• September 2017 The school age classrooms were excited to start a brand-new school year! Check out our weekly lesson plans hanging in the hallway to see the fun learning ideas that our latchkey staff has planned for us each week. Our goal as latchkey teachers is to provide an environment where children can be safe, learn and play. We hope to supplement what children are learning in their school classrooms. Students will also be able to work on their homework if time, space and staffing allow. We can’t wait to spend this school year with your students!
  • April The latch key students had a great time off school during Spring Break! We colored Easter eggs, used play-doh and plastic eggs to build towers, created construction paper Easter bunnies and created an Easter glyph. We are gearing up for our Summer program. If you have not turned in your registration, please do so as soon as possible. One more month of school before break! Yay!
  • March We are looking forward to nice weather as Spring approaches! After being stuck at school all day, we love to play on the playground with our friends in the afternoon. The latchkey staff will continue to offer educational activities to support what the students are learning in school, as well as allow children to work on their homework if time and space allows. Look for lesson plans detailing individual class plans outside of each classroom door to see what the staff has planned for the week. Please sign your child up for Spring Break care on April 10-13th. Shawnee Weekday will be closed on April 14th in observance of Good Friday.
  • February Our school age children have really enjoyed doing lots of Valentines activities this month. We enjoyed using candy hearts for math and science activities. We also created a bulletin board by the playground entrance by decorating our own Dr. Seuss “cat in the hat” hats. We are excited for March and nice weather so we can play outdoors!
  • January Our Kindergarten class worked hard in January on snowmen that are hanging in the hall. They used their fine motor skills to lace yarn around the edges. Then they drew a face and added fabric scarves and pipe cleaner arms. Our 1st grade class is working on creating our own monsters to hang in the hallway Our 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classes enjoyed root beer floats. They used these to talk about the different states of matter. How educational and delicious!
  • December The best part about December was having our Winter Break from school! The students that came to Shawnee Weekday enjoyed fun theme days watching movies and doing activities based on our favorite Christmas movies! We also helped to decorate our classroom doors in a contest!
  • November At the beginning of the month we practiced exercising our right to vote. We voted for our favorite sport, season, candy and pet. Then we voted for the President. Clinton won by 1 vote in our close race. We also did a lot of activities that had a Thanksgiving theme. We did dot-to-dots, “If I were a turkey” writing prompts and math worksheets. One of our favorite ideas was using the magnatiles to create ramps for ping pong balls.
  • October This month we did a lot of fun Halloween learning activities this month. We read Halloween themed books and did a book review. We also enjoyed making candy corn and pumpkins out of Legos in a STEM challenge. We drew pictures of our Halloween costumes and talked about what things we find scary.
  • September Welcome back to school! We are excited to be part of your child’s learning process during before and after school care. This year we will be doing our Latchkey lesson plans a little differently. Staff will develop 4 learning activities for each classroom. These activities will be available every day before and after school. They will be based on the developmental objectives found in the Ohio K-12 Standards Resource Guide: Content Standards Resource for Afterschool Programs. In September we focused on a lot of fall themed learning activities. During our scheduled 2 hour delay we enjoyed watching The Jungle Book. Then we drew ourselves into the story. The students also liked creating trees in their own unique ways. Both of these activities can be found hanging in the upstairs hallway. Next month we will be doing a lot of Halloween-themed learning activities.