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Welcome Sea Squirts!

Welcome Sea Squirts!

Fostering Growth Mindset


For more Growth Mindset videos, go to this website.

Lunchtime Read Alouds:

From the day she was born, Lil had a book in her it's no surprise when she grows up to become a librarian herself. She even manages to turn the people of Chesterville—who are couch potatoes-into readers. But then Bust-'em-up Bill roars into town with his motorcycle gang. Just mention reading to him and you're toast. Has Lil finally met her match? This original tall tale by a real-life librarian, combined with Steven Kellogg's trademark humor, is better than any TV show!



Join us for Sea Squirt Days 

Mondays, 9:30 - 1:30!

Bring a snack and lunch and something for Share Time after lunch.

Please walk your student in and pick them up at the classroom.



MATH with Deb:

Counting, Games,and Problem Solving!

We'll try playing Race to 20 or 50 and back down again with Base Ten Blocks this week! We'll figure out how to model and solve simple problems such as "If Taytem catches five fish and he wants to catch ten, how many more does he need to catch?"

LINKS: Kindergarten Math Games ; Four Block Towers ; Game of Totals ; Count on Me ; Week of Inspirational Math ; The Pocket Game ; Johnnie's Math Page Kinder ; IXL Kindergarten Overview ; Concentration ; Count with Lecky


Math with Joy


In this group students will "play with math" in a variety of ways.  We will play games, create with math, tell math stories and more!

1/8/18: Students played a game with dice where they rolled 2 dice and added and built the numbers on their rek n reks, then they rolled a third die and added that in.  I also introduced the pattern blocks.  Students played and built with them and learned the names of their different shapes.

12/11: We drew our own Hopscotch and played with odd and even numbers.  Then we played "Hide the Beans" with sums and differences with numbers to 10.

12/18: We made Rek-n-Reks!  Students will use these to practice adding and subtracting within 10 and 20.




Share is every Monday after lunch.  We encourage kids to bring something from home that represents something they've done or learned. They get to share with their friends, and we hope to inspire others to say, "I want to try that!" (rather than, "I want to buy that!"). Help your kids choose something to bring!

Ocean Alternative Health Policy


Let's all stay healthy. Please observe your child for symptoms of illness each day they plan to come to the center. Our health policy also applies to parents and staff.

Stay home if there are any signs of the following:


A fever of 100 degrees or more

A constant cough

Symptoms of illness including: low energy, aches, chills, etc.

Diarrhea/Vomiting more than once within the past 24 hours

Any contagious disease (please notify us)

Any illness or injury within the past 24 hours, which prohibits a child from actively participating in the program 


If your child becomes sick while at the program, you or someone listed on your emergency card will be contacted to pick the child up immediately.


Thanks for you help!



9:30 - 9:50—Free Play

9:50 - 9:55—Clean Up/Wash Hands

10:00 - 10:15—Snack

10:15 - 10:35—Outside Play

10:35 - 11:15—Investigations Groups

11:15 - 11:30—Circle Time

11:30 - 12:15—Focus Groups

12:15 - 12:40—Lunch

12:40 - 1:30—Share and Outside Play




These developmental groups will include both Science and Social Studies. Messy Camp will alternate with Empathy/Social Skills.  Please wear clothing that could possibly get stained during Messy Camp.

Messy Camp Science: 11/27 and 12/11: "GAK"


Monday, January 8 and 22: 

Oompas and Loompas: Social Studies "Empathy" Investigations.

We will create or finish our group stories this week, negotiating and taking turns, accepting the ideas of others. We will illustrate and/or act them out.


Drop Off/Pick up Policy: Just as a reminder, for safety reasons, student drop off/pick up is in the Green Acres parking area (go straight instead of turning into District Office/Tierra Pacifica/ Preschool lot). If you need to see that your student is getting to class or need to come on campus, please park in parking spaces available in either lot. (District Office or Green Acres) 


Also, we ask that you honor the drop off and pick up times for each day. If you have special circumstances please check with Sue in advance. The staff uses the time before and after school to set up, clean up and have meetings with families. If you arrive to school early, please plan to stay with your child. Thank you for your cooperation.


Monday  9:30 to 1:30 (or 2:30 for students in Singing Club).  We ask that all parents walk your child in and come in to get them.


Tuesday 9:15 (Classes start at 9:30) to 1:30 or 2:30 (for students in Minecraft Club)


Wednesday 9:15 (Classes start at 9:30) to 1:30 or 2:30 (for students in After School Classes/Leadership events)


Thursday Spectra Art 

Groupers, 11:30 to 1:00 (except Buddy Days and during Theater), 

Sea Squirts & Urchins, 1:00 -3:00.


We also encourage families to use the site as a hub or hang out after school hours and only ask that you supervise your own children.