From the Director
Every year, the staff at Compass Christian Preschool focuses on a specific curriculum area for the year. Last year, we explored “Block Play” and how important it is for children to play and create with various types of building materials. We introduced new blocks into our program, we observed and recorded how the children play with the blocks as well as how to extend the learning experiences. This year we are focusing on “Literacy”.
Last month, we examined our book centers, exploring what types of books we offer the children, how often we rotate the books, how to make the center more inviting and teaching the children to love and respect the books. This month, we are learning how to read to children. How do you make it engaging, how to extend the learning during circle time and props that can be used to highlight the stories. Attached you will find an article about the benefits of reading to your children. By working together, we hope to foster a love for reading with all of our Compass students. Reading Aloud Here are some fun little videos about reading and writing. Reading and Writing.
Love and Logic Parenting Workshop Series
On January 16, 2014, we will start our Love and Logic Parenting Workshop Series. This series will run for five consecutive weeks on Thursday Jan. 16th, 23rd and 30th and February 6th and 13th, 2014 from 9:15am – 11:00am. We will not be offering the night time series this year. The workshop is free but the workbook for the course is $20.00. For more information about Love and Logic please visit their website at www.loveandlogic.com. Please invite your friends to join you and sign up with Karyn in the preschool office. Non-walking babies can attend with their parents. Light refreshments will be served.
As Thanksgiving nears, our thoughts linger over warm memories of family and friends gathering around to celebrate the goodness and blessings of the past year. In music class, we are going to celebrate the season by cooking up some moves. We will dance All Around the Kitchen, pick some Paw Paws, jam to Playin’ in the Kitchen, and shake, shake, shake our egg shakers. A turkey or two may find their way into the music room. The children in the three-year-old program will be learning the songs for the Christmas program which takes place on December 12th.
Cook Children’s Toy and Pajama Drive
In November and December, we will be collecting NEW pajamas and toys for boys and girls ranging in age from infant to 12 years of age. This drive is in memory of Avery Elizabeth Stetson the daughter of one of our sweet families. There will be donation boxes located at both ends of the school.
· Donated items must be new.
· Do not gift wrap the items.
· Non-violent toys only – no guns, swords bows or arrows.
Thank you for your support.
November 8th – Billie Jean’s Birthday (Tiger Class Assistant)
November 2nd – Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 5th – Pumpkin Waffles with Mrs. Kim (Four-Year Old Classes)
November 7th – Pumpkin Waffles with Mrs. Kim (TK and One-Year-Old Classes)
November 12th – Spirit Day and Circus Train Rides
November 14th – Brown Day and Parent Meeting @ 1:00pm
November 21st – Three Year Old Classes Thanksgiving Feast at 12:15pm
November 22nd – Four Year Old and TK Classes Thanksgiving Feast and Play at 11:30am
November 26th – 29th – Closed for Thanksgiving Break.