May News: Week of May 2
Save the Date
Memorial Day Parade 2022
We are excited to announce that we will be marching in the New Providence Memorial Day Parade again this year! The Parade takes place on Monday May 30th at 10am. More details to follow.
St Jude’s Trike-a-Thon
This year we are able to hold our Trike-a-Thon Fundraiser in person so look our for an email telling you how to sign up soon. The event will take place on Sunday June 19th.
Teacher Appreciation Week
A big thank you to all the families who provided breakfast, lunch or other treats this week as we celebrated our teachers and let them know how much we appreciate them. We are very grateful for all the time and effort that was put into making the week so special for our teachers.
The Peapods are a very active group of babies. We are finding new ways to play with some of our toys. We have discovered that we can push some of our toys around our room even though the toys may not have wheels! We are also noticing what is on our walls. We like to touch and point to the different animals we see. We are even practicing making some animal noises. It was a lot of fun playing with our maracas. We love to shake and make as much “music “ as we can. Ms. Laura sang “The Wheels on the Bus,” we are having fun doing the “beep-beeps” of the horn. Ms. Lu read If You Give A Pig A Party by Laura Numeroff.
We hope everyone had a great week. We sure did! Our teachers were so proud of us while doing shapes because most of us are recognizing each shape so well. We worked on some flowery filled projects for May. Our favorite project that we worked on this week was the gift to our mommies. We had so much fun in the sun and unfortunately we are ending our week with a rainy day but that’s okay. We love to explore our indoor playground too!
We hope everyone has an amazing weekend and a very happy Mother’s Day to all our mommies!
What a busy week we’ve had!! We had so much fun doing lots of art work this week. We worked on our fine motor skills by picking stickers off the paper and then putting them in circles on paper. We’re getting the hang of it! The Seedlings loved making a class mural. It was amazing to see how all the colors blended together to make other colors. We love that it’s hanging up in our room so we can look at it all the time!
On the rainy days, we played with musical instruments. We were thrilled to shake bells, eggs, tambourines, and many others. It fun to shake it to the music. We pulled different stuff dolls from a box and tried to identify the item. We’re really good at it!
During circle time we read Go, Dog, Go! By P. D. Eastman and sang “Rain, Rain, Go Away!”
Thank you to all the parents for all the wonder treats this week for Teacher’s Appreciation Week!
This week in Little Sprouts we explored some new small group activities! We had Dino foot sorting, fun shaped peg boards, and different types of blocks to build with! We also stocked up our toy kitchen with some food and everyone has had fun cooking! We are happy the weather is starting to warm up and have loved playing outside in the sunshine. Happy Mother’s Day to all our moms!
This week we talked about our mommies and why they are so special to us. We worked on our fine motor skills using glue sticks and painting a picture frame. We read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, The Day before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing and Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anne Dewdney.
We sang “I Love You“ for our mommies as a way to thank them for being the best mommies. We washed some of our play food from the kitchen, our people and our dinosaurs in the sensory table, we loved it because we got to see how the soapy water got bubbly!
We made Mother’s Day gift and we hope they like them! We are working on our sharing skills and how we can continue to be a bucket filler in our classroom by being kind to our friends, sharing, and waiting for a turn. Being bucket fillers makes us so happy!
This week in Beanstalks II we were very busy. We got ready for Mother’s Day but we aren’t telling you what we created for the special day. 😉
The children did make a lot of creative projects starting with dinosaurs made from paper plates and paper towel rolls, frogs, and newspaper bears. We used our fine motor skills to rip up old newspapers to get ready to make new paper. We planted our Lima beans too.
Our books this week were The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle and The Adventures of an Aluminum Can both by Alison Inches. Also read Make Every Day Earth Day by Vita Jimenez.
This week, Saplings discussed what we can do to help the earth! We came up with different ideas based on what we have learned about over the past few weeks. We decided picking up litter and recycling what we can are great ways to help earth! We learned what makes something trash and what kind of items can be recycled.
We also learned about Mothers Day! We worked hard all week to make special gifts for our mommies — we hope you love them! We read Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green, The Mess That We Made, and The Night Before Mother’s Day. We had tons of fun exercising at Stretch and Grow. Have a great weekend and Happy Mother’s Day!
Pre K 3
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s! This week we made a special gift for our mom’s. We told our friends why our mom’s are special to us! We also drew our May self portrait. We continue to practice our pencil holding and writing our names.
With the bottom of water bottles we made a flower what everyone got to paint! We read Mother’s Day Surprise by Stephen Krensky and The Night Before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing. Next week we’ll be celebrating our Recycling study!
Pre K 4
This week PreK 4 explored the farm. We learned who lives on the farm, what grows on the farm and who runs the farm. The classroom discussions varied from who wakes up the farmer to what we can eat from the farm.
The children enjoyed counting and graphing animals. Followed by clip cards, where the children needed to add on to each card to get to the number that was provided. Additionally the children were able to fill in the missing number from a carrot patch that included numbers 1 to 20.
The sight words this week included we, a and to. The children learned these words while doing a worksheet, creating the words through an art project and using sight word sentences. We used Handwriting without Tears to practice writing the numbers 3 and 8.
Fine motor skills were strengthened again when completing journals and a writing prompt. The journal question of the week asked the children why they thought the chicken crossed the road. The writing prompt was completed after reading the book Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin. After reading the book each child was able to write their own letter to a farmer.
We hope everyone has a very happy mother’s day and enjoys spending time with family.