April 2014 Newsletter

April 2014 Newsletter


During the month of April, we will be focusing on the themes: Easter and The Zoo.


Question: “What is the origin of the Easter bunny and Easter eggs?”

It is thought that the wordEastercomes from a pagan figure called Eastre (or Eostre) who was celebrated as the goddess of spring by the Saxons of Northern Europe. A festival called Eastre was held during the spring equinox by these people to honor her. Of interest is the word’s relation toeast(ostin German). The name for a celebration of the sunrise and a change of season was eventually applied to the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Christ and the new era He heralded.

The goddess Eastre’s earthly symbol was the rabbit, which was also known as a symbol of fertility. Since rabbits and hares give birth to large litters in the early spring, it’s understandable that the rabbit is the symbol of fertility.

The legend of the Easter Bunny bringing eggs appears to have been brought to the United States by settlers from southwestern Germany. The German tradition of the Easter Bunny or “Oschter Haws” migrated to America in the 1800s, likely accompanying German immigrants, many of whom settled in Pennsylvania. Over the past 200 years, the Easter Bunny has become the most commercially recognized symbol of Easter.

In legend, the Easter Bunny, also called the Easter Hare and the Spring Bunny, brings baskets filled with colored eggs, candy, and sometimes toys to the homes of children on the night before Easter, in much the same way as Santa Claus is said to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. The Easter Bunny will either put the baskets in a designated place or hide them somewhere in the house or garden for the children to find when they wake up in the morning, giving rise to the tradition of the Easter egg hunt.



  • To teach the basic concepts on Easter celebrations and traditions that are celebrated in our community.
  • After completing the month of April, the students will be able to recognize the different types of animals that live in the zoo and identify them by their pictures.




Eggs, Easter bunny, basket, grass

Language Patterns

This is- These are, I have, I went


Pat the Bunny, Hop Along Bunny, The Big Bunny and The Easter Eggs, Corduroy’s Easter, The Big Bunny and the Magic Show, Let’s Take Care of the Earth, Rain Under the Sky,


Find/Hide, Over/under, Day/Night

Action Verbs

Hop, Climb, Hide and Seek


Pink, green and white

Math Skills

Number recognition 1 to 7. , Recycle (sorting and classifying) Patterns.

Science discoveries

Nature wonders through different experiments


Fine Motor Skills

Use scissors and work on tracing one’s name. Develop activities to reinforce strength in hands and fingers.

Physical Development Objective

Practice somersaults, rolling, crawling, running and jumping through different obstacle courses and circuits.


Fine Arts Skills

Explore with scraps and recycled materials to make open-ended art.


Friendly Easter Bunny, The Easter Bunny’s Coming, Little Peter Rabbit, We Are All Earthlings, We All Live Together


Value of the Month

Conservation: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle


Reminders:We would like to remind you that our Easter Egg Hunt Rainbow Party Celebration at the park will take place on Wednesday, April 9th. Our Spring Break vacations is from the 14th to the 25 of April and we will resume classes on the 28th.

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