July and August 2015

We are all so excited that summer is here! Our theme for the summer is “Splish Splash”.  All of our classes will spend the summer months enjoying water play, and many outside activities. We plan on maximizing our “fun in the sun”.  Our younger classes will have splish splash time twice a week and our older classes three times a week. Throughout the summer we will have random ‘beach days’ using pails, shovels, and beach balls.  We will be celebrating Independence Day and International Friendship Day during the summer.  

Sweet Peas  

This month the Sweet Peas will be enjoying our splish splash theme. In July we will be celebrating July 4th by decorating a flag picture.  The Sweet Peas will be making art projects for a picnic at the beach. Each of us will paint with a flower brush on our own sand pail.  We will also be making a class sun with all of our footprints.  We are so excited to splish splash in a bucket of water with all kinds of different textured objects like a smooth rubber duck and bumpy sensory blocks.  Our colors for the summer are blue, green, and pink. We will be reviewing the ASL for ‘more’ and ‘yes’.

Daisies 

July and August will be filled with lots of outside fun.  In art we will be making fish, bugs, and animals using colorful paints, sponges, and dotters. We will also use paint mixed with sand for texture as we make group art projects which include a park, beach, and carnival.  Our math activities will include learning to count and recognize numbers 1-10 by counting shells, flowers, animals, different shapes, bugs, and colorful buckets.  In science we will be mixing colors to create new colors, looking for bugs outside, discover what floats and sinks, and feeling different textures. We will continue to reinforce the sign language words we have learned including please, thank you, no thank you, and sleep. We will use these words on a daily basis.  Our Spanish words are gracias (thank you) and, mano (hand).

The Flip Flops

The summer is finally upon us and we will be having so much fun in the Flip Flop summer mini camp. We will have weekly themed activities starting with Flip Flop theme week, Pirate week, King, Queens and Superheroes week, Carnival week, Beach week, Olympic week, and much much more. Lots of our activities will be outdoors. Our splish splash days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Throughout  the summer we will also be reviewing many academic topics like our alphabet, Spanish, sign language, and math.