In the month of September the children will be learning all about the 7 continents, and touching on the topic of “All About Me” they will get to share what they like/dislike as well as share their family photos with their friends. The book of the month will be “The Kissing Hand”.
School will be closed Monday September 7th for Labor Day
Back to School Night will be September 1st -3rd on zoom.
Picture Day was rescheduled to October 13th – 14th
Our Snack Host program will re-start beginning in September, each family will be assigned a day and calendars will be sent out prior to the beginning of the month.
The summer brought a lot of fun activities for the kids to explore! Each week filled with new themes to explore from Up in Outer Space to down Under the Sea and everything in between. They enjoyed virtual field trips, like watching the Disneyland fireworks for 4th of July, and watching different volcanoes from around the world during their Volcano week. They classes ended the summer with an Olympics themed week, they enjoyed different sport matches, and created hand print torches. They all made medals out of pancakes and turkey bacon for a cooking lesson. The toddler’s class used their hand eye coordination to thread fruit loops into a necklace to create their own fun medals! The highlight of the summer was when the classes created their own volcanoes and experimented with chemical reactions to create their own volcanic explosions! With the summer program coming to an end, August 12th started the fall program. We welcomed new and returning friends and learned new ways to say hello from a distance. The children focused on hand washing and how to stay clean and safe.
In March, the theme will be based on the Rainforest and South America, animals, people, culture and traditions. We will also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and Spring. Don’t forget to dress your child in green clothes on March 17th! Please return re-registration form to the office to guarantee your child’s place for the next 2020-2021 school year.
Little Acorn will be closed for Spring recess from Monday, March 30th through April 3rd. March 13th, is the deadline to submit the re-enrollment paperwork. Spring break daycare sign-ups have been sent out. If your child is attending Spring Break session, March 13th is the deadline to turn in your child’s registration. If you have any questions, please let us know.
February was full of friendship and kindness. The children enjoyed exchanging Valentine cards with one another. The teachers taught lessons on cultural awareness and friendship. The children listened and danced to different songs from the continent of Asia including music from China, India, Japan, Korea, and Asian Island countries. Teachers introduced games, cultural foods, clothing and books. The top book for the month is, Little Blue and Little Yellow, by Leo Lionni. The story is about two best friends. One day they can’t find each other, when they finally do, they give each other such a big hug then they turn green!
The children learned about Katsushika Hokusai who was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. The teachers and students also had discussions and lessons on President George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. In cooking, the students carried on the theme by creating friendship inspired recipes, friendship trail mix and friendship salads.
January was a great start to the new year. The students have settled back after the Holiday break. We even welcomed a few new friends to our school. The theme for the month was Winter Animals and Hibernation. Many discussions and readings were based on habitat and places they live in during cold season, and how animals prepare for hibernation. The children enjoyed the book, The Mitten. The toddlers were able to explore the different animals from the book. They learned about animals that can live in the snow. The primary rooms created jobs to promote the lessons of the story.
The classes also touched base on Martin Luther King and Chinese New Year. They read books about the great African American hero. They discussed diversity, acceptance and treating each other with kindness. To continue our appreciation of different cultures we had a live presentation to celebrate Chinese New Year. The grandparents of one of our students returned for the second year in a row to perform the dragon dance with traditional Chinese music to celebrate the year of the Rat. The children absolutely loved the dancing dragon, moving to the beat of the drum. They laughed and cheered as the dragon paraded across the school.