March Recap: In March, the children had lots of fun, they started off the month by learning about Dr. Seuss and our Dr. Seuss inspired spirit week. The children were also very excited to learn about the African continent, they learned about elephants, lions, zebras and hippopotamus just to name a few. We also got to touch and feel baskets and wood carvings made in Africa. We got to experience the sound of wooden frog instrument along with seeing real Tanzanian currency. For science we made a fun experiment and made a rain cloud in a jar and talked about the different types of clouds. Our letters of focus were w, x, and y, the children learned the sounds and words that start with those letters.
April Recap: In April we had so much fun learning about Australia; the animals, cultural, and traditions. The children loved to learn about the animals that live there like Koalas, Kangaroos, and Dingoes. We learned that Kangaroo babies are called a Joey. We also learned that Kangaroos and Koalas are marsupials which means that they carry their babies in a pouch. We even got to paint our very own aboriginal dot paintings. The children also learned about islands and volcanoes. One of our fun science projects we did was creating our own paper volcanoes and erupting them outside. The children really enjoyed this activity. For the Week Of The Young Child, we got to create many small projects that built on their lessons. We learned the importance of taking care of our planet, created a fun trail mix with our friends, create paper lunch bag kites, and most importantly creating a family tree with our parents. Our egg hunt was also a big success, the children had lots of fun finding the hidden eggs.
May Recap: May held so much fun, first off, we made thumbprint-pendent necklaces and bracelets for our mommies. We were very excited to have them come in and eat pastries and tea with us. The children got to spend time with their moms and show them a little of what we do. We also go to explore South America by learning about the many kinds of animals that live there. Our favorites were; sloths, capybaras, alpacas, a lot of different kinds of monkeys, and poison dart frogs. We learned the life cycle of the frog and butterfly. We even got to raise our very own caterpillars into butterflies and let them go outside. The children learned about whales and how and why they migrate. It was a very fun packed month and we can’t wait for June! Thank you, parents, for making me feel appreciated for teacher appreciation week, I love having you all in my class.
June Recap: In June we learned about community helper, we learned that when we grow up, we can also contribute to our communities. The children can become whatever they set their minds to; firefighters, police officers, garbage collectors, teachers, and veterinarians. For geography and botany, we learned about rocks and minerals and golden poppy. In language we learned and reviewed our letter sounds H, I, J and K. We practiced the colors green, red, orange, and yellow and reviewed our numbers 1-10. The children were very excited to make and give the dad’s their Father’s Day presents. We were glad that most of our dads were able to make it to our festivity. Overall this was a very fun and exciting year, with the opening of our class and getting new friends from the Toddler class, we are looking forward for the summer fun!
Summer News: Summertime is here! In July and August, we will be taking a step back from our daily routine and we will be introducing new and fun curriculum for the children. Some of the fun activities include the Birch aquarium, a magic show, bubble mania and a summer carnival. Our themes will be underwater adventures, outer space travel, down by the farm, spirit week, and fun fitness week. We can’t wait for summertime to begin, but with all the fun we have to make sure the children are safe. Please apply sunscreen on the children in the morning time, we will be reapplying in the afternoon. Also check their cubbies to see if they have weather appropriate clothes. Thank you!