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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 NOVEMBER

Tuesday: Computer Class –  Welcome to the thankful month of November, which promises to bring fun and excitement as well as lots of learning.  We will be very busy, because we are opening our very own PET SHOP!  Will we be able to feed, water, and care for all the animals as well as run a business?  Only time will tell…..

Skills reinforced:

  • Logic and reasoning
  • Critical thinking
  • Animal needs
  • Sequential steps

We are celebrating our favorite Big Red Dog’s birthday:  Clifford.  The party will begin when we have collected all the things needed for a HUGE celebration!  Can we find everything in time?

Skills reinforced:

  • Problem solving
  • Reasoning
  • Creativity
  • Memory skills

Computer literacy words:

  • Space bar
  • Enter
  • CD

Wednesday: Music and Movement Class – “We’re musical movers!”  Our children will use gross motor skills, their sense of hearing, and wrist bells as they combine movement and music to express themselves creatively.

Thursday: Spanish Class – Hola, hola a ti!  This month we will be learning the months of the year – meses del ano as well as Thanksgiving -Dia de Accion de gracias words.

  • Hello, Hello to you = Hola, Hola a ti
  • What’s your name? = Como te llamas?
  • Thanksgiving = Dia de Accion de gracias
  • January = Enero
  • February = Febrero
  • March = Marzo
  • April = Abril
  • May = Mayo
  • June = Junio
  • July = Julio
  • August = Agosto
  • September = Septiembre
  • October = Octubre
  • November = Noviembre
  • December = Diciembre

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

Book of the Month:  This month our preschool children will read, The Thankful Book by Todd Parr.

“I am thankful for music because it makes me want to dance.
I am thankful for my feet because they help me run and play.
I am thankful for kisses because they make me feel loved.”

The Thankful Book celebrates all the little things children can give thanks for from everyday activities like reading and bath time to big family meals together and special alone time between parent and child.  Check it out!

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

  • A Box Story
  • Not A Box
  • A Box Can Be Many Things
  • Sitting In My Box
  • The Crayon Box That Talked
  • This Is Our House
  • The Button Box
  • Christina Katerina & The Box
  • The Book of Shadow Boxes

Animal Program:   Nocturnal Animals Nocturnal animals usually sleep in the daytime and are active at night.  We will find out why some animals do this and meet a few nocturnal animals.

 CREATIVE CURRICULUM PRESCHOOL INVESTIGATIVE STUDY:  BOXES

    Math Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Dinnertime – using number concepts and positional words such as beside, above and on top of while setting the table
  • Number Cards – children will use number cards with a numeral printed on one side and corresponding dots on the other
  • Ice Cubes – observing and measuring melting ice
  • Number Cards – children will learn about numbers and one to one correspondence
  • Graphing – the children will group items together using objects, names, pictures, tally marks, or colored bars to form simple graphs
  • Bigger Than, Smaller Than, Equal To – children will compare and measure objects using standard and nonstandard measuring tools
  • Measure and Compare – using nonstandard measuring tools like plastic links, blocks, or yarn to measure objects
  • Nursery Rhyme Count – children will count the number of lambs in the nursery rhyme Mary had a Little Lamb
  • Patterns- children will demonstrate knowledge of simple patterns such as stripes in a shirt, wall tiles, and checkerboards and will create patterns using colored teddy bear counters
  • Tallying – counting the number of balls they see in their room and in the school
  • Counting and Comparing – children will count and sort the different types of balls in the classroom
  • Sorting and Classifying – How are these balls alike?  How are these balls different?  Which balls are the smallest? Which group has more?
  • Seek and Find – Children use classification skills as they play a ball game:  “I am looking for a ball that is not used for a sport”.  “I am looking for a ball that helps people in their everyday lives”.
  • Teaching Clock – moving the hands of the clock to the correct time and identifying the numbers.

Literacy Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Shared Writing – answering open ended questions about balls
  • Alphabet Cards – learning the characteristics of each letter and the various sounds the letter makes in words
  • Jumping Beans – demonstrating the knowledge of the alphabet using a game
  • Memory Games – turning over face down cards to make matches
  • Rhyming Chart – using a poem to find rhyming words
  • Letters, Letters, Letters – learning to recognize letters using rubber stamps and magnetic letters
  • Knowing Our Friends – children will learn alphabet letters and how to recognize their friends’ names
  • 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

  • Letter to families about our study of boxes
  • Talk about the materials boxes are made from, the pictures and the words on them.
  • Play with boxes of all shapes, sizes and types.
  • Play the community box game.  Count how many boxes you see.
  • How many boxes are in your house?
  • End of study celebrations

 NOVEMBER NEWSWORTHY EVENTS

  • Canned Food Drive Begins
  • Wear Autumn colors – all classes
  • Picture Day (individual & sibling)
  • Squirrel/Acorn Hunt – Preschoolers
  • Spanish Class With Ms. Mariela
  • Nature Program Visitor
  • Canned Food Drive Ends
  • Thanksgiving Stories in Library – Toddlers & Y2’s
  • Toddler Gobbler Walk – Toddlers – Y2’s
  • Thanksgiving Stories in Library – Preschoolers
  • Holiday Quilt Begins – all classes
  • CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday

FITNESS FRIDAYS

  • Box Obstacle Course
  • Up & Away
  • Punting
  • Dribble Kick

 

 

 

 

 

 

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