Hi Everyone! Happy May!
The children have all chosen their countries for the culture fair and are working hard on learning about the cultures of the places they have chosen. We have a great variety this year, and we promise you a fun and interesting time on Monday, May 21st at 5 pm. We are also working on a few songs for a short concert and a small ceremony for our 3rd year graduates, which will follow the fair.
We want to thank everyone who donated an item or items to the class “Summer Fun” auction basket. In addition to the visible goodies, there is also a bag full of science experiment directions and all the materials you need to do them—a great thing to have on hand on a rainy summer afternoon.
The kids had a great time sewing the quilt together last week. Most everyone was interested in using the sewing machine, and we learned a little about how it works. A number of them mentioned to me that they have one at home, or that they are going to ask about getting one—please let me know if you need advice or resources about sewing with kids. The pride they feel in creating something with their own hands is a delight to witness.
We have been studying lots of botany these last few weeks. Our enthusiastic practice teachers have been leading the children in many fun follow up projects after lessons about fruits, leaves and seeds. We have also begun sprouting some seedlings, which has led to much excitement.
We are heading quickly toward the end of the school year. We have Field Day planned for the last day, May 25th. We will try to get the classroom cleaned and all cubbies emptied out the day before, so please be ready to send in a reusable tote bag before Thursday the 24th, so that things can go home and everything can be scrubbed before the summer.
Hope to see everyone at the carnival this Saturday!
- Ms. Becca