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

Tammy Bassett, Owner
Amanda Briggs, Director





Winter Unit

Upcoming events and special dates to remember:

January 16th - NO School MLK Day

Special Announcement! We are over-joyed to let our preschool families know, Miss Bianca is expecting!

(due June 5)

 

Dear Parents, 

               What's special about winter for you?  Everyone looks forward to different things - building a big snowman, skating or skiing, tramping through the frozen woodlands or curling up by a crackling fire with a warm mug of cocoa.

              In this unit the children will discover what happened to some birds; and they will experiment with science projects that explain the formation of snow flakes or answer the question "What makes water freeze?"  The unit deals with the natural characteristics of winter and compares them to those of other seasons.  Many activities are used to develop an awareness of the senses of sight, smell, and touch in regard to winter.  Activities are also for development of descriptive language through verbal descriptions.  Through science projects, art activities, and literature, the children's awareness and understanding are developed in regard to winter temperatures and appropriate winter-weather clothing.

 

BOOKS USED IN THIS UNIT

It's Snowing It's Snowing by Prelutsky  Whatever season the calendar says, inside this book the air is a silvery blur.  As you read about snowmen, ice skating and piles of snowballs it will be hard not to shiver.  And even harder not to laugh at the catchy poems and marvel at the beauty of Jeanne Titherington's pictures.

 

The Snowy Day  by Ezra Jack Keats.  Another  story about Peter, only this time his adventures are out in the snow.

 

The Mystery of the Missing Red Mitten by Steven Kellogg  Annie has lost one red mitten.  After a long, cold search she finds it in the most wonderful place.

 

The Winter  Picnic - Robert Welber tells a delightful story about a boy named Adam who wants his mother to come outside for a "Winter Picnic".

 

50 Below Zero Robert Munsch - Oh No! Dad is sleep walking again it's freezing outside.

 

Other books in this unit:

 

                  Too Many Mittens

                  Winter

                  Sleepy Bear

                  A Winter Place

                  Wintertime

                  What Snowmen do at night

                  Snow Friends

                  Geraldine's Big Snow

                  The Biggest Snowstorm Ever

                  The Jacket I wear in the Snow

                  One Snowy Rescue

                  The Snowy Nap

                  Snowy Bear

                  Snowmen All Year

                  Snowmen At Night

                  Snowman’s Story

                  Snow

                  Me Too

                  Pigloo

                  

Flannel Story:

                  The Mitten 

                        Zip Up! It's cold outside.  

                       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

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.