This week we used our imaginations to build with various blocks. Legos, wood blocks, Tinkertoys, Lincoln Logs, log slices, & little log pieces were used to design buildings, farms, houses & more! The children worked together as well as on their own while building. We also incorporated frogs, butterflies & farm animals while building.
Our children are crazy about the song, Five Green & Speckled Frogs. An activity tray was set up with five frogs on a log, wood numbers & the words to the song (visit our FB page for pictures). Some children copied the words on paper &/or identified letters & numbers, some sang the song while making the frogs jump into the pool & others practiced counting. This activity covered so many academic readiness skills in a developmentally appropriate manner.
The children have been talking about butterflies & caterpillars, among other bugs & insects. We will delve deeper into this subject next week. On Friday morning, we discussed what we know about caterpillars.
We celebrated Gia's 4th birthday on Tuesday, May 17th with yummy cupcakes. Thank you to her mom for bringing them in. Gia chose to read Arthur's Birthday (Marc Brown) for her special story.
We celebrated Dominic's 4th birthday on Thursday, May 19. Thank you to his mom for the delicious cupcakes. Dominic chose to read Ladybug's Birthday (Steve Metzger).
The Memorial Day Parade is just around the corner. We are very excited to march in our first parade. T-shirts have arrived & some have already been sent home. The cost is $10 per shirt. Creative Kids will pay for the shirts for our students. We are asking families to pay for the adults & siblings. Thank you.
School is closed Memorial Day weekend on May 27 & May 30, 2016.
Our Moving Up celebration will be on Friday, June 24 from 11:00-12:30. A sign-up sheet will be put by the front door in case anyone would like to bring something.
Remember to send in your 2016-2017 registration forms as well as your summer camp registrations if you haven't done so already.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Sheri, Joyce, Sarah, Fabi & Bethany