From the Director
Spring is here! The grass is getting green, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing! One thing that I love about the area we live in is all the wonderful parks we have around us. If you are looking for something fun to do with your child consider seeking out new parks to play at this spring. Below are some suggestions to extend your park exploration –
· Plan on taking a picnic lunch with you or even better invite a friend and have a teddy bear picnic!
· Print out a map and mark all the parks you want to visit.
· Make a park journal with your child, record what you liked about the park and let your child draw a picture of the park.
· For older children, buy them a portable easel or sketch book, a set of new colored pencils or watercolors to use at the park.
· Look into the lost art of pressing flowers and leaves that you find. You can even research them together to find out more about them.
· Don’t forget to be safe this spring time. Click here for health information.
Socks and Sneakers
Those flip flops are adorable.
Your sandals are so cute.
And you look very stylish
In your clogs and cowboy boots.
But when you’re on the playground,
Where there’s dirt and mulch and rocks
The safest things for you to wear
Are sneakers and some socks!
The mulch can scratch your ankles,
The rocks can stub your toes.
You might take a tumble
And bop your little nose!
Your teachers want to keep you safe.
We think you are very sweet.
So please wear socks and sneakers
To protect your little feet!
Spring into music! Music is a wonderful way to develop self expression. I encourage all families to explore the world of music by making up funny dances or forming your own band. During April, the music classes will be using all the instruments we explored earlier to form a band. Old MacDonald’s farm has been taken over by drums, sticks, triangles, and much, much more. The Fours will be learning their songs for the spring program on May 9th at 6:30 pm.
April is dedicated to drawing techniques. We will use different methods and materials to learn how to draw people, animals, still-life objects, and landscapes. Reviewing line and shape helps us to recognize the lines and shapes of the subject of our drawings. Practicing drawing is an important exercise in developing muscle control and dexterity used in handwriting.
6th – Gail Fatum – Lion Class
26th – Denise Lake –
26th – Dolores Rodriguez – and Truck Class
4th – “W”acky Day – Dress Wacky
9th – Spirit Day
10th – Parent Conferences
16th – Petting Zoo to Visit
17th – Parent Conferences
25th – Yellow Day