July 2013 Newsletter From the Director-I believe that the warm summery weather has finally arrived and is going to stick around. We are doing lots of water play to keep cool on these hot days. We also have been doing lots of outside play as well. Miss Karen Dates to Remember in July 4- CAL closed Independence Day holiday Toddlers-Wow, we did it!! Nursery 2 –Happy 4th of July! Summer is here and it has been quite warm. We have played in the water outside a few times already, them really like it. Please be sure your child has a bathing suit and water shoes or an extra outfit and an old pair of shoes. Also, please check the outfits in the cubbies because some of them are getting small. Thanks. This month our unit is “Beginning with B”. We will be outside with water and Buckets and Blowing Bubbles in the wind, giving our Baby dolls Baths, and playing catch with Balls. We will also be dancing (or should I say Bouncing) around the room to the sound of Bells and other instruments. Our move to Nursery 2 went very well. There is more room for us to do and learn. We have only been here a couple of weeks and everyone seems to be more independent. Aubrey is our little teacher and loves to play, Tori is taking her first steps and becoming the social butterfly, Nicole is crawling and exploring everything and Gina is rocking on her hands and knees and always smiling. Happy 4th of July Miss Dawn We moved into the Toddler room. We are beginning to slowly adjust to our new schedule and routines! We still have some work to do but were getting there! We have lots of cool things going on and we are all very excited. We finally get to spend some time outdoors playing in the yard. Water play seems to be a favorite! Please remember only sneakers and water shoes are allowed, NO SANDLES Please. This month we will be discussing “Insects in Our World”. Week one is Lady Bugs. We will be talking about lady bugs, painting red and black and even make lady bug cupcakes! Week two will be all about caterpillars and butterflies. We will be on a hunt to find some in the backyard using the nets. Week three is Wonderful Worms. We will be making our sand box into a muddy, fun table. We will be eating “Dirt” cups with worms, gummy of course and we will paint with real worms. Week four is all about……Spiders and ants. Itsy Bitsy and making finger ants, phew how crazy and bug infested this month is. If you have any questions comments or concerns please feel free to see me . Happy 4th, Miss Tina July 2013 Newsletter If there is anything specifically that you would like your child to work on or brush up on for summer please let us know. Miss Kelsea and Miss Karen Preschool –Happy Independence Day! I hope everyone enjoys their holiday. Stay safe and cool. If you happen to go camping, please send in pictures to share with the class. This month we’ll be discussing all the fun things we do in summer. The beach forecast calls for SUNSHINE! We’ll begin July with a wave of learning excitement when we introduce this cross- curricular beach unit! We’ll discuss our beach experiences, play beach balls & build sand castles! After “beach in” it we’ll pack up and a camping we will go. Load up your backpacks, strap on your hiking boots and grab your trail mix for a fun-filled curricular camping excursion. We’ll set up camp in our drama center and set out for some trailblazing learning adventures. Get packing! Lastly, we’ll conclude July with some wacky watermelon fun. The heat is on! And there is no better way to cool down on a hot summer day than to get wet and eat some watermelon…. We’ll be getting wet in a world wind of different ways from our water table to working at the car wash in our tot lot. Hoises, a pocket full of posies. Water water, we all get wet! We will also discuss characteristics of a watermelon, count the seeds and learn about opposites. Our transition into our new rooms has been delightful! Everyone is progressing well. I think this will be an awesome summer. Excited about the 4th, Miss Bailey School-Age- Finally School is over. The kids are all glad and excited for this summer to start. The summer program has a ton of fun things to do. Each week has a different theme with different activities to do. We will be doing arts and crafts, cooking, and even showing some of our talents off. If anything will be needed for the upcoming weeks myself or Miss Kelsea will put out a letter. Just like the rest of the center, the school agers need water shoes, bathing suits, sunscreen and a towel to play in the water.