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Weekly Letter #34 - May 6, 2012

posted Aug 7, 2012, 3:58 PM by Coop Webperson   [ updated Aug 7, 2012, 3:58 PM by John Lim ]
Hi Wildflower Families --

Ei-yi-yi! We are in the last month of school and I can hardly believe it! I am feeling quite emotional about it because I have really enjoyed this group of children, and I’m quite attached to them. It has been fun hearing about their plans for kindergarten, though, and I know they will all do so well.

Last week we talked about bugs. Our feature critter was the slug and we learned some fascinateing facts about them , including that they have 27,000 teeth that rotate forward like a conveyor belt and that they have one foot -- who knew??!! We also made paper plate ladybugs and lightening bugs, and we started a project for Mother’s Day. And we played outside A LOT, and the children have found so many bugs lately: roly-polies, tent caterpillars, jumpy spiders, daddy long legs, and other creepy crawlies. There’s been a lot of bonding with nature. Speaking of which, we have found several ticks on the playground, and so please check your children over carefully when bathing or dressing them. We learned ASL for “bug,” “butterfly,” “fly,” and “spider.”

This week, we’ll focus on five popular children’s authors: Dr. Suess, Eric Carle, Robert Munsch, Mercer Mayer, and Mo Willems. We’ll read some stories by each and I’ll provide some interesting information about them, too. We’ll make our own pink spots and very hungry caterpillars, and we’ll learn the signs for “read” and “write” and “draw.”

Don’t forget! This Wednesday, May 9, is parent-teacher conferences and so there will be no school. If you will need childcare while you conference, please sign up for a childcare shift on the sign-up sheet in the big room.

Thank you for sharing your children with me,