Little People's Learning Center
Welcome to our July Newsletter! As we step into the Summer session I would like to share that our staff is always excited and enthusiastic to enkindle sparkles of joy in the eyes, hearts and minds of all the children! We had an amazing time at our Graduation Ceremony this year. Thank you all for joining us in our celebration of success. We wish all our tiny scholars stupendous success in their future endeavours!
Summer is already here and we have begun the Summer Fun!! We have taken a trip to the Shedd Aquarium,children had a gala time at the Lincoln Park zoo and the trip to the Fire Station was enriching and enlightening for all of us. We have plenty of enthralling events scheduled for the next two months.Fun activities, more field trips and a plethora of educational experiences. Please join us to be a part of the riveting Summer.
We would like to make a special mention and thank Savannah Graves,our alumnus for joining us this summer as a volunteer. Savannah did an outstanding job volunteering with the children ,looking after them,helping the teachers. We could see streaks of a teacher in her already! We hope to have her back again.
Thank you all for choosing Little People Learning Center to nurture the formative and most important years of your children's lives. We appreciate it. We welcome referrals and will be happy to offer a discount from the tuition for making a referral. We wish you a happy, warm and fun filled Summer ahead!!!
- Ms. T. Burns,Center Director.
P.S Fall Registration: We are registering children for Fall. 2016-2017 School Year.
Summer is finally here! The Explorers are geared up to go around the city and explore and learn new things around them. Please make sure they are always dressed for the summer weather,but as you know Chicago weather is unpredictable, the children must have a jacket in their cubbies.
July will keep us engaged with numerous fun activities,trips and food experiences.If your child has any food allergy,please inform me or any other staff member. July will see us exploring different themes based on the trips. The first week of July was the Character week. We had a splendid time learning about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Little Mermaid. The children not only enjoyed learning about their favorite ninja turtles but it educated them about teamwork, mastering a skill, becoming a leader, staying true to their values and being serious and playful at the same time.
The month of July is also enthralling as we go on an expedition around the world with our Multicultural Fair.Each classroom will select a country and we will celebrate diversity with food ,music and fun. The Fair is on July 29th,2016, from 4:30 p.m to 6:00 p.m. Please see the respective teachers for more information. Parents are encouraged to donate a dish or dessert to add to the celebration and excite our palates!!
The Little Stars
Summer at Little People Learning Center means fun, excitement, trips, learning and numerous activities. I am happy to be back in school with the children to experience all this and we are all set to plunge into the summer carnival.
Our lessons will be based on the different trips,we have scheduled for Summer. The first week was "Character Week" as we went for the play "Sleeping Beauty". We discussed all about our favorite characters from story books and cartoons. We are now exploring the wonders of Nature,as our upcoming trip is to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. We will be talking about the different elements of nature, watch documentaries and most significantly discuss how we can protect and preserve nature. July will also keep the children busy and engaged in learning about different sports ,as a trip to the Skating center in also on our calender, Please keep an eye on the lesson plan to find out about the specific sport we will be studying about. Wednesdays will be delectable with delicious Food Experiences. You are welcome to share your ideas with me so that I can incorporate them in our plan.
I am proud and elated to state that our school is diverse and we are privileged to have children from all over the world. In order to celebrate this diversity we have planned a Multicultural fair. Each classroom will choose a country and showcase its traditions ,culture,heritage and to boost the joy of the celebration we also anticipate the presence of food. All parents are requested to donate a specialty dish or dessert to stimulate our taste buds!! Please see or contact the respective teachers to find out more. The fair is on July,29th,2016 from 4:30 p.m to 6 p.m.
In addition to the amusement and recreation, learning remains momentous. Circle time still remains an important time of the day, where we practice alphabets,numbers,colors ,shapes,days of the week and many more educative and instructive activities. Crafts and art work is also an integral part of our educational ventures. I encourage you to see the lesson plan every week to keep yourselves updated about the academic activities.
The Achievers have had a grand time preparing for the Graduation Day. They put up a grand show and celebrated their success. We would like to thank all the parents for your help,donations and support. We always appreciate it.
Summer has arrived and festivity is in full swing in school. This summer we will focus majorly on Reading and Math. The themes for our weekly lesson plans will be based on the trips. Character week, All about Nature, Sports week and Diversity week are our themes for July. Besides this we are introducing Food Experience. Every Wednesday we will taste different kinds of food and the children will be participating in preparing it.
I suggest all the parents to check out our weekly lesson plan to get a better idea of our academic activities. Please make sure your child wears the school shirt for the Field trips every Friday. These trips are a great way of learning through fun and adventure.
Welcome to our June Newsletter! We are absolutely thrilled as June has arrived with our Summer program and most significantly the Graduation Day! The children are gearing up for the big day. The excitement is accruing steadily as they rehearse and practice everyday. We are anticipating a full house and welcome you all to come and witness the spectacular show and of course to congratulate and encourage our Graduates. We also cordially invite you all to join us for dinner after the ceremony. It will be wonderful and an added bonus if you can bring a dish or dessert to excite our palates!!! A small donation as a token of encouragement is also welcome and appreciated.
We have an exhilarating Summer Program ahead. It is enriched with Reading, Story-dictation, Math, Arts and Crafts and many more interesting and engaging activities for the little ones. The most riveting is of course are the trips every Friday. It is not only fun but also a great learning experience for the children. Please sign up fast and secure a space for your child to be a part of the enthralling summer.
Reading is an integral and momentous part of a child's development . Children who read one book a day increase language development by 50%. So READ READ READ with your child everyday! We had beautiful pictures taken on Picture Day. Hope you all were satisfied and pleased.
- Ms. T. Burns, Center Director
The Grass is green, the sun is bright, the birds are singing!!! Summer is finally here. The Explorers are all set to delve into the wonders of summer! The month of June will keep us busy and happy as we will grow butterflies, go for field trips and discover the splendor of nature. It will be an entertaining, busy and amusing month. Please keep an eye on our weekly lesson plan to find out more.
The children will be engaged in arts and crafts and a lot of fun activities. Please make sure you take home all old projects and winter items from your child's cubbie. Let's make space for new projects to take home and please ensure that your child has gym shoes and other necessary summer items.
The Explorers are charged up to perform on the Graduation Day! They will join The Little Stars and The Achievers in the celebration of taking a step ahead in their Preschool careers.
- Ms .K
The Little Stars
Sunshine, Warmth, Bright Smiles and Happy thoughts!!!! I wish summer brings to you all these and more. The Little Stars enjoyed learning about the Community Helpers in May and we also discussed about flowers and insects to learn more about Spring. We even visited the Garfield Park Conservatory , where they saw,felt and even smelt plants and flowers. We continued with our engaging and musical Circle Time and the children traced and practiced writing their names and alphabets. We also did counting with manipulatives .
June has a lot in store for the Children. We have been practicing for the Graduation Day and the children are excited to perform at the ceremony. Please come and watch our Little Stars shine as performers!! June will also see the children in some summer action. Besides the regular Circle Time, alphabets , numbers and colors, the children will learn while playing. As the weather is friendly,there will enjoy a lot of outside time. This is the best time to go to the park. Please ensure they have gym shoes in their cubbies. The trips will start from June 14th , 2016 ,which is again a huge learning experience and a chance to interact with the environment.
We will move into the summer session with a lot of reading, arts and crafts and many more riveting activities for the children. Get ready for a roller coaster ride this Summer!!
The Achievers have had an eventful year ! They have many accomplishments to share and celebrate with our families,staff and friends. The past year has been full of learning and fun. We learned:
As the Graduation Day draws on, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the parents for believing in us and entrusting your little ones to us. it was a delight to work with all the children and see them grow ,learn and develop everyday. We are proud to send out young Graduates on their Kindergarten adventure. We honor them and their achievements and wish them all the love ,luck and success in their future endeavours! Congratulations to all our Graduates and the other little ones who will take the next step ahead as young scholars!!
- Ms. Michelle
The most fascinating feature of our Summer program is the Field Trip. This year we have arranged trips to interesting and engaging places. The list is as follows:
Welcome to our May Newsletter! Our goal at Little People Learning Center is to provide quality Early Learning program and to ensure holistic development of children in the formative years of their lives. I would like to share the multitudinous factors that make our program par excellence. Highly qualified staff (Masters,Bachelors and associates), ambitious/creative instruction, Child centered supportive learning environment, Individualized structured curriculum, Ongoing professional development for the staff members and last though not the least strong bonds and partnership with families, schools and communities.
These are some superlative rationale why you have chosen our program to nurture and educate your child's earliest years.We appreciate it and look forward to continue to serve you and your family.
We invite you to join us for the Parent Meeting on May 20th,2016 from 5p.m to 6p.m,as we highlight our curriculum,policies,volunteering opportunities,upcoming Graduation day,and school wide /summer activities.It is also an excellent opportunity to meet other parents and give us your feedback and suggestions.
News From The Explorers
April was an enthralling month for the Explorers.The theme was Community Helpers and Earth Day. The Explorers had the opportunity to transform the Dramatic Play area into doctor's office and veterinarian clinics.They also learned about firefighters and different types of fire engines. We observed Earth Day by recycling various items in the classroom. As we move into May we will continue with the Community Helpers theme and learn about Gardeners,construction worker and many more. The last two weeks of May will keep us busy as bees exploring beautiful flowers and spring insects.We will keep reading as a priority and read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Ten Little Lady Bugs.
The Little Stars on a roll!!
The Little Stars were on a roll this April,learning all about the Community Helpers. They were engaged in multifarious activities related to the theme.We crafted our own firefighter hats and assembled firetrucks. The other community helpers we learned about were the Mail carrier and the Police Officer. The children were educated about the mail carrier,why and how letters are written and sent. We used construction paper to make mail trucks.You must have enjoyed the letters that our little mail carriers brought for you! Check out our display of mail trucks in the hallway,if you have not received yours.
The Week of the Young Child was a grand success as we have already shared with you.We had a fun week as we flaunted our school banners in a parade,dressed up as our favorite character and relaxed in our pajamas with an Ice-cream!! Earth Day was enlightening.. We discussed how we can protect our planet by reusing bags,recycling plastic and other items and reducing the wastage of water and electricity. The children did a fun activity creating their own Earth ,with paint and puffy paint on paper plates. I am sure you loved our display titled "Protect the Earth" !
We wrapped up the last week learning about Police officers. It was exciting for the children to know how a police officer protects us. We even made Police hats to highlight our lesson. Besides all the crafts and activities we also learnt sight words related to the theme. The children traced the focus alphabets. I am elated to share that some of them are even writing their names and alphabets own their own. That is an achievement!!!
We will walk into May knowing about some more Community Helpers. Keep an eye on the lesson plan posted weekly to find out more about which community helper we will be focusing on. The last two weeks of May will see us studying about flowers and insects and the children will of course be busy with colorful crafts!! We will Learn new sight words and focus on new alphabets.Practice makes us perfect! We will continue to practice tracing and writing alphabets and numbers as we always do. Circle time still remains the most important and lively time of learning. We will keep it interesting and engaging with music.
Last though not the least I want to mention that the Graduation Day rehearsals are in full swing. I am looking forward to the Graduation Day,when you all can witness a spectacular performance!!
Please feel free to email me your queries and concerns.
The Achievers on a Streak of Success!!
The month of April was exciting for the Achievers. The Achievers enjoyed learning about Construction workers,Physicians and painters.I am delighted to share that the majority of the class has achieved the goal of counting to 100 or more.We will encourage the other students to reach the goal as well.
We observed a keen interest among the children to learn more about the Community Helpers.Therefore,we will continue to study more about the Painters and Gardeners for the first two weeks in May. The last two weeks of May will take us on a voyage to the realms of flowers and insects.
Graduation Day is the next big event we are looking forward to.We anticipate a great ceremony honoring our 2016 Little Graduates.We are preparing and practicing for the big day.
What's on our Calender!!!
Welcome to Spring!
Welcome to spring, to our new website and to the first issue of our online parent newsletter! We hope you all are doing great. We're thrilled to introduce this new format to keep you informed and engaged, and would love to hear your feedback. Please feel free to speak to me or any of the staff directly to share your thoughts. You can also email us at email@example.com. We can't wait to hear what you think.
We're also very excited to invite you to join us in celebrating" Children" as April is the month in which the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) honors early childhood teachers, students and their families. We welcome parents, grandparents and caregivers to join in our celebrations of The Week of the Young Child, April 18 - 22. You are invited to visit our classes and take part in our daily class routines. Please complete the quick form below if you are able to join in the fun, and then see your child's classroom teachers to confirm details on how you can help make it a week to remember!
Little People's theme for this month will be Community Helpers. Each class will develop their own units focused on learning about and celebrating select professions that provide special help to our communities.
-Tiwana Burns, Center Director
As the new season arrives, The Explorers are excited to move on to the next chapter of our learning journey! I am so overjoyed by the outstanding turnout and cooperation shown at our parent conferences last month. Explorer parents, you rock! Let's keep the momentum going. We love hearing from you and having you visit us. You are always welcome to join us in class and to check-in on your child's progress.
In keeping with this month's theme, we will include units on doctors, firefighters and gardeners, learning how each of these professions help our community. We will also have a special focus unit celebrating Earth Day and the importance of recycling. We will also continue our study of the alphabet, days of the week and number recognition.
Please be sure to take a look at our exploration photos, on display in our classroom!
March was such an exciting, eventful and busy month for us. We had a wonderful time with Dr. Seuess, learned more about shapes, celebrated St. Patrick's Day, and last but not least, had a great time at our grand Easter parade!
The children were engaged in fun learning activities all month long. Some of the highlights were building our "shape school bus" and "Mr. Sun". We studied the origins and traditions of St. Patrick's Day and built our Leprechaun Land. We also created special carrots for our Easter bunnies. The children learned new sight words related to each topic and practiced tracing and writing focus letters.
April will find us busy learning all about community helpers. We've recently wrapped our unit on firefighters. Don't you love our fire hat and fire truck art on display in the center entry hall! Check in with us to find out what helpers we'll be focusing on next. Is there a special community helper you think the little stars should learn about? Make a suggestion! We'd love to have parents join in our learning fun.
We'll continue learning more new sight words, practicing our alphabet skills and engaging in colorful crafts. You're invited to stop in for our brand new circle time... Circle time is now completely music-based; we continue practicing phonics, our days of the week song and number rock, and we've added many new songs. The children are having a great time and learning and growing in their mastery every day! We have also incorporated movement and physical exercise into all of our daily activities, and the children are loving it!
We've also begun practicing our performance for Graduation Day in June. We will be singing God Bless America. The children have learned the song in class, but your help practicing at home will keep them encouraged and motivated.
Lastly, we're looking forward to beginning our food experiences again! Your ideas, suggestions and donations are greatly appreciated. Please see me directly to contribute your thoughts on how to continue our success with introducing a love of exploring new foods.
A big thanks to all the parents who participated and shared valuable information and insight about your little ones at our March parent conferences. Please email me directly for any queries, concerns or follow-up.
- Mrs. A
We're ready to spring into a new season of learning and exploring!
We enjoyed our segment on Easter and are ready to get going learning all about our community helpers. The Achievers will focus on physicians and construction workers. In our daily lessons, we're focusing on numbers, learning to count to 50 and beyond, continuing to strengthen our vocabularies and working on our cognitive development through reading, reading comprehension and story dictation.
I'm looking forward to more exciting times as we continue to learn and grow, and looking forward too to your continued support and participation.
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