TODDLER TALES

 

Our post-halloween delight and reveling in costume glory came to an end the last week of October.  WE began the month of November by learning about community helpers; those in our communities and society at large who dedicate their time and service to helping others.  The following week we celebrated harvesting and the importance of the harvest in terms of the food we eat, from where the food originates, and how a seed grows.  

 

Looking forward to the holidays and celebrating diversity, we will study and learn about the livelihoods and accomplishments of local Native Americans and indigenous peoples.  Following that, let's give thanks for all that we have and all that we are!  It's Thanksgiving and beginning with the Mayflower voyage and the Pilgrims, we will learn about the Thanksgiving holiday, the food we eat, the festivities in which we partake, and the overall meaning of Thanksgiving.  During the last week of November, we will learn about fossils, using skeletal leaves to make fossil imprints and learning about the fossil remains of the dinosaurs.

 

December means fun activities in the snow; making snowmen, sledding down hills, and of course making snow angels!  From there we will learn about the animals who live in the Arctic Circle and Antarctica.  We will also learn about some of the animals that go into hibernation and what it means to hibernate.  Leading us up to our holiday celebrations, Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzaa!  The last week of December will be a time of renewal, learning about a year and when and why it comes to an end.  It will also be a great time to rview the meaning of a calendar.

 

The children in our class range from ages 18 months to almost 3 years.  All of our activities are developed in an age appropriate manner so the children can understand.  We always have a good time and we laugh a lot during the day!  It is very exciting to see how the children are growing and how they are developing their cognitive skills!

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

 

 

Toddler teachers:

Ms. Connie and Ms. Sharon                              

                               

 

 

 

 

                  

 

WE HAVE SLOTS OPEN IN OUR PRE-SCHOOL ROOM (3 YEAR OLDS) AND OUR PRE-K ROOM (4 YEAR OLDS)!

 

ENROLL TODAY!    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESCHOOL (3 year olds)

 

The colder weather is on its way and we are enjoying the crisp outdoors! 

 

For the first week of November we will work on  the letter G.  We will read Giraffes Can't Dance and the children will have an opportunity to make their own paperplate giraffe.

 

Following that week will come two fantastic weeks with fun Autumn and Thanksgiving projects!  We will be making handprint Turkeys and Native Americans.  We will be reading books pertaining to this theme.  During the last week of November, our class will work on the letter H; making a horse and silly hats!

 

During the first two weeks of December, the class will focus on letters I and J.  For the letter I, we will be making ice cream cones!  For Letter J, we will focus on making a Jungle scene for our classroom bulletin board.  The following two weeks we will focus on Christmas and Hannukah projects.  We will sing different holiday songs, make a menorah, and learn to play the dreidel game!

 

 

 

Teachers:

Ms. Jane and Mr. Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRE-K Room (4-5 year olds)

 

We are looking forward to these couple of months with all the new books to read and projects planned!   This time of year is the most fun with all the creative activities and games we can do with the children and at the same time they are learning about sharing, communicating, working together as a team, and developing problem solving skills.

 

Through the month of November we will be working on the letter T.  In our forecast are turkeys, the first Thanksgiving, turtles, and trees. Following this we will head into December and discover different holiday crafts, holiday trees, candy canes, reindeer, Hannukah, and menorahs.  The letter N will bring us into the New Year and we will do projects based on the letter N:  nuts, numbers, nests. 

 

The children will be involved in baking projects which will introduce simple science such as measuring and pouring.  The best part is we get to eat the final product!

 

Happy Holiday and Happy New Year!

 

 

Teacher:

Ms. Renee 

 

 

                                                                                                      

 

WE THANK ALL THE PARENTS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR PROGRAMS AND OUR TEACHERS!

                                                                          

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