Spring Has Sprung 2019
We have survived another winter and are headed into warmer days! Summer camp planning is underway, with past favorites continuing and some new surprises being added!
After the holiday excitement died down, we headed into the month of February with a Super Bowl party. Unfortunately, there was no way that this year’s party could top last year’s ! However, even without our beloved Eagles in it, we still managed to have a blast and sport our favorite jerseys. We also had a heritage focus on the Chinese culture and learned about the Chinese New Year and the Lantern Festival. Our Valentine’s celebration was extra special as we focused on friendships and kindness !
March certainly came in like a Lion! We celebrated Read Across America by having mystery readers come to our classes. Mardi Gras crafts were fun as we got creative with beads, feathers, glitter and paint to make fancy masks for our parade. We had a tea party, waffles and ice cream day, popcorn lovers day and special apple treats to honor Johnny Appleseed. St. Patrick’s Day brought lots of green treats and yummy shamrock shakes.
April brings an increase to our outside activities, which includes prepping our school garden for annual plantings of vegetables and herbs. We are learning about pond life, bugs, plants and flowers. We are very excited to go on a field trip to Johnson’s Farm for a Spring Egg hunt ! In honor of Earth Day we will be having a picnic lunch outside and making dirt pudding to enjoy. Our heritage focus this month is the Egyptian culture, so be prepared for some pyramid building and mummy wraps!
As always, we continually incorporate our themes and “fun” activities into our learning plans to ensure the future academic success of all of our students. Laurel Tree Academy is definitely a great place to grow!!