School News 11/5-11/9

Greetings Families!

Please have your picture money turned into the office no later than Monday, November  12. George Stewart will be stopping in on Tuesday to pick up all of the orders.

Please know that there are two confirmed cases of pink eye in the center. One in the Cedar Room and one in the Infant Room. If you notice that your child’s eyes are red with a yellow discharge please have them checked out with your pediatrician.

Please enjoy these pictures from our Diwali celebrations!

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This week in the Maple Room the children studied the continent of South America, the flag of Brazil and animals of the South American rainforest. Thank you to Ms Mari for a wonderful presentation, the children enjoyed the Brazilian music. The parts of the human body were introduced and in the Practical Life presentation the children practiced lacing and zipping on our zipping frames. The Cultural Studies presentation focused Diwali. Thank you to Ms. Asha ( Cedar Room) for a very informative talk about Indian culture of bursting crackers.

This week in the Cedar Room the children have been practicing two song; “Senses work in Harmony” and “If your senses help you grow, say (they do). The art activities this week  focused on Diwali, the Festivals of Light. The children have been learning and creating animals that live in the rain forest. The Practical Life presentation added how to take care of our teeth and brush twice a day. The Geography presentation discussed the animals of South America, the flag of Brazil and the Amazon rain forest. The Sensorial presentation featured the Colored box 3. The Science presentation involved mixing colors, children learning about primary colors and what two colors to mix to give us a secondary color. We learned about parts of the body and our five senses. The Grace and Courtesy presentations focused on self-awarness (how to take care of our bodies for example hand washing, teeth brushing and taking a bath). There will be a Diwali celebration that the children will celebrate with songs and art projects. Please Cedar Parents, make sure that you send gloves or mittens and hats. We go outside every day for at least 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon. Thank you and have a good week.

In the Pine Room this week the Large Group lesson focused on the parts of the human body. We also introduced color mixing to see when two colors are mixed together,what they turn into. We have also been talking about Diwali, the Festival of Lights. During the Practical Life presentation we introduced water pouring and color mixing. During the Sensorial presentation the children worked on the trinomial cube. The children are enjoying the fact that they can take more than one work and combine them together and use their imagination to create an extension. Our Geography presentation is a continuation of our unit study on South America, the Amazon river and the rain forest. The Science presentation involved color mixing work.  We will be celebrating Diwali on Friday, please dress your child is their ethnic clothing and if you have anything for your child to bring in for show and tell regarding your culture, please send them in we will take very good care of them:)

Please enjoy the slide show of Diwali activities and classroom activities!

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This week in the Toddler Classroom the children enjoyed parachute play and exploring musical instruments. The children also enjoyed ” In the Wild” (naming jungle animals), and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. Our Practical Life presentation focused on the care of the environment and watering the plants. The Sensorial presentation involved a presentation of the five senses through activities -touch, smell, taste hearing and seeing. The children sorted by color. The theme of the week was the Festival of Lights. On Friday, November 16 we will celebrate Cultural Day, your child is invited to wear their ethnic outfit and we would appreciate a cultural dish for the children to sample. Thank You! Have a nice weekend!

Amanda Pullukat is starting a Parenting group in January for our families as well as anyone in your community who you think would benefit.  We will discuss parenting strategies, ideas and read a parenting book over the course of 8 weeks.  We will soon narrow down a day & time but if you’re interested, please follow the link below to mark your preference & interest.  This group will not include child care, so consider just one parent attending.  There will be resources to share with your spouse!  Currently Monday or Wednesday evenings 7-8:30 is the most popular day/time.

Parenting Group Form