Hello UPK families,
June is here! We have been spending a lot of time outside as the weather continues to get warmer! Some mornings can still be a little chilly so please continue to send your child with a light sweater or jacket just in case! We are very excited to continue to explore in our garden, playground and even our nature walks.
We had a lot of fun in May continuing to get to know each other and learn new things. Our spring theme continues! This month’s focus–BUGS!! During our insect unit we have been exploring things that live underground, on the ground and in the air! We have learned that all insects have three body parts (head, thorax and abdomen) and six legs. We will talk about life cycles of insects, too. We have talked about the life cycle of a ladybug as well as butterflies. We have used magnifying glasses to get a closer look at different types of bugs as well. Students have had a lot of fun watching the ants outside on the playground as well as digging for worms in the sandbox. We are also very excited to be able to watch our classroom butterflies hatch from their chrysalis.
We have had so much fun planting in our garden! As we were preparing the soil we got to see what bugs were living in the garden too. We planted potatoes and students are very excited to check every day to see if anything has started to grow. We have also planted lettuce and cannot wait to watch it grow!
We have also been working on problem solving when disagreements arise between friends. We work on using our words to express our feelings when we are upset and also practice deep breathing to help us calm our bodies. Pretending that we are smelling the flowers when taking a deep breath in and pretending to blow out the candles when we breathe out.
In June we will be learning about the country France! We cannot wait to learn about the Eiffel tower and explore French traditions like foods, language and so much more.
It has been an exciting month of learning! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your student’s growth. We cannot wait to explore new adventures in June!
-April and the UPK Team