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Our summer students enjoyed a visit from Clarissa,

a llama from Leslie Lane Llamas, La Vernia, TX.

After hearing stories and learning fun facts

about this lovely animal, everyone who wanted to got

up close and personal with Claire.

She is so soft and gentle, and loves to give nuzzles.

Besides providing wonderful learning experiences

to preschools and nursing homes, they also

are available for hire at birthday parties, weddings, etc.

Thanks, Leslie Llamas, for visiting!

Please click here for a Smilebox Slideshow of our Day!

 

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After a restful but eventful June for Acorn staff, we are back at school Mondays - Thursdays, July 7 - 24, in the mornings. We have limited openings for next school year, so if you are interested, please give us a call.

We'll see you soon!

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You have asked, so we're letting you know....

The Acorn will offer another STEP (systematic training for effective parenting) Class in the Fall, 2014.

It runs for six weeks, from September 30th - November 4, in the early evening, at The Acorn.

Enrollment forms will be available in August.

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Theme:  What a Wonderful Year!

Monday is Acorn Water/Mud Day at 2:30 on the playground.  Please bring your child to school (regular time) in his/her swimsuit and wearing water shoes or old tennis shoes (no flip flops, ground is slippery when wet) and with sunscreen/bug spray applied.  Also send 2 towels, labeled with names, one for drying and one for sitting on in the car.

Please note, as the playground will be VERY wet from the morning water day, we will be starting our day INSIDE, with drop off at the big red brick porch. Our water day will start about 2:30 if you would like to join us for a fun afternoon!

On Tuesday, The Red Apples who will be attending the Acorn Kindergarten will have a tour of the Kindergarten classroom given by current kindergarteners.

There is no lunch bunch on Thursday. Thursday is also our last music day with Mindy.

On Friday each child can bring a show & tell item.  We will send home a paper bag with each child to be brought back on Friday with their show & tell.

Also on Friday we will start the year the way we started it….   wear     red!!!!!!

Thanks for a great year.  Have a wonderful summer!


Katie, Lourdes, Kay and Terri

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Theme:        End of School Year Fun
Dramatic Play:    Housekeeping

Highlights: This week we will enjoy many end-of-school-year activities.

Activities for small and large groups: water/mud day, counting/sorting/patterning with objects, alphabet bingo, white board writing, picture/journal book look and lots of songs and movement

Literature will include:  We will be reading many of our favorite books by Robert Munsch – Mud Puddle, Smelly Socks, Mortimer, Alligator Baby

Art activities will include: finger painting, free exploration with paper, scissors, glue and markers, shaving cream fun, play dough and art with Sudie

Monday – Water/Mud Day – Wear a bathing suit under shorts and a t-shirt and water shoes, bring a towel labeled with each Bear’s name and leave one in the car for pick up
Tuesday – Feature artist Georgia O’Keefe with Sudie
Wednesday –No Show and Tell – We will be looking at our journals and our picture book.
Last Spanish day with Sandy and Music day with Lana
Thursday – No lunch bunch
Friday – Last day of school fun!

Thank you to all the moms for spending Mother’s Day at The Acorn with us! We are so thrilled to see how the Bears have grown and learned during their Blue Bear year. Have a great summer!

Karen & Allyson

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Say it isn’t so!  Only 5 days left of Kindergarten!  Time does fly by when you are having fun…and having fun learning.  This week the children worked hard to celebrate their moms and what a celebration it was!  For one afternoon our rooms became an art museum AND a tea shoppe!  On Thursday, we went to The McNay to see a real art museum!  Thank you, Monica Valdez, Emily Sytsma,
Mariah Lange and Mary Rentschler for transporting us!  Thank you, Sytsma family for providing us with a yummy Chick-Fil-A lunch in honor of Sam’s birthday!

We will kick off our last week with Water Day (aka Mud Day!) on Monday.  Your child should come to school in a bathing suit and cover up or clothes they can get wet in, with sunscreen and/or bug spray on and wearing water shoes.  Please send a towel clearly marked with his/her name.  Be prepared for a wet and muddy kid to hop in your car - you should have extra towels on hand.  We will hose the children off before handing them over!!  This is an Acorn-favorite day!  We will begin our day in the room, do calendar and head outside around 10:30 a.m.

The rest of our week will be spent reading, writing and remembering!!  This is an emotional week for children, parents AND teachers.  We will try to keep our routine as normal as possible, yet at the same time take a “walk down memory lane”.  We will share our favorite things about kindergarten – maybe even some of our not so favorite things, too!

Encourage your child to share his/her feelings about school ending and the new beginnings just around the corner. As adults, we need (yes, it is hard!) to keep a handle on our emotions, too!  This will help your child to be able to deal more calmly with this big week.

Thank you for sharing your precious children with us this year.  Thank you for your commitment to them and us - that’s what makes The Acorn the place it is..... we will miss you all but will look forward to hearing about what the future brings to you and your little one.  Have a wonderful summer and stay in touch!

Mark Your Calendar:
Mon. May 12:        Water Day
Tues. May 13:            Lunch from Cheesy Jane’s provided by the Valdez Family
Wed. May 14:        Wear your Wild Thing Shirt!!
Sandy’s last Spanish class and Lana’s last                 Music class
Thurs. May 15:    1:00 p.m.: Come celebrate a fabulous year of                         Kindergarten
Your child is free to go with you at the end of                 the program.
Fri. May 16:         Last Day of School
Mon. May 19:        Parent-Teacher Conferences
Tues. May 20:    Parent-Teacher Conferences



“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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