2018 Thanksgiving Pow-Wows

Pow-Wows: a “Circle of Friends”
Monday & Tuesday, November 19th & 20th

       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 and chant and sing together before sharing a friendship snack.

     All Preschool and Kindergarten classes gather together in the Gym on Monday, 11/19 at 2:30PM & Tuesday 11/20 at 10:30AM.  All Kinder Works children and their parents are welcome to attend.

 

November 2018 Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten  EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, November 15th & 16th

“Something You are Grateful For”

       November is the beginning of the season of caring, giving, and gratitude, and in that spirit our Show & Tell will focus on being grateful.

     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!

     Please send in a picture (e.g., photo or drawing, collage, mosaic, etc.) of the people, experiences, and /or things for which he/she is most thankful.

 

2018 Thanksgiving Baskets

CornucopiaThanksgiving Baskets
November 1st – 16th

     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 16th. 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!

 

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 Infant/Toddler Photos

Please enjoy pictures of our Baby Bears!


Please enjoy pictures of our Teddy Bears!


Please enjoy pictures of our Buddy Bears!

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

September 2018 Infant/Toddler Photos

Please enjoy pictures of our Baby Bears!


Please enjoy pictures of our Teddy Bears
!


Please enjoy pictures of our Buddy Bears
!

September 2018 Preschool/Kindergarten Photos

Please enjoy pictures of our Honey Bears in Creative Expression!


Please enjoy pictures of our Pandas in 
Gym & Music!


Please enjoy pictures of our Koalas in 
Math & Science!


Please enjoy pictures of our Sun Bears in 
Language Arts!