April SproutHouse Newsletter
April’s SproutHouse Family Newsletter
Goodbye Winter and Hello Spring!
Throughout the month of April, we will spend much of our time in our garden. We have started some of our seeds indoors and will transplant them to our garden towards the end of April beginning of May. We will use the first garden for our spring and cool weather vegetables (kale, spinach, lettuce, broccoli) and continue to work on our summer garden, preparing the soil and building a fence. This month we will continue to learn about both Blaze our horse and Shrek the Donkey plus our amazing feathered friends, the chickens, peacocks, and guinea hens. Your children will observe our fowl friends as the hatch from their eggs and begin to wander all over the farm. We will learn how to care for them and discover their unique way of living.
We will make our Spring Season Book, paint with feathers, build a bird’s nest, have a buried treasure hunt, and create a spring mural. Our books for this month our, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Three Hens and a Peacock, The Little Red Hen and Mrs. Wishy Washy. We will also learn the major components of a story; character, setting, and plot and practice retelling a story, with a beginning, middle and end.
With the warmer weather, please remember to bring seasonal clothes, a sunhat, old shoes or boots, water bottle and apply sunscreen to your child prior to the start of our day.
We are planning to hold our optional Parent/Teacher conferences later this month. This is an opportunity for us to share and discuss your child’s experiences and growth. We will have 15 minute time slots available for you to sign up for, if interested.
I want to share some of our special games we play here on the farm, The fox and rabbit game -where the children run from tree to bush from the old sly fox as we move about the farm, “Don’t Catch Me Moose” as we zig and zag in and around the Aspen trees, Rescue Heroes as we imagine ourselves flying over the farm saving all our friends and our “Tipi of Happy Thoughts” where we share our thoughts and feelings respectfully and mindfully.
Thank you for all your support, kindness and most of all for giving your child this amazing opportunity to learn and play here in this magical, wonderful place.
Thank you earth for giving me the things I need like the sun and the rain and the apple tree, the earth is good to me