May is blooming at Little Starfish. Our gardens are weeded and the new little pea plants are sprouting along with the potatoes, herbs and flowers. The children are enjoying the extra outside time, running, climbing the climbing tree, finding insects and flowers and making sand pies and grass soup. What fun activities!
Being a kid at Little Starfish is fun and you learn a lot in the process. Miss Melissa's preschool program covers academic, social-emotional, cognitive and physical elements each day. The children also make art projects reinforcing learning the weekly letter, shape and numeral. Last week the children made Mother's Day's gifts (cute kid portraits made into bookmarks) and cards to give their mothers.
Friday, Fun Day, is one of the children's favorites as they bring something special from home to show and tell. This is a effective way to learn the basics of public speaking, interacting with politeness and practicing communication skills.
One of the children brought his favorite "Superman" song on cd and danced to the music. This was his way of sharing one of his special interests! The kids loved it.
We still have much to do. This week we are finishing our planting of the garden. Pumpkins are the final project! Last year's crop was very abundant...We're shooting for a bumper crop this year.
Happy planting to you all!