinforced:

  • Directional exploration
  • Following directions
  • Creativity
  • Measurement exploration

Going to a sleepover is always fun, but our loveable friendly green monster Huggly really knows how to have a party!  Can we collect enough pillows for a giant pillow bounce and invite our loveable monster friends?  Only time will tell!

Skills reinforced:

  • Story creation
  • Math skills
  • Classifying
  • Pattern completion

Computer literacy words:

  • Disk space
  • Control panel
  • Delete

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:  Tippi Toes Dance –  Classes resume for the summer session 1 on June 5th.  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 –  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

Animal Program:   Slithering Snakes – This month our children will learn the differences between venomous and non-venomous snakes native to North Carolina, while viewing some captivating slides of these often misunderstood reptiles.  Following the slide show, we will meet some live non-venomous snakes and have a safe opportunity to touch them.

Book of the Month:  The ABC Bunny by Wanda Ga’g is an alphabet book at its best.  Wanda Ga’g is best known as a Newberry Honor winner.  The ABC Bunny was first published in 1933 but it is still popular today.  A favorite part, Z is for Zero, close the book!  Check it out!

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

  • Building A House
  • How A House Is Built
  • Five Minutes Peace
  • The Tub People
  • Curious George, Plumber’s Helper
  • What Do People Do All Day
  • Elizibiti
  • A Cool Drink of Water,
  • When I Was Young In The Mountains
  • Big Frank’s Fire Truck

CREATIVE CURRICULUM PRESCHOOL INVESTIGATIVE STUDY:  PIPES

   Math Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • My Shadow and I – describing spatial relationships and shapes using overhead projector and flashlights.
  • Balancing Act – weighing two bags of the same size with different amounts of the same material.
  • Stepping Stones – creating a path of stepping stones on the floor using positional words to describe their surroundings as they move.
  • Where’s the Beanbag? – tossing a beanbag into a basket and describing where the beanbag landed using positional words (inside the basket, next to the basket, behind the basket).
  • More or Fewer Towers – building towers using interlocking cubes and adding/removing cubes using the more/fewer spinner.
  • Morning, Noon, and Night – charting activities that occur in the morning, noon, or at night.
  • Missing Lids – finding the correct lid for each container by matching its size and shape.
  • How Big Around – using yarn to measure the circumference of an object.
  • Fishing Trip – fishing for fish shapes determined by a number card drawn from a bucket.
  • Math Collage – using art materials and math cards to make a collage.
  • Ping Pong Pick-Up – pick up a ping pong ball from the water table and say the number written on the ball.
  • Teaching Clock – moving the hands of the clock to the correct time and identifying the numbers.

Literacy Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Stick Letters – using craft sticks and alphabet cards to make letters.
  • Making My Name – making names from letter tiles.
  • Knowing Our Friends – identifying names on laminated sentence strips.
  • I Went Shopping – demonstrating knowledge of print using items from grocery store.
  • Describing Art – using descriptive words to describe artwork.
  • Alphabet Books – demonstrating knowledge of the alphabet while reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
  • Alphabet Cards – demonstrating the knowledge of the alphabet.
  • 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

Family Partnership Opportunities

  • Talk with your children about water pipes.
  • Look for water pipes inside and outside your house.
  • Look for pipes in your house.  What is inside of them?
  • Help your child imagine what life would be like without water pipes.
  • Next time you have a plumbing problem, let your child help fix it or watch the plumber.

 JUNE NEWSWORTHY EVENTS

  • Parachute Games with the Preschoolers
  • Freezin’ Fun
  • Preschool Graduation @ 6:60 pm
  • Museum Visit – Slithering Snakes
  • Nature Walk and Collages
  • Toddler Bug Hunt
  • Donuts for Dads in the Lobby
  • Summertime Kick-Off – lemonade in the lobby
  • Fire Truck Visit
  • Sunglasses Day – all classes

FITNESS FRIDAYS

  • Catching with a Scoop
  • Body Part Balance
  • Jumping Rope
  • Jump the River
  • Dribbling a Ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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