Preschool Programming (3-Year Olds)
"I go to sleep thinking about my children being spoiled and I wake up thinking about it."
~ Adam Sandler
November 2019 News!
Our commitment to quality care enhances our Preschool Program through our hands-on, theme based curriculum, which allows children to make good choices and be successful. At each stage of preschool development careful consideration is given to classroom arrangement and selection of developmentally appropriate toys and equipment to enhance the development of the children. The preschool classroom revolves around 8 interest areas: creative arts, blocks, dramatic play, book corner, manipulatives, math, science and sensory. Insterest areas are enriched with engaging activities corresponding with the theme. Children interact with a variety of materials to discover and learn. It is through this child-directed play and fun that preschoolers are actually learning concepts such as counting, letter recognition, sounds, shapes, colors sequencing and listening skills in prepartion for kindergarten.
Arts for Kids has a written program of activities planned according to the developmental level of each group of children and intended to expose children to a variety of cultures. The program will give each child experiences that will encourage the following:
Self esteem and positive self-images
Self-expression and communication skills
Large and small muscle development
Sample Daily Pre-School Schedule
6:30 - 8:30 Breakfast/Free Play
8:30 - 8:45 Bathroom Break
8:45 - 9:00 Classroom areas
9:00 - 9:15 Snack
9:30 - 10:15 Outdoor Activities
10:15 - 11:00 Special Interest Areas (Art, Cooking, Science, etc)
11:00 - 11:15 Clean-Up Classroom
11:15 - 11:30 Bathroom Break
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 2:00 Rest/Nap
2:00 - 2:15 Bathroom Break
2:15 - 2:30 Snack
2:30 - 3:15 Classroom Activities
3:15 - 4:00 Outdoor Activities
4:00 - 4:30 Storytime, Song, Fingerplays
4:30 - 6:00 Special Interest Areas (Puzzles, Computer, Art, etc.)
We had a fantastic Halloween time in our class. Spooky centers, fun books and songs and special treats!
Coming up in November we are preparing for the cold. We will start the month at the bakery shop, learning about different foods we can make and thinking warm thoughts.
It’s not winter yet, so we are going Fall camping. Sleeping in tents and campfires,
As Thanksgiving approaches we will learn about turkeys and other fall creatures that
are getting ready for winter. Thanksgiving will close out the month as we talk about
our family traditions and practice our manners.
We had an awesome month in October! We got to dress up and act out during our Community Helpers Week. We pretended to plant veggies and harvest them to eat during Harvest Week. Next we learned shapes and colors and got to talk about our favorite color, and lastly we got to do two weeks of Halloween fun. Trick or treating I think was the children's favorite!
Going into the month of November we will start the week learning our manners and being helpful to one another, really encouraging them to use manners at meal time and throughout the day. Next will be a week of turkeys and different activities to learn about them. One thing I think they will enjoy will be to decorate their turkey how they please and use their imagination. Next we learn about the pilgrims and native Americans and what happened to lead up to Thanksgiving. With that said last will be a fun week of Thanksgiving and why we give thanks.
Please remember that the weather is changing and starting to get cooler out so please bring coats, hats and mitten/gloves. Also be checking your child(ren)s cubbies at night for paper work and supplies needed. Thank you.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble
October was a blast, we enjoyed our themes this past month of community helpers, harvest, colors/ shapes and Halloween. During community helpers week we loved learning about all the people that help in our community and what they do. We especially loved pretending to be fire fighters and putting out our own “fires”. Going into harvest week we talked about what sorts of vegetables we harvest before winter, paying close attention to pumpkins that we used to make our own yummy pumpkin muffins. As we moved into shapes/colors week we reviewed our standard shapes and where we might find them throughout our everyday lives. We even put this idea into motion when making our own shape pizzas. Although we had fun with all our themes this month, our favorite would have to be Halloween week! Halloween week was jam packed full of fun activities like handprint ghosts, scary witch laugh practice, spooky treat and movie day, and we ended the fun with trick or treating in the mall.
Going into November we will continue learning through our themes of Helpfulness/Manners, Turkeys, Pilgrims and native Americans, and Thanksgiving. Just a reminder as we head into another cold Wisconsin winter to please be bringing all appropriate outside gear for your kiddos: hat, gloves, warm coat, snow pants and boots. As always if you have any concerns feel free to talk to me in person or via HiMama.
Here’s to a safe and happy November!