November 2018 Theme & Calendar

Our November Theme:
Season of Thanks and Giving

    Thanksgiving is a national holiday founded on giving and gratitude.  From the very first Thanksgiving, to the one we celebrate this month, one tradition still holds true: sharing the bounty of nature and our kitchens brings people together, and there are examples of giving and gratitude from past to present.  We will practice ways of saying thanks and being kind this month, and extend throughout the year.

     This month, we also learn what “farm-to-table” is all about.  Fall harvest yields vegetables, fruits and grains from the garden, and as it gets colder, farmers prepare for their animals to survive the winter.  How do we grind the wheat to make flour for bread?  How is butter and applesauce made?

     Near the end of the month, we will hold our annual POW-WOWs to celebrate friendship by giving gifts we have made, and showing gratitude.

     Our November calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF!

September MTG Calendar

October 2018 Preschool/Kindergarten Photos

Please enjoy pictures of our Honey Bears in Math & Science!


Please enjoy pictures of our Pandas in 
Language Arts!


Please enjoy pictures of our Koalas in 
Gym & Music!


Please enjoy pictures of our Sun Bears in 
Creative Expression!

October 2018 Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, October 25th & 26th
“Practicing Self-Calming Skills”

       This is the time of year when we focus on our self calming skills… With each night falling earlier, and Halloween decorations like jack-o-lanterns, spiders, and skeletons, it can be a scary time of year for little ones.  It’s important to teach self-calming skills so children can reassure themselves amidst all the excitement and change.

     A child may find comfort in a stuffed toy or a blanket, in a song or memory or thought.  A child may know to take a deep breath, ask for a hug, or distract him or herself with a favorite activity.

     Please send your child to school ready to share, or demonstrate how s/he finds comfort and calm.  Maybe another child finds reassurance in the same way, so feelings are validated and relationships are strengthened in this EQ opportunity.

 

October 2018 Theme & Calendar

Our October Theme:
Fabulous Fall Fest

    Autumn brings changes, and new energy to explore our world and to express what it means to us.  Trees turn colorful and drop leaves, nuts and cones fall to the ground and are used by wintering animals.  Our artwork takes on the seasonal hues and inspiration.  As the days get shorter and darker, storytelling entertains and enlightens us.  Shorter days make us take note of the clock, and along with the earlier nightfall, we prepare for changes in the weather.

     Those evenings are exciting, as we head into our Halloween Traditions.  Scarecrows, pumpkins, candy, and costumes are treats we all enjoy at our annual Fall Festival!

     We also review Fire Safety this month.  We hope to be able to climb aboard a real fire truck!

     Our October calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF

September MTG Calendar