Newsletter, Casa 2, April
Monthly Newsletter from Casa dei Bambini Program
Teachers: Ekaterina Rodionova and Susanne Ostrovsky

April, #8
Dear parents,
good afternoon!
Topics for April:
Spring's Coming!
In March, we began to study the first flowers that appear after winter. Perhaps no other plants cause so much emotion as the first spring flowers. Spring teases the first really warm rays of the sun, the first thawed patches and timid creeks, but it is the primrose flowers that appear, it is these small but very bold plants that speak of the final arrival of spring. We looked at the flowers, wrote and read their names, studied the parts of the plant. In April, we will continue to study the nature in spring and its changes. We will talk about birds and about the life cycles of plants and animals. We have already planted beans and we want to plant something else to watch the spring shoots.
Safety
We paid much attention to the topic of safety and will continue to do this in April. Children's safety is a very important and responsible topic for adults, but the children themselves need to know and remember how to protect themselves and cope with different life situations.
Traditional Spring Festival in Many Countries - Easter
Our school is international, it involves children from different countries. We will talk about the fact that Easter eggs are necessarily painted - a symbol of a new life. Let us recall the Easter bunny and traditions adopted in different countries in connection with this holiday. We will also paint eggs and make hand-made Easter articles.
Don't miss out:
Excursion to the Botany Garden of MSU
At the end of April, children, who are no longer sleeping, will go on an excursion to the Botanical Garden of the Moscow State University to see primroses and the first leaves. To sign up for the excursion, please bring 1000 rubles to the office. The places are limited due to the spaces in a bus.
Book club , April, 19th 3:40 - 5:00 pm
In April, another meeting of the book club will take place on April, 19th at 3.40-5.00 pm. We invite all interested parents to join with their children. Everyone chooses their favourite books at home. One small story you will read at our meeting, and two other books will be exchanged with another family for a month. It turns out a kind of library, an exchange of books. Those children who have already participated in the exchange, bring back the books they took last time. It would be great if the books were in both Russian and English. And, of course, we will drink tea and discuss current issues.
We kindly remind
The children in the class need to have:

• warm waterproof pants for recess
• spare gloves
• signed clothing and shoes
• a snack (apple and cookies)
• a small backpack

Also, please check the availability of spare clothing that is stored in the individual cubbies in the classroom.
With kind regards, Ekaterina Rodionova and Susanne Ostrovsky
Important Information
Gymnastcs class seeks students
We have good news! At the moment our gymnastics class have spaces. The class is held in the appropriately equipped environment within the Parent Infant room, the professional trainer guides the lessons.

About the trainer: Alexander graduated from Volgograd State Institute of Arts and Culture. Alexander works in Moscow-Central Frontier Ensemble of the FSB of Russia as an artist of folk dance, soloist.
He is an instructor in acrobatics and Capoeira, champion of Russia in Capoeira. He has been a member of Capuier Federation in Moscow since 2013 to the present.
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