Dear penguin parents,
We are now slowly getting into spring and are able to spend longer playtimes outside. The bikes have come out again and the children are all happy to come out in the fresh air and get rid of those last lingering germs.
We have had a few eventful weeks here in the penguins with our newest member being Andrey, who we warmly welcome to our class. Bringing us up to 14 children, and so we also welcome our newest member of staff Corrie as a permanent teacher with us.
We had our annual Vasaloppet day in February just as the snow started to thaw. But the children really enjoyed the day, when we gave them number signs and did lots of races and outside play. This was then finished off with everyone reciveing a medal and we had hot blueberry soup for snack as this is a traditional drink during the race to keep you warm.
During the spring we will be working with the IPC theme animals, as this is a great interest of our penguins, we will be talking, reading and learning about all sorts of animals. We will also be planting, baking, painting and doing some role play in this theme. We have started off by painting some big cardboard boxes which we will transform into farm houses. We have also started on some pig masks and little caterpillars so that we will be able to dress up and play pretend in our new farm houses.
During last week we had a tillsynsbesök, which is the quality control done by the kommun to see the standard in all pre-schools. This ment a few new faces that came in and observed us and they also sat down and talked to staff and our PTSA parents. What they saw and heard was then given to us in feedback and they were pleased with our work.
If your child started pre-school with us before January 2012 we have sent out feedback forms for you to fill in or to do online, unfortunately only 6 parents in the whole school has filled these in! These forms are for the kommun to be able to publish the feedback we get online and for us to get guidance on what we can work and improve on so please fill them in! If you have lost your form or didn’t receive one, please ask us for a new one.
If you are planning any holidays over the coming weeks and for easter please let us know. We will be going around asking you for your plans in order for us to plan staff holidays during this time.
All sunny wishes
Your penguin teachers Sandra, Angelika and Corrie