May 2019 SproutHouse Preschool Newsletter
Spring is in full bloom here on the farm.
Our spring garden is planted with cool weather crops, like spinach, kale broccoli, peas and strawberries and we finished fencing in our summer garden. The Sprouts will continue to help water and weed the garden and we will be starting more seeds soon. The Sprouts had so much fun with our Treasure Hunt last month, that we are planning to have another one on our last week of farm school for this session which is May 20-24. We are also having our End of the Year Celebration of Friday, May 17 from 6-8 pm. This will be a fun filled family event for all of our SproutHouse Families, to express our gratitude for supporting us this past year. This will allow your Sprouts to show you their magical farm world and give you and your family a chance to play on the farm under the cottonwoods. We are asking everyone if they wish to bring a picnic dinner or pick up some take out on the way for your family, we will provide a sweet treat for all the kids and families and water and lemonade will be provided.
Throughout the month of May, we will be discussing our wonderful pollinator’s, like bees, butterflies and ladybugs. We will learn about how insects can be both helpful and harmful and how we all must learn to share this natural place with them. We are also learning about the water cycle and the importance of conserving of our natural resources. We have been practicing re-telling the story, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and will begin the story of the “The Little Red Hen” which we will act out with our puppets and a story board. Our books for this month our, Are You My Mother, The Big Bear and the Red Ripe Strawberry, The Little Engine That Could, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We will continue to learn our beginning consonant sounds, practice printing our names, counting to 20, recognizing our colors, numbers and shapes and learning the importance of respecting all life and being kind to our friends, our animal friends, and our earth. We will also make sun catchers, piñatas, a special Mother’s Day gift, and our own magical wand.
Please remember to apply sunscreen prior to drop off, dress your child in layers, bring an extra set of clothes, a water bottle, a snack or lunch, a sunhat, and inside and outside shoes. Thank you again so much for allowing us to share this magical place with your child. We have had an amazing spring here on the farm and I am truly grateful I had this opportunity to share your child’s joy, laughter, kindness, and sense of curiosity and wonder.
Peace, Ms. Nance.