MAY 2021 NEWSLETTER
May 2021 Newsletter
MOTHER GOOSE PROGRAM / PRE-KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION
We were not sure if we would be able to hold the Mother Goose Program / Pre-Kindergarten Graduation Program this year but due to the recent changes to some of the DEEC COVID protocols it looks like we will be able to have it. The graduation will be a bit different this year as we must follow the COVID protocols. It will be held on two days – Tuesday, June 8th and Wednesday, June 9th at 11 AM. All children will participate in both programs. The parents will be divided into two groups with one group attending on June 8th and one group attending on June 9th. Only two guests per child are permitted to attend. Masks must be worn by all guests and social distancing will be in effect. More information will be sent home soon.
END OF SCHOOL & SUMMER PROGRAM
The last day of school for the Woburn Public Schools is Monday, June 21st. Therefore, the last day of Little Folks’ school year program will be Friday, June 18th. The Summer Enrichment Program will begin on Monday, June 21st. If your child is not attending our Summer Enrichment camp but you need a few extra days until older siblings, etc. get out of school, arrangements can be made for your child to attend Little Folks for those days. The last week of the school year will feature several special activities and the end-of school- year parties.
LOST & FOUND
Please be sure that all of your child’s outer wear is clearly labeled on the inside with his / her name. If items are left at the school we will then know who to return them to.
Little Folks will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.
WE HOPE YOU ENJOY A HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY !!!
Summer Enrichment Camp is open to all students on a part-time or full-time basis – depending on availability. Children may attend Session I or Session II or for the entire summer. Summer camp activities include the sprinkler, field trips, arts & crafts, T-shirt painting, cake decorating, make-your-own sundaes, cookout, creative storytelling, the Olympics, computers, games and music, as well as a review of all of the academics taught throughout the school year in accordance with the Department of Education Common Core Standards.
Please return all summer and September registration forms if you have not already done so. If we have not heard otherwise, we assume that your child will be continuing with the Summer Program. There are still some openings available for the September preschool and pre-kindergarten programs.
If you paid a deposit at the start of the year, it will be credited to your child’s last two weeks of enrollment in June if you have notified us in writing that your child will not be attending the Summer Program, or the last two weeks of the Summer Enrichment Camp. If your child is returning in September, this deposit will be held over and applied to next year’s last weeks.
Now that the nice weather has arrived, we will be spending some of the day outside on the playground. If your child is prone to sunburn you may want to apply sunscreen to him/her before he/she comes to school.
PRE – KINDERGARTEN – Mrs. Donaghey, Ms. Linda & Ms Sarah
Where did the month of April go? It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is less than two months away. As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” Well, it did not rain more in April. After tracking the weather for the entire month, our graph showed that it only rained on 6 days. In fact, sunny days won with 13, there were 10 cloudy days, and 1 snow day. The children learned about the different types of storms: hurricanes, tornados, thunder and snow. We made a list of appropriate attire to wear for each different season. Did your child show you the booklet they colored for the different seasons? We had an interactive story this month: The Wind Blew. Ask your child what were some of the items that the wind took? (umbrella, mail, hat, balloon, newspaper and a kite)
Some of the experiments we conducted were: To see what items blow in the wind and which ones would not. We used a hair dryer to make the wind. We also created a funnel by putting water into a jar and swirling it around.
Some of the books we read this month were: Nature’s Fury; Little Cloud; Down Comes the Rain; and Flash, Crash, Rumble and Roll. Here are some of the new words the children learned: forecast, temperature, funnel, meteorologist, and thermometer.
The month of May- Spring is in the air. Te green is sprouting all over. The blossoms are blossoming and the flowers are flowering. Our theme for the month will be bugs and plants. We will also learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. We will be practicing for our Graduation Programs to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8th and 9th.
Our activities will be as follows:
ACADEMICS : Number – 2; and review letters and numbers.
ART: Butterflies, flowers, bugs, and a special surprise for Mother’s Day.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY !!!
PRE SCHOOL – Ms. Stephanie and Ms. Angelee
May is here! It’s hard to believe that those long, lazy days of summer are just around the corner! April was a busy month! We’ve learned so much! The color for April was purple and the shape was the oval.
We made birds, flowers, and umbrellas. The letters this month were “Uu” for Umbrella, “Ff” for Flower and “Kk” for Kite.. We learned about animals that hatch from an egg. The birds are back! We talked about nests and birds we see in our backyard – the robin, cardinal, woodpecker, gold finch and blue jay. Spring has sprung in our room!
May is going to be just as busy. We are going to review all the shapes and colors we have learned throughout the year. We will continue to work on cutting with scissors and tracing. We will continue to review our letters. We will start our unit on Bugs.
We will be working on something extra special for our “Moms” for Mother’s Day.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!