Saturday, February 25, 2012

Parents - Newsletter 02/20 - 02/24


Just a reminder that all activities are based on the number of children present each day, ages of the children present, and mood of the children.


February Newsletter

Week of February 20th - 24th

Monthly Thematic Unit – People We Love!

Color of the Month – Pink



Song of the Week:


“I Love You”
I love you, I love you,
Morning, noon and night.
I love you, I love you!
You make my world so bright.




Book of the Week: Dot and Dash of Love by Emma Dodd


What We Did On Monday: We began our day by developing our large motor skills by practicing climbing up and down our indoor slide and crawling in and out of and around our Laugh and Learn Learning Home.  Then we enjoyed Independent Reading Time (IRT) where we focused this week on reading only one book at a time. After that, I introduced the BOTW and the SOTW. Then we played with our electronic learning toys, made some music with our musical instruments, pretended to cook n our kitchen area, and got creative with our Little People playsets.

Special Enrichment for Monday: We baked some yummy Cinnamon Sugar Monkey  Bread!

What We Did On Tuesday: We started our day off by playing our musical instruments and pretending to cook in the kitchen. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on  reading only one book at a time.  Then we sang the SOTW and read the BOTW. Later in the day, we also played with our dollhouse, played with our large beads, played with our penguin toys, used our imaginations with our dinosaurs (and made them ROAR!), played with our Lights and Sounds Show toy, climbed up and down our slide and in and out of the Laugh and Learn Learning Home and practiced our matching skills with our shape sorters.


Special Enrichment for Tuesday: We talked about who is in our family!



What We Did On Wednesday: We began our day by playing with our Hotwheels cars and building with our Duplo blocks. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on reading only one book at a time.  Then we read the BOTW and sang the SOTW. After that, we enjoyed using our shape sorters and musical instruments.


Special Enrichment for Wednesday: We went outside and drew with our sidewalk chalk! We also watched a short LeapFrog movie called The Talking Words Factory. Later in the day, we also made a art project called "Thumb-body Loves You" where we made a little booklet and used our thumbprint to create a heart on the cover. Inside, we drew pictures of our family with markers! They turned out really cute!




What We Did On Thursday: We started our day off by playing with our Hotwheels cars ( a favorite lately!) and our musical instruments (another recent favorite). Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on reading only one book at a time. Then we sang the SOTW and read the BOTW. Later in the day, we also explored the Laugh and Learn Learning Home, cooked in our kitchen (they really like the real life food toys in there! - we added new ones this week), played with the Lights and Sounds Show toy and built with wooden blocks.



Special Enrichment for Thursday: We watched a short movie called Blue's Big Musical!


What We Did On Friday: We began our day by playing with our Lights and Sounds Show toy and building with our Duplo blocks. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on reading only one book at a time. Then we sang the SOTW and read the BOTW. Later, we also played with our electronic learning toys, the Laugh and Learn Learning House (it got new batteries this week and so it got a lot more usage!), climbed up and down the slide, and got creative with our Mr. and Mrs. Potato Heads (where someone always ends up wearing Mrs. Potato Head's glasses - this time is was Kyleigh! :) ).

Special Enrichment for Friday: We watched the movie Lady and the Tramp!

What We Did on Saturday: We started our day off by playing with our musical instruments and building with our bumpy blocks. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on reading only one book at a time. Then we sang the SOTW and read the BOTW. Later in the day, we also played with our Laugh and Learn Learning Home, the indoor slide, Hotwheels cars and the Lights and Sounds Show toy.


Special Enrichment on Saturday:  We listened to Nature Sounds!