Preschool/Kindergarten EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, October 24th & 25th
“Practicing Self-Calming Skills”
It’s that time of year again… the perfect time to practice 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, a ‘lovey’ blanket, a song or memory or thought, taking a deep breath, a hug from Mom or Dad, a favorite activity, going outside…
Please send your child to school ready to share, or demonstrate how they find comfort and calm. Maybe another child finds reassurance in the same way, so feelings are validated and relationships are strengthened in this EQ (Social Emotional Learning, or “SEL”) opportunity.
Our October Theme:
Fabulous Fall Harvest!
Autumn brings changes. Trees turn various colors and drop leaves, nuts and cones. These are used by wintering animals. Our artwork & music are inspired by seasonal hues and sounds. As the days get shorter and darker, story-telling 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. We make use of the outdoors for fresh air and exercise as much as we can.
Those evenings are exciting, as we head into our Halloween traditions. Scarecrows, pumpkins, games and costumes are treats we will 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!
Preschool/Kindergarten EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, September 26th & 27th
“Getting to Know You… and Me!”
We want to give each child a chance to share a little about themselves at our first Show & Tell of the school year. This “EQ” opportunity is a time to build self-esteem, confidence and relationships by sharing something personal. This activity validates a child’s feelings of individual significance and develops a sense of belonging with social skills that are fundamental to every relationship: the skills of speaking and listening. Show & Tell may be a favorite toy or book, a photo, drawing, or a family project. Send your child ready to share something about themselves during Language Arts on these two days.
Our September Theme:
All About Me and You!
It’s all about relationships: with ourselves, with other people, and with everything in our environment. EQ (emotional intelligence) refers to our ability to relate in healthy, successful and therefore happy ways; and this is foundational for the Kinder Works Curriculum.
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 own 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 Spanish.
Our September calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF!
Reminder: Summer Camp Registration
The last day of Preschool & Kindergarten is Friday, June 14th; Summer Camp 2019 begins on Monday, June 17th!
Online Registration for our 2019 Kinder Works Summer Camps is open! You can sign up for Digital/Arts Summer Camp (movie production, visual arts, game room and outdoor fun) at our Limerick or Montgomeryville locations, and/or Camp Kinder Works (sports, swimming, art studio and game room) at our Doylestown location.
Don’t miss out on the summer fun! Please note: the Infant & Toddler Program continues through summer and ends on August 23rd.
Our June Theme:
Celebrating Children: Look How We’ve Grown
It’s hard to believe the school year has come to an end! With pride and admiration, we will consider what we have done and learned, and how we have grown. From developing respectful relationships to sorting the fruits of harvest, and from understanding how people live across the globe to giving gifts to local children, we have accomplished so much. Let’s celebrate the year with our favorite songs, games, and stories; and let’s revisit favorite art projects and science experiments. As we bid the school year farewell, we will see some friends graduate, say good-bye to others, and say, “See you at Summer Camp!”
Our June calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF
Happy Mother’s Day from the Baby Bears!
Happy Mother’s Day from the Teddy Bears!
Happy Mother’s Day from the Buddy Bears!
Happy Mother’s Day from the Honey Bears!
Happy Mother’s Day from the Pandas!
Happy Mother’s Day from the Koalas!
Happy Mother’s Day from the Sun Bears!
Our May Theme:
Spring Has Sprung – The Great Outdoors
Spring is the third season of our school-year, and by now we can see it in full bloom. This month, we’ll look at plants… from seeds to flowers and trees. We always love learning about baby animals; some are born alive, and some hatch from eggs. There are interesting life-cycles to explore (such as bugs, butterflies, and bullfrogs). As life is bursting forth all around us, we can also enjoy the music, poetry, stories and fables, art, and dance that it has always inspired!
Our May calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PD