We love to go outside and we will be out a lot now that the weather is warm and the rain has stopped. Please be sure to apply sunblock every morning before school and send a hat with a brim to protect little faces from the sun. We will use flowers to learn counting, colors, and shapes. We will be a planting garden and we will watch it grow all summer long. Mother’s Day is coming soon and we have a BIG secret but don’t ask because we’re not telling! Please remember that we are closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
- May 6 – 10 –We are busy, busy, busy this week but we can’t tell you what we’re doing…oh all right we’ll tell the dads but that’s all, no moms allowed. No peeking moms we want you to be surprised on Mother’s Day!
- May 13 – 17 – We will be putting in our gardens this week and we are looking for donations of plants, flowers, and seeds so ask your child’s teacher what will grow best in their space. We will also need to borrow child-size gardening tools if you have them so that we can keep everyone busy.
- May 20 – 24 – We go out every day to check and see what has changed since the day before. We can’t wait for our vegetables to be ready to harvest. It seems like it is taking forever but we do enjoy weeding and watering. Some of the water actually gets to the plants!
- May 28 – 31 – We are working hard to make sure our garden has everything it needs to grow. Don’t forget that we will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. Alton has one of the oldest continuous Memorial Day parades in the country. It is a great time for children and adults alike.