March is here and spring seems to be just around the
corner! Time is flying, especially when you look at our children. They all have
grown so much within the past few months. Our students enjoyed learning about
different vehicles last month. After we read the book “This is not a box”, the
children used boxes and turned them into cars, trains, rocket ships and boats.
We also taught our students the German names for different vehicles and sang a
variety of action songs.
Due to the spring break, March will be a relatively
short month; however like always, we will be busy exploring the world around
us. Depending on the weather, we might even start taking our children outside
again (we will let you know beforehand).
MARCH THEME: NURSERY RHYMES
There is overwhelming evidence that early learning of
nursery rhymes, rhythmic poems, songs and chants significantly enhances early
Listening to funny poems and searching for patterns and
rhymes within poems also provide a fun and active playground for phonetic
awareness and the ability to hear the sounds of letters. Our children will
listen to a variety of traditional and modern nursery rhymes in English and
German and many activities and crafts will evolve around this topic.
TEDDY BEAR “EYE
CHECK”: Wednesday, March 9th
On Wednesday, March 9th we will have an optometrist
visit our M-W-F classroom. She will talk about the importance of regular eye
exams. The children will have a chance to use doctor tools and practice eye
exams on Teddy bears. We hope the children will come home and tell you all
about this special visit. Optometrists and doctors highly encourage parents to
get their child’s vision checked from an early age on. I am sure the “Teddy
Bear eye check” will help your child to get excited about going to his first or
next optometrist appointment! J
We will try to schedule an appointment for our Tue-Thu class
as well and will let you know about the date.
We will have a short unit on “Easter traditions”. Feel
free to take a look at the booklet that will be sitting on the little table in
the hallway. You will also see “Easter activities” on our center table, that
include counting, matching and sorting of Easter eggs.