Spring has sprung here at Discovery Isle! The weather is getting warmer and curiosity is in full bloom all around us. Teachers have planned a lot of fun and exciting activities as we celebrate this amazing time of year. Check out our April Events 2017 to ensure you do not miss a thing.
Please be sure to also check out your child’s classroom activities for the month. All important information will go home in your child’s art file. Art files are to be checked on a daily basis. Lesson plans for your child’s classroom are also posted on their “Parent Board” inside the classroom. Also, at the end of the month, you will receive a folder that contains work your child has done throughout the month. An enclosed letter will connect what we learned as well as a sneak peak at the upcoming month. Don’t miss out on your child’s learning…get involved with Links to Learning!
April is a great time of year to get involved in projects at home! This month we have included a few fun activities for you and your child to experience at home. Please let us know how it went!
Earth Day is April 22
Make a Pine Cone Bird feeder. For this you will need large, open pine cones. Tie several feet of string to each cone and cover with a mixture of 1/2 Cup vegetable shortening, lard or suet, 2 1/2 Cups of cornmeal or uncooked oats, chopped dried fruit and nuts (especially sunflower and millet). Roll the cones in birdseed and suspend in a tree.
Week of the Young Child
The Week of the Young Child is being celebrated the week of April 24-28th. This celebration is held once a year to honor young children and thank teachers and others who make a difference in a child’s life. This week, we will be hosting a St. Jude trike-A-Thon. Details on this exciting event are to follow. As a special thank you to our teachers we will be hosting a breakfast the morning of Friday, April 27th.
I know it’s not until next month but Grandmothers will love this pressed flower card and you’ll need a little extra time to complete this project. While out on your next walk, have your children pick some delicate flowers and leaves. Press them between coffee filters in the phone book. It will take at least a week for your flowers to dry. It’s fun to search for the page that holds your dried flowers two weeks later! Children can then artistically arrange them on card stock for an original handmade gift.