In just a few days your children will be completing a year of pre-school. For some of you it will be your child's first year and for others it will be a second or even third year! This year we have 10 children graduating from pre-school. Many of these 10 children have been with me for two academic years. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching them grow and blossom. Thank you parents, for giving me a chance to work with your curious, energetic and observant children! I am excited to announce that 3 of the children in our class will be staying with us for Kindergarten next year!
Next year, we will be welcoming back about 11 children from our current class. We have been talking to them regularly about the importance of their role for next year, as rising pre-schoolers and kindergartners. They seem very excited about being a role model for the younger children who will be starting our class next September.
For all the children who are changing schools, we will miss you very much and hope to see you back at North Shore Montessori for special events or out in the community. We wish you all the best in your new schools!
We have had a fun filled year packed with new experiences, friendships, experiments, lessons, growth and laughter! We hope that everyone has a fantastic summer with family and friends. We look forward to seeing many of you again in September!
The End of the year Highlights!
In April, the children were fortunate to have watched baby chicks hatching! The Furhman family generously donated 7 fertilized eggs and an incubator. The children spent 20 days observing the incubator and learning about the Life Cycle of a Chick. The Life Cycle of a chick is 21 days but these precious chicks decided to hatch out a day early! During the 20 days of waiting, the children protected the eggs just like mother hens. Every day, we talked about what was developing inside the eggs. On the 20th day, the children arrived to school and saw that 5 chicks had hatched out early that morning! They could hardly believe their eyes! We moved the 5 chicks into a large container and waited for the other 2 chicks to be born!
Eric Carle: Author Study & Art Show
Therefore, for the Art Show, we decided to make Eric Carle inspired collages on notecards. Children painted white construction paper and used different materials such as sponges, corks, forks and bubble wrap to give the papers texture. We also used splatter technique, which the children had already worked on with Mrs. Flood.