Summer At Discoveries
Summer has been very busy. Graduation, new summer session and field trips have kept us going and going.
At the end of the school year, we had 31 students graduate on to kindergarten from the Monkeys, Alligators and Mustang classes. We had a full house with almost 200 families and friends cheering us on. The entertainment and slide show were a hit.
Some of the other children moved into new classrooms. The Cubs class is excited about outside playtime. A new playground is in process as dirt and patchy grass are being replaced and artificial turf is being installed. A new sand box is ready for fun. This will be great for summer and winter play.
We said good bye to some for the summer and hello to others. Miss Jessica is on a long summer vacation and Miss Elle is here to continue the fun and learning. Miss Jackie has a long vacation too but will return to play with the Pandas. We have approximately 60 boys and girls in our summer program. Not all are here at the same time; many are on vacations at various times.
Miss Kellie and Miss Gloria painted the nursery a beautiful lavender color. Come see the changes in our baby’s room.
We welcome ice cream days on Wednesday when our favorite Popsicle truck comes for a weekly visit to cool us down on hot days. Otter pops keep us all cool on the inside.
Bike day has turned out to be a success as always. The school vans are parked at the entrance and exits for a few hours to allow the younger children a chance to bring their bikes, tricycles, scooters and other means of transportation.
On Friday the Mustangs bring their bikes, scooters and other things to ride across the street to the Gator Swamp Park. Of course they all have their helmets on to ensure safety and fun for all. We take the parachute, sidewalk chalk and bubbles for extra fun.
The wind makes a great way to use bubbles and fills the parachute for a silly time. Sometimes the sprinklers are on and we just can’t help getting wet. Lunch under the cover of the patio is a great way to enjoy lunch.
Face painting and water play days continue the fun for all. We will have a Magic Show at Discoveries on Monday July 11th for all to enjoy. There will be a short show for younger children. The Mustangs will be treated to a longer show and maybe learn a few tricks.
Overall everyone is having a great time. We try to offer something for everyone. Many parents remark that they wish they could come play with us for just one day. It might be more fun than a day at work. Summer is a marvelous time when you are a kid.
August will be here before we realize and then back to school.