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Kindergarten is one of the greatest journeys you and your child will ever experience. Our Kindergarten team believes deeply in a developmental approach to educating this age group and so we strive to provide experiences and guidance that will nurture our youngest students. A weekly Children’s Garden class allows our children to learn classroom group dynamics as well as science, social studies, and math concepts. Large and small motor skills development is a priority during class time. The Kindergarten team is always available to any of our Kindergarten families to add additional support.
March in the Garden
Wow! March is certainly coming in like a lion! We only have five more Children's Garden classes and a whole lot of bug hunting to do. Our artist and author this month is Eric Carle. We will be making our own colored paper to use in collages as we learn about insects, specifically those in the Eric Carle books. We will begin with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, then explore the day in the life of a Very Grouchy Ladybug. Next is the Very Quiet Cricket and then the special life of the firefly. We will end our classes with a lesson about bees and the sweet taste of a good story in The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco . Our T3 this month focuses on Bubbles as we celebrate the return of sunny days (hopefully!),
Artist of the Month
Eric Carle is the illustrator of many children's books. He has a very unique way of using collage to create an entire scene. Our children will make their own colored paper to use to create an insect which will be place on a self-created setting made from markers and crayons. Another artist we will be studying is Seurat. He painted amazing scenes using pointillism. The children will observe his work through "noticings and wonderings," then create their own work of pointillism art.