News & Events

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 JULY

Tuesday: Computer Class –   No classes in July.

Wednesday: Music and Movement Class – This month our children will learn to listen to the rhythm of music.  At the pre-k level children are very interested in rhythms and rhythm instruments.   They are able to “play along” with songs even though they might not be able to keep a steady beat.  We’ll also learn new sign language water songs.

Wednesday: Zumba Kids – No classes in June.

Thursday: Spanish Class – Es caleinte fuera!  It’s hot outside!  El verano llego.  The summer is here.  In July, we will learn about “4 de Julio” and new summer words with songs, games and stories.

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

Thursday:  Soccer Shots – No classes in July.

Book of the Month:  During July, our preschoolers will be reading, A Pig Parade Is A Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black.  “Like most children, you probably think a pig parade is a terrific idea.  Well, you are wrong.  This book will show you exactly why a pig parade is a terrible idea.  Because it truly, truly is!”

Animal Program:   No program in July.

 CREATIVE CURRICULUM PRESCHOOL INVESTIGATIVE STUDY IN JUNE:  WORMS

As we investigate and study worms, we also are going to be learning many important concepts and skills in literacy, math, science, social studies, and the arts.  We will also use thinking skills to ask questions, solve problems, make predictions, and test our ideas.  We have chosen the following books for our investigative study.  Each book has a series of discussion cards:

  • Inch by Inch
  • Wiggling Worms at Work
  • Garden Wigglers
  • Yucky Worms
  • Inchworm and A Half
  • Grandpas Are for Finding Worms
  • Worms for Lunch
  • An Earthworm’s Life
  • Superworm
  • Diary of a Worm

    Math Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Show Me Five – grouping materials in groups of five.
  • Bounce & Count – bouncing a variety of balls; predicting how many times the ball will bounce and counting the actual number of times it bounces.
  • Guessing Jar – guessing how many objects are in a jar, recording guesses, and then counting the actual number of objects.
  • Which Has More? – comparing bags of objects with different amounts in these bags.
  • I’m Thinking of a Shape – exploring different geometric solids and talking about their attributes.  For example, a cube is like a box.  A cylinder is like a can.  A sphere is like a ball.
  • Story Problems – Solving story problems using manipulatives.
  • Dinnertime – setting a table using positional words.  For example, “I’m putting the fork on top of the napkin.”  “The knife goes beside the plate.”
  • Number Cards – exploring number cards with the numeral on one side and the corresponding dots on the other side.
  • Putting Puzzles Together – describing spatial relationships and shapes using puzzles.
  • Huff and Puff – measuring how far a small ball will roll when someone blows on it.  Use words such as force, energy and effect.
  • Buried Shapes – finding attribute blocks buried in sand table.
  • Teaching Clock – moving the hands of the clock to the correct time and identifying the numbers.

Literacy Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Textured Letters – exploring uppercase and lowercase letters cut out of a variety of materials.
  • Same Sound Sort – understanding phonological awareness using a variety of objects that begin with the same sound.
  • Tongue Twisters – saying phrases that are challenging because the words all sound similar.
  • Shared Writing – answering opening ended questions and recording responses on chart paper.
  • Alphabet Cards – demonstrating the knowledge of the alphabet.
  • Walk a Letter – making large letters on the floor for children to walk on.
  • 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

 JULY NEWSWORTHY EVENTS

  • 4th of July Parades – Preschoolers
  • Closed July 4th
  • Ice Melt observations – Toddlers & Y2’s
  • Giant Mural Painting – Toddlers & Y2’s
  • Play Shadow Tag – Preschoolers
  • DRP T-Shirt Day – Preschoolers
  • Hop Like a Frog – Toddlers & Y2’s
  • Playground Punch
  • Sunglasses Day – Preschoolers
  • Hopscotch – Toddlers & Y2’s

FITNESS FRIDAYS

  • Jumping The River
  • Dribbling a Ball
  • Punting
  • Dribble Kick

Family Partnership Opportunities

  • Look for worms in your yard.
  • Look for worms on the sidewalk after a rainfall.
  • Talk with your children about the shape of a worm.  Describe it.
  • Explain to your children how to catch a fish using a worm.
  • Talk to your children about animals that eat worms.
  • End of study celebrations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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