Red Room Update - May 1, 2017

The Red Room is filled with butterflies and blooms! 

Metamorphosis is the “Big Science Word” we are learning and we are actually watching this process happen in our own classroom.  Our five caterpillars made their individual chrysalids, and we are waiting patiently for our beautiful painted lady butterflies to emerge.

The children have decorated caterpillars and made beautiful butterflies out of colorful pieces of construction paper and tissue paper that they have torn while working on fine motor skills.

As part of our science discovery, we have also learned that flowers have many parts - the roots, stem, leaves, and petals.  The children have loved putting together a huge puzzle with all of these parts and painting gardens using small toy rakes.

The sensory box is full of potting soil with plastic flowers, shovels, small flower pots and plastic bugs that live in the dirt! The children love exploring in the soil and seeing how it feels on their hands.

Flower arranging has also been fun.  They children used plastic flowers and stuck them inside the holes of a colander or in oasis.  Perhaps you’d like some help at home.

The children have also enjoyed examining different flower seeds of all sizes, counting flowers in cups, using a clothes pin to move and count pom poms on flower counting charts.

As we close the year, we will focus on the importance of our mommies and honoring you on Mother’s Day.  Atthe very end we will explore the ocean! 

Next week is SPIRIT Week.  On Thursday, the children will have a parade and 45th birthday party for SSP.  Remind your child to wear his/her St. Stephen’s T shirt or a red T shirt on that day.

We are looking forward to seeing you at Spirit Night, our family picnic, which is from 5:30 to 7:30 at 4204 Sulgrave Road on the 11th. We’ll wrap up the year Thursday, May 26th at 11 with our End of the Year program. 

It’s been a wonderful year, getting to know your children and you.  It’s hard to believe how fast it’s flown by.  Thank you for all of your help, your encouragement and sending your children to the Red room.  It’s been a joy!

Fondly,

Blanche and Debbie

Important Dates to Remember:

Spirit Day at SSP and Family Fun in the evening - Thursday May 11th

End of the Year Picnic - Monday, May 15th 11:15 am

End of the Year School Program - Thursday, May 25th 11:00 am