Calendar

School Calendar 2017 – 2018

Date

August 2017

7

October  

TBA

22 -24

November

10

December   

6

16

23

January 2018

8

February

14

21 -24

March

30

April

2

TBA

May

1

10

11

TBA

June

15

22

TBA

July

6

August, 2018

6

 Activities


School Term begins                                                Autumn

 

Parents – Teachers Evening / Meeting at 16:00 – 17:00

Children’s Haloween Party

 

Father’s Day Celebration 08:30 – 09:00                    Isänpäivä


Finland’s Independence Day (school is closed)                 Winter

Winter Party at 16:00 -18:00

Christmas Break begins – (school is closed) / Teacher’s planning

 

Classes Resume

 

Valentine’s Day Celebration with Parents from 08:15-09:15

Ski Holiday (no class) – Teacher’s Planning / Assessments

 

Good Friday         (School is closed)

 

Easter Monday    (School is closed)

Parents – Teachers Meeting/ Evening at 16:00 – 17:00

 

Vappu     (School is closed)                                 Spring

Helatorstai/ascension day. (School is closed)

Mother’s Day Celebration at 08:30                    Äitienpäivä

Fieldtrips   (will be announced in the monthly plan)

 

Summer Party                                              Summer

Midsummer Eve (school is closed)

Field trips (will be announced in the monthly plan)

 

Last day of the school year.

 

New school term begins

General Parents-Teachers Meeting will be twice a year (see above calendar).  Child development planning & assessments with child’s parents and teacher will be scheduled individually.  Home visits will also be arranged if needed.

 

Monthly Calendar of Activities

Monthly Calendar of Activities

August

Theme: Myself

  • All About me
  • My Home and family
  • Values oriented stories
  • Games, movements, dramatization, dance, songs and rhymes,
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Math and language arts activities
  • Ukulele lessons for 4 -5 years old
  • Forest activities, outdoors

September

Theme: People Around Us

  • Places I go around my community
  • Fire safety and drill
  • Transportations, Communication,
  • Values oriented stories
  • Games, movements, dramatization, dance, songs and rhymes,
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Math and language arts activities
  • Ukulele lessons for 4 -5 years old
  • Forest activities, outdoors

October

Theme: Space

  • Me and my place in the space
  • Astronauts, moon, stars
  • Sound Games
  • Autumn Season
  • Values oriented stories
  • Games, movements, dramatization, dance, songs and rhymes,
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Math and language arts activities
  • Ukulele lessons for 4 -5 years old
  • Forest activities, outdoors
  • Halloween Party on the 31st of October

 November

Theme: Air

  • Air
  • Air Travel and Transportation
  • Sound and Touch Games
  • Values oriented stories
  • Games, movements, dramatization, dance, songs and rhymes,
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Math and language arts activities
  • Ukulele lessons for 5 -6 years old
  • Forest activities, outdoors

Other activities:

Father’s day at 08:30 on the 10th

Forest activities, outdoors

December

Theme: Fire and Star

  • Light and shadow
  • Night and day
  • Rainbows, Sun
  • Science experiments ( child –led activities)
  • Christmas
  • Values oriented stories
  • Games, movements, dramatization, dance, songs and rhymes,
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Math and language arts activities
  • Ukulele lessons for 4 -5 years old

 Other activities:

Winter Party of the children on the 16th at 16:00 – 18:00

children will perform drama, songs, dance, movement in front of their parents

Forest activities, outdoors

January

Theme: Water

  • Water, ice, snow,
  • Ecology: keeping water happy
  • Water play
  • Winter Season
  • Values oriented stories
  • Games, movements, dramatization, dance, songs and rhymes,
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Math and language arts activities
  • Ukulele lessons for 4 -5 years old
  • Forest activities, outdoors

February

Theme: Earth

  • Land formations
  • Ecology : keeping Earth clean and happy
  • Science experiments
  • Sand play
  • Values oriented stories
  • Games, movements, dramatization, dance, songs and rhymes,
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Math and language arts activities
  • Ukulele lessons for 4 -5 years old

Other activities:

Valentines’s Day Celebration on the 14th with parents at 08:30 – 09:30 am

March

Theme: Plants

  • Ecology: keeping our forest and plant world safe, healthy and clean
  • Seeds, flowers, plants
  • Science magic: sprouting
  • Planting
  • Easter Season
  • Values oriented stories
  • Games, movements, dramatization, dance, songs and rhymes,
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Math and language arts activities
  • Ukulele lessons for 4 -5 years old
  • Forest activities, outdoors

April

Theme: Insects

  • Insects and their habitat
  • Ecology: keeping our bees and other bugs happy
  • Easter Season
  • Spring
  • Values oriented stories
  • Games, movements, dramatization, dance, songs and rhymes,
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Math and language arts activities
  • Ukulele lessons for 4 -5 years old
  • Forest activities, outdoors

Other activities

Open Day on the 7th of April at 10:00 : the kindergarten is open to the public

May

Theme: Fish and Reptiles

  • Ecology: keeping the undersea safe and happy
  • Fishes, reptiles,
  • Fossils,
  • Sand play
  • Values oriented stories
  • Games, movements, dramatization, dance, songs and rhymes,
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Math and language arts activities
  • Ukulele lessons for 4 -5 years old
  • Forest activities, outdoors

Other activities:

Mother’s Day on the 11th at 08:30 – 09:30

June

Theme: Birds and Animals

  • Animals and their habitat
  • Birds and their habitat
  • Ecology: endangered animals and birds
  • Summer Season
  • Values oriented stories
  • Games, movements, dramatization, dance, songs and rhymes,
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Math and language arts activities
  • Ukulele lessons for 4 -5 years old
  • Forest activities, outdoors

Other activities:

Summer Party and Graduation Day on the 15th at 16:00 – 18:00