Welcome back from what we hope was a fun and relaxing spring break! With any luck the cold weather is behind us and we can actually start thinking about spring. Please continue to send boots for your child, at least until our sand and woodchips really dry out. Also remember to bring a pair of shoes to change into for the classroom and please label your child’s sweaters and light jackets. When it gets warm on the playground, these often are taken off and forgotten. If there is a name written inside, you have a much greater chance of getting the jacket or sweater returned.
The Twos class will be discussing the many changes that occur in nature during spring. They will begin the month talking about spring weather. What causes thunder, the different types of clouds and why it rains are just a few of the topics we will study before continuing on to planting. The Twos will discuss the life cycle of a plant, the names of the different parts of a plant and why each part is important to the growth of the plant. The class will end the month exploring insects.
In April, The Threes class’s focus will shift from indoor activities to outdoor life as we welcome spring and all the wonderful things it has to offer. Topics for discussion this month will include weather changes, planting, ladybugs, Earth Day and recycling/reusing/repurposing. They will also be preparing for the much-anticipated Mom’s/Special Friend Day on Friday, May 3rd so mark your calendars!
The Pre-K class will begin the month discussing many aspects of spring including gardening, plants, and animals that hatch from eggs. They will celebrate Earth Day and discuss what we can do to help our planet. The children are anxiously awaiting their caterpillar/butterfly life cycle observation kit which will be delivered at the end of the month.
Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th all preschool classes have been canceled so that teachers are available to meet with parents from The Threes and Pre-K classes during the morning. We ask that you make alternative arrangements for child care during your conference. This will allow both you and the teacher to concentrate on the conversation. The Twos class conferences will take place on Tuesday, April 16th during the school day.