Mount Pleasant News

2’s

During the months of August and September, the children will be getting accustomed to their new space, teachers, and friends.  The themes we will be exploring these 2 months include “Welcome to School”, “Let’s Get Acquainted”, “All About Me”, “Body Parts”, “The Five Senses”, and “Apples”!  What are these things?  Why are they important?  We will explore these questions and ideas with the children while we play games that spark friendship.  The skills we will be working on this month are sitting at the table for snack and drinking from a cup.  We will be reading the following books to support our themes for the month:

“From Head to Toe” by Eric Carle

“The Way I Feel” by  Janan Cain

“I Love School” by Philemon Sturges

“Ten Apples up on Top” by Dr. Seuss

“WOW! School!” by Robert Neubecker

 

3’s

Welcome to our new school year! We are so excited to have you in our 3′s program and we look forward to a great year with your children.  The first week of school will be a transition for many as they become familiar with their new classroom, teachers and friends and we’ll make every effort to ensure this transition is as smooth as possible.  The children will be learning their class routine and engaging in many creative learning experiences.  In August, we’ll introduce our Dazzling Dolphin Character Development Program in addition to beginning the alphabet with the letter “A” and numerals beginning with number “1”.  September is around the corner and we’ll explore all Mother Goose’s classic nursery rhymes. Please let your child’s teacher know if you have any questions as we begin this fun filled year.

 

4’s

Here we go!  We are so excited about a brand new school year!!  Getting to know one another and getting to know all the rules and routines in our rooms will be the focus of school for the first two weeks.  We want the children to all feel comfortable and excited about being in a new place!  Taking it slowly is an integral part of this process.  Another important part of getting to know one another is the Me Box!!  This is a favorite in the 4′s!  Every child will have an opportunity to take the box home and fill it with things important to him/her.  The child will share these things at Circle Time as we learn about how to speak in front of others and how to be a good audience.  You will receive a schedule from your teacher for your child’s day.

As we start September, we continue learning about ourselves and our new class community.  We also introduce the letters:  Mm, Ff, Jj, Kk, & Yy as well as the numbers 0, 1, & 2!  We will be reading lots of stories and doing art & math activities that reinforce these.  Other math concepts that will be covered during September include sorting, counting, one to one correspondence,and comparing size.  As we near the end of September, we will begin to learn about the seasons and what makes them change.

Are you ready to get busy?!?  All of your Fours teachers certainly are!!  Thank you for sharing your children with us.  We are looking forward to a great year!

 

5’s

Welcome to Kindergarten! Our unit is Me and the World Around Us! Activities include making “me bodies”, painting our state and our country and exploring the 7 continents. Reading will focus on the theme, School, and our letters of the week are Mm, Aa, Ee, and Ff. All children will receive their very own sight word bag and Learning Fun bag on Monday, Sept.8th . 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 beginning or ending with the letter of the week.

WELCOME TO SUMMER CAMP!

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2′s
We wish to extend a warm welcome to our newest little campers. Our 2’s will be busy all summer making new friends and learning to love O’Quinn. Summertime activities will abound as everyone adjusts to this new and exciting adventure!

3’s, 4’s and 5’s
July 7th – 11th
Let’s head out to The Pacific Northwest and explore the magic of the rainforest! Wearing our “rain gear” will allow lots of puddle splashing and adventure so bring it along. What else will we find? How tall are the famous redwoods? Have you ever seen a real volcano? This week is sure to be both educational and fun!

July 14th – 18th
Our National Parks are everywhere and, Oh – What fun is in store! There’s sure to be fishing, camping, hiking and a cookout or two, so throw on your backpack and we’ll teach you how to use a map and a compass as we make our way through!

July 21st – 25th
Now it’s time for The County Fair. Get ready to jump on hay rides, participate in sing-a-longs, swing your partner at the hoe-down and relax under the starry sky while enjoying musical shows and even a possible blue-ribbon. Don’t forget to pack your bag with goodies from the fair to share at home!

July 28th – August 1st
Down to The Deep South where the bayou awaits. Come enjoy the beauty of the magnolias, the foot-stomping Cajun music, ice cold watermelon and so much more. There’s history to learn and southern tales to tell. Ya’ll come on down, now!

August 4th – 8th
Our grand finale takes hold of our imagination. Let’s create our very own special place to visit, “Oquinnopolis”! As we wander through the hallway, visiting each destination will be sure to delight our campers as they check out each class’ creativity. Happy traveling!