Back To School
Summer Recap: What a great summer we had here at Stars. The children really enjoyed all the wonderful summer activities we had going on. Water play was without a doubt there favorite thing to do. The children had little wading pools, water play tables, squirt bottles and sprinklers.
The children also really enjoyed all the in house field trips that came to our school. The fireman did a great job demonstrating what they would look like with all their gear on. It was so exciting to see how high the fire trucks ladder would go up in the sky. All the children also had a great time when the police officers came. Each child was able to sit in the police car and talk to the officers about safety.
Science week was awesome. We had many different science experiments going on; Bubble Mania has always been the children’s favorite summer in house field trip. The children learned all about different shapes and sized bubbles and some of the children had the opportunity to be inside a giant bubble.
September Recap: This month was a huge month for a fresh start! Our area of focus was “All About Me” and we learned so much about each other and ourselves! Children brought in pictures of their families and enjoyed sharing with us the people they love the most! As we come into fall, we looked at apples, leaves, the change in the weather, and the color red! We sang songs about how wonderful we all are, our 5 senses, songs about the days of the week and Spanish! We introduced and practiced the Montessori preliminary lessons; rolling a rug, pushing in our chair, cleaning up our work before taking another out, dressing frames, spooning and dry pouring, just to name a few. Our afternoon enrichment program started and we kicked it off with music and movement! Patty Shukla and Frank Leto are the top picks for this group! I’m excited to continue to build on the activities for my little kiddos!
October Recap: October is always such a fun and exciting month for our kiddos! It’s the first month to start off end of the year holidays and celebrations and the beginning of another season change! From learning about spiders, bats and pumpkins to what colors make orange, ASL for “orange,” and celebrating friend’s birthdays! The kiddos were extremely fascinated when we cut open our pumpkin to reveal the seeds we’ve been talking about with our Life Cycle of a Pumpkin lesson. I think eating the seeds was their favorite part! We look forward to adding onto our fall theme in our upcoming month!
November News: Let the fall continue! This month we focus on the importance of sharing and giving. Lessons include food prep, leaf sorting/ rubbing, land and water discovery and of course, our weekly sandpaper letter sounds. Be sure to sign up for parent/ teacher conferences and our Harvest Feast!
Curriculum for November:
- Harvest and Healthy Bodies
- Practical Life
- Letter of the Week
Extra Curricular Activities:
- Monday – Karate
- Tuesday – Karate, Mini-Kickers
- Wednesday – Karate, Kids Musical Theater
- Thursday – Karate
- Friday – Amazing Athletes