June

june 2016 calJune Parent Newsletter

Weather Forecast:  HOT

Here we are beginning the first month of summer!  The weather is getting hot and so are we…hot to polish off your child’s learning, in preparation for next year.  We will be directing our efforts toward helping your child have fun experiences and develop critical learning skills.  We hope that you will share the excitement with us by taking time each day to listen as your child shares his/her experiences with you.

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May 30-June 3 Our letter of the week is X – Xerus Squirrel (pronounced Zur-us), my long hair will curl and swirl!

We will also be talking about camping (and experiencing through our imaginations & hands-on activities). Monday we are CLOSED for Memorial Day. Tuesday we will be we will be talking about the letter “X” and camping gear! Wednesday we are Goin’ on a Bear Hunt and we’re gonna catch a big one! We will be talking about this month’s community helper, the forest ranger, on Thursday. Friday we will be creating and eating a favorite camping food, S’mores. We will disguise our learning in these FUN themes!

June 6-10 Our letter of the week is Y as in Fly, I’m a pest when I try!

We will also be learning about insects in general. Tuesday we will be practicing our counting as we sing Ants Go Marching. Wednesday is Opposites Day: First/Middle/Last. Thursday we will be developing our science skills as we explore antennae. Friday we will be focusing on number review. It is also our Family Breakfast & PJ Day, where you are invited to join us for free breakfast until 8:30. We look forward to sharing a homemade breakfast with you!

June 13-17 Our letter of the week is Y-Yellowjacket, my sting makes such a racket!

We will also be exploring the important job bees have and their gift of honey. Tuesday we will be talking about bee hives. Wednesday is our Father’s Day BBQ. Wednesday we will be doing activities with honey, including tasting it! Thursday is opposite day: sweet/sour. Friday we will be encouraging Dads and Granddads to visit.

Father’s Day BBQ
Wednesday, June 15th, is our Father’s Day BBQ from 3-5:30 PM. This is a special time to celebrate the men in our lives. We welcome all dads (or other male relative or friend) to come and celebrate with us. If Dad is not able to attend, we will take a picture of your child to give to Dad.

June 20-24 Our letter of the week is Z-Zebra, all my friends call me Reba! Monday we will introduce the letter “Z”.

Tuesday we will be talking about zoo animals. Everyone is encouraged to bring a stuffed animal to share. Wednesday we will have our X-Y-Z Luncheon. Everyone can wear stripes for Yipes Stripes! Day on Thursday. Friday we will explore zippers.

June 27-July 1 This Land is Your Land
Of course, we are going to be celebrating our country’s birthday this week! Monday we are highlighting the song “We All Live Together”! Tuesday is Opposites Day: we will explore the concept of Empty and Full. Wednesday everyone is encouraged to bring a flag or other USA related item. Thursday is Watermelon: A Slice of Summer and we will be having a variety of activities related to watermelon. Friday we will be having a marching parade. You are welcome to bring any item that would add to the festivities! Each week we will be featuring a new camp song and this week it’s “Waddleeachee”.

Closed for Independence Day
Monday, July 4th
Summer Safety
With summer now here, we all try to dress to best survive the hot weather. Clothing and footwear become skimpier. We ask for your help in keeping your child injury-free by dressing them in sneakers or sturdy sandals. Backless sandals and thongs are particularly hazardous and should not be worn. We do a lot of running and climbing and your child’s feet need support. Thanks for your help!

There is not enough room in our refrigerator for your child’s lunchbox. We recommend blue ice to keep your child’s lunch cold.

All children can also use the protection of sunscreen. It’s a great idea to make it a part of your morning dressing routine. For a small fee, we will refresh your child’s sunscreen after nap.