Ms. Coolidge Newsletter
May 7 - 11, 2018
Along with the weather, our days in PreK/K have had their highs and lows. Grumpy moods/low, hovering, grey clouds have been interspersed with cheerfully high spirits/sunny blue skies. I imagine you’re finding much of the same at home. Developmentally 5 ½ - 6 year olds tend to experience a time of disequilibrium and can be quite demanding and stubborn, yet vulnerably sensitive as well. These difficult behaviors can be quite challenging and require endless patience!? I find getting lots of fresh air/exercise and sleep helps all involved - thank goodness for Spring!
Meanwhile, I want to thank you all for the lovely flowers and fresh fruits, kind notes and gifts. I feel truly appreciated! :)
The Kindergartners are working on long “o” as in “hope” this week, along with the high frequency words “where” and “look”. Pam Gendron, Hagean and Nora’s grandmother and former librarian, has been coming in on Fridays to play a variety of fun games to help the K’s practice the long list of words introduced so far.
We continue to spend some special time in our Secret Garden whenever the weather allows. The children have been busy creating fairy/elf houses, raking, and digging in the sandbox. The Daffodils we planted last fall are in full bloom and lovely as can be. A hummingbird just came by, as I was at my desk writing this letter to you, so I will be sure to fill the feeder tonight!
Our chicks are due to hatch next Tuesday May 15 and we are keeping our fingers crossed! It should be an exciting week :)
Happy Mothers’ Day to all you wonderful, hard working, devoted mothers! I trust you will enjoy a much deserved, restful, fun day of appreciation. Soak it up and treasure these times with your children; they will grow up and leave the nest before you know it.
Linda B. Coolidge