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6721 N. Monroe St.
Spokane WA 99208

Tammy Bassett, Director





Parents: Scroll down for the school year calendar

Fall 2018 prices are:  $85.00 registration fee

Two days per week (TTH)  $136.00 per month

Three days per week (MWF) $204.00 per month

Five days per week (M-F) $ 340.00 per month

 

 

Dinosaur Unit

              Special Events:  Valentine Parties  Feb. 13 & 14

               No School Feb. 16 & 20 (snow-day make up days)

               No School February 19th – President’s Day

 

Dear Parents,

              From the Spokesman Review February, 1986 (and still true in 2018)

Kids Love Their Dinosaurs

       Philadelphia - Yes, the children surely do love their cuddly teddy bears and nursery rhymes about Jack and Jill and Mary's little Lamb.  But not as much as they love big, ugly dinosaurs.

        And the bigger and uglier they are the better the wee folk love them.  Weilbacher, "dinosaur teacher" at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Science said, "They are fascinated."

       It does not surprise him to meet young children who not only can pronounce tyrannosaurus and triceratops, but can tell you the difference between them.  "And knowing how to say the names is as important to children as knowing about the creatures themselves", he said.

               "It is something the adults can't do," Weibacher commented.  "I can't think of any aspect of science that holds as much fascination for children."

 Objectives of The Unit

1. To excite curiosity

2. To develop awareness

3. To develop ability to perceive and describe

4. To answer questions using various positional words

5. To expand vocabulary and new verbal skills

6. To introduce language skills using verbal, visual, auditory and tactile experiences

 

Fossils

            Fossils are the way we learn about Dinosaurs.  What is a paleontologist? What does he/she do?  We're all going to find the answer.  The children will have a "hands on" experience searching for fossils and recreating their own fossils.  These tasks will require the children to think, discuss, cooperate and use their visual perception and eye-hand coordination skills.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

BOOKS USED IN THIS UNIT

Patrick's Dinosaurs  by Carol Corrick.; Facts are skillfully woven about prehistoric animals into a story about a little boy with a colossal imagination.

 Ten Little Dinosaurs by Pattie Schnetzler -Rhyming verses describe the antics of ten different dinosaurs, including pachycephalosaurus, archaeopteryx, supersaurs, & triceratops

 I Can Spell Dinosaur by DLM Teaching Sources, Roach Allen.;  A predictable storybook designed for class participation. 

Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp                                    Creatures of long ago Dinosaurs

If the Dinosaurs came back                                                     Eyewitness Books Dinosaur

It's probably good dinosaurs are extinct                                  What ever happened to Patrick's Dinos

Digging up Dinosaurs                                                             The Trouble with Tyrannosaurs Rex

Dinosaurs                                                                                Danny and the Dinosaur

There's a dinosaur in the park                                                  The Missing Dinosaur Bone

The true book of Dinosaurs                                                    How does a Dinosaur Say Goodnight?     

  What is a Dinosaur?                                                                How does a Dinosaur Get Mad?

 

Videos: In Search of the Dinosaurs

 Busasaurus - From the  "Magic School Bus" series

 

Music: Our Dinosaur Friends, For Early Ages and others such as Fossil Rock

 

 

                                                            Sincerely,

                                      Your Northside Learning Center Staff

 

 

 

 


PRESCHOOL CALENDAR FOR 2017-2018 a work in progress!
(more dates are added throughout the school year and changes may be made)

August - first two weeks -

Letters sent out to registered children/parents about school start-up ;  You should receive it before Aug. 15th

August 31

Meet your teacher day (times will be sent with the letter in August

September 5 

First day of school for TTH and 5-day children

September 6

First day of school for MWF children

September 28/29

Parents visit music time ( a "not a program" event)

October 12/13

Fall Festival Days -for the preschoolers
An "on site" trip to the pumpkin patch

October 30/31

Halloween program for parents to enjoy

November 7/8 (changed date from original calendar)

Student Pictures

November 10

Veteran's Day (observed) NO SCHOOL

November 23/24

Thanksgiving Holiday NO SCHOOL

December 14/15

Christmas program for parents

December 18 through January 1

Christmas/winter break NO SCHOOL

Jan 2nd, return to school

January 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Day NO SCHOOL

February 13/14

Valentine Parties

February 16 No School

(Snow/Wind Storm Make-up day MWF)

February 19

President's Day NO SCHOOL

February 20 No School

(Snow/Wind Storm Make-up day TTH)

April 2nd through April 6th

Spring Break NO SCHOOL

April 25/26

Class Pictures

May 24/25

Last day of Classes at SCHOOL

May 28  Memorial Day

May 29/30

End of year PROGRAM AND PARTY

 

May 31

No school

MORE DATES WILL BE ADDED THROUGH THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR SPECIAL EVENTS ETC.