May, 2017, Koala News
It is so hard to believe that we only have six weeks of the school year left!! This part of the school year has always been one of my favorite times because of the bonds that we have developed with the children and enjoying their personalities and cognitive development that have grown throughout the year.
We ended April with the theme “April showers. . .” and we will begin May with the theme “. . . Bring May flowers”. The kids will learn about the parts of a flower, watch an experiment over the course of a few days in which white flowers turn into different colors and create many art projects making different types of flowers from different sources. We also planted a root garden with carrots, radishes and onions in the classroom and will be observing the seeds growing roots and (hopefully) vegetables. Maybe we can taste the vegetables that we have grown!
Please remember that there will be no school on Thursday, May 4th, due to Professional Development.
The second week of May we will be learning about different types of bugs. The kids will be observing bugs outside, playing “Bee Tag” and making lots of bug projects.
The week of May 15th we will be reciting and doing projects with different Nursery Rhymes: Humpty Dumpty, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Little Boy Blue, There Was an Old Lady and Twinkle Twinkle.
Monday, May 22nd, we will have a visit from the “Barnyard Express”. Our class will be going to this assembly from 9:00-9:45 a.m. This is a wonderful event for the children where they will learn about the farm, observe different animals and get to milk a goat! We will be having fun learning about different farm animals for the remainder of the week.
The center will be closed on Monday, May 29th, for the Memorial Day holiday. The theme this week will be “Pond Life”. The children will learn about the life cycle of frogs as well as doing projects about ducks, turtles and snakes.
Enjoy our spring weather and have a great month!
Ms. Gail, Ms. Maria, Ms. Lisa, Ms. Shannon, Ms. Carly