Bellamy

Bellamy Manor April 2021

Dear Parents,

 

I sure hope spring has sprung by the time you read this! As June approaches I am acutely aware of the time that has passed since September.  June hurtles towards us and there is still so much to teach, so much to learn, and so much to do.

This month the two-year-olds will explore the many adventures of Pete the Cat. These best-selling picture books present the wiry Pete with his white shoes and eclectic friends showing that it’s cool to be you.  With boundless poise, creativity and energy.  Ms. Mary Kate and Ms. Yanira do an exceptional job with their charges. So much fun for our little ones!

With their usual enthusiasm, our three-year-old teachers will introduce life on the farm. The focus of this unit is farm animals and their products.  Although the school doesn’t take field trips, the petting zoo at the Norfolk Zoo has many farm animals the children can touch and feed.  As the children become more aware of their environment, their curiosity deepens.  These studies are designed to help them organize their world.

The four-year-olds discover the fanciful world of dragons and unicorns this month. Medieval knights and castles come alive for them, and they will find that most dragons are rather sensitive and lovable creatures.  The children finish the unit with a royal ball fit for any king or queen.  The fours indulge in fantasy to their hearts content.

The Pre-K class will become environmentally aware as they focus their attention on the birds of prey.  Ms. Sandra and Ms. Carrie’s Pre-K classes will study birds of prey in particular.  Children will learn why the hawk has a hooked beak and toes with strong, curved talons.  Where does the Osprey live and what do they eat?  Learning is so much fun!

Our Kindergarten class will study the rhyming stories of Dr. Seuss.  This is a fun time to rhyme in silly ways. The Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, and Thidwick become our vehicles for learning. Math, crafts and songs all focus on Seuss themes.  It all ends with the renowned, “Breakfast at Bellamy” featuring Green Eggs and Ham (of course)! The children have a grand time with all of this while an incredible amount of learning takes place.

May 11th is conference day.  School is closed while you discover what wonderful children you have.  And they really are wonderful!  Childcare will be available during your conference. We will have class for students enrolled in our full day program only.

We have begun the tedious process of updating the Parent Handbook and roster for next year. We have sent out information on the summer programs at our four schools. If you have missed it and are interested, talk to your director. The classes are beginning to fill.

Spring appears to be a busy and exciting time for all of us.  If you have any questions or concerns, we are only a phone call away.

As the weather turns warmer many children sunburn. If your child is sensitive to the sun, remember to apply sunscreen on him/her before they come to school.  We will apply sunscreen to Full Day students after quiet time at (2:00).

 

Sincerely,

Nancy

 

 

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 5-9th …………………….Spring Break SCHOOL CLOSED

May 11th…..…………………..Conferences (Open for all day children only)

May 31st……..………………..Closed for Memorial Day

TBA……………..…………….Kindergarten Graduation

June 18th……………………….Last Day of School

June 21-25st.…………….….…School Open for Full Day Care Only

June 28-Aug 20th………………Summer Program

Sept. 7th………….………….…First Day of School