Back To School
Summer Recap: Summer has been full of fun and excitement for the children here at Stars. We had several in house field trips that correlated with our summer themes. We learned about the different Counties Around the World, Community Helper, Under the Sea, and Science.
During science week we had Bubble Mania come and explain the science behind bubbles. They showed the children how to make different shapes and size bubbles depending on what type of bubble wand was used. The children even had the opportunity to get inside a giant bubble. What Fun!
We learned all about Under the Sea life and even had a face painter come in a paint each child’s favorite sea creature.
Community Helper week was our classes favorite week. They had so many community helpers come and share their jobs that they do for our community. The children learned all about police officers and explored their car. The fire fighters brought their truck and dressed in their entire uniform to explain to the children not to be scared if they ever came to their house to help. , Finally the Super dentist came and shared the importance of good dental hygiene. We are looking forward to a wonderful new school year
September Recap: This month has been jam-packed with exciting activities! We have been focusing on getting to know one another and classroom rules this month, as well as, learning about our bodies and how they work. We have been working hard to create full-size replicas of our bodies and we have started to hang some of the finished bodies for all to see. The children have done an amazing job on these large works of art!
Our Enrichment Programs have been so much fun. In art class the children have been learning about Jackson Pollock and have been creating art that reflects what they have learned. In music, they have been learning about Johann Sebastian Bach. We have been listening to his music and talking about the different instruments we hear, as well as, learning to play music together like an orchestra. Cooking class has been full of wonderful snacks that the children have been able to create and enjoy. The children are also enjoying computer and Spanish classes too! How exciting!
October Recap: This month one of our classrooms topics of discussion was the five senses: seeing, tasting, smelling, hearing and touching, feelings. We learned that some people do not have all the senses (deaf, blind, etc.) and how messages from these five senses are sent to the brain to decipher. We also discussed feelings and how to deal with them appropriately, as well as, how to care for our environment and ourselves. We are looking forward to our Halloween parade coming up this month! I am so excited to see all the wonderful costumes.
November News: In November our curriculum includes the harvest and healthy bodies, where does our food come from and healthy vs. unhealthy food. We will discuss what we are thankful for as we look forward to giving thanks together later in the month.
Remember to check your parent files every day as there may be information about upcoming events in the next couple of months and take a look at the calendar, as well as, the white board for specifics in what we are discussing in class and what to bring for Friday Share days.
As always, I am available to speak to if you ever have any questions or concerns. Thank you!
Curriculum for November:
- Harvest and Healthy Bodies
Extra Curricular Activities:
- Monday – Karate
- Tuesday – Karate, Mini-Kickers
- Wednesday – Karate, Kids Musical Theater
- Thursday – Karate
- Friday – Amazing Athletes