Author Archives: Debbie Bois

June 2017 Director’s Letter

Dear Families,

I can’t believe that the school year is coming to an end. The highlight of May was our ducks hatching, which is beginning to be a tradition now at the Co-op.  All of the children have grown so much and accomplished the ability to do many new things.  I wish all of the families that are moving on, good luck with their child’s new school and the returning families, we will see you in the fall.

Pre-K Graduation: June 1, 6:30 – Center School, have your child there by 6:15.

Last Day of School:

T/TH Nursery – June 1

M/W/F Nursery – June 5

Pre-K – June 5

PEEP – June 5

KEEP – June 20 and 21

Returning Families:

The May packets went out this month and next year’s 1st tuition payment is due June 1.  If you want to add any more days or enrichment programs, just drop by the office.

Summer Camps:

The camp brochures are out and the slots are filling up quick. Camps will begin on Wednesday, June 7.  All information is on the WCK website or brochures are in the front hallway.  Sign up with Patti, in the office, to secure a spot for your child.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

 Lower Playground:

This July we will be beginning to redo our lower playground.  The tentative plans are in the hallway for all to see.  This should be done by September, for the beginning of the school year.  Fundraising funds are going towards this and the children will enjoy this for years to come.  This will add so much to our outdoor play time and gross motor development of the children.

Raffles: 

All of our families will be entered into 2 raffles that will be drawn on Thursday, June 1.  One is for passes to Canabie Lake and the other is a wine tasting at Zorvino’s.

 May Estimation Winner:

Our estimation has wrapped up for the year and our May winner was the Robb family.  They guessed that there were 24 items in the container and there were 24 in total.  This is the last estimation for the year, but we will have more fun items in the fall.

A Huge Thank You:

I just wanted to thank all of the parents who held volunteer positions this school year.  We could not have had such a successful year without all of your time and hard work.  Also a shout out to the Spring Fling committee that put endless hours in to make this day so successful!

 

Sincerely,

Debbie Bois

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Desrosiers Nursery Week May 22-May 26

We had a great week in Nursery. We are sad that our field trip was cancelled this week, but have our fingers crossed for next week. We are hoping for nicer weather. This field trip will be so much fun for them! We can’t believe this school year is coming to an end!

Literacy: We read the books “Inch by Inch” by Leo Lionni and also “10 Little Caterpillars” by Bill Martin Jr., an Louis Ehlert.

Math: We practiced patterning this week!

Sensory Table: We has sponges and water cups in our sensory table. The children really liked using the sponges to absorb the water and fill up the cups. It was fun for them!

Art: We made pigs and open ended farm paintings! These came out so cute and the children used their own imaginations to create what they envision a farm to look like. These were sent home.

Science:  We released our butterflies! It was a really neat experience for the children. We even went outside to look for the butterflies that we released the next day.

Reminders!

Your child’s progress reports were sent out in their backpacks this week! Please be sure to check on those. If you have any questions or concerns and want to meet, please do not hesitate to ask and we can schedule a time to do so. 
M-W-F: Monday: No School, May 29th
           Wednesday: May 31st,  Field Day trip to Griffin Park at 9:00am 
              Monday: June 5th, Pot Luck at 10:30 
T/TH:
          Tuesday: May 30, Field Trip Day to Griffin Park at 9:00am
          Thursday: June 1 at 10:30am

Have a great long weekend,

Ms. Desrosiers and Mrs. Clark

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Week May 22-26 Bois Pre-K

With 2 weeks left, we are winding down and the so we have been doing many fun projects with the children.  More ocean and beach projects this week, with the week ending with red, white, and blue activities.

Literacy: We read the books “All You Need for a Beach” by Alice Schertle, “How Will I Get to the Beach” by Bridgette Luciani, and ” F is For Flag” by Wendy Cheyetter Lewison.

Math: We worked on a pattern with red, white, and blue unifix cubes.

Sensory Table: We had sand, shells, and animals in our sensory tables this week.  The children had a great time scooping and sorting items.

Art: We made a jelly fish by daubering the body of it and then cutting up streamers to add to the bottom.  They turned out very colorful and went home with your child today.

Science: We made sand slime today, which the children loved playing it.  We experimented with the amounts and found out that we needed to add more sand that we thought, to make it less sticky.

Graduation:  Our graduation is Thursday, June 1 at Center School in Windham.  Have your child there at 6:15 and the ceremony will begin at 6:30.

Reminder:  There is no school on Monday, May 29, due to the holiday.  Have a great long weekend!

Mrs Bois and Mrs Deveau

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Week May 22-26 Nursery Bois

We didn’t get to go on our field trip to Griffin Park or Johnson’s Farm, due to the weather, but we will fit it in next week.  This is such a fun day, that we want to the children to have a great time.  We cannot believe that we only have 1 more week with this great Nursery class.  They all have grown so much!

Literacy: We read the books “Mrs Wishy-Washy’s Farm” by Joy Cowley and ” All You Need for a Beach” by Alice Schertle.

Math: We enjoyed sorting and classifying shells and rocks in our sensory table.

Sensory Table: We loved all the sand items in our sensory table this week.  We also had sand things for a table top also.

Art: We created a rooster, using our traced hand as the comb and adding the other parts.  They went home today with your child.

Science:  We let our ladybugs free on Tuesday.  Some flew away and others did not want to leave their dome.

Our Quilt Book:  Your child’s year long quilt book went home today.  Every month we did quilt squares that were hung on our wall and now they are in a keepsake book.  Enjoy!

Reminder:  We will be going to Griffin Park and Johnson’s Farm on Tuesday, May 30 at 9:00, weather permitting.  We also will be having our potluck on Thursday, June 1 at 10:30.

Have a great long weekend,

Mrs Bois and Mrs Deveau

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Week May 15-19 Pre-K Bois

We began our ocean and beach unit, which will continue throughout the rest of the school year.  The children are loving the ocean animals and the sand.

Literacy: We read the books “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell!” by Lucille Colandro, “Jolly Olly Octopus” by Tony Mitten, and “Mister Seahorse” by Eric Carle.

Math: We worked on recognizing our teen numbers.

Sensory Table: We had ocean animals and water on Monday and Wednesday and sand with shells on Friday.

Art: We created a seahorse, after reading the book “Mister Seahorse” with corn syrup and liquid colors.  After it dries, it will be shiny and smooth.  The children loved using all of the colors on their seahorse.

Science: Our ducks came back to school on Wednesday.  They are getting so big now.  They might make another appearance next week, it they still fit in a container.

Progress Reports: Your child’s progress report went home today.  If you have any questions or concerns, please come and talk to us.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the weather,

Mrs Bois and Mrs Deveau

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Week May 8-12 Nursery Bois

We are winding down and the children just want to play and interact with each other now.  What a change from September.  This is what Nursery is all about, socialization, and then they are ready to move on to the academic learning involved in Pre-K.

Literacy: We read the books “The Cow That Laid an Egg” by Andy Cutbill and “The Big Red Barn” by Felicia Bond.

Math: We worked on patterning during the week.

Sensory Table: We had ocean animals and shells with water in our sensory table.

Art: We created a cow and a pig this week.  THe cow went home today and the pig is drying.  The children mixed red and white together to create a pink pig.

Fine Motor:  We worked on writing or tracing our names this week.  The children are getting so much better at this.

Science:  Our ladybugs hatched and we will release them on Tuesday.  We also made butter, by shaking heavy cream in a small jar.  It took a lot of shaking.  We then had it on crackers for snack.  Yummy!

Reminder:  Your child’s progress report went home today.  If you have any questions, please let us know.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Bois and Mrs Deveau

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Week May 8-12 Pre-K Bois

Our week was filled with watching the ducks grow and learning about flowers.

Literacy: We read the book “The Sunflower House” by Eve Bunting and the Elephant and Piggie books “There is a Bird on My Head and We Are In a Book” by Mo Williams.  The children are enjoying the Elephant and Piggie books.  We will read more next week.

Math: We worked on patterning and graphing our favorite flower.

Sensory Table: We had dirt, worms, and beans in our sensory table.  The beans began to sprout during the week.

Art: We created our own painted sunflowers.  Come see them on our wall.

Science: Our ducks went from being hatched to running around and eating like crazy.  This is such a great science, growth cycle, lesson that the children real remember in years to come.  We also planted our own class sunflower and will watch it grow over the next week.

Happy Mother’s Day:  We hope that you all have a great Mother’s Day and enjoy the bags that your child made.

Reminder: Tomorrow is our spring maintenance day, Saturday May 13 from 8-12.  Come by and help with some inside and outside cleaning jobs.

Thanks,

Mrs Bois and Mrs Deveau

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