On Tuesday, June 11th, if the weather permits, we are going to take the children camping in the forest! This is a whole day spent out in the woods, walking to new spaces in the forest and making the fire if we a lucky to get to a spot where we are allowed to, learning how to set up a tent and spending ‘quiet time’ inside with our friends, even though I know it will never be quiet!
Children will need to have snacks and lunches packed for the forest, water bottle and appropriate clothing. If you’ve ordered school lunches already we will cancel them for you… so don’t worry.
Friday, June 14th is Sports day! Please dress the children with hats and put on sun cream. The children will be outside for a couple of hours in the morning.
Our Pre-K Party will be held Tuesday, June 18th in the forest.
Thursday, June 20th is the last day at school. This is only a half day with dismissal at noon. You are welcome to come to the end of year closing ceremony held in the North Gym starting at 11:00. Your child can be picked up from our classroom at 12:00.
We would like to finish the year as a full class, although if your child will be leaving school early for holidays, please let us know so that we can be sure to send home his/her portfolio and all other things.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Hope you are all well,
It has been sweltering here in our sunny classrooms this last week. This morning we found that ‘a box of cool wind’ had been delivered to our classrooms over the weekend! So grateful!
Our new unit is an inquiry into our connection with nature and our responsibilities towards it. Over the next few weeks, the pre-k children will be split into 4 groups according to their interests, and will head out into the forest one group at a time for a week. This will be a focused time for the children to explore and continue to develop a connection to the natural world around them.
On the week that your child is assigned, he/she will head out on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at8:30 and stay until 10:00, bringing morning snack out into the woods. Please pack snack items that will not create a lot of rubbish and is easy to carry and have the children dressed for the weather. We will be going out, rain or shine! Rainy days are the best for finding worm, slugs, and other creatures!
Week One: April 29 – May 3
PKGK – Patrick, Anver, Sebastian, Maria, Mariam
Week Two: May 13 – May 17
PKRM – Charlie, Emma, Ben
PKTA – Jasmin, Katya K, Safia, Stefan
Week Three: May 27 – May 31
PKRM – Anastasia, Yuna, Alisher, Mark R, Georg
Week Four: June 3 – June 7
PKGK – Olivia, Sandra, Louisa, Marili
Looking forward to our time in the woods!
Thank you to Ryan Brown and Cary Hart for capturing the footage and putting together such a great video of our celebration!
Can you spot the new classmates?
Please see the note below from Laura Gist, our EY Arts Educator: