Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Kindermusik Classes Today, Wednesday, December 17th

Good Morning!

Today we are scheduled to have classes in the Hamilton Southeastern school district (Fishers) and in Zionsville school district. Because both schools just have a 2-hour delay, we will be holding our classes as scheduled. If you feel you cannot get your child out safetly to class, please stay home. Give us a call and we will schedule a make-up day for you. Otherwise, we will see you at class this morning. Evening classes will still be held as scheduled. Stay warm!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens


Have you noticed how much pleasure your toddler can find in touching a
pansy petal to his cheek? ...or the fascination in the eyes of a three
year old who has discovered a spider crawling on its web? Everyone who
has a one-on-one relationship with a child can get "back to basics" in a
blink of an eye. Even fuzz-balls under the fridge can capture a little
one's interest. Think about the toys you or your child loved most.....
probably a cuddly bear, a houseful of "little round people", wooden
building blocks, Colorforms shape sets, or play pots and pans, dishes
and some play dough "food". A two year old can still spend hours
playing with soapy suds or digging in the sand. Remember the basics when
choosing toys and there will be less frustration for you AND your
children. No batteries, raucous electronic voices or beeps, software
that disappoints, violent games, or lost pieces in the bottom of the toy
box. A gift of a big plastic tub with snap-on lid filled with age
appropriate art supplies and blank paper, a plastic drop cloth, and a
collection of "stuff" such as tissue tubes, stickers, rubber bands,
feathers, scraps of fabric and construction paper might be one of the
best gifts you could give. But don't just set it down in front of your
child.... "Let's see what we can make!" could be the magic words. Don't
insist on conformity or beauty. Just the experience of construction can
bring great satisfaction. There are some good books on home-made
instruments for parents and children to make together, combining music
and craft/art. Let me hear of your successes and/or disasters. We can
all learn from each other!

By Kim, who doesn't want a kitten in HER house!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

SNOW/WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY

We hope that we don't ever have to cancel a Kindermusik class because of the weather, but we want all of our little ones to always be safe! So in case we do have a lot of snow that the big snow plows aren't able to keep off the roads, here is our cancellation policy!


School Cancellations - If the school district where your Kindermusik class meets cancels school, then your Kindermusik class will be cancelled.

2-Hour Delay - If the school district where your Kindermusik class meets has a 2-hour delay, your Kindermusik class will meet as scheduled. We can't figure out how to get a 2 year old to delay her nap for 2 hours. Go figure!

Please notice that you may live in a different school district than where your Kindermusik class meets. Please take this into consideration.

Evening Classes - If you are in an after-school or evening class, please call our office to see if we are having class that day. Even if schools are cancelled sometimes the roads are clear by noon. If this is the case, we will go ahead and have our classes.

You can also always call our office and if I'm out playing in the snow, there will be a message on the voice mail telling you if we are having classes or not. I also realize that if you are a parent who doesn't have children in school, you may not be very familiar with the school districts. Here is a list:

Zionsville Presbyterian Church Zionsville School District
Carmel Parks Monon Center Carmel-Clay School District
Orchard Park Presbyterian Church Carmel-Clay School District
Northview Christian Life Church Carmel-Clay School District
Fishers United Methodist Church Hamilton Southeastern School District
East 91st Street Christian Church Hamilton Southeastern School District
Epworth United Methodist Church Washington Township School District, Marion County

As always, if you have any questions, please give us a call!

Posted by Kim Bemis who is trying to stay warm on this cold Sunday afternoon!