509-328-2002
6721 N. Monroe St.
Spokane WA 99208

Tammy Bassett, Owner
Amanda Briggs, Director





September Unit

SPECIAL EVENTS:   Parent Music Visit:  September 29/30th

Notes will be sent home later with details (there will not be a full day of school these days)

 

Dear Parents:

The first few days of preschool should be a friendly, informal time when the children explore freely, try out new inviting materials and get acquainted with their classmates and teachers. A child's feelings of self-worth is enhanced as they develop greater awareness of their own identity and discover that they are a very special person.

 About The Unit

            The unit for September deals with the small child’s world of social relationship; making friends and learning to share with family and friends. Also, our fire-safety/community helpers unit is covered and toward the end of the month you may begin hearing about fire drills (a state requirement).  The books and poems used in this unit have been carefully chosen to stimulate the children’s interest in the discussion of these situations.

            There are a number of concepts and responses a child must learn for a fire safety program to be effective.  Learning all these at once can be overwhelming to a young child.  To make it easier for children to learn each key fire safety behavior, the Play Safe! Be Safe! program is divided into four lessons, each focusing on a specific fire safety behavior and its related concepts. 

            1. My friend the firefighter teaches children that even though a firefighter's gear may look strange, the firefighter is still a friend who will help us if there is a fire.

            2. Stop! Drop! and Roll! shows children what to do “if one day fire gets on their clothes”.

            3. Crawl Low Under Smoke! teaches children the correct fire safety response if they are ever in a room with smoke.

            4. Safe for Play! Keep Away! stresses that children should always keep away from adult tools, especially matches and lighters.

            

            During September we will also be learning about other Community Helpers, such as doctors and nurses, librarians, sanitation workers, and teachers, just to name a few!  And their rolls in our communities and neighborhoods.

BOOKS USED IN THIS UNIT.

Artemus and the Alphabet by Scott and Tammy Bassett; Take a fun trip through the alphabet with Artemus as he tries sitting on a swing or keeps busy counting cows. This book will be used throughout the year during Language Arts with our workbook papers.

OTHER FAVORITES

Who’s Hat is This  by Sharon Katz Cooper

Who’s Tools are These by Sharon Katz Cooper

Helpers inYour Neighborhood by National Geographic

Going to School by Anne Civardi

Don’t Forget I Love You                                                                 

What Teachers Can't Do by Douglas Wood

Community Helpers by Wonder House

Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry Allard

That’s what Friends are For

Just For You by Mercer Mayer

Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood

How do Dinosaurs Stay Safe Yolen/Teague

Why Should I Share?     Why Should I Help?   and  Why Should I Listen?  by Claire Llewellyn                            

 Play safe! Be safe! Videos by Bic

 

Thanks so much for letting us be involved in your children’s young lives!

Your preschool staff

 

 

 

(stay tuned for updates!)                                                           

 PRESCHOOL CALENDAR FOR 2022-2023 a work in progress!
(more dates may be added throughout the school year and changes may be made)

August - first two weeks -

Letters sent to registered children/parents about school start-up by August 15th

 

September 1

 Meet your teacher day. Times will be sent with the letter in August.

September 6 

First Day of school for TTH and 5-day children

September 7

First day of school MWF 

September 29/30

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

 

October 13/14

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

October 27/28

Halloween program for parents to enjoy

November 2/3

Student Pictures

November 11

Veteran's Day  NO SCHOOL

November 24/25

Thanksgiving Holiday NO SCHOOL

 

December 15/16

Christmas program for parents 

December 19 through January 2

Christmas/winter break NO SCHOOL 

 

January 3

 Back to school

January 16

 Martin Luther King Jr. Day NO SCHOOL

 

February  13/14

 Valentine Parties

February 17

NO SCHOOL Snow/Wind Storm Make-up day MWF

February 20

President's Day  NO SCHOOL

February 21

NO SCHOOL Snow/Wind Storm Make-up day TTH

 

April 3th through April 7th 

NO SCHOOL Spring Break

 

May 23/24 

Last days of Classes at school

 May 25/26 

End of year PROGRAM AND PARTY 

May 30 Memorial Day  NO SCHOOL

 DATES WILL BE ADDED OR CHANGED THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR SPECIAL EVENTS ETC.