We welcomed 2 year old Kira to our class. We are very happy to have her join us.
Our 2's are working on socialization skills. They are at the stage where they love to fill & dump so we are providing them with activities where they can fill up containers, then dump out the items. They love to collect items from all classroom areas. We are teaching them to not grab items from friends & how to use their words when they want something.
In addition to socialization, our 3's are working on fine motor skills to strengthen their small muscles. This will help them when they begin writing. Play dough & scribbling with crayons & pencils are some of their favorite activities right now.
Our 4's are working on skills such as letters, numbers & shapes. We learn these skills through play activities & we use our journals for writing.
Dramatic play & sensory activities are always on our agenda. All of our children learn best through multi-sensory play.
Thank you to Jordan's & Sophia's family for making delicious turkey rice krispy treats to share with us before the Thanksgiving break. They were delicious!
Books We've Read
4's: My A Book (Jane Belk Moncure)
Berenstain's A Book (Stan & Jan Berenstain)
2's, 3's & 4's:
I Can Make Good Choices! (David Parker)
The Feelings Book (Todd Parr)
It's Time-Out Time! (Steve Metzger)
The Way I Feel (Janan Cain)
This week we spoke about our feelings & making good choices. We are encouraging our children to use their words to describe how they feel. If they have difficulty, we give them the words to use. You might also want to try this at home.
Caiden: “I can't really balance. When I'm 5 I can balance.”
Sheri: I need a longer play list.
Caiden: Maybe Santa Claus will bring you one. Put it on your list.
Sarah: “Your hair smells like tomatoes. Now it smells like green beans.” (Referring to Ms. Sheri. Hmmm...I'm pretty sure my shampoo & conditioner don't smell like either one of those.)
Brianna: “What's an illustrator? She goes up in an elevator?”
12/18: Ms. Bethany
We are collecting pajamas for our pajama drive through 12/16. The pajamas will be donated to children living in a local homeless shelter along with a book donated by Scholastic.
Dates to Remember
12/2 – Scholastic Orders due
12/3 – Holiday Tree Lighting on Main Street
4:30 pm in Irish Times parking lot
12/16 – Drop-Off Pajama Party
$10 per child, register on our website
12/21 – Pajama Day: It's the 1st day of winter! Wear your comfiest PJs to school.
12/23 – Holiday Party:
AM Class – 10:15-11:30
PM Class – 1:45-3:00
All are welcome to attend!
12/26 – Menorah Lighting on Main Street
6:00 pm in Friendly Drugs parking lot
Dec. 26 – Jan 2 – Winter Break
Have a fabulous weekend!
Ms. Sheri, Ms. Bethany, Ms. Fabi, Ms. Joyce, Ms. Sarah