Timson Hill Newsletter March 2016

 

Pancake Brunch

Pancake Brunch

Dear Parents,

Spring is here! The preschoolers are making new friends, adding special warmth to the air. We are so lucky to be teaching your beautiful children.

Our March sea theme commenced with two days of indoor pool parties where the children could wade and play with their friends in a small pool. There was an aquarium in the fantasy area filled with handmade fishes, various shells, and sea creature puppets. We read books, sang songs, learned finger plays, and danced about the sea.

Another theme in March was diversity. We had discussions and read many books that touched on different aspects of diversity, with kindness and love as the underlying theme. We asked the children to tell us something that they did for someone else that made the other person smile, and then also asked them to describe how a friend made them happy. The children were learning that when they did a kind act, shared nice thoughts, and were being honest about their feelings, they felt joy and peace inside. The Golden Rule is to treat others the way you want to be treated, but the Platinum Rule is to treat others the way they want to be treated.

We discussed that although we are a Timson Hill community, we are also part of a larger world community. We may be different on the outside, but we are all the same on the inside filled with feelings, love, and kindness.

The Timson Hill Preschoolers, staff, and parents went on a class trip to Green Valley Farm where Harold and Lois discussed maple sugaring with the children.  Harold gave everyone a taste of the delicious maple syrup that he took directly from the evaporator. Afterwards we enjoyed a wonderful pancake brunch at Timson Hill. Thank you parents for driving and for helping with snack!

Richard Watkins, the game warden, visited us at school and brought a variety of animal skins and skulls. He explained how the shape of the head, the eye placement, and teeth were different. Eyes on the opposite side of the skull allow an animal see a wider area, easier to spot an approaching predator. Eyes together help a predator judge the exact distance between it and it’s prey. Some teeth useful for cutting leaves, others for grabbing squirming bugs, and some teeth are for grinding plants.

Some of the Timson children participated in the Williamsville Talent Show. They sang Twinkle, Twinkle, Traffic Light, and She Sells Seashells By The Seashore. After they finished singing, they quickly performed a few acrobatic tricks. It was a blissful evening!

Your children have two art exhibits this month: one at the Newfane Moore Free Library and the other at the River Garden on Main Street Brattleboro. Hope you can see their gorgeous art at both of these venues through the month of April.

Timson Hill Preschool will host a free event for families with young children on Saturday morning, April 30, from 10:30 to 11:15. Steve Leicach will be drumming and making music for children of all ages. He is very entertaining and brings lots of amazing instruments. Please come and also tell your friends!

Also spread the word that Timson Hill Preschool is accepting new enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year.

If you haven’t returned your parent surveys, please do so asap. Thank you!

Spring vacation is from April 18th through April 22nd.

Newbrook Elementary School is having their Teddy Bear Tea on Thursday May 12th at 1pm. Kindergarten Registration for Newbrook Elementary is on Monday April 11th, and Townshend Elementary School is on April 5th. Please call Newbrook and Townshend Elementary Schools for exact times.

The Rabbit Run is this Saturday April 9th. To plan for the day of the event, we have an important organizational meeting for all parents this Monday April 4th from 5pm to 6pm. If you are unsure about when to arrive, please email Tammy Richards at trichards@countrybusiness.net. Very special thanks to Tammy for spearheading the Rabbit Run, and to all the families for your dedication!!

Timson Hill Preschool always tries to fill your child’s day with love, laughter, peace, and silliness.

Best wishes to everyone and thank you!

Love, Kathie, Robin, Joy, Kristina, and Marie

Timson Moore Library 2016