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
A Note From Our Principal
Happy spring! We have a fun and busy month planned for our students. In each classroom we are focusing on art and science activities that celebrate spring and our students are looking forward to the egg hunt later this month. Our students always love our annual Earth Day celebration and this year we are releasing 10,000 ladybugs as a grand opening to our new garden.
As we look forward to the next school year, please remember to let us know that your family intends to return. Please contact me the front desk for questions or concerns.
Egg Hunts and Spring Parties
Our students are spending the month of April learning about spring by creating spring themed art, learning about plants in science lessons, and spending lots of time outside. To celebrate the season we are holding an egg hunt on April 19th at 3:00 p.m. The egg hunt will conclude with a spring celebration in each classroom. Parents are welcome to attend, but photos will be sent through Links 2 Home for those who cannot.
April 8th- 12th: Week of the Young child
April 19th: Egg Hunt and Spring Parties
April 22nd: Earth Day and Lady Bug Release
We are gearing up for another summer of fun and learning. For our preschool students the summer camp curriculum is an extension of Links to Learning. We bring in special visitors and add special enhancements and activities to each classroom. School-age children will go on field trips, play games, explore STEAM learning concepts and have the opportunity to expand their interests. Please sign up at the front desk.