Sunday, February 20, 2011

So what is coming up over the next few weeks?

    When we return to playschool next week, we are starting a new theme: “Spring time”. This theme is quite large and will be divided into sub-themes over the last few weeks: introduction to Spring, animals and their babies, flowers and plants, etc…. We are lucky to have 4 distinct seasons here in Ireland (though some of you may argue that summer is just an extension of our rainy spring!!!). Yet, our children are very fortunate to be able to witness the uniques changes to each season. Ad we certainly will celebrate the arrival of Spring at playschool. I have planned to go outside (when the weather permits) to observe the buds on the trees and the bulbs sprouting up from the ground (as you can see from the photos below) .

Our snow drops in front of the playschool

Tulips shooting up at our door

    We will also do planting activities in the Montessori preschool classroom at a later date. Our Nature Table will also display a variety of items to reinforce the current theme. I will, of course, keep you posted on all our new activities.

     St Patrick’s Day
I have decided to use St Patrick’s Day as a way to incorporate our other themes. St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland. We will incorporate “green” as a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as well as a contemporary term for being environmentally conscious. Over the next few weeks, we will look at recycling, how to save natural resources. Themes will overlap too as we will begin to plant in our school garden, an extension of our Spring theme.

Of course, we will celebrate Easter … but that is a bit too far away yet to elaborate


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