Toddler and Junior Preschool Groups
Janet, Lisa and Jenna
Our song, “Springtime is Coming” along with the blossoms that are now in “bloom” on our Wall Tree, have helped to usher in the new season. It was a long winter but the snow is gone; the Spring Clean up crew did a wonderful job washing and dusting, clipping and raking, so that we can enjoy our wonderful play area. We have already had an “outdoor” day ; with bubbles on the hill, painting at the outdoor easel , cutting snakes and shapes with Tina, and digging for rocks in the sensory bin, along with all our regular equipment in the play yard.
We are encouraging the children to run “laps” around the playground in preparation for our Mini Spartan Race week, (May 11 to May 15). The children will have a map to follow, which gives them a chance to participate in various physical activities that are age appropriate. We hope that the days will be fabulous and that we can perform our tasks outdoors, however there are lots of physical activities that we can do inside if it decides to rain. We want the children to value exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Our incubated eggs will soon hatch into wonderful chicks! Our caterpillars will be coming and we can watch them spin cocoons and change into beautiful butterflies. Our hermit crabs have a lovely new “condo” and the snails continue to move slowly along, munching on cucumbers.
The following is a lovely song for the month of May and is sung as the children move and “fly” around the room.
Ladybugs and butterflies, (repeat 2xs) Fly away home, (repeat2xs) Ladybugs and Butterflies, fly away home (repeat until everyone gets tired and needs a rest!)
French Introduction Senior Preschool
Now that the weather is finally getting nicer we are going to spend a lot of time outside. Please remember to bring a hat and to put sunscreen on your child. This is going to be an interesting month with lots going on. At the beginning of the month, the eggs will hatch and we will keep the chicks for a couple of days. Soon after, the caterpillars will arrive and we will learn about the butterfly’s cycle of life. We will also have our Spartan training week.
I will be away from May 29th to June 12th. Tracy will be the supply teacher for that time. I will remind you and I will talk to the children when the date gets closer. I am going on a trip to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary!
Here are some songs that we will be learning:
Tape, tape, tape les petites mains
Tape, tape, tape les petites mains
Tourne, tourne, tourne le petit moulin
Nage, nage, nage le petit poisson
Vole, vole, vole jolie papillon!
Petite fleur (Air: Frère Jacques)
Petite fleur (color), Petite fleur (color)
Où es tu? Où es tu?
Me-e voici, me-e voici,
Je fleuris, je fleuris!
Beau papillon (Air: Frère Jacques)
Beau papillon, beau papillon,
Que fais-tu? Que fais-tu?
J’étale mes ailes, J’étale mes ailes,
Pleines de couleurs, pleines de couleurs.
Butterfly / Papillon Duck / canard leaf / feuille
Frog / grenouille caterpillar / chenille bee / abeille
to jump / sauter fly / voler flower / fleur
lady bug / coccinelle chick / poussin egg / oeuf
Few Words from Tina
May has finally arrived! We are looking forward to all that Spring has in store for us. We are currently investigating worms and slugs in the yard. Be prepared to get dirty, the composter needs to be dug out!
The program is focusing on Insects and Butterflies. We are also exploring camping and fishing. We will be closely observing our Butterfly eggs (when they arrive) and their life cycle. It’s going to be fun!
Here are a few songs we will be learning: Enjoy!
FIVE LITTLE LADYBUGS
Five little ladybugs on our front door, (Hold up five fingers.)
One flew to Daniel, and that left four. (Hold up four fingers.)
Four little ladybugs, oh so wee,
One flew to Alicia, and that left three. (Hold up three fingers.)
Three little ladybugs saying "howdy-do,"
One flew to Luke, and that left two. (Hold up two fingers.)
Two little ladybugs snoozing in the sun,
One flew to Ryder, and that left one. (Hold up one finger.)
One little ladybug alone on the door,
It flew to, Rebecca then there were no more. (Bend down last finger.)
HERE IS A BEE HIVE
Here is a bee hive
But where are the bees?
They are inside where nobody sees
Now they come creeping out of the hive
One, two, three, four, five