News from Administration
March was a very busy month. We started off the month by celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. The children read many of his stories, made fun art projects and some even ate green eggs and ham! We explored the colors of the rainbow and looked for pots of gold and made shamrocks. We rang in Spring with a Spring Fling Luncheon and by planting seeds. We finished up the month with a study of Farm Animals. On March 11th we celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day with special apple projects and apples for snack. April is looking to be full of fun and learning as well. We will be learning all about the world around us as we explore transportation, construction, helpers in our community, protecting the earth and plants. We will also be celebrating the Week of the Young child from April 13th – 17th.
Family of the Month – The Haze Family
We’d like to introduce the Haze Family as our Family of the Month for April. Paul, Kathy, Jane and Matthew have been with the CWA family for almost four years. Jane is currently in our Preschool 3A class and Matthew is in our Twaddler A classroom. Jane says that her favorite thing to do in the whole wide world is, “play with her little brother and read him a story”. At Child’s World Academy Jane enjoys playing in the kitchen and Matthew’s favorite thing is the cars. Jane says that Matthew is learning how to eat apples in his class and that she enjoys learning how to color. Both children have smiles that will light up whatever room they are in! We love these two silly, smart and beautiful kids! Thank you Kathy and Paul for being a special part of our family here at CWA!
Featured Employee – Miss Krysten
We’d like to thank Miss Krysten this month for four years of dedication to CWA. Miss Krysten is our Twaddler C teacher. Krysten lives in Newtown and is the youngest of ten children. She is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Housatonic. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, swimming and dancing. Krysten states that her love of children is the reason why she enjoys working at Child’s World Academy. We are very lucky to have Krysten as a member of our staff!
Kids Say the Cutest Things
Miss Kristine: What do sheep grow on their body?
Ryan (Age 4): Stuffing.
Ella (Age 4, while playing in the book center): The tooth fairy is watching on that camera. She sees everything.
Kaelyn (Age 5, while playing on the high steppers): Pretend I’m at practicing lessons.
Norah (Age 2 to Miss Lisa at pick up time): Hey you’re not my Mommy!
We’re geared up to have a fun month of April. Our theme for the month is, “Our Environment”. Our weekly themes are, “Construction,” “Transportation,” “Community Helpers,” “Earth Day, Recycling,” and “Plants.” For Fun With Fitness we will be having obstacle courses with construction materials, practice different ways to get from here to there, act out the movements of different community helpers, go on a nature hike and work on our shoveling skills. Our Poems of the Week are, “I Want to Be a Carpenter,” “Giant Jumbo Jet,” “Our Community Helpers,” “Our Earth,” and “My Garden.” For Spanish we will be learning many word that go along with our themes including; hammer (martillo), saw (sierra), train (tren) truck (camion), nurse (enferma), doctor (medico), tree (arbol), flower (flor) and water (agua). We will learn the same words in Sign Language. For Art and Sensory this month we will explore sand paper, make structures out of recyclable materials, make airplanes out of craft sticks, explore our fingerprints as we pretend to be police officers and paint with flowers. In Circle Time, along with many songs and finger plays, Yoga, Spanish and Sign Language we will also tell the story of the Three Little Pigs to go along with our construction theme, have a getting from here to there puppet show, make lists of different ways to travel, discuss ways we can be less wasteful and much more.
Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten
We are excited for the theme, “Our Environment” this month. We will be exploring the weekly themes of, “Construction,” “Transportation,” “Community Helpers,” “Earth Day, Recycling,” and “Plants.” We’re looking forward to our Eric Carle Author Study. We will read some great books including; The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, Little Cloud, Do You Want to Be My Friend?, and The Mixed-Up Chameleon. We will be using, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? to help with beginning reading skills by recognizing repetitive text and rhythm. We will also make necklaces with all of the animals in the story to help the children retell the story with visual aids. We will use The Very Grouchy Ladybug to enhance our math skills as we explore the concepts of size and patterns within the book. After reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar we will have the opportunity to observe the lifecycle of a caterpillar as we watch it go from an egg all the way to a butterfly. We will then release our butterflies on the playground as a tie in with our Earth Day theme. For Fun With Fitness we will be creating challenging obstacle courses using items from our construction center, we will play games where we make up different ways to get from here to there, we will explore nature on the playground as well as go on a nature hike and finally we will act out doing yard work. For Character Development we will be focusing on the “The Power to Choose.” We will learn how to make good choices, learn what it means to be responsible for our own actions and practice treating people with fairness and respect. We love learning a new poem each week and for April the Poems of the Week are, “I Want to be a Carpenter,” “Giant Jumbo Jet,” “Our Community Helpers,” “Our Earth” and “My Garden.” We will be learning many words in Spanish and Sign Language this month. Some of the words we will learn are house (casa), building (edificio), airplane (avion), boat (barco), firefighter (bomber), recycle (reciclar), ocean (oceano), plant (planta) and leaf (hoja). For our Cooking Creations this month we will making some of the following; Geometric Snacks to go along with our construction theme using marshmallows and pretzel sticks, traffic lights using crackers, cream cheese and red, yellow and green apples, lemon pie as we pretend to be chefs for our community helper theme and much more. Cooking with children helps develop math skills and following directions. We love Science and we will be putting our reasoning skills to the test as we, use a balance scale to measure nuts and bolts, do a sink vs. float experiment, use magnets to make cars move along a paper road, make our own stethoscopes out of paper cups, and sort seeds based on type.
Extra Curricular Fun
Tumbletrain brings gymnastic lessons to your child right here at Child’s World Academy on Fridays. Gymnastics teaches so much more than rolling and cartwheels. It is a great foundation for a variety of sports. It is essential to teach children at a young age that fitness and movement can be fun! Fran DelVeccio, who teaches the course, is a certified, professional instructor with more than fifteen years of teaching experience. Be on the look-out for registration for the Spring Session which begins on April 1st. At the end of this session, we will have a demonstration for parents. More details to follow as it approaches!
Tiny Feet Soccer
The current Tiny Feet Soccer Program will be ending at the end of this month. We are looking forward to starting a new session towards on April 7th. Tiny Feet is an innovative sports and exercise program for children 3 – 6 years of age. The class uses shapes, colors and sound to visually stimulate children as they explore various movements, thus enhancing their motor development while introducing the basics of soccer.
Summer Camp – A Voyage Through Time With CWA
It’s hard to believe, but we’re already making preparations for Summer Camp! This summer our theme will be, “A Voyage Through Time With CWA”! 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. With early registration (by April 24th) you will receive free registration and one free t-shirt with one week paid deposit. You will also be entered into a raffle to win a 32” LED Flat Screen Television.
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 also 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!
Happy Birthday to:
Miss Pat (Owner ) – April 5th
Miss Carol (Preschool 3A) – April 6th
Miss Lisa (Director) – April 27th
Miss Krysten – 4 Years
Miss Daniella – 2 Years
Have a great month and think spring!