Bolton Hill Nursery Newsletter
Friday, September 12th, 2014
BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC
Sunday, Sep. 14th, 4-6pm
1120 Park Ave
OPEN BOARD MEETING
Monday, Sep. 22nd, 7pm
204 W Lanvale St
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 7-8:30pm
YOUR CHILD'S CLASSROOM
FESTIVAL ON THE HILL
Saturday, Oct. 11th, 11am-5pm
1300 BLOCK OF BOLTON STREET
It's time for all BHN families, old and new, to get behind the festival! Things are falling into place and we are on our way!
We have Milkshake! We have Mambo Combo! All free!
Here are some ways to help right now:
- Clean out those closets and basements- We have 2 booths for used items. Household items will go to Junktiquities. Gently used children's clothing and toys will go to another booth. Please drop off at 204 W. Lanvale or call us and we will try and arrange a pickup- (410) 728-0003
- We need used books! All kinds! Once again, you can drop off them off at 204.
- We need a few "special" items for the auction at the end of the day.
- We need advertisers and sponsors for the program. A half page is $50.00. whole page $100.00. Promote your business, thank a teacher, wish someone happy birthday or whatever you want. All artwork should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 3rd.
- Promote the Festival on your neighborhood blog , Facebook page or whatever.
Of course, the main thing is to come to the Festival, volunteer an hour or two at a booth, drink beer and wine, eat, talk to everybody and have a wonderful time! Volunteer sign up sheets will be coming later.
6 O'CLOCK PICKUP OPTION
AROUND THE SCHOOL
The Blue Finches had another successful week of getting to know each other and themselves in their new role at BHN. We made life size self-portraits! Wow. Come check out our family tree in our classroom (Hopefully we will see the smiling faces of all of our families up there soon.) We also began decorating our classroom with blue monochromatic murals, which really pop against our newly painted walls! We are the Blue Finches family!
This week the Steller Jays explored COLOR! We learned what primary colors are and what happens to them when we mix them together! We then explored shades and found out what happens when we added white to red and blue! It was quite exciting and we can't wait to explore our feelings next week!
This week the Blue Macaws explored the wide world of colors. We read "Little Blue and Little Yellow" by Leo Lionni and made our own little blue and little yellows hug with finger paint. We also made blue and red collages with transparent papers to make purple. To make orange we used soft red and yellow chalk pastels to draw and smudge. On Friday we spent all morning with the Red and Yellow Birds enjoying the glorious weather at the Big Playground. Blue Macaws now know how to "STOP! LOOK! & LISTEN!" and to NOT let go of the rope. We also did a lot of hugging, singing, and laughing as we get to know all of our new friends better everyday.
This week the Canaries blazed a trail to the Wild West. After dressing Flat Stanley in his appropriate apparel, we found our own cowboy hats while practicing letter recognition. The Canaries learned that they measure horses by hands; we measured ourselves this way too. Every time the Canaries ventured out, we sang "I'm a Little Cowboy" imagining we were galloping on our horses all the way to the Big Playground. In the dramatic play area, we took turns being outlaws as we posed for our wanted posters and pretended to be in jail. We even "branded" a paper cow using potato stamps that we "carved" on our own. As the day ends, we're riding off into the sunset, but a new day will dawn on Monday and we will discover what else the Wild West has in store.
Pack your hot stone pot, your chopsticks, and your winter coat and head to- The Beach? What do you pack when you go on vacation and why? This is one of the questions we have posed to our students in our small group play. We posed it as a sort of puzzle and the children turned it into a more dynamic dramatic play. We took a walk around the block and it became a lesson on what bells are used for. We played our own bells along with the local church bells and sang Frere Jacques in two different languages simultaneously. Small seeds are planted and we are watching as our children let them grow in new interesting directions.
ROSE FINCHES AND SCARLET IBISES
This week, the Redbirds learned about "friends friends friends!" We got to know our classmates and teachers a little better and even got to bring a stuffed animal friend from home! (They were beyond excited to introduce them.) We exchanged drawings with our friends and even made a friendship salad--which for those who don't know, is when each child brings in a fruit of their choice, we throw it in a giant bowl, and mix! Looking forward to next week when we learn more about our neighborhood!