The month of May was full of fun and exciting adventures of spring. The children studied baby animals, bugs, learned the life cycle of a butterfly and all about Korea! We learned about traditions in Korea such as attire, sports, and food! We even got to design our own Hanbok; traditional Korean attire using some coloring pages Audrey’s mom brought us. Thank you, Julie, for coming in to teach us all about your country.
The students made lots of art projects in May including watercolor painted birds, natural material nests, and paper chickens! We had a great time learning all about different spring animals. We also learned about different types of insects! We talked all about the bugs we began to see in spring such as ants, bees, and butterflies. We even became beautiful butterflies, starting from an egg hatching to wiggling around the field “munching and munching” as a caterpillar, to flying with beautiful scarves as our wings.
We worked lots in our first steps garden planting things like potatoes, spinach, carrots, radishes, and other vegetables.
June has arrived!
Some of what we are planning for June: This month we will learn about frogs and other amphibians! We will read books about dads and celebrate Father’s Day. We will study the country France! Xavi’s mom Asa will be coming in to teach and share her love and knowledge for her country to the students. We are so excited. This month in June we will talk more about how our hands are tools and are used for kindness always. We will talk about how our hands can be great tools in the garden. We also will learn about other garden tools and how they are used. The students will be using small watering cans to take turns watering some of the seeds we’ve sowed in April and May. We will be spending a lot of time outside and playing outdoor games. We will be taking home our bean plant or flower plant growing in the classroom. It has been such a fun year.
The sun is bright and so are these kiddos! We have had so much fun laughing and playing together all year long. At times this was remotely, but we all were always happy to be with one another and come to school. Thank you all for an amazing year and for allowing me to grow and laugh with your children. We will be in touch about plans for stepping up / celebrating children at First Steps for the year 2020-2021.
I hope everyone has an amazing summer!
It’s hot so send your child in with sun block on. Please also send your child with a water bottle, hat, visor, sunglasses or whatever you feel necessary to keep cool while playing outside.
All my best,