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
Special Events: Valentine Parties Feb. 13 & 14
No School Feb. 16 & 20 (snow-day make up days)
No School February 19th – President’s Day
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 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
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
Meet your teacher day (times will be sent with the letter in August
First day of school for TTH and 5-day children
First day of school for MWF children
Parents visit music time ( a "not a program" event)
Fall Festival Days -for the preschoolers
An "on site" trip to the pumpkin patch
Halloween program for parents to enjoy
November 7/8 (changed date from original calendar)
Veteran's Day (observed) NO SCHOOL
Thanksgiving Holiday NO SCHOOL
Christmas program for parents
December 18 through January 1
Christmas/winter break NO SCHOOL
Jan 2nd, return to school
Martin Luther King Jr. Day NO SCHOOL
February 16 No School
(Snow/Wind Storm Make-up day MWF)
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
Last day of Classes at SCHOOL
May 28 Memorial Day
End of year PROGRAM AND PARTY
MORE DATES WILL BE ADDED THROUGH THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR SPECIAL EVENTS ETC.