Spring themes and activities
- Africa is our continent focus for geography, culture & science.
- Amphibians, especially the life cycle of frogs
- Seeds, soil, and how plants grow. We hope to soon start planting in our new outdoor classroom garden beds that are under construction.
|We soak dry limas in water with food coloring. Amazing how much they change in just a few hours!|
|The children learn to slip the seed coat off and gently open the two halves to discover the baby plant.|
Other new activities this week:
|We added binoculars as an option to use on the Observation Stool|
Carrot peeling and chopping! We emphasize safety techniques that enable children to use real tools for preparing food.
|Painting with watercolors|
|Making our own hummus|
Word Game: Groups
Choose a category, and then work with your child to name as many things as you can think of in that group. This game builds your child’s sorting & categorizing skills and also reinforces and teaches new vocabulary words.
Example categories: Furniture, clothes, food, fruit, animals (or mammals, insects), things with wheels, things in the air, etc
Poem of the Week
Last night I saw upon the stair
A little frog who wasn’t there.
She wasn’t there again today.
Oh, how I wish she’d go away!
Our adaptation of “The Little Man Who Wasn’t There” by Hughes Mearns
Notes & Reminders
Friday, April 20th– Half Day (12pm dismissal, no aftercare)
Uniforms for May & June
Your child may wear navy blue knee-length shorts(or skort – skirt with built in shorts) in May and June. They can also continue to wear navy pants. We have some second-hand shorts for sale – email Ms. Cheryl if interested.
Last call for Pennies for Peace
Send in any coins you have collected by next Friday!