Newsletter- February 5, 2016

Room Announcements:

  •  SAVE THE DATE: We will be hosting a Toddler One Potluck on Thursday, February 25th. This will be a Red Carpet event! We hope to see all of you there.

  •  Room 121: Happy Birthday to Andrew Hecht-Sander! He will turn 2 on Sunday, February 7th.

School Announcements:

  • None at this time.

Topic of the Week:

Science

This week we have been exploring Science all around our classrooms. At group time, the children observed and engaged in a variety of science experiments. Some of their favorites were the jumping rainbow, the bubble snake and the storm cloud.

During group time, we also explored science tools including microscopes, eye droppers and magnifying glasses. The children listened to the stories A Color of His Own and White Rabbits Color Book and were surprised as they watched the animals change colors. Some of our favorite art and sensory activities this week were decorating coffee filters with water colors and eye droppers and exploring the soft, smooth texture of shaving cream. The children showed such excitement as they mixed the shaving cream with paint.

We has a wonderful week learning about science and we are excited to extend our exploration by observing and engaging with objects in motion next week!

Tip of the Week:

Rev Up Your Motor Skills

Every time your toddler races you to the car or climbs the stairs, they are developing large motor skills. Encourage them to improve their coordination and strength with activities like these:

  • Take turns moving like different animals.

  • Make a path for paper plate stepping stones.

  • Push or kick a ball back and forth.

  • Stretch a jump rope on the ground and try to jump over or walk in a straight line along side the rope.

Quote of the Week

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” - Fred Rogers

Did You Know?

We love to have parents involved in the classrooms. Please speak with your child’s teacher for ways to get involved.

Next Week:Objects in Motion

Have a great week!

Toddler I Staff

Parent Comments:

What are some moving objects you have at your house?

Please feel free to write your observations on the Parent Corner “Board” in the Toddler Hallway.