April 2019 Newsletter

PIP WEST  (Cooper’s Crossing)

April 2019 Newsletter

Space & Easter

Important Dates


19-26    No school for children

29          Classes Resume



10          Kindergarten Readiness FOPs (this has been changed from the  original schedule)



6           IPP meetings

14          Theraplay Fops and last day of PIP

20         IPP meetings


Special Helper

The special helper will be line leader, will help at calendar and can bring a different object to share everyday with the class for the school week.


Word Concepts


Nouns: egg, bunny, chick(en), basket, space, moon, star, sky, alien, spaceship, comet, asteroid, planet, astronaut


Verbs:  hopping, dying (eggs), flopping, hiding, finding, clucking, sleeping, flying, soaring, blasting off, zooming, landing, crashing, bouncing, floating


Describing words: up/down, far/close, hard/soft, light/dark  sharp, old, rocky, fluffy, soft, shiny, sparkly, fast/slow, prepositions (in, on, beside, across, over/under, above/below)


Therapist Tips


Miss Cathy, PT: Take a ball and head outside! Any green space and a ball makes for some creative fun.  Allow your child to run and kick freely, encourage him/her to throw as high or as far as possible. Kids love it when Mom or Dad plays with them. Ball play provides turn taking and social skill opportunities as well as some exercise.


Miss Allaina, SLP: This is a great time of year to talk about changing weather. Talk about concepts outside like big/small puddles, warm/cold temperatures, quiet/loud birds, etc.


Miss Katie, OT:  In preparation for learning to print we practice recognizing simple shapes. Look for the shapes all around us. For example, point out an object i.e. window, and see if your child can name the shape. We also practice tracing and drawing these shapes. At about 2-years-old, a child will typically start to purposefully draw basic strokes, vertical and horizontal lines. As they grow they learn to draw shapes in the following progression: O  +  /  o   \  Δ  x. You can support practice with fun activities that don’t involve a pen and paper, try finger paint, sidewalk chalk, tracing in flour on a cookie sheet etc. Keep in mind that a child learns first through imitation.  This means they need to see someone else model how to draw the stroke/shape before they can replicate it. Have fun! By the time a child is five and a half they will typically have mastered these basic shapes.







Attention all astronauts

Please report to the rocket ship

Prepare yourself for blast off

Thank you!


Zoom Zoom Zoom

We’re going to the moon


Zoom Zoom Zoom

We’re going to the moon


If you want to take a trip

Climb aboard my rocket ship


Zoom Zoom Zoom

We’re going to the moon


10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

We have blast off!



Zoom Zoom Zoom

We’re going to the moon


Zoom Zoom Zoom

We’re going to the moon.



Sleeping Bunnies

See the bunnies sleeping till it’s nearly noon

Shall we wake them with a merry tune?

They're so still, are they ill?

Wake up little bunnies!

Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop

Hop, hop, hop - Hop, hop, hop

Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop

Hop, hop, hop...




Papa Please get the Moon for Me by Eric Clarke

Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton

Busy Bunny illustrated by Rachel Baines

Happy Easter Biscuit by Alyssa Capuciili

Rabbits and Raindrops by Jim Arnosky

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Let’s Explore Book: Space Launch Series, Gareth Stevens, Publishing


Special Crafts and Activities

Space vocabulary scene and I Spy activities

Space sensory bin, learning about shapes and letters

Roaring Rocket Literacy centre

Space Station play centre

Space ship craft

Easter crafts and Egg Dying

The Very Hungry Bunny









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