There may be no better time of year than spring. The days are brighter, colorful flowers are in bloom, birds are chirping and breezes are warm and sweet. Spring is an amazing sensory experience for young children. The possibilities for learning and fun are endless!
Don't get us wrong – we had lots of late winter fun in room B! We learned how Korea celebrates the lunar New Year and made colorful lanterns, sampled traditional New Year foods and tried on festive costumes. We got a lesson in dental hygiene from a real live dentist and learned how wind can move anything from feathers and clouds to trees and water. We got really creative and made cool structures out of marshmallows and toothpicks (inspired by the wonderful book, "Iggy Peck, Architect") and painted our feet to look like "The Cat in the Hat." We enjoyed dance classes with the Time to Leap dance studio, jumped 'til we dropped at Jumpers indoor bounce zone and tossed pom poms in a parachute.
Now we are looking forward to spring! We will learn about some of the season's most adorable offerings: bunnies, bugs, birds, butterflies and bees! We will make colorful flowers and plant grass from seeds and care for it as it grows in eggshells. We'll learn about ways we can help the environment through our Earth Day studies, and learn about the cultures of Thailand, Puerto Rico and Ireland during International Week. We'll learn about underwater sea creatures and practice for our Celebration of Friends concerts in May. We may even squeeze in a little dinosaur fun!
Here are a few upcoming dates to remember:
April 3 – No schoolApril 8 – All-school gathering at 10 a.m. in the meeting houseApril 27-30 – International WeekApril 30 – One World CaféMay 1 – In service day. No schoolMay 11 – B1 Celebration of Friends Day concert, 11 a.m. in the meeting house.May 12 – B3 Celebration of Friends Day concert, 11 a.m. in the meeting house.May 12 – Clothesline Arts Festival, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., lower school building.May 20 – B1 farewell party, in Room B. Last day of school for B1.
From mindful beginnings come global perspectives. In teaching our students to see goodness in everyone, we prepare them for the world outside of Goshen – to be caring, compassionate, involved, invested, curious, problem solving citizens of this earth.