Monday, April 16, 2012

Parents - Newsletter Week of April 9th


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.




April Newsletter




Week of  April 9th


Monthly Thematic Unit – Spring Has Sprung!


Color of the Month – Purple


Song of the Week:

“TINY TIM”
I had a little turtle, his name was Tiny Tim.
I put him in the bathtub, to see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water, he ate up all the soap.
And now he's sick in bed, with a bubble in his throat!
(Hiccup!)


Book of the Week:  The Foolish Tortoise by Richard  Buckley


What We Did On Monday: We began our day by playing with our toy animals and our baby dolls. Then we enjoyed Independent Reading Time (IRT) where we focused this week on taking turns sharing our books with our friends. After that, I introduced the BOTW and the SOTW. Later we played with our dollhouse and built with Lincoln Logs and Duplos.


Special Enrichment for Monday: We played our Chutes and Ladders computer game!


What We Did On Tuesday: We started our day off by playing on our indoor slide and exploring our Laugh and Learn Home. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on taking turns sharing our books with our friends. Then we sang the SOTW and read the BOTW. Later in the day, we also played with our electronic learning toys to learn colors, shapes, numbers and letters, pretended to cook in our kitchen, drove our toy cars all around, played with our toy animals and our Bounce Back Penguin and played dress up with some beaded necklaces.


Special Enrichment for Tuesday: We played with our musical instruments while listening to music!


What We Did On Wednesday: We began our day by exploring our Laugh and Learn Home and playing on our indoor slide.Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on taking turns sharing our books with our friends.Then we read the BOTW and sang the SOTW. After that, we enjoyed playing with our train set, building with our wooden alphabet blocks, playing in our kitchen and using our imagination with our Little People playsets.



Special Enrichment for Wednesday: It was too chilly this morning to play in the water table, but lucky for us, a friend brought a movie to share! So we watched The Letter Factory instead! :)


What We Did On Thursday: We started our day by playing with our trains and cooking in our kitchen. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on taking turns sharing our books with our friends. Then we sang the SOTW and read the BOTW. Later in the day, we also played with our musical instruments, sorted with our shape sorters, played with our Little People. climbed up and down our indoor slide and in and out of our Laugh and Learn Home. We also played with our Lights and Sounds Show toy and our Bounce Back Penguin.


Special Enrichment for Thursday: We made Chocolate Inside-Out Strawberries - oh, my goodness, they were delicious!!! Everyone devoured theirs. We also decorated turtle cutouts using green colored pencils, green markers and green crayons.


What We Did On Friday: We began our day by playing with our kitchen toys and our baby dolls. Then we enjoyed IRT where we focused this week on taking turns sharing our books with our friends. Then we read the BOTW and sang the SOTW. After that, we enjoyed playing with our Little People and toy animals.

Special Enrichment for Friday: We watched the movie Antz and painted with the color purple!

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


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