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April Education News

From the Principal’s Desk

Happy Spring Everyone!  April will be a busy month here at Chesterbrook!  The teachers and I are looking forward to another month filled with fun and exciting educational opportunities for your child.  We have a lot going on in the month of April.  We have our Week of the Young Child Celebrations, Classroom Party / Egg Hunts and Earth Day Lady Bug Release!  Please watch for details to come out on each of those events!

Special Welcome to our new families who have joined our school.  We have had quite a few as the word of our excellence is getting out!  Please remember to tell me if you refer a family so you earn your referral credit!

Hope you all have a great month!

Tawni Mosley, Principal


In this Issue

  • Important Dates for April
  • Week of the Young Child
  • Earth Day Lady Bug Release
  • Egg Hunt / Spring Celebrations


Important Dates in April

  • April 1 – Tuition’s Due
  • April 7 – Happy Anniversary Miss Danielle!
  • April 4 – 8 – Week of the Young Child!
  • April 15 – Happy Anniversary Miss Jasmine!
  • April 21 – Happy Anniversary Miss Christina!
  • April 22 – Earth Day Celebration
  • Every Monday – Amazing Athletes
  • Every Wednesday: Soccer Shots!


Week of the Young Child

The week of April 4 – 8 is the Week of the Young Child.  We will be having special events all that week to celebrate our love for our students as well as our love for educating them.  Your child will definitely feel the love!


Earth Day Lady Bug Release!

On April 22, we plan to celebrate Earth Day by releasing 5000 Lady Bugs into our gardens!  Lady Bugs are wonderful little creatures who are our environmental friends!  Our students will learn why Lady Bugs are essential and will experience the fun of releasing them too! The Lady Bug release will be in the morning and will be offered for students only at this time.


Egg Hunt  / Spring Celebrations!

Each classroom will offer their own schedule of activities for Egg Hunts and Spring Celebrations.  Check in with your child’s teacher for more information.  Please remember that we are a peanut free school so please do not bring in items with any peanuts.  Thank you!  Spring Celebration events will be for students only.


Adding Math to Your Child’s Day

In an earlier newsletter, we shared five easy ways for you to integrate math into your child’s day. We have so many fun suggestions; we had to break this blog into two parts. Here are five more activities that will help your child learn that math is everywhere and math is fun!

  1. Make laundry fun

Encourage your child to make a pile of white socks and a pile of colored socks. Practice estimation skills by asking, “Which pile do you think has more socks?” Then, ask him to count each pile to see if his prediction was correct.

  1. Use snacks

Encourage your child to create patterns using sliced grapes and bananas. When he is finished, copy his pattern and then take turns making and replicating different patterns. Practice counting skills by placing three apple slices in one pile and five orange slices in another. Ask your child to count each group and determine which has more. Change the amount of items in each pile and play again.

  1. Practice during story time

Read books that not only reinforce math concepts, but also contain bright illustrations and a fun plot. Some favorites include Go Dog GoHow Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten, and Chicka, Chicka 1, 2, 3.

  1. Take your child grocery shopping

Give your child coupons, and ask him to help you find the pictured items in the store. It’s a fun scavenger hunt game, as well as a great opportunity for you to talk about money. Say the price of the items as you place them into your cart, for example, “Apples are usually 50 cents each, but we saved 15 cents by using a coupon.”

  1. Use foam numbers in the bath

Practice number recognition with your child using foam numbers in the tub. Ask him to find specific numbers in the water or point to a number and ask him to tell you the name.


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