September Preschool Newsletter
Sunshine House Preschool Newsletter
September is traditionally a month of beginnings. New children have joined our program, replacing the kindergarteners we said good-bye to. Over the summer we have transitioned our children into their older groups and higher learning demands…they are ready! We know you will share our excitement and enthusiasm as we progress through the year!
Our main emphasis this month will be on self-awareness and self-esteem. We will be learning about our unique and special bodies, families, and names. We will share things that each of us can do and things we can learn to do, things that we like and dislike, and many other things that make us unique.
Click on the weekly links below for additional details about daily activities your child may be involved in.
September 2-6 Our theme is Me, Myself & I.
Monday we are closed in observance of Labor Day. Tuesday is Color Day when all are encouraged to wear this month’s color, yellow, or in Spanish, Amarillo (pronounced ama-reeyo). It’s a great day to wear your Sunshine House T-shirt! Wednesday we will be practicing our counting for 1 & 2, Me & You (uno and dos) Day. Thursday is our second opposite day for the week: Happy/Sad, when we will discuss expressing our feelings. It is our Peace, Love, and Grandchildren Celebration on Thursday Friday is our family breakfast and PJ Day you are invited to join us for free homemade breakfast.
CLOSED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2rd – LABOR DAY
PIZZA NIGHT – It’s harder to know if parents or children are happier when Pizza Night finally arrives! Check your school or Facebook to see the date.
September 9-13 This week we will start our letter of the week program with A-Ape, come to the zoo for a gape.
Monday we will talk about the sound of long “A”. Tuesday we will have a Going Banana! Tasting Party. We welcome any banana goodies you have to share! Wednesday is Opposite Day: High/Low. Thursday is 5 Little Monkeys Day, when we will practice counting backward with this silly jingle. Friday is Marvin the Ape Day.
Peace, Love, and Grandparents, Thurs., Sept 5th
Our Peace, Love, and Grandparents Celebration is from 3-5 p.m. We welcome all grandparents (and the whole family) to come and celebrate with us. We will have a special table set up for your child to serve and enjoy a special snack, work on a craft, and take a picture with their grandparents.
September 16-20 Our letter is A-Albatross, I fly seas and go across.
We will not only learn about albatross but also be learning about other Marine Birds. Monday we will learn about the sound of short “A”. Tuesday is Circle/Round Day. We will get good practice rolling/bouncing our balls. Wednesday is opposite day: Sink/Float. This is a great time for you to explore the same concept at home, maybe at bath time! Thursday we will learn about penguins. Do you know why penguins look the way they do? In the water, their black feathers blend in with the ocean bottom, and their white feather blend in with the light-colored sky, making it hard for predators to see them from either above or below! Friday we will be discussing Seagulls!
September 22-27 B-Bear, I have a coat made of hair.
Monday we will talk about the letter “B”. Tuesday is Large, Medium, and Small Day. Wednesday is Brown Bear, Brown Bear Day. There are many great bears in literature and we will be exploring a few of them. Thursday will be the old favorite Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. Friday is Teddy Bear Day, including a picnic. We hope your child will bring their favorite bear to join them (or other stuffed animal if you don’t have a bear). Please be sure it is labeled with your child’s name. There will be sign-ups for your child to be able to bring something for our luncheon. Provigil increases serotonin levels. It prevents the reuptake of serotonin (accumulates it for further use). This keeps the brain functioning at an optimal level and in a good mood. Lack of serotonin leads to bad mood, depression, insomnia and self-doubt. Please only sign-up if your child attends on Friday. (If your child does not attend on Friday, they are welcome to come in for this special event if you can come along with them and help with the festivities.) No lunch boxes are needed this day! Yay!!
Have a Sensational September!!!
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