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Pete the Cat corrals kindergarteners’ attention

On April 22, Maywood held its annual Kindergarten Round-Up with students arriving at 8:00 am for a 'Pete the Cat' themed morning.  Parents joined in the fun at 10:00 am for a meeting and tour of the school.  The children and parents enjoyed a tasty lunch together at 11:00, and then the future kindergartners had recess on playground to end their day.

Inviting parents and pre-kindergartners to meet teachers and see their schools six months before school opens can noticeably reduce first-day jitters -- for everyone. Called kindergarten round-ups, these events also let teachers meet their incoming charges. Round-ups are an increasingly popular orientation program for pre-kindergarteners and their parents. The events bring families to school to see classrooms, meet teachers, and experience a kindergarten day. Most schools hold the events in late April or early May.

Maywood Early Childhood Programs are an amazing place for your child to be!  Some other events happening in our Preschool classroom include: Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3, playing with homemade sand, letters and numbers.  In addition, preschool students have been painting a variety of spring activities and got to wear their pajamas one week to school!  To celebrate spring they will be blowing bubbles and using sidewalk chalk as well. 

Kindergartners have been busy flying Up, Up and Away!  Each student had their picture taken and designed a 3-D art project that looks like they are attached to balloons in the sky.  These items are on display in our library and sprinkled the mood of spring all over!  They also used water and measurement tools to learn about measuring liquids.  One bowl had a leak, so that made it extra fun for cleanup! Maywood Preschool currently has 20 students enrolled with 2 groups of students.