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Weekly Letter #33 - April 29, 2012

posted May 2, 2012, 7:31 PM by Coop Webperson   [ updated May 2, 2012, 7:31 PM by John Lim ]
Hi Wildflower Families --

It seems hard to believe, but we are nearing the end of the schoolyear. I have to say that I am sad to see it coming to an end and I will really enjoy these last few weeks with the children. Parent-teacher conferences are on Wednesday, May 9. I will put a conference sign-up sheet on the classroom door this week. If you have specific questions about kindergarten or kindergarten readiness, I will be happy to answer them.

For the past two weeks, the children have been talking about the importance of taking care of the Earth and playing in the dirt. Last week, we potted grassy heads, painted clay pots, painted with “worms,” and made a patch of sunflowers. We learned the signs for “land,” “grow,” garden,” and “grass.” We also read And the Good, Brown Earth and One Bean.

This week we’ll learn some more about the ever-popular topic: BUGS!!! The children love this theme, and so I’m sure it will be an exciting week. We’ll read The Very Quiet Cricket and The Very Grouchy Ladybug and we’ll do a bee dance. We’ll also craft ladybugs, spiders, and other creepy crawlies. And we start our secret Mother’s Day projects. We’ll learn ASL for “bug,” “butterfly,” “bee,” “spider,” and “fly.” Lots of fun things to do!

Thank you for sharing your children with me,

Miranda
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