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.
February: Breakfast Bites
Everybody loves a good breakfast! Come and see what fun ideas we can cook up for some delicious breakfast bites! We may even come home with some new favorites that we can share with the family!
February 3, 10, 24
March: Fruits & Veggies Galore
Fruits and Veggies Yummy! Join us for the month to learn which ones we like and try some that we haven’t tried before. We will make some fun and healthy snacks!
March 2, 9, 16, 30
April: Sensational Sips
This month we will make smoothies, juices and more. Come discover what kinds of fun drinks you might add to your snack routine.
April 6, 20, 27
May: Foods Around the World
Join us for the month of May as we investigate what types of food other children around the world eat. We are sure to try some new and exciting foods!
May 4, 11, 18
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.
January: Ooey Gooey Fun!
It’s ooey, gooey, and oh so much fun! What kid doesn’t love to get messy as they play with slime and play dough? We will spend all month making different kinds of sensory art. Making a mess is the best!
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February: Canvas Art
Kids will get their creative juices flowing every week to create multi-stage process art. They’ll come home at the end of the month with their creative canvas.
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March: Marbling Masterpieces
Explore the fascinating technique of marbling. Get ready to make marbling masterpieces using different marbling techniques.
March 3, 10, 17, 31
April: Splatter Art
It’s all about the mess this month! Have fun making splatter painting with fly swatters, catapults and rubber bands.
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May: Colorful Creations
Colors, Colors and More Colors! Bring a white T-Shirt in May and your child will come home with tye-dyed art to wear!
April 7, 14, 21, 28
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.
January: Todd Parr
JANUARY: TODD PARR
Todd Parr is both an author and illustrator. He’s written over 30 stories, each of which is illustrated with simple, bold and colorful pictures that kids enjoy and connect to. His books contain simple, yet powerful messages that focus on the themes of accepting others and believing in themselves.
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February: Kevin Henkes
The stories and illustrations of Kevin Henkes are beautifully written and illustrated in such a way that they captivate readers! We’ll learn how to connect literature to our personal lives in meaningful ways.
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March: Karen Beaumont
Karen Beaumont’s books are full of fun and inspiring messages that are sure to bring out the very best in all of us. Her bouncy rhymes will keep children more than entertained from beginning to end!
March 4, 11, 18
April: Laura Numeroff
In the “If You Give A…” series of books, we will learn about cause and effect, sequencing, predicting and a variety of additional literacy skills that little learners will want to use at home during reading time!
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May: Nancy Carlson
Join us as we explore Minnesota native Nancy Carlson! Her brightly colored illustrations and recurring characters, like Louanne pig, Henry the mouse, Harriet the dog and George the rabbit, are sentimental favorites.
May 6, 13, 20
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.
January: Ice Follies
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March: Weights & Measurements
March 6, 13
April: Magnets & Simple Machines
April 3, 17, 24
May: Spring has Sprung
May 1, 8, 15, 22