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

Tammy Bassett, Owner
Amanda Briggs, Director





November 2022

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Picture Days         Nov. 2/3          

Veteran's Day       Nov. 11th     The preschool will be closed

Thanksgiving        Nov. 24/25   The preschool will be closed

Picture Retakes    Nov. 30

 

About The Unit

         Thanksgiving is a good time for developing awareness of the many things we often take for granted and expressing appreciation for them.  In this unit, the children are first encouraged to think about how good it is to be themselves, and then to discuss things which make them happy. Emphasis is placed on "being thankful" for the things we have, rather than being sorry for what we don't have.

         Through wonderful stories, poems, films and dramatization the children enter into the events of the first Thanksgiving and compare and contrast them with the ways in which we celebrate Thanksgiving today. It combines many facets of how our lives today compare with those of earlier Americans. Related art and music activities reinforce the unit.

 

BOOKS USED IN THIS UNIT

Sometimes It's TURKEY sometimes It's FEATHERS by Lorna Bolian.  Find out who Mrs. Gumm shares Thanksgiving with and what they all have to be thankful for.

Squirrel's Thanksgiving Surprise by Valerie Tripp - Squirrel has a secret way to surprise her friends for Thanksgiving but, first she has to trick them into helping her.

 

Sophie's Squash

Thanks for Thanksgiving

Totem Tale

Bear says Thanks

Thanksgiving is for giving Thanks    

This is the Turkey

I know an old Lady who swallowed a Pie

The Littlest Pilgrim 

Thanksgiving for Emily Ann

 

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Your Northside Learning Center 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

November 30

Picture Retakes

 

December 15/16

Christmas Music program for parents 

December 19 through January 2

Christmas/winter break NO SCHOOL 

 

January 2/3

 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

 

March 30/31

Spring Music program for parents

 

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.