Toucan News Update May 11

Upcoming Events

Wednesday May 23rd: Wacky Day

  • Wacky Day is a fun day to be silly.  Dress in mixed up clothing and put fun things in your hair, just to name a few.  The teachers and staff will be the example of how to be wacky.  The children will have the opportunity to make themselves wacky throughout the day.  Please see your classroom sign up genius for supplies needed.

Thursday May 24th: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast/Make a Tile *More details coming soon.

Friday May 25th: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast/Make a Tile *More details coming soon.

Monday May 28th: No School – Memorial Day

Tuesday June 5th: Last Chapel 10:30am

Wednesday June 6th: Last Chapel 10:30am

Thursday June 7th: Last Day of DKZ

Friday June 8th: Daddy Day 8:30am

Monday June 11th: Beach Day

Tuesday June 12th: Beach Day/Last Day of School

This Week in the Toucan Class

We learned all about seeds and flowers this week! The children loved exploring different science experiments waiting to see if flowers would change colors in different water colors or if we could grow basil in water. We loved seeing all the Mommies come out on our Muffins with Mommy day! We hope you enjoyed spending time with your kiddos at school.

Here are some pictures from the week. The children painting with the rotating circles, working together to draw circles. Next, is a picture of the Mommies receiving their gifts from their children. Next, is the children working on gluing flowers onto plates. The next picture is the children playing with the flower shop. And finally, the art of painting with leaves.


Coming up Next Week

Next week we will discover the Noah’s Arc and rainbows!

Thank you

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!  Thank you for all the wonderful activities and gifts this week for Teacher Appreciation Week.  It was so special to read all the notes from the children as well as receiving flowers.


The Big God Story

Jesus Sees Faith

Remember Verse: For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. Ephesians 1:4

Specialty Enrichment Classes

What another fun week in Specialty Enrichment Classes! On Tuesday, we learned about our muscles and bones under our skin. We helped many “patients” to feel better by wrapping up their legs, taking their temperatures, and listening to their hearts. On Wednesday, we again explored Narnia. We then worked with felt and cardboard to make lions. On Thursday, we explored how to paint with ramps and pendulums. I wonder what we’ll explore next week!


Spanish News

¡Hola! This week we learned even more names for animals and reviewed some animals name too. We read Mamá te Quiere which goes through the how all mommy animals love their babies. A perfect book to learn how to tell our mommies we love them for Mother’s Day! We also played an animal matching memory game, to solidify all of the new words we have been learning. Next week we will begin to learn clothing words so we can describe the different types of clothes we wear everyday!


This week in DKZ our adventures took us into the world of spiders.  It was interesting to learn how spiders are helpful even if some of us are a little afraid of them.  Some fun facts we discovered were:  They were given an important job and that is to eat insects.  Spiders have 2 body parts, cephalothorax and abdomen, and of course those 8 legs, unlike an insect that has 3 body parts and 6 legs.  Spiders can have many eyes, but they only have 1 lens on them like we do.  When a spider is done making their web, they eat the center spot (messy spot, where they started), then remake that part.  The children enjoyed painting spider webs, making pom pom spiders, web rubbing and crayon resist web painting. Next week we are going to explore Frogs.


Nature Hut Adventures

Safari on the Savannah

There’s so much to see and do, the students put on their safari hats and had their binoculars and cameras for a safari on the savanna! Savannas are mostly located near the equator. The largest savanna is located in Africa. Because the savanna is so rich in grasses and tree life, many large herbivores live there and congregate in large herds including elephants, zebras, giraffes and gazelles. Of course, there are large predators stalking these herds including lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas. All the safari gear was out for the kids in the Nature Hut to put on and explore the African savanna. Elephants, lions and cheetahs were stalking the hut as the kids donned the animal masks and there were pelts of other animals for the children to touch and explore. The kids had fun making lion head paper plates with manes made of tissue paper. This week we opened the backside of the Nature Hut for the students to enjoy the experience of a large group project, painting the back fence. It will be an ongoing work of art, so keep an eye on how it evolves!

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