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July 2016 Newsletter

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
-The Deceleration of Independence


Monthly Curriculum

Links to Learning Curriculum Goals

***This is a glimpse of what each classroom will be focusing on in the upcoming Month.  Please see the   classroom bulletin board for more detailed lessons.

 Infant

Baby Sign Language this month is “Book”. You can sign this word by pressing your hands together, palm-to-palm. Holding your pinky fingers together, open up your hands as if opening a book.

Beginner

This month, your child will feel and describe different textures and temperatures, name the shapes of three-dimensional objects, and identify objects found at the beach.

Intermediate 

This month, your child will talk about events using past and future tense, learn to write this first name in print, and memorize and sing patriotic songs.

Pre-K  

This month, your child will learn opposite words, use a wide range of descriptive vocabulary, and continue to build subtraction skills.


Read Together, Talk Together

***This is a glimpse of what books will be introduced this month.  Please see classroom bulletin boards for additional themed books.
 
 Books:
– Hooray for the 4th of July
– Making Bread with Baker Fred
– Mouse’s First Summer
Vocabulary Words: 
Independence, Freedom, Flag, Fireworks, Festival, Seaweed, Coral, Gulf, Peninsula

Monthly Spotlight

peach cobbler july 2016

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips, or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.
  4. Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.
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