Just a reminder- Thursday, September 29 will be a Day Care Day at The Curiosity Shoppe and Toddler Center.
Each month, The Curiosity Shoppe and Toddler Center will put out a newsletter for our current parents and families. We will also feature some exciting news from the classrooms here!!
This month our focus takes us to: Enriched Nursery and Afterschool!
Enriched Nursery (Miss Carol)- We are off to a great start to our school year. We've met all our Specials Teachers: Mr. Herbst (Phys. Ed), Miss Wendy (Science & Nature), and Miss Kim (Creative Movement, Music, and Spanish). Our schedule certainly keeps us hopping! So far, we are getting to know each other, learning new routines, and settling in nicely!! The month of September brings discussions of manners, friends, autumn, and we we will begin the alphabet. The children are enjoying the signs they've learned so far. Here's to a great year!
After School Club (Mr. Nate, Mr. Jeff, and Mrs. Thomas)- Our year began with a swim (before the rains and cool weather changed our plans), splashing, water noodle games, and lots of active participation. Homework has begun for the older grades with more need for computer resources. The younger grades are keeping occupied with lots of mental challenges enabling homework to be completed by those required to do so. Cooking class will start on Fridays with the creations of homemade breads and fruit smoothies. The rule of the kitchen continues to be- if you make it, you must eat it! Art and craft activities have been offered when the weather causes us to spend more time inside. Outside (after homework and snack) is where you find us full engaged in active games and sports. We are professionals at Junk Yard Sports where we recycle almost everything to create interesting games. Feel free to join in- we guarantee a healthy workout!
Below you will be able to find a copy of the entire newsletter. Happy Reading!
This past summer, Camp Curiosity offered a specialty camp- Leather Crafting, which was taught by Roy Murphy (see below for a project the campers created)! After the first day of Leather Crafting, the number of campers more than tripled in size!! Because this camp was met with such enthusiasm, Roy has spent the beginning of this fall building a new home for Leather Crafting Camp! This building is located near the Tennis Courts, and will give the children an opportunity to learn, create, and have fun!!!
Every summer, Lego Club is a big hit! This excitement carries over into the school year, and the After School Club enjoys working on creating a Lego City. We also have an assortment of Lego games available for the children to play. This fall, Roy Murphy has been working on constructing a new Lego building for the children. The After School Children will get to use the new Lego building when the weather forces them inside. In the summer, the new building will give the children another indoor space to enjoy!!
In reviewing the alphabet, our full day kindergarten class went on a letter scavenger hunt. The class searched all over the 55 acre campus for each missing letter. In order to claim the letter they found, they had to say what letter it was that they found, as well as the sound the letter produced. What a fun way to end the 1st week of school!