Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Book of the Month: Ten Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle

Ten Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle

Eric Carle enchants us once again with his colorful illustrations and storytelling.  This is not only a wonderful counting book but an adventure that starts from a conveyor belt and takes us out to sea. A storm hits and a box of ten rubber ducks falls off the boat and into the ocean.  Good thing they are rubber ducks and the can bob and float in the water. Where will the currents lead them?   The ducks each travel to different parts of ocean meeting different animals friends.  There is a happy ending for the 10th rubber duck who finds his way floating to a  real life duck family!  A great opportunity to talk about directions, the different animals, and counting.  

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Rubber Duck Race
Work those fine motor skills and get those duckies moving!  An inexpensive water gun or spray bottle, rubber duckies and a tub of water is all you need to get going!  We can thank Fantastic Fun and Learning for this fun idea!

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Rubber Duck 10 Counting Game
Practice different ways of making ten with this simple to create math game!  Kids will love adding and subtracting ducks to the water.

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Rubber Duck Snack 
Kids will love making and eating these duck pond snacks.  Thank you Still Playing School for the cute chefs that showed us how to make these.  All you need is blueberry yogurt, rice cake, duck crackers, little hands, and a grumbling belly to make these treats.

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Rubber Duck Craft 
Having a Crafty Morning?  These simple to make paper plate ducks will be a perfect activity to go with the book.  

Thank you for reading our book of the month.  Come back next month to see what we share in May!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Head Start Application Day for 2017-2018 School Year

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May 25, 2017 | 11am to 1pm

2831 S. 49th Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804

Please bring the following documents:
· Proof of Age(Child’s Birth Certificate Preferred)
· 3 Proofs of Address
· Proof of Income (2 most recent Check Stubs, Income Taxes, Letter from Employer)

Every child deserves a Head Start

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Application Day for Fall 2017 Pre-K

Friday,  March 31, 2017
9:00—11:00 am

1447 South 50th Court
Cicero, IL
Child MUST be 3 years by August 20, 2017


Please bring the following documents:

· Child’s Birth Certificate
· Child’s Shot Record
· Parent’s I.D.
· 3 Proofs of Address
· Proof of Income (2 most recent Check Stubs, Income Taxes, Letter from Employer)
· Recent Physical and Dental (If available)

The program will be available at the following locations and times:

 Grant Works | 1447 S. 50th Ct
Morning: 8:30am-11:00am Afternoon 11:30am - 2:00pm 

Clyde Park | 2724 S. 61st Ave
Morning: 8:30am-11:00am Afternoon 11:30am - 2:00pm 

Riverside Drive  | 7022 Riverside DriveAfternoon Only 12:00 - 2:30pm


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Book of the Month: One Fish, Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Suess

March is the month, the 2nd is the day
When Dr. Suess celebrates his birthday...

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Suess
March is NEA's Read Across America month.  March 2nd, is Theodore Seuss Geisel's (better known as Dr. Suess) birthday! To celebrate his big day, our book of the Month is One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Suess.  

In 1960, Dr. Suess published One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.  This simple rhyming book is designed for beginning readers.   This twisty plot is about boy and girl named Jay and Kay and the many amazing creatures they have for friends and pets.  Preschooler will love this read-a-loud book.

Photo Credi: Simple Girl at Home
One Fish Two Fish Jello is Blue Dish Serve up this tasty jiggly snack after reading this fishy book.  Kids will love eating up one fish or two fish.  This idea comes from Simple Girl at Home.  Find the recipe here

Image Credit: The Resourceful Mama 
One Fish Two Fish Hand Print Puppets
Fill your classroom with a school of fish.  Little hand print fish puppets will encourage imaginative play.  As a parent, I can't get enough of hand print art.  This adorable (and easy to make) craft was found over at the very creative The Resourceful Mama's Blog.    

One Fish Two Fish Time to Count Fish
Time to sort, count and tally up those fish!  One fish two fish at a time.  Get your FREE TALLY SHEET at Two Much Fun blog.  

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

P.A.C.T. Center April Calendar

Join us for some Parent and Child Togetherness (P.A.C.T.). Our P.A.C.T. Center offers weekly workshops, classes, open play, and activities for parents and children ages six weeks to five. Registration is required and classes fill up fast.  Workshops are free, classes do have a small fee.

Call us for more info at (708) 795-PACT.