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2020 Holiday Schedule:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1, 2020
  • Good Friday – April 10, 2020
  • Memorial Day – May 25, 2020
  • Independence Day – July 3, 2020
  • Labor Day – September 7, 2020
  • Thanksgiving – November 26 & 27, 2020
  • Christmas – December 24 & 25, 2020

COVID-19

We know that there is a lot of media coverage concerning the corona virus, and these are confusing and concerning times.  We want you all to know that we are continuing to stay open and provide the same wonderful, caring services for your children.

  • To insure a safe and healthy environment, we receive all children outside of the building.  All staff, including substitutes are required to wear masks and temperatures using an infrared touchless thermometer are taken throughout the day.  Children’s group sizes are limited and social distancing is enforced.  Playground equipment is sanitized twice daily using COVID sanitizing solution and we enforce diligent classroom sanitation practices.  The fans on each classroom air conditioning unit run continuously to ensure ventilation.
  • We always practice precautions for the prevention of spreading germs, but we are being hyper-vigilant cleaning every surface all day long, removing and sanitizing mouthed toys, teaching/encouraging children to sneeze and cough into their elbows and providing hand sanitizer for your use upon arrival. Our children and staff thoroughly wash their hands upon entering the classroom and throughout the day and we encourage you to do the same.
  • We are kindly asking our families to let us know in advance if you or your child has an active cough or respiratory illness. We are being diligent in providing a healthy environment for everyone.
  • Your child must be fever free to attend, no matter what the cause.
  • We will follow all guidelines and recommendations from the Division of Child Development and Early Education (our licensing agency), our local Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Let’s work together to keep our children healthy!

OUR SPECIAL CLASSES IN OCTOBER

Tuesday: Computer Class –   No classes in October.

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.

Wednesday: Zumba Kids – No classes in October.

Thursday: Spanish Class – We will be learning about feelings and the days of the week.

  • Estoy feliz = I’m happy
  • Estoy triste = I’m sad
  • Estoy molesto = I’m mad
  • Estoy asustado = I’m scared
  • Estoy enfermo = I’m sick

Days of the week:  Lunes, Martes, Miercoles, Jueves, Viernes, Sabado, Domingo

Vocabulary:

  • Hoy = today
  • Ayer = yesterday
  • Manana = tomorrow
  • Semana que viene = next week
  • Semana pasada = last week
  • Te veo la semana que viene = I’ll see you next week!

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

Thursday:  Soccer Shots – No classes in October.

Book of the Month:  This month our preschoolers will enjoy reading Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell.  “When red and yellow leaves are on the trees, a little girl goes with her parents to a farm where they pick apples and choose the best pumpkin of them all.  Back home, she helps to carve a grinning jack-o’- lantern face on the big orange pumpkin, which guards their doorstep on Halloween night while her mother hands out shiny red apples and she and her father go trick-or-treating with neighborhood ghosts and goblins.”  Check it out!

 CREATIVE CURRICULUM PRESCHOOL INVESTIGATIVE STUDY IN OCTOBER:  TREES

 The following books were chosen for our Beginning of the Year:  All About Me in Preschool  Investigative Study.  Each book has a series of discussion cards.

  • Leaf Man
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  • Red Leaf Yellow Leaf
  • Leaves
  • The Little Yellow Leaf
  • The Apple Pie Tree
  • One More Acorn
  • This Tree Counts
  • The Busy Little Squirrel

    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

 OCTOBER NEWSWORTHY EVENTS

  • Fall Nature Collages – Preschoolers
  • Pinecone Explorations – Toddlers & Y2’s
  • Wear Fall Colors – Preschoolers
  • Apple & Gourd Explorations – Toddlers & Y2’s
  • Pumpkin Investigations – Preschoolers
  • Acorn Hunt – Preschoolers
  • Pumpkin Hop – Toddlers & Y2’s
  • Fall Celebrations in Classrooms

FITNESS FRIDAYS

  • Jumping Rope
  • Obstacle Course
  • Punting
  • Throw Hard, Throw Far
  • Body Part Balance

 

 

 

 

 

 

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