Happy End of Vacation!
Hopefully you got in some family fun time during our week away from school. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and working over vacation, and woke up this morning with excitement about starting back with our class tomorrow. I want our end of the year to be memorable, for both personal reasons and to bring our class closer together. I’m going to do it with fun, enthusiasm and laughter – the way Kindergarten is meant to be. I hope you will join with me during this special time. I am looking forward to a wonderful end of our learning year. Stay tuned for information about special events!
To begin, I’m starting with doing something I have always wanted to do, but because of its timing, I always miss it. It is the NAEYC’s (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Week of the Young Child – A celebration of our youngest learners. It was supposed to be the week before April vacation, but our class is going to celebrate this coming week.
Monday is Music Monday – we’ll sing songs and enjoy old favorites from the year… silly songs a must!
Tuesday is Try It Tuesday – we’ll play some new team building games outside (or inside – weather looks iffy)
Wednesday is Work Together Wednesday – we’ll build with blocks, create things and use our STEM knowledge
Thursday is Artsy Thursday – We love a good crafter-noon! I know Mrs. Detrich will help us think of something awesome to make!
Friday is Family Friday – We will share stories and pictures of our families.
For more about The Week of the Young Child click the link to the NAEYC’s website. There’s a also a great parenting blog with lots of information. Here’s a link to an article about the importance of play. This should be a fun theme to get us back into the groove after vacation and transition us into the end of our year. I am looking forward to a great rest of our year together.
Be well. Enjoy them – they are only little for so long!
Ms. Purdin 🙂