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!

 

April Infant/Toddler Photos

Please enjoy pictures of our Baby Bears!


Please enjoy pictures of our Bear Cubs
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Please enjoy pictures of our Teddy Bears
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Please enjoy pictures of our Buddy Bears
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April Preschool/Kindergarten Photos

Please enjoy pictures of our Honey Bears in Language Arts!


Please enjoy pictures of our Pandas in 
Math & Science!


Please enjoy pictures of our Koalas in 
Creative Expression!


Please enjoy pictures of our Sun Bears in 
Gym & Music!

Workshop with Mike Haney

“Just Say Yes” Workshop with Mike Haney
April 26th at 6:30-7:30pm

     Back by popular demand!

     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, 36 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick PA (easy to get to from Montgomeryville 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)!

April Show & Tell

Preschool/Kindergarten SEL (“EQ”) Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, April 19th & 20th
“Where Did My Family Come From?”

       As we learn about faraway places in exotic climes, it’s instructive to realize that our own family has come a long way to be here in PA.  This month, we will be looking at maps, as well as the globe, to see where India is located.  At the same time, we can find out where our relatives came from, and appreciate that in this “digital age,” when it appears that everyone is right here in the palm of your hand, we are really from all over our world!

     Your teachers will send home one suitcase.  Please talk with your little one about which relative(s) came from where… and write your family name on the suitcase along with the country/city of origin.  Look for our map display!

 

2018 Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp Registration
2018 Summer Camp begins June 18th and ends August 24th

    Online Registration for our 2018 Kinder Works Summer Camps is open!  To register, click here or visit our website at kinderworks.net for details about all of our camps.

    For our toddler clients, the Director will let you know if your child is age-eligible for camp. Otherwise, the Toddler Program continues through the summer under your current enrollment registration.

    Please remember to register early as certain schedules fill up fast. You can sign up for all 3 camps with one registration fee: Camp Kinder Works at our Doylestown location, and/or Digital/Arts Summer Camp at our Montgomeryville and Limerick locations.

    For continuous service, sign up for camp!

 

April 2018 Theme & Calendar

Our April Theme:
India!

    Let’s discover the wonders of India this month!  From the famous Taj Mahal, with its beautiful architecture, to the haunting music of the sitar, with its 18, 19, 20 or 21 strings, we have a lot to experience.  This country and culture is varied, with something for each of our curriculum areas:

     Although English is widely spoken, Hindi is the official language.  But there are 22 major languages in India, written in 13 different scripts!  From these, India passes to future generations its ancient folktales, epic legends, and didactic stories designed to instruct children.

     The fabulous landscape supports the Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, Asiatic lion, and the great Indian Rhino; and this is where the Indian banyan tree, the Lotus, and sweet-smelling Jasmine flowers grow.  The people there eat delicious Roti for dinner, with sweet Jalebi for dessert… and their recipes use spice combinations perfected over thousands of years!

    Indian art consists of a wide variety of forms, all with a strong sense of design.  Over the millennia, it has been influenced by many cultures and shared by many religions all within India.  We are sure to be inspired to experiment with some of these forms.

     Children and adults there play football, hockey, cricket, and kabaddi; and their classical dances are entrancing to watch.  Their musical system is quite different from ours: it divides the octave into 22 segments called shrutis, not all equal but each roughly equal to a quarter of a whole tone of Western music!

     Amazing India!

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

September MTG Calendar