Happy Trails to You…

Weekly Newsletter August 15-19, 2016
Happy Trails to You

Our theme is: Happy Trails to You…, when we will experience the adventure of living as a cowboy. Monday is Cowboy Gear Day. We will be talking about the significance of the different types of clothing and equipment used out on the range. Anything that you could share with us would be greatly appreciated. Tuesday is we’ll be Goin’ on a Trail Ride. It is also our Survival Party, when we will open up our earthquake bags to eat our treats from this last year. All children will be bringing in fresh earthquake bag supplies after this day. Wednesday is Rodeo Day when we will have a Sunshine House-style rodeo. We will also have our Rootin’ Tootin’ Roundup Luncheon. Thursday we will be highlighting the book There was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea. Friday we will be talking about our Health Concept this month: Cool, Clear Water. We will stress with the children the importance of drinking lots of water, especially in hot weather.

Here is a sample of the activities that your child may be participating in this week.

Monday – Cowboy Gear

How you can participate: Have your child come to school with their cowboy/cowgirl clothing or equipment to share.

Book – The Gingerbread Cowboy
Act – Scarves (Bandanas) into a cowboy hat
Art – Cowboy/Cowgirl Hat
Pin the Tail on the Horse
Music – Cowboys and Cowgirls

Tuesday – Going on a Trail Ride and Survival Party

How you can participate: Have your child help you pack their new Survival Bag.

Book – Every Cowgirl needs a Horse
Memory Game – Magic Blanket with Horses
Art – Cowboy/Cowgirl Boots
Math – Make Trail Mix
Music – Bean Bag Boogie

Wednesday – Rodeo Day and Rootin’ Tootin’ Roundup Luncheon

How you can participate: Sign up to bring something for our Rootin’ Tootin’ Roundup Luncheon, or sign up to help during the Lunch!

Book – Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?
Act – Galloping Horses at Rodeo
Art – Rope Art
Gross Motor Skills – Lassos
Music – She’ll be Coming Around the Mountain

Thursday – There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea

How you can participate: Go camping with your child! If not in the woods, your backyard will be perfect. Brainstorm with your child all the things you will need for your campout.

Book – The Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea
Act – Musical Instruments
Art – Horse Shoe Prints
Dramatic Play – Campfire
Music – Color Hoedown

Friday – Health: Cool, Clear Water

How you can participate: Have your child help you make ice cubes. They can fill up the ice trays and place in freezer. How long do they think it will it take for them to freeze? Once frozen, they can put their ice cubes in a glass of water to drink; how refreshing!

Book – B is for Buckaroo
Magic Blanket with a Bandana
Art – Desert Cactus
Science – Mixing Colors
Music – Sambe Lele