The air is warm, the sun is bright and the birds are singing. That long, cold winter is a distant memory. It's hard to imagine we're approaching the end of the school year. But there it is, just around the corner!
We had a wonderful year in Room B. Even during the coldest, snowiest days of winter, we laughed, played and learned so much about our world and ourselves. Here's a look at some of our favorite winter activities. We:• Brought the snow inside, sprayed it with colored water and built ice castles with it.• Laced up our boots when the snow was fresh and went frolicking outside our preschool room door.• Hunkered down on those too-cold days and baked cookies and made play dough.• Made colorful potted flower crafts in the middle of February, just to remind us of the coming spring.• Talked about the March wind; we made colorful wind socks which blow in the breeze when we open and close our doors.
We also:• Talked about the many books of Dr. Seuss. The children were amazed to see how many he wrote! We especially loved The Foot Book, which inspired a "My Feet" art project.• Talked about dinosaurs. The children loved digging for dinos in the sand and enjoyed making dino scenes with painted bubble wrap.• Celebrated in B1 that we are all 4 years old! We made a collaborative art project using items (4 of all kinds!) brought from home.• Created beautiful watercolors texturized with sea salt.
We were thrilled when spring finally came! We:• Went on a nature walk and saw budding forsythia and spring flowers shooting out of the ground.• Made spring time chicks in nests.• Got to pet some real baby ducklings.• Made colorful birds perched on real branches, inspired by the book "Birds" by Kevin Henkes.
Now we are busy getting ready for our Celebration of Friends Days and the Clothesline Arts Festival! Speaking of which, here are a few important dates to remember:• May 12 – B1 Celebration of Friends Day, 10:30 a.m. in the meeting house.• May 13 – B3 Celebration of Friends Day, 10:30 a.m. in the meeting house.• May 13 – Clothesline Arts Festival, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., lower school building.• May 21 – B1 farewell party, in Room B. Last day of school for B1.• May 22 – B3 farewell party, in Room B. Last day of school for B3.• May 23 – Preschool picnic at East Goshen Park.
Happy Spring!In friendship,Tr. Mimi and Tr. Patrice
Check out photos from Room B on Flickr by clicking on the links below: B1 2013-14 PhotosB3 2013-14 Photos
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