From the Front Office
Thank you so much to all our families who re-registered; it’s going to be a colorful new school year.
April brings us many exciting activities happening here on the Isle. Spring camp begins on the 3rd, silhouettes will be hand crafted on the 10th, and Earth Day will be celebrated on the 21st complete with bug release.
In addition, we will be celebrating the Week of the Young Child from the 24th through the 28th.
And if that wasn’t enough, we will be collecting non-perishable food items for Meals on Wheels for our community service project.
April will be a time of learning to care for our planet and all its inhabitants. Of course, we hope these lessons will last a lifetime and be practiced every day by our children and all our families.
Thank you for all you do; remember, our children are the future!
4/5 Camp Gear Day
4/13 Rainbows and Unicorns Day
4/18 Flower Power Day
4/21 Earth Day
Tina’s Reading Corner
While reading aloud to your child, remember that illustrations are just as important as the text. Discuss the colors, textures, and object placement and how they may convey meaning.
This month’s author is Eric Carle and his books are full of rich and vibrant illustrations. Have fun exploring his art work along with the descriptive text. Here are some of my favorites!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Tiny Seed
The Grouchy Ladybug
The Mixed Up Chameleon
The Very Busy Spider
A House for Hermit Crab
Week of the Young Child
The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration created by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.
Monday 4/24-Music Monday
Sing, dance, celebrate, and learn
Tuesday 4/25-Tasty Tuesday
Healthy eating and fitness at home and school
Wednesday 4/26-Work Together Wednesday
Work, build, and learn together
Thursday 4/27-Artsy Thursday
Think, problem solve, create
Friday-4/28 Family Friday
Sharing Family Stories
I encourage you to visit NAEYC.org/woyc to learn about great activities you can do at home with your child(ren).
Community Service Project
This month we are collecting nonperishable food for Meals on Wheels. It is so important to feel connected to our community while giving back. Meals on Wheels not only delivers meals to our seniors, but it provides companionship and wellness checks as well. Look for boxes in the lobby for your donations! Thank you so much in advance.
Recycled Flower Collages
This is an easy and fun way to reuse and recycle. Gather recyclable materials such as magazines, cereal boxes, newspapers, bottle caps, straws, and whatever else you can find. Then just glue your creations onto paper. Use your imagination to make more than flower gardens; for example you can make trees, ocean scenes, or the Earth itself. Have fun creating while discussing ways to protect our planet!
From Our Education Department