Saturday, August 27, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Reading Readiness

At MCP, reading readiness is woven into our program in many ways.  What is reading readiness?  A lot of things...recognizing letters,  making sure books, magazines and other reading materials are available for your child.  To learn more---

A wide variety information for parents from Scholastic Books---

Home Ideas---

Here are few things we do at MCP---
*children will learn to recognize their name
*alphabet recognition and beginning letter sounds (we introduce the sounds)
*literary units with crafts, projects and activities
*retell stories
*act out stories
*books are placed in places other than the library (blocks, dramatic play, etc.)
*children will dictate reports and stories
*centers activities encourage reading

*our room has words and labels everywhere with picture clues
*my favorite books

*plus a whole lot more!  Take some ideas and use at home with your child!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Last Child in the Woods

"What would our lives be like if our days and nights were as immersed in nature as they are in technology?"
Richard Louv-The Nature Principle

A great read for parents, grandparents and all...

Monday, August 8, 2016

Go Out on a Limb

Image result for apple tree

Don't hesitate to go out on a limb sometimes---
after all, that's where the fruit is.
Evan Esar

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Want S'More?

Plan ahead...
National S'Mores Day is Wednesday, August 10th.  Grab some grahams, chocolate and marshmallows and get fired up for this super sweet summer holiday!