September 2018 Show & Tell

Our September EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, September 20th & 21st
“All About Me, and Getting To Know You”

       As we get to know each other, we’d like to give each child a chance to share a little about him/herself at our first EQ Show & Tell of the school year.  This sharing time validates a child’s feelings of importance and develops social skills that are fundamental to every relationship: the skills of speaking and listening.

     Show & Tell may be a favorite toy (that your child can operate on his/her own), a picture drawn or taken to demonstrate an accomplishment, or how your family spent the summer… or anything that helps your child tell about him/herself!

 

September 2018 Theme & Calendar

Our September Theme:
Creating Community
(How we relate to each other)

    It’s all about relationships: with ourselves, with other people, and with everything in our environment.  This is what EQ (emotional intelligence) is all about; and this is foundational for the Kinder Works Curriculum.

     So we always start our new school year by learning about our school, our new friends, and ourselves.  Rules, respect, and routines help us keep our environments safe, healthy, and pleasing.  Manners, mutual respect, and cooperation help us make and keep friends.  Self-respect and communication skills enable us to meet our individual needs and know ourselves better.

     In our town and community, it takes cooperation, collaboration, and acceptance of differences to create a neighborhood.  People serve and work in many roles.

    As we communicate about ourselves, our families, and our community, we will also begin our yearly practice of Sign Language and begin learning Spanish!

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

September MTG Calendar

July 2018 Theme & Calendar

Our July Theme:
Island Getaway

    This month, let’s sail away! We will let the winds take us where they may…perhaps a stop in Hawaii, where we are greeted with leis and taught the hula, watch whales and learn to surf the waves!…or perhaps the exotic island of Bali, an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs! We can experience the differences and similarities as we go island-hopping…

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

September MTG Calendar

June Infant/Toddler Photos

Please enjoy pictures of our Baby Bears!


Please enjoy pictures of our Bear Cubs!


Please enjoy pictures of our Teddy Bears!


Please enjoy pictures of our Buddy Bears!

May Infant/Toddler Photos

Please enjoy pictures of our Baby Bears!


Please enjoy pictures of our Bear Cubs!


Please enjoy pictures of our Teddy Bears!


Please enjoy pictures of our Buddy Bears!

May 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!

May Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten SEL (“EQ”) Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, May 24th & 25th
“Our Most Memorable Family Adventure!”

       Spring has arrived and is in full force! At Kinder Works, we take time to discover the science, beauty, poetry and songs of nature’s renewal. After a long winter when everything is covered and hidden from sight, we venture out to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, textures and tastes with our families and friends.

     Share a memorable adventure that you experienced as a family. Your child may bring a photo, drawing, souvenir, scrapbook page or other memento that depicts a day trip (to the zoo, aquarium, museum, etc.), a train ride into the city, a vacation to a far-away place, a beach holiday, etc. During this spring season, let’s enjoy seeing & hearing about the world through each other’s eyes!

 

May 2018 Theme & Calendar

Our May Theme:
Season of Renewal

    Spring has arrived & is in full force!  It’s time for us to talk about bugs, bullfrogs & butterflies… and to discover the science, beauty, poetry and songs of nature’s renewal!  This is our traditional theme to celebrate the merry month of May!

     The sun has returned, and we can study the new life that it brings: plants that grow from seeds, bulbs, beans, pits and grains… and plants that awaken from dormancy… animals born alive and well, animals that arrive in eggs, animals that transform in curious life-cycles, and animals that awaken from a long Winter’s nap.  We’ll also examine the creepy crawly world of insects that come around our yards and ‘bug’ us… and we’ll admire the flowers that bloom in the Spring.

     We can finally dance and run around outside, and enjoy some Spring sports.  And when we need a rest, we can relax and reflect on the Four Seasons with Vivaldi.  We always admire the flowers that bloom in the Spring.  Colors come in both pastels and vivid hues as we study paintings of cherry blossoms and daffodils, and perhaps landscapes of greening fields.

    Who can resist the stories and poetry celebrating this “Season of Renewal”?  The fairies and gnomes have this one covered.  But baby bunnies and runaway bunnies get into the act, too

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

September MTG Calendar

 

Wacky Wednesday & Wacky Thursday

Wacky Wednesday and Wacky Thursday
Wednesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 10th

    To celebrate the wonderful letter “Ww,” let’s wear our wildest and wackiest gear!  These days are just for fun, so add to the smiles and laughter by wearing mismatched clothes inside-out or backwards… wear a colorful hat, stripes with dots, mismatched socks, sunglasses, or dress up as something or someone else!

 

2018-19 Priority Registration

Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year:
Registration for Preschool & Kindergarten begins Monday, May 7th

       It’s time to renew your child’s enrollment for the 2018-19 school year at Kinder Works.  As with last year, you can complete your renewal online!

     Current Kinder Works clients have a one-week private registration period, in which you receive priority over the general public.  Private registration begins on Monday, May 7th and continues through Friday, May 11th.  We will email you the appropriate secure link today, Thursday, April 26th; please be sure to watch for your email (or notify your Director if you would prefer a paper copy of the renewal form)!

     All current schedule renewals received within this period will be automatically confirmed.  **This also applies to Toddlers who are graduating into the Preschool Program.

     Renewals that request a change of schedule, and applicants for Private Kindergarten or Kindergarten Enrichment are taken on a first come, first served basis.  It is important for you to submit your enrollment renewal as soon as possible. Registration opens to the general public on Monday, May 14th.

     Thank you for your cooperation in this process, and for choosing Kinder Works!