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September 2017

Virtue Of The Month – Friendliness


The  2’s team is looking forward to a wonderful school year and welcoming our new friends to school. We will spend the month exploring our classroom and getting acquainted with new friends. We will also learn a bit about ourselves, as we talk about how our body moves with play and about our feelings. Our shape of the month is the circle and our featured color is yellow!  We are off to a busy start!


Welcome to the “Terrific 3’s!”   We are thrilled to begin this new school year!  The children will have so much fun as they explore their classrooms, meet their teachers and make lots of new friends.   Our busy classrooms will be full of fun and discovery as we learn about the letters A, B, C and D, as well as the numerals 1 and 2.  We will also be reading and reciting some wonderful and traditional nursery rhymes.  The children will be able to experience these rhymes through various art, music and sensory activities! What a great start to a new year!!


The 4’s classes are so excited to welcome new friends to their classes. This month we will be settling in to our routines and getting to know one another better. We will introduce our Handwriting Without Tears program and begin learning about the letters L, F, E, H and T.  “Magnificent Me & My Friends” is our initial unit and every child will have an opportunity to bring home the “Me Box.”  This is a great language building activity for the children to share special things about themselves with their classmates.  We can’t wait to see everyone’s special treasures.  We are so excited to have your children at O’Quinn and are looking forward to a fantastic and memorable year.


Welcome to Kindergarten!  Our unit for the first week is the Solar Eclipse. This will be followed by the units, ” All About Me” and “ Me on the Map”, investigating our world to our very own city, Charleston.  Activities include making “All About Me posters”, painting our state and our country and exploring the 7 continents. Reading will focus on the theme, School, and our writing letters  are Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, and Ll. Each child will receive his/her very own sight word bag and Learning Fun bag on Tuesday, Sept.5th . Our math focus includes graphing, sorting, counting, comparing, grouping and directional words. We will also concentrate on numeral formation 0-6.  Don’t forget Show and Tell every Friday with the item correlating to our unit of study.

Welcome to Summer Camp



Bubbles & Bugs, Mud Pies and Sandcastles, Painting and Puddles!

   Our newest little campers will have a wonderful time exploring ideas such as camping, cooking, kites, trikes, dress-up, drums and all things related to summertime FUN!  Our experienced staff will introduce the 2’s to a loving and secure environment where they will be free to discover and explore their new school and meet new friends!

3’s, 4’s, and 5’s – Imagination Station – We Help Little Minds Grow!

Stop # 1 – May 22 – 26

Movin’ & Groovin’ Music Makers Station

Special Guests – David Kelly and Mark Bradley – Guitars

Special Event – Instrument Parade!

Stop # 2 – May 30 – June 2

Cooking Concoctions Station

Special Guest – Johannah Morgan

Special Event – Ice Cream Social!

Stop # 3 – June 5 – 9

Tropical Paradise Station

Special Guest – Kona Ice Truck & Aquarium

Special Event – Water Day and Bubbles

Stop # 4 – June 12 – 16

Inventor’s Workshop Station

Special Guest – Our Local Librarian

Special Events -Tour of Inventions From Recyclables and Annual Father’s Day Breakfast!

Stop # 5 – June 19 – 23

Treasure Hunt Fitness Quest Station

Special Event – Fitness-Partner Circuit Treasure Hunt in the Gym!

Stop # 6 – June 26 – 30

Party In The USA Station

Special Guest – Charlie the River Dog, Kona Ice Truck

Special Event – 4th Of July Parade (on Friday 6/30)

Stop # 7 – July 3 – 7

Ooey Gooey Mad Science Station

Special Guest – John Murray

Special Event – 4 Stations of Science Experiments in the Gym!

Stop # 8 – July 10 – 14

Wacky & Wonderful Outside Of The Box Station

Special Guest – Robert Hopkins, The Shell Man, Kona Ice Truck

Special Event – Create Your Own Box Town!

Stop # 9 – July 17 – 21

Kings, Queens & Castles Station

Special Guest – Magician & Librarian

Special Event – Medieval Feast

Stop # 10 – July 24 – 28

O’Quinn Artists’ Loft Station

Special Event – Art Gallery Crawl

Stop # 11 – July 31 – Aug. 4

Space Is The Place Station

Special Event – Blow-Up Planetarium In The Gym!