Dulaney Day Preschool
What’s Happening This Month
Mrs. Howe and I can not believe our year is coming to an end. It seems like yesterday your little ones entered our classroom shy, hesitant and sometimes teary. It has been a joy watching them blossom throughout the year. It has been exciting to watch friendships form and skills develop. Your children are sweet, funny and talented. It has been a pleasure working with them. The fun is not quite over though! We will wrap up the year by making Mother’s Day gifts and beginning our ocean unit. This is always a class favorite. They love to learn about the different sea creatures! Mark your calendars for our last day of school trip to Uncle Wiggly’s. It is on Thursday, May 24th at 11:00 a.m. We will be making and sending home an invitation for this. As always, thank you for sharing your children with us!
In the beginning of the month of May, Mrs. Klein’s class will talk about our moms and what they do for us every single day. We will make our Mother’s Day gift which will take a few days to complete. Don’t ask what it is though! We will move on to Eric Carle and our unit on insects in preparation for our field trip to Cromwell Park. We will discuss the attributes of insects and what they look like. We will also be doing a unit on literature where we will read a story and then act it out. This is such fun for the children. It absolutely brings out their best! We will start with The Three Billy Goats Gruff and then The Three Bears. Who knows where this unit will take us! This has been such a wonderful year!
It’s hard to believe our year is winding down but we still have a month filled with many fun and exciting activities. Our spring unit will continue with learning about butterflies, frogs and insects. We will also learn about summer and the animals that live in the ocean. Our Amazing Alphabet Adventure will end with the letter Z and we will have a special Mystery Alphabet show and tell. We will also take time to discuss what we are looking forward to about kindergarten next year. Some important dates to remember are the Mother’s Day Tea on Thursday, May 10th and the Dessert picnic on May 24th . More information about the events will be sent home shortly. We have a lot of fun end of the year crafts and special projects. Its sure to be a busy month but we’ve had a great year and intend to enjoy every minute of our remaining time together.
It may be the last month of school, but Extended Day will still be a busy place! The seeds we planted are already sprouting. We will continue to watch them grow before sending them home or to the playground for planting. Summertime activities will be a “hot” topic as we talk about the fun and lazy days ahead. The 4s are doing a great job with keeping track of their time for eating lunch. I think they are ready for lunch in kindergarten! Have a wonderful summer! I look forward to seeing both new and old lunchtime friends in September!
I have never been good at good-byes, but the end of the school year forces us to do just that. While looking forward to the calmer days of summer, this time of year is always a little bittersweet for me. Storing supplies, taking down bulletin boards and saying good-bye to our classes; sending home the last of the artwork, school projects and imagining hallways without the squeals and laughter of our students, all mark the end of another year.
This is also the time of year when we say good-bye to a beloved faculty member whom without, Dulaney Day school would not exist. Carol Klein founded and operated Dulaney Day School for almost 40 years. We are grateful for her service and dedication to Dulaney Day School and its students. She will truly be missed. She can not retire from being great!
Every member of our community is a gift. Whether our students, faculty members or families have been here for one year or ten, it is never easy for us to say good-bye. We always wish we had just one more year together. So, for now, let’s leave it at, “See you soon!”
Happy summer from all of us at Dulaney Day Preschool!