Weekly Round-up-August 29th-September 2nd-This is What’s Happening Next Week at Preschool.

Monday, the 29th-Regular classes for the Very Hungry Caterpillars and Very Busy Spiders.

Tuesday, the 30th-Regular classes for the Panda Bears, Very Hungry Caterpillars and Very Busy Spiders.

Thursday, the 1st– Regular classes for the Panda Bears, Very Hungry Caterpillars and Very Busy Spiders.

Friday, the 2nd-Regular classes for the Panda Bears, Mixed-up Chameleon (Kindergarten preparation) class and the Friday Enrichment class.  Please bring an item that starts with the letter “A” Friday Enrichment class.
First “Lunch Bunch” day.
Please wear red and bring something red to school today Mixed-up Chameleons!

Preschool Office News: Just a reminder from the preschool office to turn in any outstanding forms, tuition, change of clothes, supplies, and summer fun activities. Also, remember to escort your child to their room/muscle room and check in with a staff member.

Mixed-up Chameleons News-(Kindergarten Preparation)- Today we learned about our Muscle room rules, how to ride a bike, build with blocks, sit and spin, tumble and be in the “quiet area”.  We played the classic “Duck, Duck, Goose” which every preschooler loves.  We practiced walking in a line and quietly “sneaking” back to the rainbow rug, just like a spy.  We learned and practiced sitting criss-cross applesauce on the rainbow rug.  We learned what to do when Mrs. Sandy has her teaching hat on, how to follow the teaching stick with our eyes and played a game to get to know our preschool pals names.  We broke up into partners and teams and had a chance to do art and explore our classroom learning centers.  We are getting ready to eat lunch, go outside and end our day by reading “The Mixed-up Chameleon” by Eric Carle.

Very Hungry Caterpillar and Very Busy Spider News: Next week, we will start “A is for Animals”, learn about the color red, continue to learn “How to Act” at preschool and much, much, more!

Panda Bear News: It was fun getting to know your kids! We will continue to work with the children adjusting to a new situation. We spent our first two classes getting to know each other and exploring all of the fun things in the classroom. We have already started learning as well. Some on-the-spot lessons about sharing have already taken place. (This is something we will continue to practice the whole year!) We have also learned some of the classroom rules.

Next week our focus will be on having lots of play time while adjusting some more to being at school. We will start to learn some school routines such as having art time at the tables, sitting on the rug for circle time, eating snack together, and playing outside on the playground. We assure you that we have realistic expectations for two year olds, but that it is also truly amazing how fast the children pick up our daily routines. Have a great weekend, and we look forward to seeing you for another week of fun!

Friday Enrichment News- We had our first Friday Enrichment class of the school year and what a fun group of boys and girls! Next week we will be working on getting to know each other, our Friday school routine, the book “10 Apples Up On Top” by Dr. Seuss and the letter A. Please have your child bring in a picture of something that starts with the letter A for him/her to show during learning time and glue onto our letter board. The first few weeks of school our art projects will focus on decorating our art room to give the children a sense of ownership of their school. Please send a small snack with your child on Fridays in a paper sack with their name on it. Great snacks include grapes, apples, granola bars, graham crackers, cheese sticks, etc. We will provide water.