Sunday, March 1, 2009

Little Gems Grocery Store

During our Gilbert House Field Trip, we discovered a very cool play grocery store. This was a popular spot for our preschoolers.
We would like to develop a grocery store of our own at preschool. We already have a play cash register, two shopping carts, and a few food items. We need your help in creating our pretend grocery items. Please save your empty cans, boxes, jars, etc...leaving the labels in place. We will use packing tape to reseal the containers to stock our grocery store.

I have included a picture above that will give you an idea of what we need to collect.

Love Our Pets

We had a blast in February learning all about pet care. The preschoolers enjoyed taking care of our guinea pigs.

The kids made their very own Vet Hospital in our dramatic play area. This was a popular place to play.

Dr. Tresa Apke came from the Carlton Vet Hospital. We dressed up like veterinarians and worked on stuffed animals. She taught us basic pet and brought her own dog in. The kids really enjoyed using the stethoscope and other special doctor tools.

Special thanks to Bryce, Dean, Garett, and Kaydence for bringing a special share this month.

We also had a visit from Officer Hoff & Police Dog Timmy. The kids had lots of questions for Officer Hoff about the important job of his police dog.

Flavors of Carlton

Flavors of Carlton is CTC's largest annual fundraiser.

Learning for Life Preschool has been selected to be the recipient of the annual paddle raise. This is very exciting!
With this donation, it is our goal to purchase educational materials for our literacy & writing centers. We would also like to provide scholarship to families in need.

The following is more information about this event.

Now in its 6th year, this annual benefit will be held Saturday March 7th at Ken Wright Cellars.

Tickets for this event can be purchased at the community center.

Please join us in making a difference in being able to provide much-needed social and civic services to families in the Carlton & Yamhill areas!

This event is offering guests the perfect combination of comfortable wine country elegance and romance, small-town hospitality, up-close access to chefs and winemakers, irresistible auction items and the chance to make a big difference… locally.

The event will celebrate art, music, food and wine to support Carlton Together Care’s vitally needed educational and enrichment programs for youth and teens in the greater Carlton area. Fifty area artists have donated paintings, sculpture, collage, watercolor and textiles for the live and silent auction.

Fairy Tales

This month our preschool will be focusing on two of our favorite fairy tales, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs.

Fairy Tales help to spark imagination and curiosity. Fairy Tales usually have a moral that makes sense to preschoolers. Children love fairy tales because they are usually silly and bring to life animals and toys. And best of all, reading to young children encourages them to learn to read on their own.
The preschoolers will be spending lots of time this month talking about these fairy tales, acting them out, and using their creativity in lots of Fairy Tale projects and activities.

Dr Seuss Birthday Bash

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2nd, 1904. He wrote many, many children’s books. Dr. Seuss liked to use funny made up words and animals in his books like: Fiffer-feffer-feff, Zizzer-zazzer-zuzz, and Thin-a-mi-jegger.

Two of his most famous books are: The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. We will celebrate Dr. Seuss and his books on “Read Across America Day”. We will have this birthday bash the week of March 3rd-5th.

In addition to reading lots of Dr. Seuss books, we will be making hats, bowties, and getting our very own cat whiskers.