May 2017

WELCOME to ANDREW , MALCOLM and families who have joined us this month. We are sure that you will have a wonderful time at the Centre and please let us know if any issues arise si we resolve them as soon as possible.

 

Please also note that there will practicum students training at the Centre doing and observing various projects with the children.

 

NOTABLE DATES :

 

SUNDAY 14TH MAY 2017 – MOTHER’S DAY

 

CENTRE CLOSED:

VICTORIA DAY – MONDAY 22 MAY 2017

(Victoria Day is celebrated in honor of the birthdays of both Queen Victoria and the current monarch of Canada.)

(CENTRE REOPENS  : TUESDAY 23 MAY 2017)

 

WEDNESDAY – 21ND JUNE  2017 – MONTESSORI  GRADUATION DAY

Please let us know of your plans during the coming months eg vacation etc so that we may plan accordingly. There will be a board at the sign-in desk where you can put down the details.

Please remember if you have not brought it in yet ,  Comfort Kits are due in as soon as possible.

 


Infant and Toddler

In April we continued and to expand our theme of Spring , including Earth Day related topics too. Children made crafts and painting to reflect these topics. April showers are here but we endeavoured to spend time outside the classroom to the trails and parks next to the Centre.  Of course we also waited for the Easter Bunny for the egg hunt along with Easter baskets – children made Easter cards and craft.

In May the theme will still be Spring and all that it brings – bugs , flowers , showers  and enjoying the outdoors as much as possible. The children will also make crafts and gifts for Mother’s Day whilst at the same time learn about families.

Daycare Montessori

Our theme for April was the names of the continents and oceans, covering other related topics. Please see the classroom board and walls for displays about this topic and also encourage your child to talk about it at home. We also learnt about different types of animals, farm animals and wild animals. Fun Family Phonics - children are now learning to write Phonetics f-k, and also practice the writing of their names. With numbers , the children are learning how to write and count 1-20.

In May we will learn about the four sesaons and related topics. Wednesdays will be show and tell during the course of the month.

As  the Montessori program comes to end ,in June, we will have a GRADUATION DAY on WEDNESDAY 21st JUNE 2017, with a ‘pot-luck’ event to conclude the ceremony. Further details to follow please watch this space and notices in the classroom. There will also be a sheet near the sign-in board for parents to register their ‘pot-luck’ item for the after- graduation celebration.

We will also be making Mother’s day cards and gifts which will come home by Friday 12th May.

We are planning to have the last Thursday of a month a fun day, where children will perhaps make their own snack and enjoy an activity like a movie with popcorn.

We will also continue this year’s theme 'all about me and my friends’ – recognizing and respecting different cultures and values especially with Mother’s Day in mind.

 We will continue to concentrate on the following class rules and parents please help by re-emphasising these at home..


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NOTE : REMINDERS TO ALL OUR PARENTS:

1.     Please ensure your child has indoor shoes which they change into when they arrive at the Centre and which stay at the Centre when leaving.

2.     Please have a change of clothes at the Centre , in case they are needed.

3.     Please label all you food containers and let us know if any food needs to be heated (note also: as you are aware, ours is  a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)

4.     Please arrive on time especially if your child is attending the Montessori – this helps keep disruption to the minimum.

5.     Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.

6.     Please ensure you look at your child’s cubby when you are leaving and take home their work etc.

7.      Please inform us as early as possible (by 9am – would be great) if your child is not attending the Centre that day.

8.     May we also suggest that you drop-off your child and leave soon thereafter. This makes the transition much easier and conducive to good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.

As is becoming common practice generally, the Centre is also moving towards a policy of NOT warming food using a microwave .  We would like to request parents to provide food which does not require warming or alternatively provide warm food in thermos containers. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter    

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