May Kapok Newsletter

Dear Kapok Parents,

Many thanks to all the parents that took time out of their busy day to meet up with me and Ms. Jayci to talk about your child.

What a great event our second “Follow the child” was. I must also thank all the families that supported their children by attending this event.

“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.” – Maria Montessori

The Kapoks have been off to a busy start in our cultural immersion unit study. This year our classroom is studying the continent of Africa.
So far we have talked about the biomes of Africa, bordering bodies of water, animals of Africa, people of Africa and, flags of Africa. We are going to study Africa in depth, wrapping up all our learning on our Cultural Immersion Day. Cultural Immersion Day is when each classroom shares their research of the continent they have been studying with the rest of the school and parents.

Cultural Immersion Day is combined with the Art Fundraiser. All the classrooms will be open for all families to tour the rooms and admire our children’s work.
Each child will be doing an animal study in which they will choose a particular animal and their habitat within Africa. Most of their creativity and work will be taken home and shared with family. We encourage you to help your child with their creativity in displaying their research. Some examples families have done in the past: poster boards, picture book, diorama, models, habitat sanctuary. This should be a fun and creative project for the whole family! In order to display the animal research properly for Cultural Immersion Day, we ask this project to be completed no later than May 16th.

**If any families have books, artifacts, pictures, clothing, etc. of Africa, please share them with our class!!

The Kapoks have also been working in our art projects for the upcoming Art show. The Art show and The cultural immersion day happen jointly.
The Art show will happen on the front lawn, there will be a display of art pieces created by the students. At the end of the evening, we will be auctioning one large piece from each classroom. The money raised from each auctioned art piece will go directly back into that classroom’s working budget.

It saddens me to think about it but there’s only 5 weeks to the end of the school year. So mark your calendars, Kindergarten graduation is on Friday June 1st. All families are invited!

Ms.Jayci and Ms.Karina