April is a roaring good time in Preschool as we talk about zoo animals. We will be having many special activities this month like a stuffed animal show, a tea party with cocoa and animal crackers, circus day and of course our annual trip to the St. Louis Zoo. Be sure to order your Toddle Towne t-shirt now so you will have it for the trip. Before we go to the zoo we will be learning the five characteristics of mammals, the zoo rules and how to classify animals by their diet. In addition to all of this animal fun, we will manage to fit in a week of baseball spring training.
April 2 – 6 – Take me out to the ballgame…this week each class will form a baseball team complete with team name, colors, and mascot. As we go out to the playground to play ball we will learn about following rules, taking turns and being good sports. We will practice large muscle skills like running, batting and throwing. Look for the results of the Toddle Towne World Series on Friday.
April 9 – 13 – This week we will be forming the “Mammal Club” to get in animals must follow the rules: have four appendages, have fur or hair, be born alive, get milk from their mommy’s body, and breathe air. The children will look at a variety of animal applicants to see if they can join. Please remember that we will be closed 4/9 for Good Friday.
April 16 – 20 – We are learning some BIG words this week to help us decide what different animals eat. Do you know what carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores eat? We do! On Friday we will practice our manners at our tea party where cocoa and animal crackers are on the menu.
April 23 – 27 – We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo how about you, you, you? IT IS FINALLY HERE! Friday is our annual zoo trip. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather. We really appreciate all of the parents who take the day off and make it possible for us to go to the zoo with one adult for every two children, we couldn’t do it without you. Don’t forget to have your child wear their Toddle Towne t-shirt.
April 30 – May 4 – Watch out for the wild animals as we hold our annual stuffed animal show and Toddle Towne circus. The children will be earning circus dollars for being polite and responsible. At the circus, they can spend their circus dollars on games, face painting, and even popcorn.