May 2017 News

Thank you for all for contributing to the Teachers’ Appreciation week. The flowers, gifts, and food were greatly appreciated.

Registration Forms: If you have not returned your fall registration form please do so as soon as possible. I am forming fall classes now and don’t want you to lose your spot. If you need another form let us know.

Parent’s Day: Come back to preschool! You are invited to come in and have a “play date” with your child on Thursday, May 25th. You may come play in the yard, make an art project, build with Trios, have lunch, or just read stories with your child. Parent’s day is all day, so you may come at a time that is convenient for you and stay for a few minutes or an hour. Our school wouldn’t be the same without you, so we hope you can stop by and be our special guests.

Dates to Remember:

  • May 25th Parents’ Day ALL DAY
  • May 29th School Closed for Memorial Day

Donation Opportunities:

Supplies for our gardens

  • 16 peppermint plants
  • 3 packages of Milkweed seed
  • 3 packages of green bean seeds

*You may donate fresh fruit if you are out and find a great deal. (Apples, oranges, melons and berries)

*We use plastic bags for soiled clothing and dirty diapers.

*We always need dry erase markers, Lysol or Clorox wipes, unscented baby wipes and boxes of Kleenex!

*Amazon.com wish list: If you go to “find a wish list” and type in our email address our list will come up. There is also a link at the bottom of the website. Items do not have to be purchased on Amazon. If you find an item elsewhere, feel free to buy it and bring it in. You may also write a check and write “wish list donation” on the memo line.

St. Michael’s Children’s Center is a 501 (c) (3) and your donations are tax deductible.

 

 

Rolie Polie News

Hello from the Rolie Polie room,

Happy Mother’s Day!

April was an activity packed month and we can’t believe how fast time is flying by. We had a great time with our Easter egg hunt too. We would like to thank you for coming to see your children’s artwork at Open House.

May should be equally as fun and busy. We are looking forward to learning all about different kinds of flowers this month. The children will have the opportunity to explore flowers through sensory play, stories, arts and crafts and hands-on activities.

As the weather continues to improve, Rolie Polies will be spending more time outdoors, so please apply sunscreen to your children in the mornings and bring in sunscreen for us to reapply as needed. Label your child’s belongings and check the refrigerator at the end of the day for leftover food or bottles.

This month we welcome Alyssa to our class and will be saying goodbye to Olive and Everly.

A big THANK YOU to all the parents for the wonderful gifts, snacks and sweet treats or Teacher Appreciation Day.

Ms. Roshini, Ms. Angia, Ms. Disna, Ms. Indu, and Ms. Jessica

 

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Bumble Bee Room News

Dear Parents,

With April showers behind us, it is now time to begin a new chapter in our investigations of spring. In The month of May, our units will be “Flowers and Garden.” We will also be talking about Mother's Day and continuing with bugs/numbers. We will be comparing flowers by color, shape, size and smell. They will also investigate how different flowers look and smell, be exposed to the names of several different types of flowers, fruits, and vegetables, and learn about the importance of flowers and gardens in our world and how people enjoy them. The children will learn about how flowers grow and the basic structure of gardening. We will be turning our dramatic area into an inside garden and creating a poster labeling the parts of a flower. We will be observing how seeds and flowers take in water with a baggie garden experiment along with art projects such as Twisted Tissue Flower, My Flower Pot, Flower Mobiles, Flower Foot, Paper Plate Sun Flowers and much more.

Our “Feeling” for this month is Scared. We will be talking about what might make us scared, like spiders and bears. We will be the reading books Skeleton Hiccups, I Never Did That Before and we are doing the music movement song We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

The weather will be warming up in the month of May. On warm spring days, we will have a little water play in the sand box and water tables. It’s time to check your preschooler’s cubby and put lighter weight extra clothing in for the warmer, spring weather. Some children may need a larger size as well. You may also choose to bring in lighter blankets for nap time. On sunny school days please apply sun block to your child before school in the morning. Do not forget to check go-home box and lunch bags for notes.

Wanted:

  • 3 Bags of Black Beans
  • 12 Kids Garden Watering Cans
  • 12 toilet paper or paper towel rolls
  • 6 medium-sized empty water bottles

Ms. Brandi, Ms. Terry and Ms. Kayla

 

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Blue Dolphin Room News

Hello Parents,

Spring is getting off to a fantastic start and the Dolphins are eager to learn and brush up on some much-needed skills. This month our theme will be animals, opposites and size comparisons which will help develop their problem-solving skills. We will use flash cards, manipulatives and books to help us make these comparisons.

Parents can help with these skills at home by comparing different sized objects and talking about opposites around the house.

Reminders:

  • Please check go-home files
  • Please check cubbies for a full change of extra clothing
  • Please apply sunscreen on your child in the morning. We will reapply when needed throughout the day

Ms. Marlo and Ms. Mia

 

Shark Room News

Hi,

Thank you all for coming out to Open House. The children had a really good time showing off the classroom and all the artwork that they created for the art gallery.

This month we did things a little differently in the Shark room. I let the class decide what unit we would be doing and what things within the unit they wanted to learn about. They got to pick between two units: Bugs & Flowers or Farm. We did an old fashion classroom vote and they chose Bugs & Flowers. We will be focusing on the Farm for the month of June.

Some of the things that the children wanted to talk about were: bees, ladybugs, worms, spiders, ants, and dragonflies. We are also going to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and create our own butterflies. For flowers, we are going to talk about the parts of a flower and create lots of fun flower projects. We will be doing some math activities, such as sorting bugs into a jar, and counting bugs game as well as some bug movement games. The children were also interested in planting, so we will be doing some planting towards the end of the month. We are also going to make a special something for Mother's Day for those special moms in everyone's life.

We are continuing to work on letters. I have brought in more ABC games into the classroom now that the children are ready for them and they are really enjoying them. We are also continuing with our scissors skills and working on writing our names.

I would like to remind everybody about sunscreen. With it getting warmer outside, the children need to have sunscreen on when they arrive at school. The teachers will reapply as needed. Also, if you would like your child to wear a hat or sunglasses when we are outside, please make sure that their name is on it somewhere and bring it into school. Please make sure that there is a jacket in their cubby as the wind picks up in the afternoon and the fog rolls in and the children do go outside in the afternoon. Have a great month.

Mrs. Michelle