Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Wow!  We are having a wonderful time learning about the world around us here at Hands-On Developmental Preschool!  Our field trip to the Arizona Museum of Natural History was a huge success.  Everyone enjoyed exploring every nook and cranny of the museum. See the video link on the Hands-On Developmental Preschool Facebook page HERE!

There are lots of fun activities planned for December.  Our theme is "Holiday Traditions."  There will be some great art projects to be made and some fabulous stories to be read.  Parents, we need to collect wide mouth, medium to large-sized glass jars for an art project we have planned.

Our December book order is due on December 9th (this is earlier than usual).  This early date should allow your orders to arrive before Christmas.  We appreciate your orders.  For every online order that is placed, we earn $3 in books for our classroom.  Click HERE or the link at the bottom of the homepage to be connected to Scholastic, and remember that our classroom code is HYL9G.

Don't forget to check out the Homework tab for fun activities you can do at home with your family!  Maybe you will find some new family holiday traditions while you are there!

We will not be holding classes during Winter Break.  We will see you back in January!  The Tuesday/Thursday class will return on January 10th.  The Wednesday/Friday class will return on January 11th.  Have a wonderful vacation!

Monday, October 31, 2011

We're Going on a Field Trip!

We had such a wonderful time learning our colors, shapes, and all about patterns last month!  Check out the Hands-On Developmental Preschool page on Facebook for some great photos of the fun!  You can also find snapshots of our Halloween party! The fabulous theme for November is Simple Science.  We have great fun planned for the little ones!  We will discuss the five senses and how to stay healthy,  we will learn about fossils and do some problem solving, and there will great art projects and some kitchen chemistry as well!  I can hardly wait! 

As promised in the title, we will be going on a field trip to the Arizona Museum of Natural History!

Here are some fun photos from their website...

Wow, what a fun place!  

The field trip is scheduled for Thursday, November 10th for BOTH CLASSES.  We will meet at the museum at 10 am.  Click HERE for a map.  The cost is $4 per person.  You can purchase memory packs for $1.  A memory packet includes the following items:

• A pencil featuring different types of dinosaurs
• A dinosaur sticker
• Two different tumbled stones
• A dinosaur item
• A map showing the various dinosaurs that have been found in Arizona

Please be aware that there is no food or drink allowed in the museum.  (This includes water bottles.)

Please arrive promptly as we must enter as a group to receive the group discount. 

Field Trip Quick Facts:
Where: Arizona Museum of Natural History
When: Thursday, November 10, 2011
What Time:  10:00 am
How Much: $4.00 per person
Extras:  $1.00 per memory pack
Map:  ckick HERE

Please include your field trip fees with your November tuition payment. 

Remember that you can always order books for your home from Scholastic.  Click HERE or use the link at the bottom of the page to connect.  Every book you order means fun for your family and more books for the classroom.  Our classroom code is HYL9G.  You will need it to complete your order.  November book orders are due by Monday, November 28th.  Thanks! 

Don't forget to check out the Homework tab at the top of the page for more fun recipes and activities you can do with your family at home!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy October!

Your children had a wonderful time in September getting to know their new preschool friends.  They shared favorite toys, listened to stories, created fabulous art projects, and did some cooking!

The exciting theme for October at Hands-On Developmental Preschool is "Colors, Shapes, and Patterns." We have lots of fun activities planned.  Check the current calendar on the Calendar page above for the color of the day that the students are asked to wear.  There will be a fantastically fun Halloween party!  (Don't forget to sign up for party items and wish list items.)

 As always, you can place a Scholastic book order.  The order due date is October 29th, and the classroom code is HYL9G.  The link is at the bottom of this blog, or click HERE.

October also brings our friend Buddy Bear!  Each child gets to bring Buddy Bear home for some fantastic adventures and fun.  Buddy Bear always brings excitement.  Then, document the fun in Buddy Bear's special journal.  See some examples below...

Click HERE for more of Buddy Bear's Adventures with his Hands-On Developmental Preschool friends!  This link will take you to a Google Docs Photo Collection.

Happy October!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

We're off to a great start!

We are off to a great start at Hands-On Developmental Preschool!  Click on the links below to see the slide shows of our first days of school!  We are enjoying getting to know one another.



Wow!  We sure are having a lot of fun!  Come and join us!

Monday, August 29, 2011

School is Right Around the Corner!

We had a wonderful and fun night at The Little Gym!  Thanks to all of the children and parents that were able to attend!  Here are some photos of the fun...

Click HERE to view a copy of the parent letter that was passed out at this event.

Scholastic Book order forms for the month of September were also passed out.  Ordering will be done online this year!  Click the text link or the button below to place your order.  All orders are due by September 24th, and our classroom code is HYL9G.

Hands-On Developmental Preschool t-shirts are available for purchase for $15.  The t-shirts come in two sizes: youth and small.  The t-shirts are worn on field trip days.  Click HERE to see the design. 

Remember to bring a change of clothes for your child in a Ziploc bag labeled with his or her name and a box of Kleenex on the first day of class along with their bag of getting-to-know-you items.

Also remember that tuition is due on the first day of class to avoid any late fees.

See you all after Labor Day!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Meet and Greet with Hands-On Developmental Preschool

Hands-On Developmental Preschool is having a Meet & Greet night!  Here are all of the details...

Who:  All Hands-On Developmental Preschool Families
What: Meet & Greet
When: August 26, 2011 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: The Little Gym in Gilbert.  Click HERE for a map then type "The Little Gym" into the search box.
Why:  Get to know your Hands-On Developmental Preschool classmates
How Much:  The cost will be between $5 and $8 per child.
What to Wear:  Comfortable Clothes
Please RSVP to Teacher Jeanne with your attendance numbers at

Thursday, July 21, 2011


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