East Andover Village Preschool, July 2013

First prize in the Fourth of July parade!

By Alicia Colby, EAVP teacher
East Andover Village Preschool won first place in the Andover Fourth of July parade with their "Three Little Pigs" float.
East Andover Village Preschool won first place in the Andover Fourth of July parade with their “Three Little Pigs” float.

Did you know that our Big Bad Wolf was the one and only Joanne Jones? With her assistance and the teamwork of our families, East Andover Village Preschool (EAVP) won first place for our float in Andover’s annual Fourth of July parade. Thank you, Jill Jones Grotnes for your creativity and leadership as we prepared for the Fourth of July.

The Fourth of July was a great example of how dedicated and involved the families from EAVP can be. It was a great pleasure to work with the families and children outside of our typical school environment. Even though it was a very hot day, fun was had by all.

Now enrolling for preschool and afterschool programs for the 2013/2014 School Year.

Please contact Elizabeth at 735-5105 or EAVP@nulltds.net for more information.

Summer camp is now in full swing, and our gardens are in full bloom. Over the past year, EAVP has begun to follow the Early Sprouts Curriculum. Following this, the children take part in each aspect of gardening from planting to harvesting and eating.

We currently have a sunflower garden, a sensory garden, and a vegetable garden. After watching the plants grow all spring, the children have been very excited to finally be able to pick peas and beans daily. These fresh vegetables have become a favorite snack for many of the children.

Some of the kids have enjoyed eating these so much they now request peas and beans to be packed in their lunch boxes. Soon we will have tomatoes, peppers, basil, swiss chard, and carrots to cook with and eat as well.

Recently summer campers have been riding through the Wild West and digging for dinosaurs. Our gold mining operation was a favorite with everyone, as was making fossils.

Over the next weeks of summer camp we will compete in the Olympics, create some Crazy Concoctions, and head off to Hollywood. Of course we will continue with our daily water play, Tuesday trips to the library, and a few more field trips.

We have also planned a few special themed lunches to enjoy. Anticipated field trips will take us swimming, visiting Whisper Wind Stables, exploring new playgrounds, and on a trip to Naughty Nellies!

On Tuesday, August 6, there will be an ice cream social held at EAVP for all students and families, past and present and prospective. Come join us to explore our classroom, catch up with some old friends, and make some new ones!

We will also be holding our Open House on Tuesday, August 13. At the Open House, families have the opportunity to explore some typical preschool activities and ask questions about the upcoming school year and our preschool program as well as finalize registration paperwork. We hope to see you all there!