News & Events

2021 Holiday Schedule:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1, 2021
  • Good Friday – April 2, 2021
  • Memorial Day – May 31, 2021
  • Independence Day – July 5, 2021
  • Labor Day – September 6, 2021
  • Thanksgiving – November 25 & 26, 2021
  • Christmas – December 23 & 24, 2021
  • New Year’s Day – December 31, 2021

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 NOVEMBER

WednesdayMusic 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.

WednesdayComputer Class –   No classes in November.

 Book of the Month:  This month our preschoolers will read, Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson.  “Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks – a nice big dinner!  When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share.  There’s just one problem:  Bear’s cupboards are bare!  What is he to do?”  Check it out!

The following books were chosen for our Trees 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

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!

Thursday:  Soccer Shots 

 CREATIVE CURRICULUM PRESCHOOL INVESTIGATIVE STUDY FOR OCTOBER:  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

 NOVEMBER NEWSWORTHY EVENTS

  • Thankful Food Drive Starts – Center wide
  • Feather Painting – Preschoolers
  • Fall Textures – Toddlers/Y2’s
  • Handprint Turkey’s – Preschoolers
  • Feather Races – Preschoolers
  • Pumpkin Pie Treat – Thanksgiving Feast
  • Pajama Day – Center wide
  • 25 – 26 – CLOSED
  • Leaf Pick Up – Toddlers/Y2’s

FITNESS FRIDAYS

  • Dribble Kick
  • Body Part Balance
  • Hopping

Family Partnership Opportunities

  • Bring in tree parts.
  • Help your child learn the names of trees.
  • Help your child look for animals that live in trees. How many can you find?
  • Take your children for a walk to look at the trees in your neighborhood.

 

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