Thursday, March 22, 2012

Parents - Newsletter Week of March 12th - 16th


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 12th - 16th

Monthly Thematic Unit – Transportation

Color of the Month – Black



Song of the Week:

"Engineer, Drive the Train"
(to the tune of "Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Fire Truck")
Engineer, drive the train
Engineer, drive the train
Engineer, drive the train
Choo-choo-choo-choo-choo!


Book of the Week: Freight Train by Donald Crews


What We Did On Monday: We began our day by playing with our Little People and our Hotwheels cars.
Then we enjoyed Independent Reading Time (IRT) where we focused this week on putting our books back on the bookshelf when we are finished reading them. After that, I introduced the BOTW and the SOTW. Later we played with our baby dolls.

Special Enrichment for Monday: We did a scissors activity where we pretended the scissors were a choo-choo train that had to stay on the track (which was a line drawn either straight, curvy or zig-zag) to see how well we could stay on the line while cutting. We also played our Thomas the Train the The Great Festival Adventure computer game!

What We Did On Tuesday: We started our day off by playing with our electronic learning toys and shape sorters. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on putting our books back on the bookshelf when we are finished reading them. Then we sang the SOTW and read the BOTW. Later in the day, we also played with our animal toys, musical instruments, played on our indoor slide, got imaginative with our chain links and played with our dollhouse.

Special Enrichment for Tuesday: We had Music Day - today we danced to our Down on the Farm CD!


What We Did On Wednesday: We began our day by playing with our dollhouse and building with our Lincoln Logs. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on putting our books back on the bookshelf when we are finished reading them. Then we read the BOTW and sang the SOTW. After that, we enjoyed playing with our Little People playsets and our chain links as well as our kitchen toys and shape sorters.



Special Enrichment for Wednesday: We went to J.J. Biello playground! We climbed up rock walls, drove trains and cars, ran across bridges, climbed up and down stairs, went down slides and more! We had SO much fun! We also watched a WordWorld movie called Rocket to the Moon!



What We Did on Thursday: We started our day by building with our Lincoln Logs and playing our musical instruments. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on putting our books back on the bookshelf when we are finished reading them. Then we sang the SOTW and read the BOTW. Later in the day, we also played with our schoolhouse playset, building our Wee Waffle Block Village, playing our electronic learning toys, going up and down our slide, and exploring the Laugh and Learn Learning Home.



Special Enrichment for Thursday: We drew outside with sidewalk chalk!



What We Did On Friday: We began our day by playing with our dollhouse and kitchen toys. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on  putting our books back on the bookshelf when we are finished reading them. Then we sang the SOTW and read the BOTW. Later, we also played with Mr. and Mrs. Potto Heads, built with Legos and wooden blocks and practiced sorting with our shape sorters.

Special Enrichment for Friday: We watched our Thomas the Train movie!


What We Did on Saturday: No one came to play today.


Special Enrichment on Saturday: No one came to play today.