Here from There”, “The Car Ride”, and
Hope Valley “Pile of Tin”.
Preschool Our children will take a look at the
food truck as it makes its delivery. We
August 2011 also have other forms of transportation
that will be visiting! We’ll make a
transportation collage, trains from
geometric shapes, and paper plate cars
and airplanes. And…we’ll trace our
shoe prints – since this is our basic form
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
TBA: Be on the lookout for visits from
the Bread Truck, Fire Truck, EMS
Truck, and Motorcycle.
Kahaan is graphing his favorite color
on a stoplight.
15 Museum visit: Marsupial’s
Computer Class – free trial week
Transportation Unit 26 Bookmobile visits
This month our preschoolers will be
learning all about transportation. Watch
for airplanes, spaceships and boats to
5 Car Wash/Tire Rubbings
appear from cardboard boxes. We’ll
12 Float Your Boats
visit lots of places using our
19 Fly Planes and Kites
imaginations as we line up chairs and
26 Space Food Experience
pretend to ride a bus.
How do you learn about math and
science in a transportation unit? Our OUR SPECIALS
children will count wheels on vehicles, Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
different colors of cars, and how many Tumblin’ Music Spanish Computer
cars are in our parking lot. We’ll graph Tots Class Class Class
how many cars our families have and
discover the most popular color. Our
children will explore rubber tires with
magnifying glasses and tire rubbings.
We’ll also make license plate rubbings.
During circle time, our children will BOOK OF THE MONTH
talk about what transportation is, their This month our preschoolers will
favorite place to visit, and how to get enjoy reading, The Trucker by Barbara
there. We’ll discuss wheels, cars, trucks, Samuels. Leo loves trucks. He drives
boats, planes, trains, rockets, and horses. them up and down his mom’s legs and
The bookmobile will bring us lots of even lost one in his oatmeal. Leo wants
transportation books and we’ll learn a fire truck but mom surprises him with
favorite songs and fingerplays like, a cat, Lola, who joins in on the truck fun.
“Wheels on the Bus”, “How do I get to Check it out!
NC Museum of Natural Science
What is a Marsupial?
Kangaroos and koalas are marsupials
and they have pouches, but not all
marsupials have pouches! We will learn
about marsupials and meet the only one
native to North America. Do you know
what it is?
The toddlers are exploring Sensory Es mucho calienta! As summer sizzles,
Play. The feel of the cool, wet water the children will participate in familiar
is fun! games like Bingo, and Simon Says, but
the numbers, colors, alphabet and
INFANTS & TODDLERS “commands” will be called out in
Curriculum is as important for infants Spanish. The children will continue
and toddlers as it is for preschoolers. It practicing their songs.
may look like very little planning is
needed, since they are just playing.
Most of what our children experience is
new to them. Each day may open a door Music Class
to a new discovery as they feel textures, As soon as young children are able to
handle objects, hear sounds, and try new hold objects, they start to bang and shake
food. them. This month, we will teach our
A good curriculum includes teacher preschoolers how to play rhythm sticks.
interactions; the arrangement of space, Rhythm sticks are wonderful musical
furnishings, and materials; teaching instruments for young children. What
strategies; language; the schedule of can we do with rhythm sticks? We can
activities; and transitions between tap the sticks together, tap the floor –
activities. Routine care activities are sticks together, tap the floor – alternating
opportunities for learning. Our activities right and left sticks, and scrape the sticks
build on the children’s natural interest in together…all to instrumental music.
exploring the world around them.
In keeping with our transportation
theme, our toddlers will enjoy a toy
wash, use their motor skills as they move HAPPY BIRTHDAY
like different forms of transportation,
play inside a large “train” box, and pack Kylie R. Davis S. Jason T.
their suitcase so they can dump it, of Isabel Z. Gage R. Logan S.
course! Graham H. Taylor F. Yotam GL