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Happy Earth Day!

Today we celebrated Earth day! At 10 AM we shut off all the lights in the school and worked on some Earth day activities!  Each class decorated a letter to spell out “EARTH” with various art materials!  We also worked on Earth friendly projects with pieces of nature, recyclables, blue and green markers, crayons, and paper! We had so much fun doing our Earth friendly centers in the dark using flashlights!  Some of the children’s hard work will be hung in the hallway! Don forget to check it out!

In honor of Earth Day, here are some ways you can help the environment:

1. Turn off the lights when leaving a room.

2. Turn off the TV if you aren’t watching anything.

3. Unplug any appliances that aren’t being used.  They use energy even if they are turned off!

4. Recycle!  Paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminum,  and some metals can all be recycled!

5. Throw trash and recyclables in the respective containers.  No littering!

6. Plant a tree!

7. Wash your clothes in cold or warm water.

8. Use both sides of paper.

9. Fill a reusable bottle for drinking water instead of bottled water.

10. Pay bills online instead of paper bills!

He that plants trees loves others beside himself.

— Thomas Fuller

Written by: Kara Scott

Showers of Fun!

April showers bring May flowers! It may be rainy this month, but at least it isn’t snow! We are all getting back into our routines after our Spring Break! We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays with their families and friends!

 

This month we are Ready for Spring! The children will be learning about Weather, Rainbows, Kites, Gardening, Flowers, Bugs and Earth Day!  Some fun things are coming up this month!

Bring a Joke to School on Tuesday the 14th.  We can’t wait to hear what jokes come in!

On Wednesday the 15th our classrooms will have Mystery Readers! Please let the office know if you would like to come in a read a book!

The Book Fair comes to school on Monday the 20th! We love the Book Fair! So many good books to earn for our school!

We are hosting a Mommy & Me Night on Tuesday the 21st! Come to the school after hours to listen to a story and browse the book fair in your pajamas!

Earth Day is Wednesday the 22nd!  We have some fun recycling activities planned!

Thurday the 23rd is Take Your Child To Work Day!

On Tuesday the 28th we are going to buddy-up the older kids with younger kids to get creative with art!

Wear the colors of the rainbow on the 29th to show your school spirit!

 

April Showers
April showers bring May flowers,
That is what they say.
But if all the showers turned to flowers,
We’d have quite a colourful day! There’d be bluebells and cockleshells,
Tulips red and green,
Daffodils and Chinese squill,
The brightest you’ve ever seen. You’d see tiger lilies and water lilies,
Carnations pink and blue,
Forget-me-not and small sundrop
Glistening with the dew. We’d have fireweed and milkweed
And many more different flowers.
Mexican star and shooting star,
Falling in the showers. And if all the showers turned to flowers
On that rainy April day,
Would all the flowers turn to showers
In the sunny month of May?

by Karen Chappell

 

Written by Kara Scott

Celebrating Earth Day!!

Gardening - Kids & TeacherHappy Earth Day!

Today our school celebrated “Earth Day” by participating in numerous activities:

1. We turned the lights off at 10:00 a.m. for an hour to do our part to conserve energy!

2. The children worked together to decorate an “Earth Day” poster representing their classroom!

3. The children and teacher read “Earth Day” books and sang songs about our beautiful Earth!

4. The children built structures using a variety of recyclables!

5. We will have the children plant flowers outside of the school (when it’s nicer weather)!

Ask your children all the things they learned about our Earth and how we can take care of it!

“The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” —Lady Bird Johnson

written by: Kim Hensinger

‘Root For Earth’

Sensory Table with ToddlersEarth Day is Monday April 22, 2013. In order to help teach our children how important it is to take care of our planet the Goddard School will be participating in fun educational activities on Monday and calling it “Root For Earth”. The children will be reading books about our Earth and learning songs about how we can take care of it. We will also do the following activities together as a school:

1. Plant A Seed – your child will learn about plants and trees and how they are good for our environment while they help plant flowers in their classrooms!

2. Decorate a Banner – each classroom will decorate their own banner for “Root For Earth” by drawing, coloring and stamping with friends!

3. Create a Recyclable Door – the children will work together to glue recyclables that were brought in to their classroom recycle bin on their class door!

Please feel free to stop in and “Root For Earth” with the Goddard School in Chalfont!

“The earth is what we all have in common” – Wendell Berry

Written by: Kim Hensinger