Lil' Roots Spring/Summer Newsletter

Dear Lil’ Roots Friends and Families,

We are so happy the sunshine is here to bless our little school! The trees are
blossoming and the flowers are blooming! The children have loved making new
friends and learning to play with one another! As the days get longer and the
sunshine warmer, we find ourselves opening up and breathing outward. Fresh
organic vegetables and fruits prepared by Chef Ayo, gardening, and interactive
circle times provide many wonderful sensory and relationship building
opportunities together.
One of the Nursery Rhymes we will enjoy is:
‘Caterpillar and the Mouse.’ This slow and quick tempo song helps children with
their breathing and brings surprise and joy to the game!
“Caterpillar and the Mouse”

Slowly, slowly, very slowly, creeps the caterpillar,
Slowly, slowly, very slowly, Up the wooden pillar,
Quickly, quickly, very quickly, Runs the little mouse,
Quickly, quickly, very quickly, Round about the house!

Taking the time to be outside in nature allows the children to breathe fresh air,
allowing for more peaceful rest. It also allows them to gain many wonderful
sensory experiences playing with sand, mud, soil, grass, flowers, and moss.
We look forward to welcoming summer with our June Festival on June 23rd from
10am to 12pm! We look forward to spending the morning with you and your
families, sharing food, crafting, mingling, and listening to live music! We hope to
see you there!

Ms. Niya and Ms. Caroline

‘Sprouts’ Preschool Summer 2018

Dear ‘Sprouts’ Family and Friends,

Time is flying! The children have had such a wonderful first few months here
at Apple Blossom making new friends. With the warmer weather we have been
enjoying our time outside in the sun playing in the sandbox and discovering new
plants and animals. We began planting our seeds for our garden and cannot wait to
see them grow into fruits and vegetables that Chef Ayo will use for our meals.
With the longer days that summer brings us, we will bring the light of the sun through
fairy tales and songs. This season we will sing a song about the Bed of Summer.
Through regularly repeated stories, delivered in a puppet play, children grow familiar
and learn story lines and naturally build a broader vocabulary. This helps them identify with
characters which in-turn they learn to express their own thoughts and feelings in their daily

During this season, we will be singing:

‘Bed of Summer’
In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see,
The birds still hopping in the tree.
Or hear the grown-up peoples feet,
Walk past me on the street.
And it does not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue.
And I should so much like to play,
To have to go to bed by day.

Welcome Sunshine!

Ms. Emily