The Chalkboard

Every week we keep you up to date on what’s happening in the classroom here at Westend Community Playschool(WECP). From the weekly focus boards to field trips and snack days! We do show it all. This blog runs in conjunction with the seesaw app we use to give parents daily updates of what’s happening in the classroom.

Spring Tea!!

WECP Spring Tea 2019

Is there anything cuter than a group of preschool students singing and dancing together in a line? In preparation for their future school plays and concerts, this week we celebrated the beginning of spring (complete with snow, this is Alberta after all), with the Spring Tea here at WECP.

The kids have been preparing for this tea with their teachers for months, in anticipation of their families coming for a special concert and snack session. There was baking to do, songs to sing, dances to practice. And practice they did, for 3 whole months! There were 4 songs (“Little bunny foo foo”, “You are my sunshine”, “Skidamarink” & “Little green frog song”), which you may have been listening to your kid(s) sing for months now! The kids have been practicing since February, to alleviate nerves and get ready for the big day.

Lyrics to the songs will be listed below if you’d like to keep on singing them this summer, I’ve found they make car trips a little more fun! I know my son has been singing the Little Green Frog song to me at any, and all opportunities. The enthusiasm and kindness the teachers showed while directing the kids speaks volumes as it always does to how lucky we are to be in the WECP family.

The teachers also continued to encourage the kids love of science by bringing on the baking. They worked together to make Puffed Wheat squares for themselves (the wonderful teachers having prepped the additional for parents – no licking of fingers while prepping there!). Sticky fingers abounded, there was juice or water and smiles all around when the kids sat down to enjoy the fruits of their labour.

I loved being able to see the class in action, as well as check out the classroom again and see how it’s changed. It makes it extra special for the parents that don’t always get to drop their kids off to visit during the daytime.

See you in class soon!

Little green frog song

Mmm-mmm, went the little green frog one day.

Mmm-mmm, went the little green frog.

Mmm-mmm, went the little green frog one day.

And they all went mmm, mmm, ahhh!!


Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!
I love you in the morning,
And in the afternoon
I love you in the evening,
Underneath the moon…
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!

Little Bunny Foo Foo

Little bunny Foo Foo

Hopping through the forest

Scooping up the field mice

And boppin' 'em on the head!

Down came the good fairy

And the good fairy said:

"Little bunny Foo Foo, I don't wanna see you

Scooping up the field mice and boppin' 'em on the head!

I'm gonna give you three chances,

Then I'm gonna send you to the moon!

You are my sunshine

You are my sunshine

My only sunshine.

You make me happy

When skies are grey.

You'll never know, dear,

How much I love you.

Please don't take my sunshine away