OCTOBER 21-31: HARVESTING AND PUMPKINS
Fruits, vegetables, and grains grown in the fall will be covered this week. Pumpkins are a favorite! Each class will be carving a pumpkin to create a jack-o-lantern. If you would like to bring one and come help carve it, let your child’s teacher know. She would love to have you. The pre-k class will be making vegetable soup to share with all the classes. Look for a sign-up sheet on Monday for your contribution to the pot. It is always yummy!
NOV. 3-8 DINOSAURS
From Tyrannosaurus rex to Triceratops the children will discover the fascinating world of dinosaurs! Our little paleontologist will dig for fossils and may even participate in a volcanic eruption!
The children are encouraged to bring their favorite dinosaur this week! Make sure and label it with your child’s name.
NOV.10-15 NATIVE AMERICANS
The native American lifestyle, customs, and traditions will be our focus this week. The children will be working several art mediums.
NOV. 17-22 WE ARE THANKFUL
Our toddlers will be introduced to Thanksgiving traditions while the Pre-k will learn the history of the Pilgrims, Native Americans, and the First Thanksgiving. The Pre-k Butterflies will perform for their parents followed by our Annual Potluck Thanksgiving Feast. It will be held Friday, November 22nd at 1130 in the playroom. Please use the outside stairwell for entry. The sign up sheet will be in the classroom on Monday, the 17th.
NOV.24-29 FREE WEEK
Due to the low census and short week there will be no unit this week.
Wednesday, 27th closed for In-Service Training
Thursday, 28th and Friday, 29th we are closed for Thanksgiving Holidays.
DECEMBER 2019 CURRICULUM
DEC. 2-6 BEARS AND HIBERNATION
What animals hibernate for the cold winter? The kids will find out this week. Our pre-k will create a cave for their bears to hibernate all winter. PLEASE DO NOT SEND A FAVORITE BEAR! The cave does not reopen until the first Monday of spring.
JOIN US SUNDAY DECEMBER 8TH FROM 3-5 FOR OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AND RECIPE EXCHANGE…SANTA WILL ARRIVE AND THE CHILDREN CAN HAVE THEIR PICTURES TAKEN WITH HIM!
DEC.9-13 CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD
This week the children will be traveling around the world learning how other cultures celebrate Christmas. The celebration of Los Posadas in Mexico, Hanukkah, celebrated by Jewish families, and Kwanza honoring African heritage in African-American culture will be explored.
This week is always exciting for the littles! The teachers love sharing the magic of Christmas with their classes. Art keepsakes will be made and family traditions will be discussed.
DEC. 23-27 FREE WEEK DUE TO LOW CENSUS
WE ARE CLOSED TUESDAY, DEC. 24TH AND WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25TH FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.
DEC.30-JAN.3 SEASON OF WINTER
Brrrr! The season of winter will be introduced to the children. How do we stay warm on cold days? What activities can we have fun doing on cold days? The kids will be taking a ride on the POLAR EXPRESS ON FRIDAY! Wear your pajamas and we will enjoy donuts and chocolate milk??
KIDS COUNT WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1ST FOR NEW YEARS DAY