A Note From Our Principal,
Spring has finally arrived and we want to make sure all of our students can take full advantage of our outdoor play spaces. One of the best ways to ensure this is for each child’s cubby to be cleaned out and ready for the season. Please make sure that your child’s cubby has a full set of well-fitting weather appropriate clothes that are labeled. Additionally, now is a great time to start collecting sunscreen so that we are ready for the first hot and sunny day of the year. Please label all containers of sunscreen that you send to school with your child’s first and last name. Our teachers are planning outdoor games, lessons and picnics to celebrate spring. We can’t wait to share these activities with your child!
Mrs. Tiffany Batts
Register for Summer Camp
Summer Camp registration is getting ready to start. We hope that your family will be joining us! Please visit the front desk for a camp brochure with all the information.
Current families have priority registration until May 1st!
Family Fun in Cumming
Spring is a great time to get outdoors and try something new as a family. A few of our favorite things to do around town this time of year are:
- Visit Gibbs Gardens to see the Daffodil ColorFest, going on now until April 15th.
- Load up the strollers for a family walk to your local park.
- Fridays at the Fairgrounds: April 20th Come out and enjoy Food Trucks, Live Music, Classic Cars, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Inflatables and much more!
In our infant program, we start using baby sign language from the earliest months. Baby signs are common terms that have been modified and simplified from American Sign Language. The sign for this month is “eat”. To sign this phrase make an “O” shape with your hand and bring your hand up to your mouth repeatedly.
As your toddler’s vocabulary continues to develop, they will begin to describe the size of objects in more detail using words such as big and small.
This month, your child will recognize her first name in print, identify aspects of nature that we associate with spring, and create art using basic shapes.
This month, your child will discuss characters in a story, learn to count to 40, and mimic sounds in nature.
This month, your child will retell stories, identify the different parts of a book (i.e. cover, title page, table of contents), describe a five-step task in sequential order.
Read Together, Talk Together
–Tale of Peter Rabbit by: Beatrix Potter
–Over in the Meadow by: Ezra Jack Keats
-Mouse’s First Spring by: Lauren Thompson
From Our Education Department