July will be a very fun month. I hope all the children are enjoying themselves and learning lots this summer (and summer camp) so far. Saturday, July 4th is Independence Day. We will be closed Friday, July 3rd. I hope you and your families have a happy and safe holiday. Preschool Graduation turned out great. The children did a great job during their first graduation party, and it was nice to see everyone come out to see the graduates’ big night.
Throughout the month of July we will be learning about Independence Day, and along the way we’re going to engage in some projects to help celebrate. We will be talking about what everyone is doing with their family to celebrate, and I’m excited about what my little ones will have to say about it. Following Independence weekend, we’re going to delve into a tropical wonderland with our Luau theme. Of course, themed projects will abound, and I will be bringing in related items for all of us to explore. As summers in Michigan are typically rife with camping trips, we will also spend a while this month talking about our camping experiences, exploring some camping safety rules, and, of course, making and eating camping treats. Another theme for the month of July will center on sports. Weather permitting, we will spend a lot of time playing sports outside, and on Thursday 23rd we encourage everyone to wear their favorite team’s T-shirt to school. Our final theme for the month will be an imaginary exploration of the rainforest. To explore that theme, we will be painting, reading, and looking at all kinds of images about the rainforest.
Some fun days to remember in July are:
July 10th – Teddy Bear Picnic Day
July 13th – Ben Mowat’s birthday
July 20th – National Lollipop Day
July 23rd – National Hot Dog Day
July 26th – Parents’ Day
Have a wonderful month of July, and a wonderful Fourth of July as well!