Thanksgiving Pow-Wows

Pow-Wows: a “Circle of Friends”
Monday & Tuesday, November 20th & 21st

       We celebrate the Great Spirit of Friendship at our annual “Circle of Friends” Pow-Wows, to celebrate multi-cultural awareness, acceptance of diversity, as well as giving and gratitude.  The children don their own creative costumes (feather headdresses, “leather vests,” etc.) and chant and sing together before sharing a friendship snack.

     All Preschool and Kindergarten classes gather together in the Gym on Monday, 11/20 at 2:30PM & Tuesday 11/21 at 10:30AM.  All Kinder Works children and their parents are welcome to attend.

     Each Toddler class participates during their Gym/Music period.  Please look for specific times posted by the mail files if you would like to join in.

November Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten SEL (“EQ”) Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, November 16th & 17th
“Giving and Gratitude”

       November is the season of “Giving & Gratitude,” and in that spirit, our EQ Show & Tell will focus on feeling grateful and expressing our gratitude.

     When you receive your paper fruit or vegetable, please talk about this with your little one, and then write something for which your child is grateful right on the paper.  We will make a beautiful school-wide cornucopia!

     Also, please help your child look at the different ways that he or she shows appreciation… maybe with words, hugs and smiles, pictures or ‘notes,’ or even by trying to ‘return the favor’ and pay kindness forward!  We will discuss this during our Show and Tell.

2017 Thanksgiving Baskets

 

CornucopiaThanksgiving Baskets
November 6th – 17th

     November’s EQ project is about sharing with those who are less fortunate than ourselves. At this time each year, we provide complete Thanksgiving Dinners for local needy families with children!

     Our Kinder Works children and families are invited to participate in this Thanksgiving food drive. Look for donation baskets at arrival and dismissal times. Contributions will be accepted through November 17th. Listed below are some suggestions for your contributions:

~ Gift Card for a turkey
~ Bags/boxes of potatoes
~ Stuffing (boxes)
~ Non-perishable desserts
~ Non-perishable vegetables
~ Gravy (cans)
~ Non-perishable fruits (cans/dried)
~ Cranberry sauce (canned)

     In addition, each class will make a festive centerpiece to add to the baskets.  Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity!

 

Workshop with Mike Haney

“Just Say Yes” Workshop with Mike Haney
November 16th at 6:30-7:30pm

     You are invited to spend an hour with Mike Haney, an ECE consultant and expert on the psychology of parenting and teaching young children.  Mike provides strategies for communicating with children to successfully redirect undesired behaviors.  His approaches are healthy, effective, and simple.

     He will be presenting at Kinder Works, 595 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville PA (easy to get to from Limerick and Doylestown too).  We will have light refreshments and babysitting for your convenience.

     Just click on the PDF below for your response form (alternatively, you may request a physical copy from your Director)!

November 2017 Theme & Calendar

CornucopiaOur November Theme:
Harvesting Gratitude

     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.

     We can develop our EQ skills & abilities by practicing authentic manners, generosity, and thoughtfulness- especially around the dinner table, lunch or snack table. At the same time, we can learn about respecting and nurturing our own growing bodies with healthy but yummy recipes of treats we can make and share.

     We can also learn to nurture ourselves and one another by enjoying the fresh outdoors as well as exercising in our gyms, and by feeding our minds and spirits with music, good books, inspiring artwork and new ideas. We are so grateful for these things!

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

September MTG Calendar

October Infant/Toddler Photos

Please enjoy pictures of our Baby Bears (Infants)!


Please enjoy pictures of our Bear Cubs (Younger Toddlers)!


Please enjoy pictures of our Buddy Bears (Older Toddlers)!