Christina Figgins
Christina Figgins
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Sea Star Newsletter
May 21-24, 2018

Our African adventure is over, but we learned a lot on our journey. We learned some fun Swahili animal names:
• Elephant = Tembo
• Lion = Simba
• Giraffe = Twiga
Our wooden block area and Creation Station became our main centers. In the block area kids were creating areas for the animals to live, instruments, safari roads and safari vehicles… In the Creation Station there were odds and ends of recycled materials – we wanted to kids to get the idea that you use what is available to create toys. They used tape, yogurt lids, string, tape, wood scraps, food boxes, and more tape to make cars, airplanes, transformers, houses, purses, etc. We also watched a cool video that a Hope family shared with us from their Africa trip. It showed us many kinds of animals and how they moved and sounded. Pretty awesome! Also, thank you Mrs. Olson for sharing your Africa experience with us!
Our current theme is BUGS! This is so much fun! We will be on the lookout for all kinds of bugs and explore them. This week we will focus on The Hungry Caterpillar.

Important Dates:
Snack: Mon/Tues, May 21/22 – Esses Family
Wed-Fri, May 23/24 – Iadonato Family
Shining Star: Basilio – Thursday, May 24th (actual 6/14)


NO SCHOOL – Friday and Monday, May 25th & May 28th – due to Memorial Day Weekend. ESC is open on Friday, the 25th.



Christina Figgins