A Note From Our Principal
Thank you all for your participation in our Kids Helping Kids initiative this summer! We had a very successful Alex’s Lemonade Stand and raised $167.25! We are grateful for the opportunity to watch our students serve others these past weeks and appreciate the role you all had in this. Back To School is in full swing and the goal the first few weeks is to help the children transition, make sure they are happy and confident and learning the new routines. The success, happiness, and safety of the children remains my top priority, therefore, I am happy to meet with you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with this upcoming school year. Please do not hesitate to let me know if anything should arise. I am honored to be a part of your child’s education and to partner with you on this journey.
Callaborating Successfully Together,
In our infant program we start using baby sign language from the earliest months. This month’s baby sign is bear. To sign the word “bear,” make your hands into claws and cross your arms by your chest. Scratch up and down repeatedly.
Your toddler may have begun to imitate the actions of those around him. For example, he may pick up a block and pretend to talk on the telephone. This type of imaginitive play can help develop social skills, creativity and increased vocabulary.
- Create a fun frog pond by placing pretend lily pads around a room. Cushions work well for this activity. Ask your child to act like a frog by leaping from one cushion to another.
This month, your child will learn the words to familiar songs, follow multi-step directions, and name places in her community.
- Go for a walk with your child and point to familiar places in your community (i.e. a park, a school, a grocery store) Ask your child to identify each location.
This month, your child will follow multi-step directions, learn to count to 50, and identify a variety of foods from different food groups.
- Name a food group. Ask your child to name as many foods as she can in that food group. If needed, give an example to get her started.
This month, your child will continue to read and recognize sight words, use descriptive words to talk about himself, and identify whether a group of objects is greater than, less than or equal to another group of objects.
- While out shopping, have your child do a sight word search. See how many words he can recognize and identify in store signs, advertisements and labels.