Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Happy Memorial Day!

We hope everyone had a nice and restful long weekend! Summer is right around the corner for sure!

The preschoolers were enjoying the nice weather last week with the water table and bikes.

We added some bubbles and did a lot of pouring and dumping down the special shoot in the table. We started sailing small boats down to see if they would make it to the "ocean" below. We also did a great job taking turns and sharing the materials in the water table!

We sure do love this time of year!:)

Also, last Wednesday the "next-year kindergartners" spent some time with Mrs. Nicole on the "itsy-bitsy spider." They did a great job listening to directions as well as cutting and gluing the book together. Be sure to be on the look out for all their hard work in their cubbies!

*Important Reminders*

* Please apply sun screen to your preschooler before coming to school. We are spending a lot of time outside and we want to make sure that everyone is protected! Sun hats and sunglasses are welcomed as well. (Also please remember water bottles!)

* No School on Monday for Memorial Day.

*End of the year Celebration is Thursday, June 14th. Sign-up sheets and more information will be out this week.

*Last day of school is Monday, June 18th.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Some fun painting and planting!

The preschoolers this week worked hard on their Thank you card to the Hartford Fire and Police department. They used their feet to make a police car and a fire truck! It was super fun painting our feet (we were ticklish for sure!) and then dunking them in the water after we stepped on the paper. We want to say a big thank you to Briana, Cooper's mom and sister Elise for helping Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. L with all the work! Thank you so much! :)

Eggs anyone?

This week has been a wonderful weather week for sure! We have been spending a lot of time outside on both our preschool playground as well as the "big" playground. The preschoolers love exploring both places!

Snagging a hug!

Counting dandelions!

Over the course of the week, we have been learning about living and non living things. We have been exploring and studying plants as well as thinking about what makes something alive? Both classrooms have some different types of plants to see how they grow and change over time.

*Important Reminders*

- Monday May 28th, there is No school to celebrate Memorial Day.
-June 14th is the Preschool end of the year Celebration! Stay tuned for more details!
-June 14th is the last day of after-school care.
-June 18th is the last day of the school year! :)

Have a great weekend! :)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Field Trip to the Hartford Police and Fire Department

Wow the Preschoolers got to experience a great field trip to the Hartford Police and Fire department on Thursday! The Officers and Firemen did an amazing job explaining and showing what they do everyday to keep us safe. The preschoolers got to sit in both a fire engine and police cruiser and take a ride on a stretcher into an Ambulance! We also got to explore both stations as well as all the gear that helps the officers do their job.
The preschoolers had a blast! We want to say a big thank you to the fire and police department as well as to all the parents and grandparents that came and helped the preschoolers have a great experience exploring the stations! They will surely be talking about this amazing field trip for awhile!

Along with our fun adventure to the fire department, we did some switching of classrooms this week as well as some Mother's Day crafts. We hope that all the moms out there have a great and relaxing day on Sunday!

To also add to the excitement, the preschool also added a new dome climber to the playground! The preschoolers have really enjoyed climbing, hanging, and pretending to be monkeys this week! Thank you to Steve and John for putting this together for us! :)

**Important Reminders**

-May 28th is Memorial Day. There is no school.
-June 14th is our planned graduation day. Please stay tuned for more information and details to come!:)
-June 18th is the last day of school!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Wonderful Weather and Happy Birthday to Lili!

This week the Preschoolers have been in great spirits will all this nice weather we have had! We are sure loving being outside and exploring both playgrounds and around the school!

We kicked off the week with some flower play in our sensory table as well as some spring books to look at. On Thursday we went for a long nature walk around the school grounds to look for signs of spring! We collected a lot special things we found. Be sure to ask your preschooler about all the signs of spring we found on our adventure! :)

Both classrooms also did some fun art with marble painting. We really enjoy shaking the box and seeing what happens to our piece of paper that is inside!

Catching up on some other art projects! We love to color and use tape!

On Wednesday we had a great day outdoors! We spent most of the morning playing outside in the tents and with the bikes from the gym! We also played zoom ball with Mrs. Finley and colored with chalk. We had a wonderful morning and were ready for rest time later that day!

And lastly, Happy Birthday to Lili! She is joining our 5's club on Saturday and we want to wish her a very happy birthday! :)

*Important reminders*
-With warmer weather and more sunny days in sight we want to remind parents to please apply sun screen prior to coming to school. We also ask that water bottles be brought every day. We will be spending a lot of time outside and want to make sure everyone is protected and hydrated!
Thank you!

-Thursday, May 10th is our field trip to the Hartford Police and Fire department. Please bring your preschoolers lunch with you, we will be stopping after at Watson Park in Hartford for a picnic lunch with the whole group. If rain is in the forecast that day, we will have lunch back at school. Please make sure that you sign up ASAP or let your preschoolers teacher know if you are able to go or not so we can help find your student a ride if need be!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! The weather looks nice! :)