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2019 Holiday Schedule:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1, 2019
  • Good Friday – April 19, 2019
  • Memorial Day – May 27, 2019
  • Independence Day – July 4, 2019
  • Labor Day – September 2, 2019
  • Thanksgiving – November 28 & 29, 2019
  • Christmas – December 24 & 25, 2019

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 19th.  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!

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

  • National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean
  • All the Water in the World
  • D. W. All Wet
  • Come on, Rain!
  • Clean Water for Elirose
  • A Drop Around the World
  • Water Dance
  • A Drop of Water
  • The Water Hole
  • Did a Dinosaur Drink this Water?
  • The Snowy Day
  • Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles
  • Puddles

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 WATER 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 WATER 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 ways 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

  • Float Your Boat with Preschoolers
  • Dance Party in the Hallway with Preschoolers
  • Outside “Ice” Painting with Toddlers & Y2’s
  • Museum Visits
  • Sunglasses Day with Preschoolers
  • Sandbox Treasure Hunt with Toddlers & Y2’s
  • Spanish with Ms. Mariela
  • Bike Rodeo with 3/s, 3/4’s, & 4/5’s
  • Storytime in the Library with Toddlers & Y2’s
  • Librarian Visitor with Preschoolers

FITNESS FRIDAYS

  • Sock Toss
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Hopscotch
  • Swing & Jump Rope
  • Kick Hard

 

 

 

 

 

 

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