April 2022

April 1, 2022

A message from our teachers:

Welcome Spring! We are all back refreshed and rejuvenated from a wonderful break. We missed you!

April is a month of celebrating nature. As blossoms begin to bloom, birds are noticeably singing and insects are appearing. We have been sharing creepy crawlies, worms, and snails that we have been discovering together. This is the season where we naturally talk about insects, the weather, birds, flowers and Easter.

Easter explorations, of course, may lead us into wondering about chicks, chickens, eggs, ducks and rabbits; which in turn leads us to inquiries about farm life and gardening–and around we go. At the end of March we focused on the colour green so recently we have been interested in frogs, turtles and pond life! Upon our return from Spring Break many children excitedly noticed that our bulbs have begun to sprout and flower! 

All of the classes are enjoying walks in the park and playing in our extended “forest yard!”

In the month of April we are proudly sharing our creative efforts at this year’s art exhibit Strings and Things! Don’t forget to spread the word and invite friends, neighbours, family, and even your dogs to The Gallery In The Park. Come and see our hard work displayed with love and care! As you know, the art show runs April 1-18 and the gallery will be open during the Easter long weekend. Teachers are volunteering our time to sit in the gallery during the exhibit so please plan to stop by and say hello! 

An important date coming up to mark on your calendar is our Spring Yard Spring Clean Up day on April 23rd. A sign up sheet will be created in the next week or so. More details in the days ahead. 

Your QPP teachers

An update on our fundraisers:

In April we will be doing an Epicure fundraiser! Epicure is a Canadian company that specializes in healthy quick meals. All products are gluten and nut free, sodium and sugar conscious, and free from additives, food dyes, preservatives and other ingredients you can’t pronounce. Stay tuned for more info coming soon. 

A recipe to try: Braided Bread with Mini Eggs

How cute is this recipe? This is a perfect baking project to do with your little ones, since they can help shape and decorate the bread. Check out Braided Bread with Mini Eggs, courtesy of Chatelaine magazine: chatelaine.com/recipe/brunch/braided-bread-with-mini-eggs/

Photo and recipe courtesy of Chatelaine magazine, chatelaine.com.

A book to read: Green on Green

Written by Dianne White and illustrated by Felicita Sala, this beautiful picture book follows a family over the course of a year. Children can observe changes in the colours and details of the landscape as the seasons change.


QPPS teachers



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