The merry month of May is now upon us. It brings with it flowers, the return of warmer weather and a hint of summer. It also signals the fast approaching end of the school year.
Looking back at April the children welcomed in spring as they saw spring flowers in blossom, trees begin to bud and they shed their bulky winter coats for jackets. An employee from the Great Valley Nature center came to visit and presented a program that was all about the signs of spring. The highlight of the day was seeing a hawk and a bunny that the lady brought with her.
In April we performed many experiments. We made it rain in a jar, had rainbows dancing on our walls, changed white flowers to blue, planted grass, made new paper out of old paper and observed what happens to clean water when you throw food and trash into the water.
The children enjoyed learning about South Korea as they crafted kites, fans and lanterns. One of our moms came and spoke to all the preschool children during International week and told the class all about life in South Korea. The children tasted a South Korean treat and received a bag with their name spelt out in Korean on it.
As Earth day approached the children learned ways they can help protect and keep the Earth green. Trash was sorted for recycling. The children came up with many things they can do to be good stewards of the planet. Beautiful art work was made from recycled items.
All children seem to be fascinated by bugs so we will be talking about them in May. We may even have a few as temporary residents in our class. The children will be busy making gifts for their grand friends and practicing songs for Celebration of Friends day. The remainder of the year will find the children talking about the ocean and the creatures that call it home.
As May concludes it will be time for me and Tr. Patrice to sadly say goodbye to your children. We have watched them grow and blossom physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. They have given us days filled with smiles, hugs, a few tears, surprises, laughter and joy. We thank you for sharing them with us. We wish you all a safe, fun and relaxing summer.
Tr. Delee Tr. Patrice
We recognize that there is "that of God" in everyone.