Clyde’s Corner | July 2024

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WOW! So much happened last month, from our chipotle fundraiser, to floats with dads, the summer kick off bbq, and field day! What a fun filled month, to kick off summer! Buckle up because that was only the beginning! 

 

Updates:

  • Our Chipotle fundraiser brought in a little over $300 for the center! Which means there were over $1200 in sales! Thank YOU for all of your support! Our grassy field is in the horizon!
  • Floats with Dad was so much fun! Fizzy, sticky, overload x100!
  • Looking for a Sitter? We now have our sitter information posted on the parent portal under the resource tab! You can also access it here! *Some staff members may be available during our summer break!
  • Our Kick off to Summer BBQ was a blast! Thank you to everyone who came out! If you missed it, no worries, stay tune for many many more family events!
  • Field Day was a hit! Everyone had an amazing time and the kiddos participated in every event! It was so much fun and we were so proud of all our kiddos! We discovered many future baseball players! ⚾
  • Curriculum Updates:
    • There will be no FrogStreet Theme in the classrooms the week prior to summer break. Our teachers will be able to create and implement their own fun twist of curriculum in the classroom! FrogStreet will pick back up when we return from summer break.
    • Both the Little Llama and Rowdy Rooster curriculum programs only run for 9 themes, each 4 weeks long (designed for schools that do not operate in the summer). That being said we have added many different "fun weeks" where we will have slight intermissions on our Frogstreet curriculum to learn about different things such as: Dinosaurs, Our Solar System, The Seasons, Cultures Around the World and so much more!
    • Our Porcupette curriculum has 13 themes and will be able to take us through the entire year!

Upcoming Events:

    • We will be CLOSED on Thursday July 4th in observance of Independence Day! We will be open on Friday July 5th at normal operating hours. 
    • Summer Break Closure Last full week of July, 7/22 - 7/26. We will return to normal operating hour on Monday July 29th! This will be the start of our 'school year' where Frogstreet will start at Theme 1.
  • Westernaires - This is not a Big Red Barn event but we want to invite / encourage all families to go check out the Western Heritage here in Colorado! Please see photo for more details!

I Love You Rituals

Adapted from Conscious Discipline, I Love You Rituals are playful, one-on-one interactions that build loving bonds while increasing attention span, decreasing power struggles and promoting language and literacy at school or at home. These brain-building interactions facilitate optimal development for young children and create lifelong bonds between children and adults.

There will now be an I Love You Ritual on every newsletter! For that entire month, our teachers will be doing the same I Love You Ritual center wide! 🥰 You can also do these I Love You Rituals at home too!

Below is the I Love You Ritual "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"!

          Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star 

          "Twinkle, twinkle, little star, 

(Hold your child's hands and raise them slightly above your heads. Wiggle your fingers together to represent the "twinkle" of stars)

What a wonderful child you are. 

(Bring your arms down and rest your hands on your child's shoulders with the child's hands on your shoulders)

With bright eyes and nice round cheeks, 

(Take your hands off the child's shoulders and touch their face with your index fingers. First, tough the child next to their eyes (bright eyes) Then, draw your fingers down around the child's cheeks (nice round cheeks))

A talented person from head to feet. 

(Take the child's hands in yours and swing them up high (above the child's head) and sweep them down low (to the child's feet))

Twinkle, twinkle little star,  

(Raise the child's hands and touch fingertips just like the beginning. Wiggle your fingertips to represent the shining stars)

What a wonderful child you are!"

(End the interaction with the hug)

Here is a video example of this ritual featuring Dr. Becky Bailey in the background. Here is also another example video with two children doing it with slightly different variations! The opportunities are endless! You can freestyle and switch up movements/words with your kiddo to engage them more. We encourage all families to practice these rituals at home as well!

🌼 Behind every great child is a parent pretty sure that they are screwing it up.... but this is YOUR reminder that you are not! You all are nothing short of amazing!! 🌼

As always, NEVER hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

Staff Updates:

 

Welcome Ms. Maisey to our team as a Lead Preschool Teacher! You can read her bio here!

Welcome Mr. Brandon to our team as a Lead PreK Teacher! You can read his bio here!

 

  • Welcome Miss. Sage to our team as our Assistant Preschool Teacher! She adds another flare to being family owned and operated! You can read her bio here!
  • Welcome Miss. Taylynn to our team as one of our Assistant Preschool Teachers! Read her bio here!
  • And, Welcome Mrs. Madison to our team as one of our Infant Lead Teachers! Read her bio here!

Upcoming Student Birthdays!🎂

AJ 7/5, Serena 7/8, Lyncoln 7/17, Benji 7/21

Upcoming Staff Birthdays!🎂

Mrs. Jenny 7/3

 

 

Our space is now available to rent! - Help us spread the word!

Are you looking for the perfect and private space to host your child’s birthday party? What about your weekend nanny share? Do you need a change of scenery? How about a fun parents night where you can hang at The Barn with your kiddos?

The options are literally ENDLESS! Please reach out if interested in our space. It is available any time on weekends and anytime after 6 on weekdays! Packages start as low as $250. We are a preschool by day, event center by night, and have 4 rooms available for rent, all purposed for different age groups from infants all the way to school aged kiddos. We also have 2 fenced outdoor play spaces available for rent! Contact us at [email protected] to get your event or night out scheduled today!

Clyde’s Corner Tidbit

Empathy requires us to accept the upset as it is, and to acknowledge other's thoughts and feelings without  the need to change them.