This month our theme is “Children’s Literature.” We will be reading a variety of books and telling flannel board stories each day. To expand on our literature, we will be centering activities around the theme of each book or story. This will provide many experiences in language development, fine motor skills, math and science, music and dramatic play. We will also be working on special projects for Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.
Celebrating birthdays this month are, Tessa, Kylan, Weston, Gage, Ella, Beverly, Senna, Avery, Ava S., Leighton, Ariana, & Hunter F. We hope everyone has a wonderful birthday! Two of our teachers, Darcy Rabago and Katelynne Ways are celebrating their birthday this month. Help us wish them a very happy birthday!
The week of May 6 is Teacher Appreciation Week. A special note or flowers would be a nice way to express your gratitude to your child’s teacher! Our staff is committed to providing the best child care and we strive to prepare each child for a successful school career. We hope you will take a moment to thank our staff.
Book orders are due on Friday morning, May 10. Please make your check payable to Patti’s Preschool. We also accept credit cards for book orders or you can order online using our class code GW3RF.
Please come to our Open House this month. We’d like you to visit your child’s classroom to see what he or she has accomplished this year. Our Open House dates will be on May 20 (Room 2 & 6), May 22 (Room 1 & 5), and May 23 (Room 3 & 4) from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. You don’t need to stay the entire hour but we’d love to have you stay long enough to check out the displays in the classroom. The whole family is welcome!
Mother’s Day is May 12!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful mothers at our school!
Two of our teachers, Cathy Woolpert and Susan Drake will be celebrating their anniversaries this month. Cathy and Susan take pride in their job as educators. We feel lucky to have them at Patti’s Preschool!
Our Spring Fundraiser was a huge success! Our top three sellers were Evan & Chase Ito, Taylor Gassler, & Jaxson Finch! Thank you to everyone who participated. We raised over $1700 which will help pay for our summer educational guests. Our summer themes are posted on our web site (click on Calendars, then Summer Themes) so you can see all the awesome activities we’re anticipating.
PATTI’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
Is It a Big Problem or a Little Problem? by Egan, Freedman, Greenberg, and Anderson
Dealing with an aggressive child, a picky eater, or a little one who constantly cries? This book will help you determine when to worry, when not to worry, and what to do.
Mind in the Making – The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky
This book helps parents identify seven life skills that help children reach their full potential, offering hundreds of suggestions and tips. As one reviewer said, “It’s a gold mine of information.”
THANK YOU CORNER!
We would like to thank Darren Peterson for his donation of markers, glue sticks, jump ropes, and scratch paper!
A very special thank you to Patrick and Jen Dolan for all the time, energy, and love they put into our garden! Patrick constructed raised beds and Jen planted fruits, vegetables, and flowers for our staff and students to enjoy!
We will be closed on Monday,
May 27, for Memorial Day