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.
Thanks for Thanksgiving
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
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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
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 MWF
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
Veteran's Day NO SCHOOL
Thanksgiving Holiday NO SCHOOL
Christmas Music program for parents
December 19 through January 2
Christmas/winter break NO SCHOOL
Back to school
Martin Luther King Jr. Day NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL Snow/Wind Storm Make-up day MWF
President's Day NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL Snow/Wind Storm Make-up day TTH
Spring Music program for parents
April 3th through April 7th
NO SCHOOL Spring Break
Last days of Classes at school
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.