Happy Summer! We will miss our Kinderbound students and those not returning to the ELC in the fall but know they will be successful as they move on. For those of you returning to the ELC we look forward to seeing you in August! Each of our students have made great gains and that is a result of our family/ELC staff partnerships! We so appreciate your support.
Water day has been cancelled due to the muddy conditions in our sensory garden. Instead, we will be dressing up in Wacky Wardrobes. We look forward to seeing the kids in their silliest clothes!
Room 101 learned about butterflies during the month of May. Caterpillars arrived and we observed them grow into fat caterpillars as they ate the leaf mulch at the bottom of the container. Children used magnifying glasses to observe the changes and were so excited to see them change into chrysalis’. As they started to emerge from their chrysalis’ and become butterflies, student compared the real butterflies to the plastic one. They spent a day drawing the parts of the butterfly including the wings, legs and proboscis (straw like tongue) until finally we had to release them 20 days after their arrival.
Our Young Athletes Culminating Event and Unified Sports Day scheduled for Friday, May 11, at Eisenhower has been cancelled due to the weather.
Check out the face paintings that sprouts got at the Fun Fair on Friday. So many smiling faces!
Check out the super sprouts in Ms. Ania’s room exploring jungle animals. Sprouts enjoy wearing the animal masks, reading jungle books, and playing with jungle puppets.
Our classroom is counting down to the end of the year using the ABC’s. We will be starting on Monday, April 23 with the letter A and move on from there. Below you will find our countdown and the focus for the day. Please check each day to see what your child may need. Can you believe there are only just over 26 school days left until the end of the year??? We can’t wait for the countdown to begin!
–Animal Day Monday, April 23rd
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to school
–Beach Day Tuesday, April 24th
Wear your beach clothes and sunglasses and bring a towel to go outside for story time.
–Cookie Cutter Day Wednesday, April 25th
We will be using all types of cookie cutters and playing with play dough.
–Donation Day Thursday, April 26th
Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry.
–Exercise Day Friday, April 27th
Wear comfortable clothes (i.e. sweatpants, leggings, sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc.) because we will be exercising!
–Fingerpaint Day Monday, April 30th
We will be fingerpainting!
–Green Day Tuesday, May 1st
Wear green today!
–Hat Day Thursday, May 3rd
Wear a hat to school today.
–Inside Out Day Friday, May 4th
Wear your clothes inside out today. Please keep the underwear on the inside J!
–Jersey/Jeans Day Monday, May 7th
Wear a sport jersey and/or jeans
–King Day Tuesday, May 8th
Wear royal blue today for King Day. The boys will also be making crowns at school to wear today.
–Limbo Day Wednesday, May 9th
We will be learning how to limbo today.
–Mismatch Day Thursday, May 10th
Wear mismatched clothing to school today!
–Necklace or Necktie/ Nice and Clean Day Monday, May 14th
Wear a necklace or necktie to school today.
We will fill sensory bins with soap and water to clean our toys.
–Obstacle Course Day Tuesday, May 15th
We will have obstacle courses set up today.
–Pete the Cat Day Wednesday, May 16th
We will be reading our favorite Pete the Cat book and doing a fun Pete activity.
–Queen Day Thursday, May 17th
Wear royal purple today. The girls will also be making crowns at school to wear today.
–Red Day Friday, May 18th
Wear red today!
–Superhero Day Monday, May 21st
Wear your superhero gear!
–Ten (10) Day Tuesday, May 22nd
Have your child bring ten small non-food items in a plastic bag with their name on it to show their friends!
–Upside Down/Backwards Day Wednesday, May 23rd
Wear your clothes backwards for the day our classroom gets turned upside down!
–Video Dance Party Thursday, May 24th
We will be dancing and watching dance videos!
–Water Day Friday, May 25th
We will be bringing water tables and other water toys and games outside today. Please bring your bathing suit and towel (be sure names are on both items). We will be outside for a large portion of the day, so apply sunscreen before you come to school.
–X Marks the Spot Day Tuesday, May 29th
We are going on a treasure hunt today!
–Yellow Day Wednesday, May 30th
Wear yellow today!
–Zip Up Your Backpack and Zoom Home Day Thursday, May 31st
Today is the last day of school! Have a great summer! J