We are so happy Spring has finally arrived and the warmer weather with it. March was a busy month, and we finished our month by wrapping up our dinosaur thematic unit, and it took us a bit of discussion with the students
to come up with this month’s theme.
In honor of springtime, we are going to learn about GROWING in April. This is a topic that has all the children buzzing! They are increasingly aware that they are growing bigger and bigger each day, so we will embrace this in our classroom through art, science, and reading this month. We are going to focus on the life cycle of plants in our science area, including activities of sprouting seeds in the windows, planting sprouts for each child to care for and measuring our friends.
We will also create collage with various seeds, practice math concepts with sorting and counting seeds, and we plan to take a few “nature walks” to seek out signs of spring. It is essential to spend time in nature.
Children want to learn about colors as well, so we have divided the month into two themes. This month learning will be a mixed of colors and planting with lots of fun open-ended activities.
WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD
April 10-16, 2019
The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration initiated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. According to NAEYC, it is a time to recognize that children’s opportunities are our responsibilities, and to recommit ourselves to ensuring that each child experiences the type of early environment – at home, at childcare, at school, and in the community- that will promote their early learning.
When children build together, they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. From a fort of branches on the playground to a block city in the classroom.
Monday: Music Monday
Tuesday: Tasty Tuesday (Children will learn about healthy eating and fitness)
Wednesday: Work together Wednesday
Thursday: Artsy Thursday
Friday: Family Friday (We will read the stories and share pictures on this day to acknowledge the role families play in child’s learning.)
We are also working hard on our letters and Identifying the letters in our name. We will focus more on writing our names by ourselves.
Please remember we are outside every day and sometimes we can get a little messy when we play. Please make sure your child has an extra set of clothes in their Bags.
Happy Springtime! Play outside 🙂
Discovery time team
Kavita and Bhawani