April brings sunshine and warmer days. Our children are ready and all excited about the spring season. In this season we will be talking about growing. It is that time of the year where new leaves grow on the trees, flowers begin to bloom, and new life emerges out of eggs.
We will read books about “growing” and perform an age-appropriate science experiment, for example, we will grow indoor plants in see-through cups where children can observe how seeds sprout and grow into a plant to a bigger tree. We will have sunflower seeds and dried beans available on our science table to choose from.
OUT-DOOR SCIENCE ACTIVITY:
Children will have a lot of fun outside in the large water table where they explore different plants and flowers that grow under water.
In our circle time, we will talk about many kinds of plants and flowers that grow underwater such as seaweed, kelp, and seagrass. will keep real seaweed, kelp, and seagrass on the table for children to touch feel and eat it too at the end of the day.
The month of April brings Easter! Children are excited about “Easter eggs” and Easter Candies. In our story time, we will read and know the history of Easter and the importance of this sacred celebration.
We will go for “Easter Egg hunt” both inside the classroom and outside in the playground. If children are successful in hunting or finding the hidden egg, they will be rewarded with a treat.
Having said that parents are welcome to exchange “Easter treats” we will share it and let children bring the treat home for parents to see before children can eat them.
Our younger group of children will also have fun talking about spring and will work with shapes particularly circle. These little children will also have fun to hunt Easter eggs with the help of older kids under staff supervision
What skills do children need as they grow up and parents’ responsibility towards teaching those skills:
TEACH KIDS NEVER TO STOP READING AND LEARNING:
Reading enhances children’s mind and must be encouraged. Learning does not necessarily come from textbooks only. There are many ways children can learn and know for example playing in solitude because there is a lot of power in allowing children to spend time with themselves. It enhances creativity, children learn to become calm and peaceful.
Playing with a friend: help children to respect the wish of a friend and learn to take turns., visit a zoo: is an opportunity for children to see real animals for themselves and learn the facts about them. Encourage children to be open-minded and receptive to learning from all around them.
TEACH KIDS TO PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS:
This is an important social skill that parents must attempt to instill in children. Today, the world has become a global village. People from all around the world are moving from one place to another for a better life and better education. Hence more different kinds of people and cultures are being surfaced.
Encourage children to embarrass diversity. This will help children learn not only tolerance for diverse views and opinions but also develop the important quality of empathy and accept other people’s thoughts and feelings.
TEACH KIDS TO RESOLVE CONFLICT KINDLY:
Disagreement and argument at all level and ages of children are very common. It is a normal part of life. Help children to stay calm by taking a deep breath or counting to 10. This pause of breath is an important skill of effective conflict resolution.
Another way to resolve a conflict is to encourage children to learn, to listen and accept their mistake. Explain children the benefits of being kind, fair and sharing – reward their right doing with lots of verbal appreciation and encouragement.
LESSON PLAN FOR THE MONTH
It is so rewarding to see some of the children have now mastered writing up to 100 numbers. We would like to commend Grayson who achieved this milestone.
While other younger kids are learning alphabet sounds and some kids are practicing to write ABCD.
Young Kendra is working on her math skills and is practicing how to change 10 units to one ten. Great job Kendra!
And our favorite youngest group is learning number symbol recognition.
FAREWELL – ADIEUS: Nahom and Douglas
Nahom has a new baby sister hence mom is on maternity leave, and Douglas is moving from the area. We take this opportunity to thank both the parents for trusting their children in our care. We will miss both the boys very much. Nonetheless, we wish them progress and success in their life wherever they go!
WELCOME: Mark our new Kindergarten child. We thank Mark’s parents for entrusting their child in our care. We look forward to a long working relationship with Mark and his family.
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