Sunshine House Preschool May Curriculum 2017

May Newsletter

We have some fantastic activities planned for this “Merry Month of May” to stimulate your child’s development.  We encourage you to contribute books or other items that you have to supplement our themes.

Follow the weekly links below for more details on daily curriculum and activities!

May 1-5: Our letter of the week is V-Vulture, I do not have much culture.  We will also be learning about vegetables this week.  Monday we will be talking about the letter “V”. Tuesday we will be focusing on the number 10, our number of the month. Wednesday we will be learning about all the benefits of vegetables. Thursday we will be saying (or at least trying to) the rhyme Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers.   Friday we will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

May 1-5 is Teacher Appreciation Week We will have a Way to Go! board for you to be able to offer written thanks for things you appreciate about our teachers.  As at Christmas time, we will have a tip jar at the parent desk for you to contribute to a staff team building activity.  We always appreciate your generous gifts, but contributions are totally voluntary!

May 8-12: We will be learning about how mother animals care for their babies this week. On Monday, we will talk about Pet Babies and Tuesday, about Farm Babies.  Wednesday is Pastel Day, we will also be reading the book Boss Baby, a story about a family working around the whims of a baby. Thursday is our annual Mother’s Day Tea.  Friday is Baby Safety Day.

Mother’s Day Tea, Thursday, May 11thOur Mother’s Day Tea is from 3-5:30 p.m.  We welcome all moms (or other important females) to come and celebrate with us.  We will have a special craft, snack and photo op for you to enjoy.

May 15-19: Our letter of the week is W-Ewe, growing wool is what I do.  We will also be talking about other farm animals this week.  Monday we will introduce the letter “W”. Tuesday we will be singing and acting out the nursery rhyme Mary had a Little Lamb. We will be learning about wool on Wednesday, when everyone is encouraged to share something made of wool.  Wednesday is also our monthly luncheon. This month’s theme is a “Down on the Farm”.  Sign-ups will be posted for you to be able to contribute something. No lunch boxes! Thursday is Farmers & Tractors Day. Friday is An Oink, Oink Here Day, when we will sing our favorite farm song! Friday is also Family Breakfast & PJ Day, where you are invited to join us for free breakfast in the morning with your child.  We look forward to sharing a homemade breakfast with you!

May 22-26: Our letter of the week is W-Worm, I can dance and do the squirm.  And how could we learn about worms without exploring mud, too?  Monday we will be talking about the letter “W”.  Tuesday is Dirt! Day and everyone is encouraged to share dirt. That’s right, a Baggie of dirt.  We will be exploring all the different types of dirt.  Wednesday we will be using the dirt to make mud pies.  Thursday we will be setting up a worm village where we can watch worms recycle food leftovers.  Friday we will be developing our science skills as we study composting.

May 29-June 2: Our letter of the week is X – as in Fox, my pretty tail is like your locks!  We will also be doing a unit on boxes. Monday we are closed in observance of Memorial Day.  Tuesday we will be talking about the letter “X” as well as exploring the Dr. Seuss book Fox in Socks.  Wednesday we will be Building with Boxes. Everyone is encouraged to bring in a box. Thursday we will be putting on our tool belts and getting to work as we learn about construction workers. Friday we will be doing activities about Bridges, Roads and Tunnels.

Closed Memorial Day, Mon., May 29th

Graduation 2017 – Check your school or Facebook for location and date 

Now for the BIG event of the year!!  Graduation will be from 7 to 8 PM. ALL of the children are participating.  We hope that you will be able to arrive at 6:50, as we will begin promptly at 7.  This is the children’s big chance to shine and show you how much they have progressed in the last few months.  The children graduating to kindergarten this year will graduate in cap and gown, so have your cameras (and tissues!) ready for this gala event.  You are welcome to invite friends and family, of course!  A sign-up will be posted for you to be able to contribute refreshments.

Have a Marvelous May!

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