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2021 Holiday Schedule:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1, 2022*  We will be closed December 31, 2021
  • Good Friday – April 15, 2022
  • Memorial Day – May 30, 2022
  • Independence Day – July 4, 2022
  • Labor Day – September 5, 2022
  • Thanksgiving – November 24 & 25, 2022
  • Christmas – December 23 & 26, 2022

OUR SPECIAL CLASSES IN MAY

WednesdayMusic and Movement Class – Music and movement go together naturally for young children.  This month our children will participate in a marching band parade.  They will learn to identify rhythm instruments and to move to the rhythm of music.  We will also learn May Day finger play sign language as well as new spring songs.

WednesdayComputer Class –   No classes in April.

 Book of the Month:  This month our preschoolers will read, Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow and Anne Wilsdorf.  Sophie visits the farmers market with her family and picks out a squash.  But, instead of letting her mother cook it, she names it Bernice and takes it everywhere.  Her parents tell her that Bernice will begin to rot.  What will Sophie do when the squash she loves begins to change?  Check it out!

The following books were chosen for our FLOWERS investigative study.  Each book has a series of discussion cards.

  • Up, Down, and Around
  • Flower Garden
  • What Do Roots Do?
  • To Be Like the Sun
  • The Tiny Seed
  • Planting a Rainbow

Thursday:  Spanish Class –  This month we will talk about animals in Espanol.  We will also practice our numbers, colors and the alphabet.

  • On the farm – En la granja
  • Pig – Cerdo
  • Cow – Vaca
  • Chicken – Pollitos
  • Horse – Caballo

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

Thursday:  Soccer Shots 

 CREATIVE CURRICULUM PRESCHOOL INVESTIGATIVE STUDY FOR MAY:  FLOWERS

   Math Lesson Activities During Our Investigative Study:

  • Straw Shapes – explore and describe spatial relationships and shapes using drinking straws and pipe cleaners.
  • Number Cards – identifying number concepts using cards with printed number words, numbers, and corresponding dots.  Children will learn about numbers and one to one correspondence
  • Bounce & Count – predicting how many times a ball will bounce when it is dropped.
  • Where’s the Beanbag? – Describing spatial relationships by tossing a beanbag into a basket and describing where it landed:  inside the basket, next to the basket, or behind the basket.
  • Measure and Compare – using standard and nonstandard tools to determine an objects length and height.
  • Huff and Puff – Using standard and nonstandard measuring tools to determine how far a ping pong ball will roll when someone blows on it.
  • My Shadow and I – creating shadows outside or with a flashlight and using directional words such as right/left, top/bottom, up/down, as children move their bodies.
  • Action Patterns – demonstrate knowledge of patterns as children repeat body movements such as:  clap, stomp, clap, and stomp.
  • Putting Puzzles Together – describing spatial relationships and shapes as children put together puzzles and explain how each piece fits in a specific space.
  • Patterns Under Cover – demonstrating knowledge of patterns by creating patterns using colored teddy bear counters and remembering the pattern when it is covered up.
  • Dinnertime – using positional words, such as beside, above, and on top of as children set a table.
  • 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 exercise.
  • My Daily Journal – demonstrating emergent writing skills as children write or draw in their journals.
  • Bookmaking – children make a class book about exercise using observational drawings, pictures, art work, and dictated stories.
  • Jumping Beans – demonstrating knowledge of the alphabet using 26 bean shaped alphabet cards.
  • Tap It, Clap It, Stomp It, Jump It- demonstrate phonological awareness as children clap the number of syllables in a word.
  • Dance & Remember – using songs in a musical game to listen, understand, and remember increasingly complex language and movements.
  • Walk a Letter – demonstrating knowledge of the alphabet by making letters for the children to walk on.
  • Yogurt Fruit Dip – following a recipe card.
  • Same Sound Sort – playing an alliteration game by sorting objects that begin with the same sound.
  • 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

 MAY NEWSWORTHY EVENTS

  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Lemonade Treat – Preschoolers
  • Make Kites – Center Wide
  • Dance Classes Start
  • Cinco De Mayo Parade
  • Mother’s Day
  • Wind Day – Wind Explorations – Todd/Y2’s
  • Good Groves Music Class Starts
  • Strawberry Tasting – Preschoolers
  • Celebrate EMS/Police – Make Cards – Preschoolers
  • Scavenger Hunt – Todd/Y2’s
  • Pajama Day – Center Wide
  • CLOSED for Memorial Day

FITNESS FRIDAYS

  • Hopping
  • Follow The Leader
  • Ways to Travel
  • Kick Hard

 

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