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YOUR TRUSTED PARTNER IN EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION

Dates to Remember
Thanksgiving Play We would like to invite our families to attend our annual Thanksgiving Performance on Wednesda ! Novem"er #$ at % &'m' Our &la is "ased on the "ook! The (irst Thanksgiving'

The e)traordinar &um&kin


As &art of our Octo"er &rogram we had the children hel& carve a &um&kin' The &um&kin allowed us to discuss areas of science! math! cooking and art' As we "egan carving the &um&kin the students hel&ing to clean the &um&kin felt the different te)tures and &ro&erties of the inside of a &um&kin' *eather W'! +st grade! referred to the inside of the &um&kin as ,&ul&, while -en.amin D'! kindergarten! called it

This is a short &erformance " the children' Throughout the month the children will hel& &re&are for the &la "ased on their own interests' The will have the o&&ortunit to hel& with costume design! set

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construction and help with the play direction. If you are unable to attend we will supply a video of the performance. Let us know if you have any questions.

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Winter Break Winter Break is just around the corner. Programs will be offered ecember !" # $anuary ". %he program will be closed for &hristmas ay and 'ew (ear)s ay. If you have not signed up please do so as soon as possible. We are planning activities for the children and need to know the number of children to anticipate in order to properly plan for the programs. We require a minimum of *+ children for the programs to run. %he deadline for registration is 'ovember !,. We will let families that have registered for the program know if we will be able to run the camp as soon as we know. If we are unable to run the camp at -lenview our families will be able to attend our es Plaines site.

While carving our pumpkin we asked aniel 6.. 2th grade. to count how many seeds the pumpkin held. We asked the children to make an estimate. and while some took the time to come over and look at the seeds. others just estimated what they thought the number should be. We had a wide range of guesses ranging from one to a million but we had one child. 7eather W. *st grade. who was only off by si8 with her estimate of "20. when the actual number was ""2. -reat job 7eather5

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This was not the only math principle the pumpkin allowed us to explore. After children helped clean out the pumpkin, the students sorted the seeds out from the inside of the pumpkin. The seeds were counted and washed then were baked in the oven until they were a nice crispy treat. Jon M., th grade, described them as being !a crunchy french fry.! "ivya M., #th grade, was a little hesitant to try them but was able to push her nervousness away and try something new.

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Once the pumpkin was cleaned it was time to design the face. We had the children draw a face. Once everyone was done with their designs we chose pieces from the different drawing that the children liked. These were cut out and taped onto the pumpkin as stencils for our design. The children helped trace the stencils making holes along the outside and then it was carved. From start to finish the pumpkin provided us a fantastic learning experience.

A musical interlude
Recently two of our second graders, haili !. and ahana "., approached the staff and asked if they could perform an impromptu concert for the children in the program. The re#uest came after haili was asked to participate in the $alloween Assem%ly and asked if she could play the song for our group. ahana, who &ust recently started playing violin, asked if she could also play. This takes great courage for the students to %e a%le to get up in front of the group to perform. We would like to thank them for providing a little %reak for the mem%ers of our

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program. 'f any other children ever want to play music or share one of their talents we are always open to them sharing their skills.

"odies in motion

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Even though the weather is getting colder it won't stop our bodies from moving! During a rainy day we brought out jump ropes and had the children show how many times they could jump. Once they finished their turn they were challenged to beat their own scores by trying again. In addition to jump roping we have had intense games of twister and extremely active games of tag while we are in the outh !ym. "ll of these activities show the children that exercise is vital to their development and is fun.

"s part of the #residential "ctive $ifestyle %#"$"&' initiative physical activity is a (ey point of the program. During the time the students are with us we are providing many different opportunities for the children to wor( towards the )* minutes of physical activity that all children should get on a daily basis. In the #"$" program the physical activity re+uirements are very broad and allow the child to choose their own activity. ,he physical activity combined with the healthy eating portion wor( together to introduce the students to a healthier lifestyle. ,he #"$" program website can be found here#"$" website

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We would like to thank you for all of your wonderful words of praise about our Centers to your family and friends! Our program continues to grow through your referrals. Because of this, we are pleased to announce that the Refer- -!riend incenti"e will continue throughout the year. !or any pri"ate pay family that you refer to us, that enrolls in our Center, and stays enrolled for at least si# months, you will recei"e the "alue of one week$s pri"ate pay childcare fees !R%% for your oldest child. &alf of the incenti"e award will be gi"en at the time of the new pri"ate pay family$s enrollment, the other half after si# months. 'n order to be eligible for this incenti"e, they must list your name as the referral on the ()ew !amily( application.
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