August Preschool Newsletter

Sunshine House Preschool Newsletter

As we continue the “dog days of summer” we have tons of fun activities to keep us excited and cool. We hope you will participate by contributing any relevant items to our themes. Thanks for all of your participation at our Jurassic Park Day! We love to have you join us. It also builds your child’s self-esteem. Way to Go!

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July 29- August 2 Purrfect Pets
We are talking about dog days of summer this week and it is going to be a purr-fect fit as we learn about the importance of pets in our lives. Monday is Opposite Day: More/Less. Tuesday is Pet Picture Share Day, when your child can share pictures of pets, past and/or present. Please let us know, in advance, of any small, live pets you can share. Wednesday we will sing and act out the nursery rhyme Hey, Diddle, Diddle. We are reading the book If You Give a Dog a Donut on Thursday. Friday we celebrate fish on Hooray for Fish! Day.

August 5-9 Let There Be Light                                                                                                                                                                                                We will be having a 2-week unit with an ocean theme. The first week we will concentrate on beach activities. Monday is Seashells and Starfish Day. Tuesday is Sunshine House Beach Boardwalk, a Parent Participation Day. Your child is welcome to bring in a beach towel and beach ball. Wednesday is Made in the Shade Day, when we will impress upon the children the importance of staying in the shade and wearing sun screen in sunny weather; “When your shadow is small, head for the shade!” Thursday we will be exploring the science concept Sink/Float. Friday we continue our science experiences on Rainbow and Bubbles Day. It is also our Family Breakfast & PJ Day,where you are invited to join us for free homemade breakfast until 8:30.

August 12-16 Under the Sea
Our 2nd week of our ocean theme will be about what is in and on the ocean. Monday we will talking about Octopus’. Tuesday we will be learning about sharks. Wednesday we will be having a Seafood Tasting. Thursday is Dolphin Day and Friday is Killer Whale Day. Your child is encouraged to bring anything that relates to these animals, on the appropriate day. We would love it if you had a seafood snack to share!

August 19-23 Happy Trails to You…
Our theme is: Happy Trails to You…, when we will experience the adventure of living as a cowboy. Monday is Cowboy Gear Day. We will be talking about the significance of the different types of clothing and equipment used out on the range. Anything that you could share with us would be greatly appreciated. Tuesday is we’ll be Goin’ on a Trail Ride. Wednesday is Rodeo Day when we will have a Sunshine House-style rodeo. We will also have our Rootin’ Tootin’ Roundup Luncheon. Thursday we will be highlighting the book There was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea. Friday we will be talking about our Health Concept this month: Cool, Clear Water. We will stress with the children the importance of drinking lots of water, especially in hot weather.

August 26- 30 Colors
Colors will be the theme of course! Monday we will be exploring science as we mix colors throughout our day. Tuesday we will be enjoying the taste of the rainbow, as we try different and colorful food. Wednesday we will explore the opposites: Light/Dark. Thursday we will be celebrating the great Eric Carle book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear. Friday we will be finishing up our week with a day focused on the rainbow.



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