SEPTEMBER 2019 CURRICULUM
KIDS COUNT WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND FOR THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY!
SEPTEMBER 2-6: LAND TRANSPORTATION
This week the children will have fun learning the many vehicles used to get around on land. Cars, buses, bikes, scooters, trains and trolleys to name a few! Feel free to let your child bring his/her favorite vehicle for show and tell on Friday.
SEPTEMBER 9-13: AIR AND WATER TRANSPORTATION
From land transportation we move on to air and water. Boats of many types as well as airplanes and hot air balloons will be explored this week. Again this week the children can bring an air or water vehicle to share on Friday. Books are always welcome!
SEPTEMBER 16-20: SEASON OF FALL
Is it really fall? Hopefully, the long hot summer is behind us. Hello to cooler weather! Our unit this week in based on the changes that the fall season brings as the leaves change color due to cooler temps. Football season is a favorite fall activity for families. Every Friday let your child show off his/her favorite team with “Spirit Friday’s.”
SEPTEMBER 23-27: COMMUNITY HELPERS
Many different people make up the community we live in. Firemen, policemen, construction workers, and sanitation workers to name a few. We will look at the jobs they do to help make our community a safe place to live and work.
Parents send a picture of yourself at work for our classroom collage. Each child will share your job with the class.
SEPTEMBER 30-OCT. 4: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
This week we move on to the BIG equipment used in our community. Using pictures and books the teachers will show the children how buildings are built and torn down. They will be busy in the block center building, measuring and creating! We welcome all bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, and backhoes…please label with your child’s name.
OCTOBER 2019 CURRICULUM
OCTOBER 7-11: FIRE PREVENTION
Our activities this week center on fire fighters, fire trucks, and the job firemen do in our community. Fire fighters from our neighborhood station will come to demonstrate how to protect ourselves from fire hazards. Be prepared to stop, drop, and roll! The pre-k will be allowed on the truck which is always a big hit! Patches, the talking and singing firedog, will come to perform for the toddlers. Helpful hint: Reinforce your escape route in your home with your children!
OCTOBER 14-18: HALLOWEEN AND FALL FESTIVAL
We will be talking about Halloween traditions and trick-or-treat safety this week. The children will be decorating their rooms with bats, cats and creepy crawlers!
*** The FALL FESTIVAL will be held on Friday, October 18th from 2:00-4:00. Parents are encouraged to attend! Treat sign-up sheets will be in the toddler and pre-k classrooms on Monday, the 14th. PLEASE NO CUPCAKES!
OCTOBER 21-25: 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!