Spring Quarter - April 2019
Week 4: BUGS, WORMS, AND NATURE April 1-4
1s, 2s, Multi-age, and LLs: Get ready for a bug hunt!
Art: Paint with fly swatters at the art table and ladybug scrubbers at the easel! 2s, Multi-age, and LLs, please bring two empty toilet paper tube to class. Extras are always welcome! You will be crafting binoculars for our bug hunt.
Sensory: Explore worms in soil.
Imaginative Play: Swat “flies” with fun fly swatters. How many can you catch?
Large Motor: Flutter like a butterfly with scarves in our soft pool. Crawl like a worm through our pop up tunnels.
THIS WEEK – Be sure to sign up for our Dad’s Roundtable parent ed event. This is a great opportunity for the male caregivers in our program to get together for discussion.
In-Class Parenting Education: Our Yellow groups will be meeting this week. Wobblers, 1s, and Multi-age classes will be discussing Sleep. 2s will be discussing chores and responsibilities, and LLs will discuss money and allowance.
Evening Parenting Education: Parent Book Club with Teacher Amy—“It’s OK Not to Share” by Heather Shumaker. April 4, 6:30-8:30 at Woodinville Barnes & Noble.
Week 5: SPRING BREAK! April 8-11
Week 6: HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? April 15-18
Art: Wobblers & 1s will stamp “flowers” with fun noodles. 2s, Multi-age, and LLs will create “stained glass” flowers. Paint on flower shaped paper at the easel.
Sensory: Garden in the soil with rakes, watering cans, and real vegetables.
Imaginative Play: Time to play flower shop!
Large Motor: Can you toss the flower beanbags in the basket? Act out the Jack and Jill rhyme, and play with our flower shop play set.
Science: Multi-age, 2s, and LLs classes will be planting bean seeds in plastic bags. Take them home, tape them to a window, and watch them grow!
In-Class Parenting Education: Our Red groups will meet this week. Wobblers, 1s, and Multi-age classes will be discussing Sleep. 2s will be discussing chores and responsibilities, and LLs will discuss money and allowance.
Board Meeting: Monthly board meeting will be held on April 16, from 7-9pm at WTG. All are welcome to attend!
Week 7: FARMS, BARNS, AND TRACTORS April 22-25
We will have water out this week! Consider bringing a set of dry clothes.
Spirit Week! Wear your WTG tshirts!
Large Motor: Drive tractors and farm with the wheelbarrow. Rock on our red rocker and explore straw.
Art: Old MacDonald art! Paint with tractors at the easel. Wobblers will make farm animal sticker cards. All other classes will decorate sheep and ducks and make puppets!
Sensory: Oink, oink! We’ll have pigs and a barn to explore in our sensory table. In the hall, you can catch ducks with nets in a water table.
Imaginative Play: Farm animal puppets, play barns and animals.
In-Class Parenting Education: This week, YELLOW groups in all classes will discuss family preparation and safety.
Evening/Weekend Parent Education: Two events this week! Dad’s Round Table event on April 22, 7-8:30 pm at WTG. Dad’s Round Table is only for families who have previously signed up. Our Mother’s Day Gift Making event will be on Saturday, April 27 at either 9:30 or 11:00 am (please choose one time). Leave Mom at home and have another caregiver bring your child for an hour of fun playtime. You’ll even go home with a gift for Mom! All are welcome, no sign up required!
Week 8: FARM ANIMALS April 29-May 2
Family Event Week! May 3, 10-11:30am at Farrel McWhirter Farm!
Art: Wobblers & 1s will make a Peek-a-Boo Barn. Who’s hiding inside? Multi-age, 2s, and LLs will create farm animal sound book.
Sensory: Play with farm animals and barns in dried corn
Imaginative Play: Time to cook some eggs! What happens when you open our confetti eggs?
Large Motor: Here come the tractors! Can you fill up the trailer? Play with our large farm set, and use the wheelbarrow. What color balls are in the pool?
In-Class Parenting Education: This week, RED groups in all classes will discuss family preparation and safety.
Evening/Weekend Parenting Education: Spring Family Event to Farrel McWhirter farm on May 3, from 10-11:30.
WTG Open House – May 4th at 10:30am. Please help spread the word!
Dates to Remember
Thursday, April 4th, 6:30-8:30pm
Parent Book Club with Teacher Amy “It’s Ok Not to Share” at Woodinville Barnes & Noble
Tuesday, April 16th, 7-9pm
Board Meeting at WTG
Monday, April 22nd, 7-8:30pm
Dad’s Round Table at WTG
Spirit Week - Wear WTG tshirts and opportunity to buy
Saturday, April 27th, 9:30am or 11am (please choose one time)
Mother’s Day Gift Making at WTG
Friday, May 3rd, 10-11:30am
Spring Family Event to Farrel McWhirter Farm
Saturday, May 4th, 10:30-11:30am
WTG Open House at WTG