News from Administration

Welcome to March!  How does that old saying go? “In like a lion and out like a lamb.” It’s hard to believe that February is over and spring is on its way.   The children enjoyed the Valentine’s Day luncheon.  Thank you to all who brought things in! In February we all also learned about lights and shadows, Presidents, celebrated Chinese New Year and learned all about how to keep our teeth healthy. March is looking to be a busy month. We’ll start out the month by celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday, we’ll study rainbows, search for leprechauns and ring in spring with a school wide Spring Fling Luncheon and we’ll finish off the month by learning all about farm animals.

Family of the Month – The Campell Family

This is Kyra Campell and her Mommy Rosa. Kyra is four and she has been with us since she was two years old! She first started in our Twaddler A classroom in 2012. Kyra will be in Kindergarten starting this September! She is sad that she will be leaving CWA but she has made so many memories with us over the years that she will take with her. Kyra has a big sister too named Kacey! Kacey is going off to college just when Kyra goes to Kindergarten! They are growing up so fast.

 

Featured Employee –   Desirae Ciaffone

Hi, my name is Ms. Desirae Ciaffone and I joined the CWA team in September of last year. I graduated from Pace University with my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Literacy. I am currently continuing my education and taking courses to complete my Master’s Degree. I enjoy working at CWA and providing a fun, hands-on, educational, learning environment for my students. This is a great place to work and I look forward to my future here at Child’s World Academy.

 

Curriculum News

Young Learners

Our monthly theme is “Spring is in the Air” and our weekly themes are “Dr. Seuss”, “Rainbows, Shamrocks, Pots of Gold”, “Spring, Flowers, Butterflies” and “Farm Animals”.  Our Author Study this month is Dr. Seuss whose birthday is March 2nd.  The teachers will be reading many Dr. Seuss books including: The Cat in the Hat, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop and Fox in Socks.  For Fun with Fitness, we will be hopping, skipping and jumping.  We will be dancing with rainbow ribbons and exploring the spring environment through smell, look and touch.  We will also do movements and sounds of farm animals.  Our Poems of the Week are Oh the Places You’ll Go, Pretty Rainbow, Spring Song and To the Farm.  Our Spanish Words are: fish (pez), hop (saltar), cat (gato), clover (trebol), gold (oro), rainbow (arco iris), spring (primavera), flower (flor), butterfly (mariposa), cow (vaca), pig (el cerdo), duck (pato), horse (caballa) and chicken (gallina).  For Sign Language, we will be learning cat, fish, hat, rainbow, rain, Spring, lion, lamb, cow, pig and horse.

Some of the songs and finger plays we will learn include: Hooray for Diffendoofer Day, Five Little Shamrocks, I Can Sing a Rainbow, The Flower Song, The Little Caterpillar, Bunny Pokey, Funny Bunny and Did You Ever See a Bunny?  Our art activities will be centered around the themes.  A few projects we will be doing are: coffee filter mixers, color mixer pyramid, paper plate kites, clouds collage, make your own bug, bird nests and bunny masks.

Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten

Our monthly theme is “Spring is in the Air” and our weekly themes are “Dr. Seuss”, “Shamrocks, Pots of Gold, and Colors and Rainbows”, “Spring, Flowers and Butterflies” and “Eggs, Lambs and Bunnies”.  Our author study this month is Dr. Seuss whose birthday is March 2nd.  The teachers will be reading many Dr. Seuss books including: The Cat in the Hat, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop and Fox in Socks.  For Fun with Fitness, we will be hopping, skipping and jumping.  We will be dancing with rainbow ribbons and exploring the spring environment through smell, look and touch.  We will also do movements and sounds of farm animals.  Our Character Development theme this month is Listening and Cooperation.  Our Poems of the Week are Oh the Places You’ll Go, Pretty Rainbow, Spring Song and To the Farm.  Our Spanish Words are: fish (pez), hop (saltar), cat (gato), clover (trebol), gold (oro), rainbow (arco iris), spring (primavera), flower (flor), butterfly (mariposa), cow (vaca), pig (el cerdo), horse (caballa), and chicken (gallina).  For Sign Language, we will be learning cat, fish, hat, rainbow, rain, Spring, lion, lamb, cow, pig and horse.  Our letters this month are: T, A, U and E.  Some of the songs and finger plays we will learn include: Hooray for Diffendoofer Day, Five Little Shamrocks, I Can Sing a Rainbow, The Flower Song, The Little Caterpillar, Bunny Pokey, Funny Bunny and Did You Ever See a Bunny.  Our art activities will be centered around the themes.  A few projects we will be doing are: coffee filter mixers, color mixer pyramid, paper plate kites, clouds collage, make your own bug, bird nest and bunny masks.

Special Days and Events

March 2nd – Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

March 9th– Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 11th – Johnny Appleseed Day

March 16th – 30th – Tupperware Fundraiser

March 20th – First Day of Spring/Spring Fling Parties

March 23rd – 27th Music Around the World Week

Summer Camp

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already making preparations for Summer Camp!  We are all SO excited about this summer! Camp information is going out soon! Please spread the word about our exciting program for children 5-12 years of age.  The early registration (you will receive free registration and one free t-shirt with one week paid deposit). 

Fall Registration 2015

Re-registration for the 2015-16 school year will be going out in early May.  We are looking forward to a fun-filled year and the transition or promotion of children to the next classroom.  We offer a fulltime transitional Kindergarten program as an alternative to the public school with low student to teacher ratios.  Please see Lisa if you have any questions about this great program! 

Staff Celebrations

Happy Birthday to:

Miss Heidi (Preschool 3A) – March 5th

Happy Anniversary

Miss Ilana  – 1 Year

 

 

Have a great month and think spring!