May Kapok Newsletter

Dear Kapok families,

I can’t believe we’re marching into our last month of this school year! May arrived sooner than we realized.

This school year was very exciting and full of challenges, some difficult, but most of all joyful and very satisfying for me. No matter how hard the day is, all those hugs that I get from my little Kapok’s before I go home make me love my job even more and remind me of the most important thing – the teacher is to teach with the heart. I am so grateful that I had a chance to share my first year of teaching experience along with all of you and thank you for trusting me.

The month of April was busy for us. We enjoyed exploring Australia, its beautiful coral reef, Aborigines, Sydney Opera and other significant features. The Kapoks loved all the books about it. The most favorite lesson was the one with Australian animals: kangaroo, koala, platypus, Tasmanian devil, dingo, frilled lizard, taipan snake… They are going to love their projects – making habitats for those animals!

We also learned about seeds and how plants grow. Gardening in our classroom was very joyful – we planted some grass, put it by the window to make sure it has enough sunlight and watered it every day so it can grow. We are patiently waiting to see what it looks like in the end!

Our science experiments were also fun. We learned about how sound travels through air and makes vibrations. Some of our experiments involved using a spoon on the rope and a hose.

During the month of April, we had our Parent – Teacher Conferences and Follow the Child. Thanks to all of you who came! The children were so excited about those events and they worked hard on practicing lessons for ‘Follow the Child’ and finishing their maps to take them home and show them to their family.

It is my pleasure to let you know that Kapok class has a new friend – Welcome, Noah!

The month of May will be very busy. We are looking forward to working on our individual art projects and our group cultural art project.

Please mark your calendar:
May 1st     Wednesday Primary Parent Education Night 5.30 pm
May 24th    Friday Cultural Immersion 5.30 pm
May 27th    Monday Memorial Day – No school
May 31st    Friday Last day of school


Ms. Ivana and Ms. Iveta