Small Wonders Kids in the Kitchen
Mondays, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Each week the children help prepare the snack as well as explore new foods. Students will practice food safety, learn to make healthy choices, use table manners, and explore food from cultures around the world. All food is peanut-free. Lunch time is part of the schedule. Students can bring a peanut free lunch from home or have a school provided lunch for an additional cost.
Join us as we celebrate apple season in Minnesota! We will cook up a variety of apple recipes and focus on apple themed stories.
September 9, 16, 23, 30
October: Not-So-Spooky Snacks
Spiders, bats, monsters and mummies – join us to celebrate the silly side of the season. We’ll cook up snacks that will make you smile!
October 7, 14, 28
November: Harvest Picks
This month we will learn about what it means to harvest our food. We’ll give thanks for the variety of healthy foods that our local farmers have worked so hard to grow and create healthy recipes! November 11, 18, 25
December: Holiday Treats
This month we will discover the fun of baking and cooking during the holiday season. We’ll focus on the joy of sharing and giving to others as we prepare treats!
December 2, 9, 16
Tuesdays, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Your little mess maker will have a blast in this hands-on class. They will enjoy many artistic, mess-making moments as they create marvelously messy masterpieces. We plan to paint, sculpt, scribble, and giggle our way to discovering mess making at its very best. Each month we will explore new creations! Be sure to join us and leave the mess with us! Ages 3-6, students must be independently toilet trained. Lunch time is part of the schedule. Students can bring a peanut free lunch from home or have a school provided lunch for an additional cost.
September: Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles
Bubbles aren’t just for blowing anymore! We’ll be using bubbles all month to create art.
September 3, 10, 17, 24
October: Funky Fall
Pumpkins, spider webs, leaves, oh my! This month is all about creating fall themed art.
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November: Fun with Food
Join us as we talk about the month of harvest and use food as our painting tools for our masterpieces
November 12, 19, 26
Join us for a month full of winter themed art that will bring the magic and charm of winter inside.
December 3, 10, 17
LEAP (Literacy Enrichment at Preschool)
Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Your preschooler (age 3-6) is invited to join us to learn about a new Author each month. We’ll read, sing and rhyme together as we discover a variety of stories that are sure to inspire continued reading beyond our classroom walls! This enrichment class will reinforce reading readiness skills, pre-writing skills and early mathematical concepts that will ignite your child’s love of learning! Lunch time is part of the schedule. Students can bring a peanut free lunch from home or have a school provided lunch for an additional cost.
September: Eric Litwin stories
This month we’ll meet Pete, the groovy blue cat that likes movin’ and groovin’. We’ll sing along with his stories and allow positive messages to remind us to keep our cool, no matter what.
Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25
October: Eric Carle stories
We’ll introduce preschoolers to the classic stories and illustrations of Eric Carle and connect his literature to our lives in ways that are meaningful and fun!
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November: David Shannon stories
All kids can relate to David Shannon’s famous character, David, who is often making silly choices that get him into trouble! We’ll explore a variety of Shannon’s literature that children will want to read again and again!
Nov. 6, 13, 20
December: Mo Willems stories
This award-winning author has written the familiar Don’t Let the Pigeon series, and relatable Knuffle Bunny stories that will allow readers to laugh, learn and be inspired to retell stories beyond our classroom setting.
Dec. 4, 11, 18
Small Wonders School of Science
Fridays, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Young children are naturally curious explorers who are eager to discover information about the world around them. Children learn scientific concepts by exploring observing and investigating materials and ideas. These experiences provide the foundation for abstract and scientific thought. Science concepts are encompassed throughout the key areas of early learning; for example, children use pretend play to explore and manipulate materials, creative arts to discover a variety of ways to express their ideas, and literacy and language arts to research answers to questions. Lunch time is part of the schedule. Students can bring a peanut free lunch from home or have a school provided lunch for an additional cost.
September: My Healthy Body
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October: Fall Explorations
October 4, 11, 25
November: Ready for Winter
November 1, 8, 15, 22
December: Minnesota Environment
December 6, 13, 20