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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FUN FRIDAYS IN MARCH: Preschool and Kindergarten are invited to participate in Fun Fridays throughout the month of March. Each Friday will be a different themed day. 

Thursday March 24th: Wacky Sock Day

Friday April 1st: Inside Out Day

PAULINE'S RETURN:  We are excited to say that Pauline will be back on Monday, March 21st.  We have all missed her very much.

SCHOOL CLOSED: Friday, March 25th for our annual Spring Break Day!

 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Syrup Tree and Silver Dollar Brunch

Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle 60532
(630) 719-2468

Take a guided hike to learn the history of maple tapping and see how it’s done! Complete your experience with maple syrup sampling and family style brunch. A portion of this program will be outdoors, please dress for the weather. Brunch includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, maple treat and beverages. Registration closes one week before the section date. Limit 20 per section. Register online.

Time: 1.5 hour sections with start times every 30 minutes from10am - noon

Cost: $18.00 members, $25.00 nonmembers

Ages: For families with children 2 and older

 

CURRICULUM UPDATE

This week we started our newest project on: ART.  This will be a four week study on colors, tools, different types of art and artists and will help introduce different art techniques to all of the children.  Our project will come to a close right after our Art Studio Day on April 7th.  Art Studio Day is a day where we transform the mini-gym into an artists studio, using up to 6 different art mediums for the children to rotate in and out of.  It ranges from wood sculpture to flower arranging.  This is a child/teacher event and will take place in the morning.  We will let you know more as the date grows closer. 

Throughout the week we focused on colors, both primary and secondary.  The children participated in different activities related to color mixing and were able to observe the changes that occur when adding one color to another.  A few of our favorite activities  included Rainbow Stew (which is documented on our art cabinet doors) and painting with primary colors and white paint for shading on aluminum foil.  The designs are beautiful!  Another exciting activity was making rainbow toast.  Using food coloring and milk the children painted the different colors on a piece of bread, toasted it and added butter.  The designs showed such creativity!  They were even more delicious to eat!

Next week we will begin focusing on specific artists and types of art.  The lesson plan is posted in the classroom and on he classroom portal of the website.  Take a look to see if you know any of these artists.  A great field trip is to the Art Institute in Chicago.  There are many representations of the art we will be studying. 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a great 1st day of Spring!!

Pauline, Patty, Samantha and Suzie