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Newsletter for 4's and 5's
  Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, climb the stairs,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say your prayers.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn out the light,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say good night.
(a favorite actionplay)

         Following our spring vacation the children were eager and ready to return to classes.  Our themes these last weeks of school have included “Spring,” “New Life,” “Growth,” and “Community Helpers.”
    One great example of new life and growth was watching a baby chick grow.  We kept it a few weeks so the children could watch its early growth.  
        Another good example of growth was watching our bulbs grow.  The classes planted cannas and watched them as they grew.  This week the children will take them home for replanting.
        The children have learned about the life cycle of the butterfly through pictures and stories.  They also made some lovely butterflies and caterpillars which decorated our rooms for several weeks.
        We had a fun experiment demonstrating how “air takes up space” using a Kleenex and a glass of water.  Don’t be surprised if your children want to try this at home.
        Much of our time was spent preparing gifts for mommies, daddies, grandmas and grandpas for the spring program and practicing our songs etc.
        We were very pleased with the program.  We were proud of the children and thankful for all of you who came to be with us.  Also, thanks for all the yummy cookies!
    Our Teddy Bear Party was a relaxed, fun day.  We read bear stories, visited the Well Bear Clinic with “Dr. Eydie” and “Dr. Sara,” had a parade of Teddy Bears, a Hug a Bear contest, and made neat bear paw prints out of plaster of paris.  Prizes were given for smallest, largest, best dressed, most like owner, best loved, and most unusual bears.  We had a “beary” fun time!
    We had a great time at the zoo.  We thank all who either drove or rode along and helped care for little ones.  Everything you all did meant a lot to us teachers.
    Thanks too to all who came to the Spring Day picnic at Miss Sara’s.  We rode on a hay ride, roasted hot hogs, played in the straw, sandbox and slide, fished in the pool, pearl dove with our toes, and  blew bubbles.  The weather was wonderful we had a fun time.
        Last week we visited Mrs. Voirol’s kindergarten class where many of our children will go next year (unfortunately Mrs. Voirol was sick but we did get to meet Mr. Hunt).  Incidentally, it is interesting to know how many kindergartens we will be sending youngsters to. (Monroeville, Hoagland, St. Joseph, Besancon, Fort Wayne St. John’s Lutheran, St. John’s Flat Rock, and St. Peters.)
    We visited the Monroeville Branch Allen County Public Library to learn about the “Summer Reading Program.”
         On the last week of school we will hear the story of Jesus and the Children, telling us that children are very special to Jesus and that someday we will be in heaven with Him and will wear a “crown of life.”
    Congratulations to Noah, Hayden, and Taylor who celebrated their 5th birthday and to Hunter who celebrated his 6th birthday.  Summer pretend birthdays were Emaly, Landin, Jack C., Savanah, William, Evan, Lexi, Sylvia, Isabella, Mason, Abbie, and James.  Happy Birthday soon and HAPPY 5 and 6!

*The Mother’s Day Plates are not microwave safe, so please do not use them in the microwave.

As we teachers look back over the year, we can see much growth in the children.  They have developed socially, physically, mentally, and spiritually.  We are proud and happy to have been a part of this growth.  They are great boys and girls!
A big hand for all who participated in our Little Chef Program.  We enjoyed having you!
Thanks for all of your cooperation, parents!  You have been SUPER!  HAPPY SUMMER!

Take care.  We
will miss the
children so!

Lea Ann Fifer,
Donna Rademacher,  
Eydie Stephenson,
and Sara Faulstick