The month of April saw the weather turn from winter to spring seemingly overnight. The children thought about spring and on nature walks, searched for signs of it. They planted various seeds in take home cups and grass in the sensory table that they then “mowed” with scissors. Later in April, the children could be heard mimicking cows, sheep, and chickens as they learned about life on the farm. The older children’s visit to Chip In Farm was dampened (and postponed) by the weather. This will happen in early May, instead.
Early in April, we were visited by Ariana from Animal Adventures. She brought a gecko, tortoise, ferret, snake, and alligator for the children to see and touch as they were comfortable. She taught the children about each animal in a way that was informative for their ages and interesting.
In May, we will round out the year with our annual End of the Year celebrations and camp. The themes for the early weeks will be Mother’s Day and the Ocean. The older children will visit Emerson Playground in Concord for their final field trip of this school year.