Love for Garden Taking Root

Renee Hennessy, Director of PreschoolPreschoolPesto (1)

Last week, each class worked with our Garden Coordinator Christine Brinkmann in our raised plant bed on the playground.  The children added soil, seeds, and curiosity to create our community garden.  Later in the morning, they drew colorful pictures of what our garden will need to grow. We have a group of enthusiastic gardeners on our hands, and we’re hoping for a few root vegetables to begin growing soon!  Later in the morning, we mixed the ingredients together to make pesto from the school’s garden.  Ask your little one if s/he tried it. You might be surprised by the answer.

I read a great article this week that I want to pass along about supporting young children and their emotional growth. During the preschool years, you will hear a lot about social and emotional development and why it’s important to your child.  At school, we talk through everything in our classrooms and describe what emotions children are feeling in the moment.  Happiness, sadness, frustration and anger are all typical emotions children experience throughout the day.  We want all of our preschool friends to develop the essential coping skills needed for life.  Here are a few tips that you may find helpful at home.

Zeke’s mom, Jessica Washer, is busy planning and organizing the Preschool’s annual Transportation Day on September 11th.  If you would like to help with this event, please let me know.