Back To School
Summer Recap: What a fun and exciting summer we’ve had at Stars, we created and experienced many wonderful things. We started off with water days that included lots of bubbles and soaking up the sun. Throughout the course of these past months, we’ve created summer-themed crafts. We painted rocks as individual as ourselves and placed them in the garden path of our school amongst our older peers’ painted rocks. We have also learned how to wash and rinse objects and have nearly mastered cleaning up after ourselves when we are done eating. The children have loved all the in-house field trips we’ve had, we created lots of wonderful memories and were excited to start our new school year.
September Recap: In September, we learned more about our country, the days of the week, and the planets. We learned and explored our solar system, its inhabitants, and the nation we live in. We made our very own telescopes and clothes pins to take home, as well as crafty hand-kites! Our toddler refreshed their knowledge on their colors, shapes, and words. We have been thoroughly practicing our scooping, and pouring skills using a variety of new materials we received. We have cheerfully finished off our month and revving up for the fall season.
October Recap: In October, we were able to celebrate all the spookiness and fall season had to offer. We made several Halloween themed art projects; including spiders, ghosts, and creepy crawling spiders! As the month came to an end, we created our own Trick-o-Treat bags, we enjoyed making them. The children also loved the Halloween parade, they all looked very cute in their costumes! For curriculum, our toddlers worked diligently practicing their scooping, sweeping, and wiping up their areas after working or eating. Most of our friends have been able to almost do these daily tasks on their own with little to no help. One can see the pride they have when finishing their task. We will continue to add on to their daily activities in the upcoming months.
November Recap: November was all about healthy bodies, harvesting, and giving thanks. Throughout the month we talked about the benefits of thankfulness, our efforts, and our kindness to others. We continuously worked on our expression of love and thanks, as well as our general manners. We have learned about scooping and serving, as well as trying to help others before helping ourselves. For instance, one of our activities is having friends bring classmates their waters, dishes, and/or utensils to better understand the concept of helping. The children took turns and they all loved being little helpers. We also learned what types foods help our bodies grow, and how we harvest the food to eat.
For Art, we created the world’s cutest hand-turkeys, hand-print leaves for the festivity of fall, and corn on the Cobb feet—the perfect Thanksgiving medley. For our Harvest Feast, we sent home a T hanksgiving treats, we hoped you all enjoyed it. Our class had lots of fun and we were happy to see all the parents come by and join us for lunch.
December Recap: December was all about winter wonderland with our toddlers. We got into the holiday spirit by practicing and decorating our classroom. We learned all about the frost winters, holidays celebrations around the world, and snowmen. Throughout our ever-growing skills, the children practiced their practical life and sensorial life skills. Our Toddlers also learned to practice name recognition due to the colorful labels we created together to put on their cubbies.
For our Winter Holiday show we exchanged presents among the children. Everyone participated and we all had a fun time. We hoped everyone enjoyed our rendition of Jingle Bells and the Reindeer pokey. Everyone looked their best, we were happy to see many of our parents attend. Thank you parents for everything you do, we hoped you had a fun and relaxing winter break.
January News: January is going to be all about winter animals and hibernation. We will be exploring where animals hibernate, their habitats, and why certain animals participate in hibernation. Another exercise we will be introducing is the awareness of the 5 senses. We will have smelling jars, textiles to feel, textured materials, and auditory materials to further our experience with our senses. We will be introducing the sounds of “o, p, q, and r” along with the new incorporation of our new materials we will be stocking our shelves with. Our book of the month will be The Mitten, which focuses around woodland animals. We will also be creating many different art works to reflect what we will be learning throughout the month. As always, if you have any other questions please let us know. Thank you.
Curriculum for January:
- Theme-Winter Animals and Hibernation
- Art-Animal Habitat Art
- Language-Sandpaper o, p, q, & r
- Math-Counting 1 to 10
- Songs & Movement-Hibernation Song
Hibernation (sing to Allueta)
Hibernation, time for hibernation
Hibernation, time to go to sleep.
In the winter where’s the bear?
Sleeping in its’ log or lair.
Where’s the bear? Log or lair.
Hibernation, time for hibernation
Hibernation, time to go to sleep
- Please make sure you are bringing extra potty training supplies and extra-clothes for your child’s bin in the classroom. Also, please make sure the clothes are appropriate for winter and that you bring in at least 2 full sets.
- The mornings have become very crisp, so we ask you bring your child in a jacket for morning play. Remember to label everything!