Meadowgarten: April 29 - May 1

Greetings Meadowgarten Families!

 

It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is fast approaching!  We have spent some time reflecting on how much each child has grown and blossomed throughout the school year.  We feel so fortunate to be a part of their day!

This week was busy in the Meadowgarten.  We spent some time playing on Kindy Beach at the creek.  The children found snails, built sand castles and sat on the rocks near the shore.  We are keeping our eyes peeled for our Otter friend but no sightings as of yet.  

We also spent some time in the garden this week.  The chicks are now residing in the chicken coup during the day and it is fun to see how big they are getting. We enjoyed a lot of fresh fruits for our snack this week and it was fun to feed the watermelon rinds to the animals.  The children giggled as the donkeys drooled over the delicious scraps! 

The children continue to improve each week in Mandarin and Spanish. They are building confidence in their language skills and they are eager to volunteer to lead others in songs and to answer questions. 

This week the children heard a story called “The Little Half Chick.” It is about a chicken, who, despite being born with only one eye, one leg, and one wing, was quite capable and had strong ambitions for a life away from the quiet country.  He decided that he should meet the King and during his travels he was asked for help several times.  Each time, professed that he was far too busy to help. He finds himself in quite the conundrum at the King’s castle and is forced to ask for help himself. See if your Meadowgartener remembers how the story ends! 

We helped to prepare food items for the Grandfriends Tea this week as well and the Meadowgarteners did a wonderful job.  They were very careful and meticulous in their work.  It was exciting to take part in the preparation process for this wonderful event.  We were so proud of the students as they quietly lined up and sang their songs beautifully on Friday.

Please remember to pack a change of clothes and water shoes for this week.  It is our goal to allow the children to play in the creek as much as possible from now until the last day of school!

 Kindly,

 Ki Amy and Ki Holly