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One more one less math lesson

Proper Pencil Grip Demonstration

Handwriting without Tears lesson

 

Field Trip/Special Event Dates:

 

CLAY DATES: TBD

Apple Day: Friday Sept. 29th
We will be celebrating Johnny Appleseed's birthday with a day of apple activities. Please plan on sending in an apple or two :)
 

Fire Station Tour: Thursday Oct. 19th

We will be walking over to the Shannon Rd. Fire Station at 9:40 -our fire house tour is from 10-11am,  and parents and siblings are welcome and encouraged to join us!

 

Prior to the station tour, a fun and educational activity to do with young children includes creating and discussing a fire escape plan of their home as well as talking about 9-1-1 and how to report an emergency. 
Fire Escape Planning & Practice: http://www.sccfd.org/forms/edith.pdf
Telephone Tips During Emergencies: http://www.sccfd.org/forms/telephone_tips.pdf
 
For additional safety information: 
Home Fire Safety Inspection Checklist: http://www.sccfd.org/forms/home_fs_insp_chklst.pdf
Carbon Monoxide Information: http://www.sccfd.org/forms/co_handout.pdf
 
Oct. 23rd -Monday- EARLY DAY FOR ALL! Field Trip to Montalvo's Carriage House Theater to see Carnival of Animals. We will leave at 8:45 or return by 11am for a late recess.
 
Oct. 31st - Tuesday- EARLY DAY FOR ALL! We will have an all school Halloween Parade at 8:30 and a class party following at 9am :)
 

Nov.13-17 -Fall Conference Week. We will be on an EARLY DAY schedule all week. Be sure to check out the Book Fair in the library.

Nov. 17th -Friday- We will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a Stone Soup party with our big buddies. Plan on sending in a small ziplock with a diced up veggie -potato, carrot, celery, onion, tomato... so many possibilities!

Dec. 21st - Thursday- EARLY DAY FOR ALL! Pajama Day!!! Wear your pjs, we will be having a Polar Express Party :)
 
Feb. 9th, Friday- EARLY DAY FOR ALL! Field trip to the Los Gatos Art Museum. We will leave at 8:30 and return by 10:30am
 
May 1st, Tuesday - Kinder Music Performance at 11am in the cafeteria. Pure eye candy -not to be missed!
 
May 10th, Thursday- EARLY DAY FOR ALL! Field trip to Montalvo's Carriage House Theater to see Goodnight Construction Site. We will leave by 8:45 and return by 11am for a late recess.
 
June 7th, Thursday - Last Day of School -Kindergarten Carnival on the kinder playground at 10:15
 

REMINDERS:

•Bring your red bag with a healthy recess snack daily, and please have your kinder wear appropriate shoes for playing :)

 

Fun Things to do around the Bay Area:

The Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos -this place is always nearly empty when I am there. Very cool history of aviation right here in the bay area. My kids love the helicopter simulation  and the large 747 plane in back-you can sit in the cockpit and pretend to pilot!

The Cantor Arts Museum at Stanford -this place is free and the Rodin Sculpture Garden is truly magnificent -great photo op -position your child in front of the Thinker in the thinker pose:) My kids always get a kick out of the large modern art pieces. While your at Stanford -take the elevator ride to the top of the Hoover Tower and check out the awesome views!

The Palo Alto Junior Museum -right next to Stanford -this place is also free with many hands on exhibits and a fun junior zoo in back!

USS Hornet in the Alameda Bay  -this aircraft carrier is awesome to see in person -one of my son's favorite family field trips!

Sanborn Park in Saratoga -we enjoy camping, hiking and picnicing right up from the Walden West Science Camp. There is a great newt pond where every child is successful catching a newt- might want to bring an extra pair of shoes and socks though.

Train Ride... catch Caltrains from the Santa Clara station (small, easy to park) and take the train to Palo Alto for a fun ride! Get off at California Ave. and have lunch at the Counter, then walk to Peers Park nearby before catching the train back. We love to go to University Ave. and visit the Palo Alto Sport and Toy Store.