April is gardening month and, weather permitting, we will be spending some time in the garden as we ready our garden for planting. We will explore the creatures living in the ground that help the plants grow, we will also talk about seeds and plants.
We will start spending more time outside as we explore our environment. Please dress in layers as our yard is very shady and chilly in the morning. Don't forget sunscreens and hats!
Career Days in April- Please join us for this month long event. We would love to learn more about you. And your child will be beaming when they share with their friends how great you are! The goal of career day is to introduce students to careers by bringing community members into the school to discuss their jobs. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaeaf2aa1fd0-career
Also back by popular demand are short walks through the surrounding neighborhood. We will be leaving on our morning walks in the morning promptly at 9:30 and then returning to the preschool at about 10:00am. This is a great experience for all the children as they exercise intertwined with rich language about the sites we see. For those of you who arrive late on that day, we are sorry to say that we will not be able to accommodate you and you will have to either wait for us to return or come back later.
Things to leave at school: slippers, extra change of clothes, sunscreen, hat
Things to bring to school everyday:
- Lunchbox with 1 main course and 2 healthy sides, 1 cloth napkin and 1 place mat
- Close-toed shoes only please (no laces)
- Sweater or hoodie
Things to leave at home: chocolate, chocolate chips, candy, juice, toys, treasured belongings
Our week at a glance:
Mondays - gymnastics 9:30 - 10:00 (sign up today!)
Tuesdays - neighborhood walks 9:30 - 10:00 (close toed shoes please)
Wednesdays - story time 8:30 - 9:00 (with arrival of new books from the library)
Thursdays - cooking 9:30 - 10:30 (recipes are from around the world)
Fun Fridays - pajama party all day! / cooking 9:30 - 10:30
Our day at a glance:
7:30 early morning extended care
8:00 outside play
8:30 story time/ group lesson
9:15 Montessori work period - children choose works off the shelf that appeal to them and/or get a lesson on new ones
10:45 music and movement
11:00 lunch/outside play
12:30 quiet Montessori work period - children who do not asleep get up and choose works
2:00 wake up/ have snack
2:30 outside play
3:30 story time/library time
4:00 - 5:30 extended care play toy time!