Kettle Cove , Bye to Buddies, and the Life Cycle

Dear Preschool Families,

What an exceptional week we’ve had. After the long weekend with some extra family time, we all met up at Kettle Cove. Despite some clouds it was quiet the day of exploration! Children loved balancing while walking along the seaweed covered rocks to look in tide pools. They were all hoping to find a live crab, which we did! Others enjoyed sending boats and other things that float down the stream, chasing them as they headed for the ocean. The day ended with some wild and silly running games up on the grass and some tasty lunch. We want to thank all of you, our wonderful community, for coming together to celebrate our year with a day of true adventure.

Back at school the children continued to observe the tadpoles and chickens grow, getting to witness the early stages of a life cycle.

It was our last chance to check out books from the book mobile until next year, although Silly Steve will be back to read one more story. The preschoolers love the chance to peruse the shelves and find something that sparks their interest. We encourage everyone to get their own library card this summer and take a few trips to the children’s section, and check out other great programs they offer. We love libraries!

This week we had rhubarb tasting! Children had a chance to taste rhubarb jam. Many of the children enjoyed it a lot, some a little, and a few said they did not like it at all.

We ended the week with a woods walk with our buddies. We sat by the water sang a song and gave each other appreciations. It was a beautiful sunny and green day. Perfect for saying farewell to our buddies.

Weekly Questions for Your Child

  • How did it feel when you held the baby chickens?

  • What did the rhubarb taste like?

  • What song did you sing in the woods walk? (Follow this link to sing it with your preschooler:

  • What do you appreciate?

  • What happens in the story of Abiyoyo?


Coming Up This Week and Reminders

  • The last day of school is June 14th. It is a half-day with a 12:00pm dismissal. We are inviting all preschool parents to a celebratory party in our preschool garden beginning at 11:30am. We will hold a short circle to acknowledge all the work the preschoolers have done this year as well as wish our future Kindergartens well! We will then join the whole school for a catered picnic. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or order sandwiches. Please see Yazi or Molly for an order form.

  • If weather allows we will have a special water play day on Friday. Please send your child to school in their bathing suit!

Our Weekly Schedule (The last full one!)
Last Day of School is Wednesday, June 14 with Noon dismissal

Monday- Art Studio
Tuesday- Music with Danielle
Wednesday- Bookmobile
Thursday- Making and Baking day- Pizza Party for Summer Birthdays
Friday- Special Water Play Day


This Weeks Line Leaders for the Forest and Castle Room
Monday- Gus and William Carriere
Tuesday- Izzy and Rowan Van Donselaar
Wednesday- Maddie and William Ginn
Thursday- Neil and Zion
Friday- Rowan and Ana

With joy,
The Preschool Team