Bring a real wildflower.

 (Tell us what it is if you can.)

Topic: Wildflowers

 

We’ll learn about photosynthesis

and naturalized and chlorophyll.

The value is compassion, which is sorrow for the trouble of another creature.

For ecology, we’ll learn about how plants are adapted to the environments in which they grow.

Outside, we’ll have an Easter egg hunt.

The songs we’ll be singing are Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Zippity-d-dah, Edleweiss, and Yellow Rose of Texas.

For creative dramatics, we’ll learn the story of The Legend of the Bluebonnet.

Our art activities are marble eggs, shaving cream bunnies, bluebonnets, and baby ducks.  

 For motor development, we’ll work on flexibility using yoga poses. For proprioception, we’ll play rescue, cross the line, bat wings, and boxcar push.

 

OUT-OF-THE-BOX THINKING

A parent brought in a couple of articles that meant a lot to her. Knowing how her child sparkles and has an enviable zest for living, I pass her tidbits on to you. “You don’t have to leave town to have a great time. In fact, you may not even need to leave your neighborhood. Here are some places to visit with kids:
o Do things at unusual times. Get to the grocery store just as the produce is being unloaded. Visit a church on Tuesday afternoon. Watch the doughnut maker work his magic.
o Walk around the oldest part of town. What can you learn about the history of our town just by looking at building and dates on sidewalks? (Our town has lots of really interesting neighborhoods. Chinatown is fascinating with interesting shops and markets. Signs are in a writing we don’t recognize. There’s a Vietnamese pagoda off Highway 249, and a spectacular Hindu temple in Stafford. There are several really beautiful cemeteries. Murals are fascinating in Hispanic areas. The park on Buffalo Bayou has children’s artwork etched in stainless steel pillars. There’s a tree sectional in Creekwood Park in The Woodlands that shows events that happened over the life of the tree. There’s also a really nice playground there.)
o Stay alert for things you wouldn’t usually see or do. Watch workers building a bridge. Follow a hot air balloon as it floats overhead. Watch the baby rabbits that have made a home in your yard.
o Visit your library. Go to the room where old newspapers are kept. Choose a date that is important to your family. It could be the day your child was born. Read the stories for that day. Do some research on the meaning of your child’s name.
o Write a love letter to your child. Put it in a sealed envelope, and either put it in the stack of family mail for your child to open or actually mail it from work.
o Make an accomplishments box. As your child does positive things, write it down and put it in a special box. On terrible, horrible, no good days, take out a few and read them with your child. At least on a birthday, take out the whole stack and read some of the ones that will mean the most to your family.”
Our lives are made of every days. Add sparkle to yours. These unplanned and non-routine events can be some of your child’s greatest memories. Determine that when you get to the end of your life, you will not be one of those who find that they have not lived at all.

 

                                                                                 On the Calendar
Out Sick/Vacation – When you are running extra late or your child will be out for the day due to sick-ness or vacation sending an email is okay but every-one does not have access to email and getting on line while supervising children often can not happen so we would like to encourage you to call the school and leave a message so that everyone will know what’s going on. The number to the school is 713-932-0126
Question to Start a Conversation – (This is a test for parents. You’ll be amazed at the answers your child gives – if you listen.) If you could be any animal you wanted, what would it be? Why?
New Teacher – Welcome our newest addition to our team, MS Nancy, her fist day will be Tuesday April 20.

                                                                               CLASSROOM NEWS
Kenney has had a lesson on numbers and counters. After a child can recognize numbers 0 – 10 they are ready for this work. It requires the child to put the number cards in order and apply a quantity to each number using red sticks or other objects. After a week of giving lessons on number and counters Kenney understood the concept, he first did numbers zero through five and then went up to 10. Kenney’s bright smile and hand claps told us he was proud of himself. Luke wants his teacher to sing, often when the children are outside Luke goes out his way to tell his teacher via body movement that he wants to hear “Wheels On The Bus,” and sometimes he vocally chimes in as he claps his hands and smiles.