This week in preschool, the children prepared the costumes for the making of the play Three Billy Goats Gruff. Lilla, Sam, Thais, and Sloane decided to make the billy goat horns out of foam, tissue paper, and masking tape. Bridges made by Asher, Vincent, Cater, and Thais have been going up all week. For our stage the children placed a bridge to the side and used the blue bean bag as the water for the troll to fall into at the end of our play. The sweet green grass on the other side of the bridge was lovingly painted by Thais, Billy, Dalila and Hazel. The production started with actors taking on the role of the three billy goats and the troll. Brave Benny, our new preschool friend, volunteered right away to be the troll! There was some wardrobe malfunction and some necessary line ques but all in all the first rehearsals were a fun time for all and a confidence building exercise for all. Next week friends will make tickets, invitations, and promotional posters for the play, Three Billy Goats Gruff. The idea is to invite friends from the one’s, two’s and from pre-k to be our audience.
Reminders: Thank you to parents who have brought in snack for our tea time. Please continue to send in a box of gluten free crackers for the children to enjoy. Jermaine and Natalie have been writing down the conversations at tea time and you would will be amazed at the thoughts, ideas, and concepts shared during this intimate tea time setting. Please replenish underwear, socks, and pants in your child’s cubby
Please do re-stock your child’s cubby with socks, underwear and pants. Remember to dress warmly with winter coats, hats, and gloves because the children do go outside when it is above freezing. Many preschool friends are running low on pants and socks.
International Week is coming up the week of February 8, 2016:
We are planning some international cuisine for lunches for the weeks ahead this winter, and we would like the planning process to be connected to our community at large. Our community of Children, parents, staff, and greater community members. We have a diverse staff and certainly many will be happy to share. Ideally food, stories, music, dance, or any other art form that you may want to share, will be shared for a two week period to be announced.
Calling on parent volunteers!!! Come and work with Sheree in the kitchen to plan a menu or bring in a pot luck to share.
The idea is to plan some international cuisine for the week. Basically, we would like traditional foods to served for lunch with staff assistance and parent volunteers. Amy, who is from Britain (hint, hint) is one example of who may assist in sharing of some food with a parent volunteer. The children will share in the significance/tradition/ritual/importance of the meal and will be involved in the planning process.
During the International Cuisine Week, we would like to invite the children to share their cultural traditions. We welcome parents to come in and share along with your child(ren). The food sharing is one way to share a cultural tradition. The tradition can be as simple as reading a book or as elaborate as you would like it to be for the children to experience.
Thank you for your interests! We look forward to hearing from you at drop off or pick up.
Natalie and Jermaine