Hello UPK families,
Yay Spring! We have been enjoying our time learning outside. Finding the smallest clue about spring can spark amazing questions, ideas, and new games. The children have been using magnifying glasses to check out nature as we look at different bark, leaves, and even watch bugs. A new bird feeder has been installed on our classroom window. It has been fun identifying bird visitors as we watch them eat. Your little artists love decorating the classroom with creative birds, and spring pictures.
The class has been excited about water play as they explore the life cycle of a frog, or wash play kitchenware with a friend. They have been reading many books about the development of frogs, and love sharing stories of when they saw one in nature, or a pool.
They had a great time making homemade play dough with Miss Kim. It’s been fun rolling it out, making animal footprints, and even hiding fake bugs in it. We have been playing lots of board games and cards in small groups. They are learning to take turns, and grasping the idea of working together fairly. The whole class really shows a love for books. It could be a request for a story in a quiet area, or looking at a favorite with a buddy. Miss Mary visits our class, and makes a special story or two come alive as the children interact, and even dress up. We love you Miss Mary!
We have been strengthening our bodies and working together on team skills in our Wednesday gym class. Everyone had fun making a home run while playing “baseball.” There were lots of laughs in a game of volleyball with balloons! Our Thursday’s with Uncle Rock are full of music and dancing outside. They really have great moves!
First Steps would like to give a warm welcome to Miss April who came to us in April! She has brought a new light on dance and music. We have been getting to know each other, having fun playing, and learning each precious day together. As we all continue to live life through change please know our love and guidance will remain!
Thank you, UPK team