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April 2021

As we transition into Spring, I start thinking about Summer and Fall enrollment.  If your child has a change in schedule for the summer please let me know as soon as possible.  We also have several children that will be leaving us and heading to Kindergarten.  Please let me know what your plan is for their last day.  This helps me to make staffing decisions during the summer/fall.  Thanks so much!

Rhonda

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Bring in Sunscreen.  No Spray sunscreen Please!!!

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Hailey H. is our April Employee of the Month.  Hailey started in February 2021.  She started as a staff sub and has been in several classrooms!

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Lavender Room News:

This month we are welcoming four new friends! Leo, Cham, Hunter, and Charles are all going to join us in the Lavender room! We are very excited to watch them grow alongside everyone else! Throughout this month we are also saying goodbye to Harper, Asher, and Hendrix this month. We will definitely miss each of them, but are so excited to see them continue to grow in their new classroom!

During this month we will be reading books about different types of weather! We will also be painting and creating both spring and Easter inspired crafts to decorate our room so we can spread the happiness of spring throughout the room!

I’m excited to see what this month has to bring us! If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to let us know!

Miss Serena and the Lavender Room!

 

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Purple Room News:

Last month in the Purple Room, we spent time reading stories from Dr. Seuss to celebrate “Dr. Seuss Week”. We also took time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by singing the song “I’m a Little Leprechaun” and working on a craft project. It’s been so nice out, we’ve also been able to take advantage of going outside and using the buggies!

In April, our theme will be animals! We will be focusing on the sounds that animals through the use of songs and flashcards. Throughout the month we will read stories with animal themes and learn songs like “Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree”.

With warm weather approaching, please make sure that your child has sunscreen to keep at daycare so we are able to go outside!

Thank you all for another great month! If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Miss. Sydney and the Purple Room Team

 

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Blue Room News:

Last month in The Blue Room, we celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day and learned more about the color green. We did a lot of art projects, read some stories, looked for things that were green on our walks, and more. I am very impressed with how well the children are doing at learning their colors, so this is something we will continue to work on in the upcoming months! It was overall a very fun and successful month!

This month, we will celebrate Easter and focus on the colors purple, pink, and yellow. We will do art projects, sing songs, and read books related to these things. It looks to be a fun and exciting month!

I have missed the children so much and look forward to being back!

 I will officially be back on April 5th.

As always, if you have any questions, please let us know! Stay safe and healthy!

Mrs. Kita And the Blue Room Team

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Green Room News:

March seemed to fly by as we learned about Spring, our five senses, and nursery rhymes.  The children enjoyed projects such as having a tea party, listening to clarinet music, smelling cinnamon, and splashing in puddles.  Of course, we also had plenty of Easter fun.

During April, we will be focusing on “The Basics”– colors, numbers, and shapes.  This should lead to a variety of fun learning experiences.

It’s puddle time!  Please make sure your child has extra clothes, including socks.  Thank you!

Happy Spring!

~ Ms. Rosemary, Ms. Stephanie, and the Green Room team

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Yellow Room News:

Last month in the Yellow Room, we started our animals unit by doing units on farm animals and water animals. We also celebrated Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Saint Patrick’s Day! Some of our activities included making muddy pigs, reading The Pout, Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen, singing “Happy Birthday” to Dr. Seuss, painting shamrocks, and more. We also welcomed Caleb, Cecilia, and Livia from the Green Room and we said good-bye to Freya, Sam, and Mathias as they transitioned upstairs. It was overall a very fun and successful month!

This month, we will continue our animal unit by doing units on zoo animals, insects, and birds. We will also celebrate both Easter and the official start of Spring! It looks to be a fun and successful month!

As always, if you have any questions, please let us know!

Thanks!

Mrs. Julia and the Yellow Room Team

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Orange Room News:

The month of March was a busy one in the Orange Room! We welcomed 2 friends into the classroom, Kyla and Mathias! In March, we focused on Dr. Suess, Fine Motor Skills, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, and Easter. We did art projects and read books that focused on those themes as well as continued to work on our fine motor skills. In April, we will be learning about Germs, Rainbows, Earth Day, and Rain and Clouds.

Finally, just a reminder that Little Stars will be closed Friday, April 23rd for teacher workshop day.

Reminders:

  • Make sure your child has all the proper gear for outside!
  • Please make sure your child has extra clothes in case of any accidents!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free let me know!

– Ms. Paige and the Orange Room

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Red Room News:

Happy April Red Room! We are so excited for spring to finally give us some warm weather!! In March we talked about zoo animals, Saint Patrick’s Day, Spring and Easter.

This month we will be focusing on thunderstorms, butterflies, life cycles and gardening! We have been working on our glue and scissors practice a bunch! And using our words to express how we feel!

REMINDERS:

You can finally start bringing your child’s

winter stuff home! Be ready to bring it back if Minnesota weather decides to throw another curve ball at us! A great thing to bring in would be rain boots and a rain jacket if your child has one! When we go outside your child’s clothes may become wet, make sure they have an

extra weather appropriate outfit for any accidents that may occur! Thank you!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!

Miss Lexe and the Red Room Team

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Rainbow Room News:

Our schedule has changed! You will find an updated version on our parent bulletin board. Notice that we will be spending considerably more time outside. Keep this in mind when dressing for the day (sweatshirts and pants for the morning) and begin thinking about bringing in sunscreen. Please no spray on sunscreen, as it ruins the flooring. Please

also remember, as the weather gets warmer, that tennis shoes are required for the playground. If your child wants to wear sandals or flip flops, please have a pair of tennis shoes at school.

Our theme for April is weather. We will look at

different types of weather found in MN plus explore how rain, clouds and wind effect our weather. Of course, we will talk about tornadoes also, along with fun science to make our own. We are super excited to be back together with our friends that went to

Starlight and look forward to lots of fun activities this month.

Little Stars is closed April 23!

Ms. Lorena and the Rainbow Room

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Starlight Preschool Room News

Happy Spring! I am so happy we finally got some warmer weather and hopefully no more snow. Fingers crossed!  In the month of March we were able to welcome a couple new friends to the starlight room. It has been a wonderful time welcoming them to our room and making new friends. We are so happy to have them with us and to get to know them more. The starlight room has recently gained another staff member. Her name is Rachel and she will be our other assistant teacher along with Miss Nicole.

In the month of April we will hopefully get to be outside more with the warmer weather. We are planning to do some fun art and STEM activities this month to welcome spring.

We will be doing a lot of fun activities during our time in the classroom as well as developmentally appropriate learning. Here at Little Stars Early Learning Center, we follow the Creative Curriculum to help your child work on many different areas of development. By following this curriculum, we can work with your child by providing learning activities that cover a variety of developmental areas such as social and emotional, cognitive development, physical and large motor development, creativity and the arts, language, and literature and approaches to learning.

 

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2021 Closing Dates

 April 23rd – Teacher Workshop Day

May 31st – Memorial Day

July 5th – Independence Day

August 5th & August 6th – Teacher Workshop/Maintenance

September 6th – Labor Day

November 25th & November 26th – Thanksgiving

December 24th & December 27th – Christmas

December 31st – New Year’s Eve