December 2019 Show & Tell

Our December EQ Show & Tell
Thursday & Friday, December 12th & 13th

“My favorite holiday tradition…”

       This month, our EQ Show & Tell will focus on favorite family holiday traditions.  This will bring our investigations of “Holidays at Home” full circle as we reflect on our own personal experiences.  This sharing also enhances each child’s self-esteem and affirms individual self-concept.

     You and your child can select a special tradition to share with classmates that represents the spirit of the holiday your family celebrates.  Please feel free to send in photos, drawings, or anything else that depicts what makes this time special for your family.

The Giving Tree 2019

The “Giving Tree”
December 2nd – December 13th

       The “Giving Tree” is a beautiful holiday tradition that we celebrate at Kinder Works.  Each year we decorate a tree with paper ornaments; each ornament bears the name and age of a local child in need.  Your child can choose one of these ornaments and become a “Secret Santa” for that child.

       Visit our “Giving Tree” in the Gym to choose an ornament with your child.  Please return your gift in a gift bag, with the ornament as its tag, by placing it under the tree on or before December 13th.

       Watching your child thoughtfully pick out a gift for a child in need will warm your heart!

 

December 2019 Theme & Calendar

Our December Theme:
Holidays at Home

    At this festive time of year, we are going to create holiday scenery all around Kinder Works!  We will explore multi-cultural celebrations, old and new.  What does your family do at your house?  Care to share a recipe or tradition?  Winter Solstice, Chanukah, and Christmas present us with sweet treats such as candy canes, gift giving, evergreens and candlelight.  Some of our seasonal favorites such as “The Elf on the Shelf” and stories about Frosty and Rudolf will entertain us.

    The story of The Giving Tree will come alive, taking center stage in our atrium or gym, as we invite everyone to participate in giving to children less fortunate than ourselves.

     Then… watch for Santa to make his appearance!

Our December calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF!

September MTG Calendar

2019 Thanksgiving Pow-Wows

Pow-Wows: a “Circle of Friends”
Monday & Tuesday, November 25th & 26th

       We celebrate the Great Spirit of Friendship at our annual “Circle of Friends” Pow-Wows, and practice giving as well as gratitude.  The children make snacks for each other, and then thank each other through story and song.  This is a very special activity for the children to enjoy as a whole school!

     All Preschool and Kindergarten classes gather together in the Gym on Monday, 11/25 at 2:30PM & Tuesday 11/26 at 10:30AM.  All Kinder Works children and their parents are welcome to attend.

     We kindly ask parents to attend only one Pow-Wow due to our limited space.  Please dress yourselves and your children warmly on these days, as we plan to take the Pow-Wow outside, weather permitting, to accommodate the crowd!

 

2019 Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, November 27th

       Please mark your calendar and sign up for a Parent-Teacher “getting acquainted” Conference (invitations to our “Sign-Up Genius” will be sent out today).  Our fall conference gives you an opportunity to chat with your child’s teachers, share information, and get to know one another.  You will also be introduced to our Profile and Portfolio process.  Our Kinder Works Standards and Curriculum Guides will be available, as always, for you to review.

     You will receive a copy of your child’s Profile prior to conference time.  This is a record of observations of his or her development here at school.  We look forward to seeing you at your conference!

*Please note that Wednesday, November 27th is not a regular school day; there will be no classes held on this day.*

2019 Thanksgiving Baskets

CornucopiaThanksgiving Baskets
November 4th – 18th

     November’s EQ project is about sharing with those who are less fortunate than ourselves. At this time each year, we provide complete Thanksgiving Dinners for local needy families with children!

     Our Kinder Works children and families are invited to participate in this Thanksgiving food drive. Look for donation baskets at arrival and dismissal times. Contributions will be accepted through November 18th. Listed below are some suggestions for your contributions:

~ Gift Card for a turkey
~ Bags/boxes of potatoes
~ Stuffing (boxes)
~ Non-perishable desserts
~ Non-perishable vegetables
~ Gravy (cans)
~ Non-perishable fruits (cans/dried)
~ Cranberry sauce (canned)

     In addition, each class will make a festive centerpiece to add to the baskets.  Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity!