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May Newsletter

Planter Box

Our new planter box!

Director’s News

Spring weather is finally here.  Please be sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather each day.  Some days are windy and cooler in the morning so a light jacket should be worn to the center.

We are excited about our new planter box that Mr. Chad and Mrs. Jennifer built for us.  The children will be planting various vegetables for us to enjoy.  They will be learning about how to plant and care for vegetables.

 

Our new website is up and running.  Please check it out at:

www.merrylandacademy.com.

We still have Girl Scout cookies for sale in the office. They are $4 a box, and can be paid to Mary when you take them home.

Reminders

Some friendly reminders that apply to all classrooms:

  • Check parent pockets daily
  • Sign your child in/out daily
  • Make sure your child has  bedding and extra (weather appropriate) clothing
  • Bring bedding home weekly to be washed and returned on Monday
  • Apply sunscreen on your child each morning, and return sunscreen permission slip forms

Holidays/Closings

  • 5/11 Mother’s Day
  • 5/26 Memorial Day
  • 6/15 Father’s Day
  • 7/4 Fourth of July

Infant News

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The infants showing how much they’ve grown.

Ms. Beth has been enjoying watching each infant grow into a toddler. She is excited to be able to take the children outside more each day as the weather gets warmer. She would like to remind you to make sure your child has extra clothes, so they may participate in some light water play, weather permitting.

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Cooper with sensory bottles.

In the next couple of months the infants will be exploring with all of their senses. They will also be doing some spring and summertime art, including flowers, butterflies, the beach, ocean and sunshine.

 

News Worthy

Kinley and Isaiah are moving up to the one year old classroom soon! Also Emma is beginning to try to become mobile on her own! Welcome to our new friend, Christian!

One Year Old News

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Dusting having fun.

Ms. Stephanie B. & Ms. Stephanie R. are very excited to be focusing on the summer season, ocean animals, bugs, frogs, birds, nutrition, and physical activities in the following months.

The classroom will be having a beach party, which will be announced later. They will also be having a 4th of July celebration, on Thursday, July 3rd! If you would like to bring something just let either of them know.

 
 

Two Year Old News

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Dakota & Emmy exploring in dirt.

Ms. Julianna is very ecstatic of the progress the children have been making with potty training!

In the following months the children will be exploring reptiles, water, forest animals, the zoo, the beach, and summer.

If you have any family vacation pictures you would like to share, feel free to bring them in for us to look at.

The children have been doing a great job with cleaning and using their words rather than their hands to communicate their feelings and needs.

We would like to welcome our new friend, Dakota!

Three Year Old News

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Threes playing with play-dough.

It is our favorite time of the year– warmer weather! Which means please make sure your child has extra clothes since we will be enjoying water play more often!

Mrs. Jennifer is excited to dive into learning about the seasons/holidays, plants, food, the zoo, beauty shop (for a few days), water, and continuing working on our letters and numbers.

We will be having a 4th of July celebration the day before. Weather permitting we will be having a picnic on the playground and a small celebration. If you would like to bring something just let Mrs. Jennifer know.

We would like to welcome back our friend, Carter!

Four Year Old News

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Bodhi & Carlos looking at a sign.

In the upcoming months the fours year old classroom will be taking an in-depth look at sports (rules, techniques, etc), and birds (naming different kinds). Recently the children have learned about the environment and how to recycle.

On April 17th, we had an outdoor Easter egg hunt! We also said good-bye to our friend Jacob, but welcomed a new friend, Kaili!

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Abigail & Eve enjoying music center.

In our art center we have started a bucket for ‘collage materials.’ If you have anything around the house you would like to add, please feel free to bring it in for us! Items such as buttons, fuzzy pom-poms, pipe cleaners, feathers, etc. would work great!

Birthdays

April

v  (1st) Kaili (5)

v  (4th) Dustin (3)

v  (27th) Ms. Tabitha

 May

v  (3rd) Luis (4)

v  (7th) Kinley (1)

v  (21st) Mackenzie (5)

v  (23rd) Isabella (2)

v  (27th)Adaya (3)

v  (27th) Isaiah (1)

June

v  (26th) Cooper (2)

Recipe of the Quarter

 Baked Tilapia 

4 – 6                       Tilapia Filets

1 Cup                     Sliced Green Onions

¼ Cup                    low Sodium Soy Sauce

¼ Cup                    Water

2 T                          Dark Sunflower Oil

2 t                           Grated Fresh Ginger

2 t                           Minced Garlic

1/8 t                       Ground Pepper

Directions: 

Place tilapia in a single layer in a 9X13 pan.  Mix all remaining ingredients together.  Pour evenly over tilapia.  Bake at 350 degrees approximately 20 minutes until fish flakes easily.

This is another one of the children’s favorite new recipes.