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May Days!

Can you believe it’s already May? Everything is starting to turn green and flowers are blooming! Spring is officially here!


We have a busy month ahead of us! This month our theme is “Shops All Around” and we are learning all about the different shops around our towns!  We will also be talking about money and other places where we can spend it!

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo at the school on Tuesday! The children enjoyed some festive treats and had a blast doing festive activities like hitting a pinata and dancing to “The Mexican Hat Dance!”

Yesterday was Pajama Day at our school!  We came to school in our favorite PJ’s to show our school spirit!

This Sunday the 10th is Mother’s Day! Don’t forget!  On Monday all the Moms are invited to enjoy a muffin at drop-off!

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! We have some fun things planned to show our teachers how much they are appreciated!

On Tuesday the 19th, wear purple to show your school spirit!

We are going to enjoy some yummy ice cream sundaes with the children on Wednesday the 20th!

Our school is closed on Monday the 25th to celebrate Memorial Day! Enjoy the time with your family and friends!

Friday the 29th we are going to have a Goddard School Picnic!  Pack a lunch for your child to enjoy on a blanket outside with their friends! Rainy weather won’t stop us! We can lay out our blankets in the hallway!




by Kaitlyn Guenther

So many flowers are blooming.

Petite little squirrels come out to play.

Really big bears awake from their slumbers.

Imaginative children enjoy a walk with their friends.

No tree is left standing without any leaves.  So

Go ahead, jump for joy because spring is here.


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

Spring Has Sprung!

Along with chirping birds, fresh air and muddy footprints, comes excited and energetic kids who have to burn off some well stored up energy left over from Winter. Here are some old good games and some new fun games to play outside:

1. Bouncing Messages: Make one big square that is split up into 9 small squares with letters in each. Each player takes a turn bouncing a ball into a square. Create messages together by adding each letter to the previous one or create a message for your challenger to decode before you finish.

2. Hop-Scotch: Make a board with squares and numbers. When you toss a beanbag on the board, whatever number it lands on is the one you can’t land on.

3.Bossy Ball: Put 6 to 10 strips of masking tape on ball with fun sayings like: “Overhead and Backward”, “Underhand Between Legs”, “Sitting-Down”, “Stand On One Leg” etc. Player must toss ball back based on the demand their hand landed on.

4. Coin-Drop Relay: Place cut open egg cartons on line across the yard. Have teams on other side of yard with pennies (or any other coins). Object is to run to egg carton and around it and drop coin in cup of egg carton without stopping. First team to fill a coin in each cup in egg carton wins!

5. Kick The Can: Place a can in the middle of the yard. One person is it and counts to 30 while others run and hide. Person who is it has to find and tag friends before someone kicks the can!

6. Sardines: Reverse Hide-and-Seek. One person hides. Others search and when each one finds the hidden person they join them. They all squeeze in same space until the last person finds all of them. Then that person starts the next game by hiding!

7. Red Rover Red Rover: Split friends into teams. They hold hands and take turns calling someone over from the other team to try to break through their chain of hands. If person from other team succeeds at breaking through two holding hands, then they take a friend back to their team. If chosen person does not break through, they stay on that team.

8. SPUD: One person stands in middle of circled friends with a bouncy ball. When middle friend says go; they throw up ball as high as can be and other friends scurry away as quick as possible. When friend in middle catches ball the others have to freeze. Now middle person has to throw and try to hit friends with ball. If they are hit they are OUT! Middle person can also take 4 large steps while spelling out S-P-U-D to get as close to friends as possible.

Enjoy the sun, air and laughter that the season brings!

“The earth laughs in flowers”- E.E. Cummings

Written by: Kim Hensinger

March News

Music - Teacher & Infant BSpring is around the corner!!

We will be closed for our Spring Break on Friday, March 29th and Monday, April 1st.

We have also completed our Summer Camp Registration and are working on the 2013- 2014 school year. You will be seeing the registration fee of $125 added to your April statement. Please let us know any changes for the Fall that we should be aware of.

We are all enjoying our new iPad system for checking your child in and out! If you still need to set up your password or need to be reminded of your password, please stop by the office.

With the change of seasons comes paper updating! It’s the time of year to update your contact information. Please stop by the table set up in the hallway to initial and/or correct the required documents as well as the binders in your child’s (ren) classroom.

We are looking forward to the fun holiday celebrations to do with your children that come with the month of March!!

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ” Let’s party!”~ Robin Williams

Written by: Kim Hensinger