Oh my gosh, here we are at the last two weeks of this school year, and hasn’t it just flown by! Every single Bunny has grown and flourished, made good friends and will hopefully continue to make good choices in all areas of their young lives. Phoebe and I love and will miss each and every child, no matter where this coming year takes them, into the Bears class or another school. We will miss all of you wonderful parents as well. Whatever you are doing with and for your child(ren), it is exactly what you should be doing, because these little ones are healthy, happy, and thriving. There have been major changes this past year – language, self-help and independence (!) And potty success. The biggest changes you will see this coming year will be, in my opinion, #1 – their social skills: there will be a big shift from parallel play to full on interactive and community play – new and “best” friends will become important, and #2 – their even stronger sense of self and an emerging (or in some cases expanding) confidence. We wish the very best to each and all, and hope that we are not forgotten too soon!
It’s August already? How did that happen?! To celebrate, we’re cooling off with a week of ICE CREAM! Ice cream art and making our own sweet frozen treat! Please be sure that your child has extra clothing, we may still have some water playtime.
Oh these lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…… Last week in the Bunnies we painted and glued pictures of watermelon. And then we ate some! YUMMY!! Some of the little ones have been working VERY hard on putting on their own socks and shoes. We applaud them and encourage parents to continue this surprisingly difficult coordination effort at home. We will be enjoying our annual BEACH DAY this coming Friday, the 20th. We suggest applying sunscreen at home and sending kids in their bathing suits. Please include a usual snack, dry clothes and a LABELED towel. We will have plenty of fun activities and fluids on hand. If your child comes only Tues or Thurs, they are welcome to attend WITH a parent (or grandparent). Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate siblings. We are happy to discuss your sweet one’s progress this year with an end-of-year conference. If you prefer an early morning slot, please talk to either Phoebe or Deborah and we will make it happen! Again, if you have vacation plans, please let us know, it helps us with our planning.
Well, welcome to summer, one and all! With the heat here, rest assure that we go out to the playground early in the morning, offer water to the children continueously, and do our best to stay in the shade. We also enjoy a lot of waterplay this time of year, so please be sure your wee one has a set of dry clothes in their cubby. As this is Independence week, we will be making our own flags, some glittery pictures of fireworks, and perhaps a healthy, fruity red/white/blue treat. Please inform us of your vacation plans, it helps us to fine tune our weekly themes. Have a fun and safe July 4th!