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Garden Preschool: News and Reminders

May 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello Garden Preschool Families!

Here are the reminders for the week of May 11:

  • We are taking our first field trip to the Botanical Gardens on Monday, May 11.  If it is your child’s scheduled day to attend, please drop off no later than 9:15.
  • We will be having a tornado drill on Tuesday, May 12, in the morning.
  • We will take our second field trip to the Botanical Gardens on Thursday, May 14.  If it is your child’s scheduled day to attend, please drop off no later than 9:15.
  • Mac is turning 3 on Thursday, May 14.  Please wish him a very happy birthday.
  • The children who are not attending the field trip will enjoy Tammy Holley gym time on Thursday, May 14, at 10:00

Please let me know if you have any questions.

~Marie

Garden Preschool: News and Reminders

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello Garden Preschool Families!

Here are the reminders for the week of May 4:

  • We will begin using our summer menu on Monday, May 4.
  • Bethany will be out of the center attending the Highscope Conference on Wednesday, May 6.  Our new BRT, Rachel, will be her sub.  Please don’t forget to check in with Sarah at pick up time.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

~Marie

Infant/Toddlers-Art for baby girl Price

April 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The infant and toddlers worked together to make a sign for Donya’s (our cook) baby.  They used ink pads and stamps to create a colorful sign (and themselves).

They had the opportunity to experience these Key Developmental Indicators while stamping:  Exploring objects, Exploring art material, Group participation, Playing with others and Moving parts of the body.

~Sarah, Debbie, Lara, Betsy, Hillary, Megan, Ashley, and Denise

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Little Traverse-Look who’s new too!

April 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

We are having a lot of fun with Beatrice (Bea) in the classroom.  She has given smiles to everyone that walks into the classroom.  Welcome to the Little Traverse room, Bea!

Bea is already learning new things here at Gretchen’s House.  Below are some photographs of her experiencing: Relationships with peers, Exploring objects, and Moving parts of the body.

Hillary, Betsy, and Denise

Garden Preschool: May Calendar

April 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello Garden Preschool Families!

Attached below is the May Calendar.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

~Marie

Garden Preschool May 2015 Calendar

Betsey room-Taking advantage of warm spring weather!

April 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The older toddlers have been taking advantage of these beautiful spring days!  They went for a walk to the park across the street this past week.  They ate snack in the pavilion area, and then ventured to the play area.  There was a lot of climbing  the rock wall and rope climber.  The sand box was a big hit as well.  The children had the opportunity to play with children from our neighboring condominiums.  To finish off the adventure, the children walked around the pond.  The swans and ducks provided entertainment for the group as they swam around and eventually flew off.

While on this outing the children learned all sorts of things!  They experienced: Problem solving, Self help, Relationships with peers and adults, Playing with others, Group participation, Moving whole and parts of the body, Two way communication, Exploring objects, Speed, Seeing from a different viewpoint, and filling/emptying.  Wow!  A trip to the park packs in a lot of learning!

Denise and Sarah

Garden Preschool: News and Reminders

April 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello Garden Preschool Families!

Here are the reminders for the week of April 27:

  • Sarah will be off on Monday, April 27.  Ross will be her sub.
  • We will have Tammy Holley gym time on Monday, April 27.  Please send gym shoes.
  • We will be making our second trip to Domino’s Petting Farm on Tuesday, April 28.  If your child is scheduled to go on the field trip, please plan on arriving by 9:15 so we can get sunscreen and try the potty.
  • We will be having a tornado drill on Wednesday, April 29.  In the event of a tornado warning, our class takes cover in the staff bathroom in the Farm Wing.
  • Rylan will be celebrating his 4th birthday on Thursday, April 30.  Please be sure to wish him a very happy birthday!
  • We will be saying goodbye to Olivia on Thursday, April 30.  She and her family are moving.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

~Marie

Little Traverse-Look who’s new!!!

April 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

There is a new face in the baby room!  Enzo has joined us.  We are so excited to welcome him to Gretchen’s House!

~Hillary, Betsy, and Denise

Garden Preschool: News and Reminders

April 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello Garden Preschool Families!

Here are the reminders for the week of April 20:

  • We will be taking our first field trip to Domino’s Farm on Wednesday, April 22.  If your child is scheduled to go on this day, please be sure to arrive at Gretchen’s House by 9:15. Q will be joining us at the farm and Bethany will be staying behind with the children who are not going this day.
  • We are having a Farm Wing Potluck on Thursday, April 23, at 5:30.  We hope to see you there!
  • Sarah is off on Friday, April 24.  Meghan will be her sub.  Please be sure to check in with me at pick up time.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

~Marie

Lucy Chen visits Garden Preschool

April 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Garden Preschool Families,

Today we had the privilege of having Lucy Chen, Aiden Chen’s mother, in our classroom during morning work time! During this time she read books, that she brought from home, to the children in the book area. The children rather enjoyed a new face reading to them and Aiden enjoyed having his mother interacting with him and his friends in class.

Below are some pictures from the experience that I thought you would enjoy.

Lucy & Aiden Chen

Lucy & Aiden Chen

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Bethany Grates

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