Saturday, March 31, 2012

Parents - Newsletter For the Week of March 19th


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.


March Newsletter


Week of  March 19th


Monthly Thematic Unit – Transportation

Color of the Month – Black



Song of the Week:

“Up in the Air”
(Sung to: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)
Up, up, up in the air
Flying way up high
See the airplane soaring down
From the big blue sky.




Book of the Week The Big Balloon Race by  Eleanor Coerr


What We Did On Monday: We began our day by playing with our kitchen toys and indoor slide. Then we enjoyed Independent Reading Time (IRT) where we focused this week on treating our books with care. After that, I introduced the BOTW and the SOTW. Later we played with our Bounce Back Penguin, built with our Lincoln Logs, worked on puzzles, practiced our sorting skills with our shape sorters, and built with our mini waffle blocks.

Special Enrichment for Monday: We played our Jay-Jay the Jet Plane computer game! We also listened to our Raffi CD.

What We Did On Tuesday: We started our day off by playing with our trains and dollhouse. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on treating our books with care. Then we sang the SOTW and read the BOTW. Later in the day, we also played with our dinosaurs, built with our wooden blocks and bumpy blocks, played with our kitchen toys, worked on our fine motor skills with our chain links, built with our bristle blocks and alphabet blocks and Duplo blocks.


Special Enrichment for Tuesday: We had Music Day - today we danced with streamers!


What We Did On Wednesday: We began our day by playing with our dollhouse and Mr., and Mrs. Potato Heads. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on treating our books with care. Then we read the BOTW and sang the SOTW. After that, we enjoyed playing with our Wee Waffle Block Village and developing our fine motor skills with our chain links.



Special Enrichment for Wednesday: We went for a Nature Walk! Such a pretty day.



  What We Did On Thursday: We began our day by playing with our toy animals and Little People playsets. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on treating our books with care. Then we sang the SOTW and read the BOTW. Later, we also played with out Hotwheel cars.


Special Enrichment for Thursday: We played a Land, Air and Sea sorting game. We also watched a movie about submarines!


What We Did On Friday: We began our day by playing with our kitchen toys and indoor slide. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on treating our books with care. Then we sang the SOTW and read the BOTW. Later, we also played with Laugh and Learn Home, played with our train set, had fun with our dollhouse, sorted with our shape sorters, and built with our Duplo blocks.


Special Enrichment for Friday: We went to the Fire Truck Museum! It was SOOOOO fun! All kinds of great memorabilia and 5 real old-fashioned fire trucks! We looked at fire fighters' uniforms, gear, hoses and more!


What We Did on Saturday: We started our day by playing with our electronic learning toys and the Laugh and Learn Home and indoor slide. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on treating our books with care. Then we sang the SOTW and read the BOTW. Later in the day, we also played with our Hotwheels and built with our bristle blocks.


Special Enrichment on Saturday: We watched a Bob the Builder movie to learn more about construction trucks!