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!