Dear Willow Room Families,

Thank you to all of our families for meeting with us to discuss your children’s progress at our Parent Teacher conferences. willow2It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to sit and chat with each of you! The children have all grown so much since September. We enjoyed showing off their work and discussing their unique strengths. One theme that we encouraged at all of our conferences was use of email to contact us. Often as children share their days at home, parents may have questions about work that they did, or concerns about a specific social interaction.

  willow4Please take a moment to send us a brief email describing anything that your child may have said that is a concern or any questions you may have about the day. It is best for us to hear your questions and address your concerns immediately. Our school email addresses are linked to our personal email addresses, so any message that you send to the children’s tree account will get to us at home. All three of us check our email frequently and will do our best to respond to you ASAP. An email sent to all three teachers would be great, but if only one name is in the address box we will make sure to forward your message to rest of the team. The addresses are:

During the month of March we introduced the continent of Africa and learned about the grassland biome. We focused on the country of South Africa and the Zulu tribe, made pumpkin pancakes, pasta necklaces, and had a treat of lychee juice to share. We learned about different animals that live in the grassland, and created a grassland scene that is now hanging on the wall above the practical life shelf. Please take the time to come in to the Willow Room to admire it.

oak6The children painted the grass, Miss Ashley drew all of the animals by hand, and the children painted the animals with watercolors. It is a beautiful collaboration. The children were so excited to see Miss Ashley’s artwork and to have the chance to paint and display the animals!!

As we begin April we will plant bulbs and flower seeds in our classroom with the intent of moving them outside when the weather permits. The elementary students will work to prepare the outdoor environment so that it will be ready for the primary children to begin spending one morning a week outside. The Oak room is already growing lettuces and snap peas to add to the garden. April will also bring new practical life work, and the study of a new African biome.

Happy Spring!!

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