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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 SEPTEMBER

Tuesday: Computer Class – Welcome to our new season of learning while having fun!  We are excited about our GREAT adventures.  Our job is to help Bob the Builder with a plumbing puzzle.  The water pipes at Mrs. Potts’ house are leaking and Bob needs our help to fix them.  Along the way many other friends need help.  Can we fix everything?  YES WE CAN!

Skills reinforced:

  • Deductive thinking
  • Structural exploration
  • Inference
  • Following directions

We are on a mission to help our Dragon Tale friend, Cassie, teach her younger brothers and ZuZu, Jamie, Val and Lyn to fly.  They are faced with many obstacles along the way, but with our help we will get to the flying field in time.

Skills reinforced:

  • Memory skills
  • Creativity
  • Matching skills
  • Number line

Computer literacy words:

  • Space bar
  • Insert disk
  • Enter

Wednesday: Music and Movement Class – How does a maraca sound happy or a tambourine sound sad?  Our children will explore new ways to use rhythm instruments as they make sounds to express feelings.  We’ll also learn some new autumn songs, finger plays and the accompanying sign language.

Thursday: Spanish Class – Hola!  Como estas?  This month we will be learning simple phrases such as:  Como te llamas? – What’s your name?, Muy Bien! – Very good!, Adios Amigo! – Goodbye, friend!

Book of the Month:  This month our preschoolers will enjoy reading, The Full Moon at the Napping House by Audrey and Son Wood.  A full moon keeps every one awake until a cricket starts singing his soothing song, and soon each and every creature is sleeping soundly.  Check it out!

Animal Program:   The Bugliest Bug – So…..what is a bug?  It really depends on whom you ask.  This month we will meet a group of animals called arthropods.  Most people would consider these bugs!  The children will meet a variety of “bugs” and learn some interesting facts about each one.

 CREATIVE CURRICULUM PRESCHOOL INVESTIGATIVE STUDY:  TREES

   Math Lesson Activities During Our 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 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

 SEPTEMBER NEWSWORTHY EVENTS

  • CLOSED for Labor Day
  • Free Komputer Kids Class – 3 & up
  • Free Soccer Shots Class
  • Grandparent’s Visiting Day
  • Museum Visit – The Bugliest Bug
  • Goldfish Swim School Visitor – preschool
  • Make scented Bottles – toddlers & 2’s
  • Durant Road Preschool T-shirt Day
  • Family Photo Share Day
  • Spanish with Ms. Mariela
  • Fall Stories – preschoolers
  • Fall Stories – toddlers & 2’s

FITNESS FRIDAYS

  • Up & Away
  • Jumping Rope
  • Ways to Travel
  • Galloping

 

 

 

 

 

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