Last Month`s Newsletter - Downtown Athletic Club

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Last Month`s Newsletter - Downtown Athletic Club
Located within the Downtown Athletic Club
August 2016
Contact Information
(541) 484-4011
Director:
Kalina Glover
x 260
[email protected]
Preschool Staff:
Laylah Barr
x 255
Allison Harn
Holly Davis
Pre-K Staff:
Sarah Riebe
x 253
Nickie Green
Michelle Olinger
Newberry Kids In Action
Staff
x 255
DIRECTOR’S CORNER
As the athletes head down to Rio for the Olympics, we will be hosting our own Olympic
Games! Throughout the first week of August we will be doing activities related to the
Olympics, including our own series of Olympic Games on Thursday, August 4. All children
are invited to join us as we visit different departments within the DAC and participate in
fun competitions. If your child is not regularly scheduled for Thursdays, we would love for
them to come join us but ask that a parent stays for the duration of the games. More details
to come.
Summer is a fun time to be out in the sun and playing, but working with your child on
handwriting, recognizing letters and numbers, and reading to them is essential. Working
these exercises into your everyday life can be easier than you might think. When you are
driving home from school, ask your child how to spell their name and help them out if
needed. Engage them with words or letters you see in the world around you, for example
in the car or in the grocery store. Ask questions such as, “What letter is that?” or “Do you
know the sound that letter makes?” Ask your child to count as high as they can while you
are waiting in line. When your child is saying their ABCs, make sure they slow down around
L-M-N-O-P – these letters can combine all into one letter. Try to read to your child for at
least 15 minutes per day. The more time you read to your child, the better it is for them.
Remember everything to your child is a teachable moment. Have fun and enjoy this time
with your child!
Upcoming field trips include a trip to the park on Monday, August 22 for both classrooms.
Look for more details to come! We will also be having our Annual “End of Year” Picnic for
our Pre-K students that are leaving us and going into Kindergarten in the fall. On Friday,
September 2, we all want to say “See You Later and Good Luck!” Everyone is invited –
moms, dads and kiddos that don’t attend on Fridays are welcome to this picnic lunch at the
park. This is more than a month away but I wanted to make sure everyone puts sit on the
calendar now!
Kalina Glover, M.Eed
REMINDERS
Graduation - If your child is leaving for kindergarten this fall, please let us know
what his or her last day will be in writing.
999 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97401
Tel: (541) 484-4011
Fax: (541) 484-2736
Tax ID# 93-1246961
Toys - Please remember that toys from home need to stay at home or they might
get lost at school. On days of Show and Tell/Share, toys are allowed at school but
need to stay in their backpack until time for circle.
Robot Week - The robots are taking over the Pre-K classroom the first week of
September! To help us build our creations, we are asking families to start bringing
in materials now. We need toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, shoe boxes, baby
food jars and lids (they can be plastic), and anything metal.
Newberry Child Care • August 2016
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FINE MOTOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT:
THREADING WITH PIPE CLEANERS AND BEADS
Fine motor skills play an important role in a child’s development and success at school. Threading
with beads is a fantastic activity for promoting fine motor development in young children. It
requires concentration, thinking skills, encourages the use of the pincer grasp between the
thumb and forefinger and naturally strengthens the small hand muscles that are vital for holding
a pencil to write with, later on.
Using a pipe cleaner to thread onto is a particularly good idea for younger children age 2 and
upwards, as it is easier to hold and retains its shape during threading.
For this simple activity, set out some pony beads in some little dishes, sorted by color groups (or
have your child do this step for extra learning). Then let your child do the rest!
Source: www.theimaginationtree.com
TURN AROUND A PICKY EATER:
“The best inheritance a parent can
give to his children is a few minutes
of their time each day.”
-- M. Grundler
1. Only have healthful alternatives in the house; If the junk
food is not there, they cannot eat it.
2. Install consequences; For instance, dessert is not an
option unless vegetables have been eaten.
3. Continue to offer healthy varieties as it may take 10-12
tries until a new food is liked.
4. Do not make it a battle, but be firm. Children will eat
when hungry.
5. Offer smaller portions at first so that your child can feel
like he/she accomplished something.
Remember that you are teaching them
habits for life so get them involved in
the selection, preparation, cooking and
serving of food.
Source: www.buildhealthykids.com
Newberry Child Care • August 2016
CLASSROOM CALENDARS
Week 1: Olympics
Letter: Y
Week 2: Mammals
Letter: Y
Week 3: Reptiles
Letter: Z
Week 4: Birds
Letter: Z
Week 5: Fish
Letter: A
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Additional activities for both Preschool and Pre-K classes:
Swimming: Tuesday afternoons & Friday afternoons
Walk to Library: Wednesday
 = Part of the Creative Curriculum
= Attention Needed
PRESCHOOL
MONDAY
28
TUESDAY
1
Olympic Torch
Olympic Obstacle
Course
What makes a
mammal?
16
Lacing Activity
Chameleon
Window Cling
Field Trip
3
4
Handprint
Olympic Symbol
9
15
22
THURSDAY
2
8
Paper Plate
Whales
WEDNESDAY
10
Elephant Window
Cling
Paper Plate Snake
29
Hippo Craft
19
What makes a
reptile?
Mammal Reptile
Sort
25
26
31
Bird Feeders
1
2
Foil Fish
Sorting Goldfish
Counting Fish
Bubbles
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
3
4
Rainbow Fish
Book
Bouncy Ball
Pufferfish
12
18
What make a
bird?
Binoculars
30
Olympic Medals
Tie Dye Shirts
24
Paper Plate Birds
5
11

17
23

Supervisor
Olympics
FRIDAY
= Attention Needed
PRE-K
Week 1: Olympics
Letter: Y
Week 2: Barnyards
Letter: Y
Week 3: Weather & Seasons
Letter: Z
Week 4: Reptiles
Letter: Z
Week 5: Colors
Letter: A
MONDAY
28
TUESDAY
1
Make Olympic
Symbols
2
Olympic Obstacle
Course
8
Make Pig Noses
Olympic Torch
9
Chickens &
Roosters
15
16
Supervisor
Olympics
10
Popsicle Stick
Barns
Olympic Medals
11
Food on the Farm
17

18
W is for Weather
Chart
Why do we use
sunscreen?
Apple Trees with
all Seasons
Shaving Cream
Raindrops
22
23
24
25
Go to the Park
29
Blue
Paper Plate
Snakes
Lizards
30
Yellow
Make Snake Eggs
31
Green
5
1
Red
Kids are encouraged to come to school wearing the color of the day!
12
Paper Plate
Ducks
19
Clouds
26
Turtles
2
End of the Year
Picnic
Newberry Child Care • August 2016
August Birthdays
Noah
Ms. Nickie
Ms. Michelle Ms. Laylah 8/3
8/22
8/22
8/18
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