Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hooray for the Community!

February is here and that means we will be celebrating all of the workers that keep our community running smoothly!  We'll say "thank you" to our policemen, firemen, construction workers, and so many others. 

We have an awesome field trip planned for Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9:30am.  We will meet at the Basha's grocery store on the southeast corner of Higley and Elliott.  Wear your Hands On Developmental Preschool t-shirt and a HAT or HOODIE.  (Moms and Dads need a hat or hoodie too!) We'll learn all about how a grocery store is run!  It will be great!

Don't forget to bring in your clean, empty plastic bottles and jars as well as cans and boxes for the children to use at our Grocery Store Role Play on February 28, 2011.  Thank you to all of you who have already contributed!


February is special because Arizona turns 100 years old on February 14, 2011!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARIZONA!  We will be celebrating Valentine'e Day too!  Help your children practice writing their names on the valentines they distribute to their friends.  The Wednesday class will celebrate on Wednesday, February 15th. 


Don't forget to place your Scholastic Book orders.  Orders are due on Tuesday, February 28th.  There are a lot of fun titles this month!  Check them out in your fliers!  Click HERE or at the link at the bottom of the page. 

Check out our HOMEWORK page for some really fun activities to do at home with your little ones!  Here is a sneak peek!  Find this great activity and more by visiting our HOMEWORK page!


We'll see you in class!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

On The Move...

Welcome back!  I hope you all had a fun and relaxing holiday!  Our theme at Hands-On Developmental Preschool for January is "Transportation."  We have tons of great activities planned to teach all of your little ones about all the different ways there are to travel!  Click HERE for the latest calendars. 

Mr. Carlson talking to the class.

We have a special outing planned for the end of the month! (January 24th for T/Th, January 25th for W/F)  We will be walking around the corner to the park at the corners of Merrill and Rockwell.  There we will get to watch a demonstration of some amazing aerial acrobatics performed using a remote controlled airplane!  This is a favorite activity every year!  *Please do not send a backpack with your child on that day, but send a water bottle labeled with your child's name instead.*  Parents:  you are welcome to join us at the park for the demo.  We'll see you there at 10:30.  If you can't make it, pick your child up at the park at the end of class. 

What a neat plane!

If you have class on January 31st, bring your favorite RC vehicle (or other transportation toy) to school.  We will share the fun with all of our friends!

Scholastic Book Orders are due on January 28th this month.  Click HERE for a link or use the link at the bottom of the page.  Don't forget that our classroom code is HYL9G.  You will need this code to place your order.  Remember that every time you order, you earn new books for our classroom.  Thanks!

In February we will be having our Community Worker dramatic play Grocery Store.  We need CLEAN, EMPTY boxes, cans, and bottles (NO GLASS) for this event.  Please start saving these items now.  Just bring them in when you have a full bag.  This is always a fun day!


Remember you can always check out our Facebook page, and be sure to try some of the fun transportation activities you will find on our HOMEWORK tab!

See you in class!