A Note From Our Principal,
We loved celebrating Week of the Young Child and Earth Day with our students and families! Our classrooms spent the week leading up to Earth Day learning about insects, plants, ecology and making art from recycled materials. For Earth Day students made posters spreading the word to help save the bees, had a special visitor from Hillcrest Farms and planted an herb garden. Our Kindergartners visited our adopted grandparents and planted an herb garden with them and released butterflies. This month we are busy supporting our school age students as they prepare to wrap up the academic school year. As part of our school age curriculum, our students are working together to get their classroom ready for summer camp. Planning for activities as a team helps school age children develop independence and leadership skills. Feel free to stop by our school age room and say hello!
Mrs. Tiffany Batts
Last Call for Summer Camp
It’s not too late to join us for summer. Please visit the front desk for a copy of our camp brochures or visit our Summer Camp webpage.
Mother’s Day Celebration
We are excited to celebrate our mom’s on Friday, May 11th. Come join us for Mum’s with Mom during your child’s afternoon outside time. We will have a fun photo booth in the lobby where you can take a photo with your child to commemorate this special day. All mothers, grandmothers and special parent figures are welcome!
Warm Weather Reminder
Please send a labeled water bottle and sunscreen to school with your child if you’ve not already done so. Thank you!
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7th-May 11th and we love for you all to help us shower our amazing teachers with love.
Monday, May 7th, we would love for you to let our teachers know how loved they are with a hand written note or picture from the kids.
Tuesday, May 8th, let’s brighten the teachers day by surprising them with something from their favorite things list. Please bring these items to the front desk.
Wednesday, May 9th, let’s shower the teachers with beautiful flowers.
Thursday, May 10th, we won’t to quench our teacher’s thirst by bringing in their favorite drink.
Friday, May 11th, Let’s TACO ’bout how awesome our teachers are! Our teachers will enjoy a taco bar…we would love for you guys to donate drinks and desserts.
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 “diaper”. To sign this word place your hands near your waist. With each hand, tap your index and middle finger against your thumb repeatedly.
This month, toddlers will be continuing to work on developing and growing strong while using their muscles. Children have fun jumping, kicking and dancing as they develop their coordination and gross motor skills.
This month, your child will practice using spatial vocabulary, matching items by color and size, and sharing details about recent family events.
This month, your child will discuss major events in a story, learn about the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly, and learn about the concept of speed.
This month, your child will continue to build addition and subtraction skills, repeat patterns of five, and follow multi-step directions.
Read Together, Talk Together
–On Mother’s Lap by: Ann Herbert Scott
–The Father Who had 10 Children by: Benedicte Guettier
-Oonga Boonga by: Frieda Wishinsky