As we start off the school year we will spend a lot of time working on new routines, homework rules, and general procedures. We will allow time each day for homework and provide help but checking is up to each parent. If you do NOT want your child to start homework with us just let the teacher know. The kids will spend time decorating their room to feel welcoming and friendly. After being inside the bulk of the day we will go outside daily after snack time. Outside is a great place to relax after a structured school day.
- August 31 – September 4 – In every great fairy tale, there is a castle. This week after homework time when we go outside we will be having a sandcastle building contest. The children will be reading one of my favorite books of all time, The Paper Bag Princess. If you have never read it you should.
- September 7 – 11 –This week we will break out the decks of card and learn card games such as hearts, the castle card game, and try building a castle out of cards so whatever you do when you come in walk softly. If you are going to live in a castle you will need a crown so we will make some.
- September 21 – 25 – If you have a castle you are going to need a dragon. We will be constructing a Giant Dragon Book with information about ourselves. We will also be learning paper cutting and folding to make fortune-tellers and spider webs.