There are signs everywhere that spring is just around the corner – and we can’t wait! Don’t forget to do your Spring Scavenger Hunt (see the back of the newsletter) and turn it in. We are giving out an award to everyone who turns in an entry, but the real reward will be enthusiastic conversations with your child as you help them interpret the natural indicators that spring is on the way! With more days suitable for outside play children will be wearing new spring jackets. Don’t forget to label them and make sure that you don’t leave that heavy winter coat at school Every year we donate many and while they go to a good cause, you might not think so when you try to find it on the first cold day of next winter.
March 2 – 6 – Monday is Casimir Pulaski Day! We will celebrate by making Hero Sandwiches. Just in case you need a clue he was a Polish Revolutionary war hero who helped us win our independence.
March 9 – 13 – Monday we will fly a kite! Be sure to dress for the weather since we will spend most of the day outside. We will also have a tornado drill this week. Safety plans are reassuring to children, so let them know where in their own homes they would be safest from a tornado’s force.
March 16 – 20 –Tuesday is St Patrick’s Day so be sure to wear green. If you forget, we’ll be prepared to make green paper crowns and jewelry so everyone can join in the fun. We’ll also be growing shamrocks, chasing leprechauns, and eating boiled cabbage for lunch.
March 17 – 21 – We have had a great time learning about birds this month. Ask us what is good and bad about birds, where they live, what sounds they make, and what they eat. We will amaze you with all we have learned.