Students Learn About Gardening and Prepare for May Art Show

The April prize calendar fundraiser is underway

By Amy Jenkins
East Andover Village Preschool students Neely Cloutier and Laurel Ware use hula hoops to demonstrate concentric circles. Photo: Amy Jenkins

Up on the hill in East Andover, we are busily watching for signs of spring outside, as well as in our classroom, where there are eggs in the incubator and seedlings sprouting on the windowsills. We are learning about seed germination and have watched it take place firsthand with baggies and bean seeds. 

We forced tulips and forsythia and are making predictions and recording our findings with words and pictures. We are planning our gardens, watching our perennials appear once again, reading books about spring, and enjoying the mud.

We have been learning about famous artists and trying out their individual styles in preparation for our art show that will take place at the William Bachelder library in East Andover throughout the month of May. We are painting still life like Van Gogh, using watercolors like Monet, and making cut paper collages in the style of Henri Matisse.

A huge thank you goes out to the community for supporting our April prize calendar fundraiser; our little school relies on fundraising to meet our operating budget, and we could not do it without you! We are looking forward to announcing a prize winner each day this month.

Enrollment for next year is in full swing, with limited spaces still available. Please contact us at 735-5105 or if you are interested in having your three- to five-year-old attend EAVP in the fall.