Toddler One Newsletter April 1, 2016

Room Announcements

Room 123: Happy Birthday Luca Bende! Luca will be 2 years old on April 2nd!

Room 123: We would like to welcome George Merrell, Carter Royzen, Ethan Stern, and Hasnain Valika and their families to the classroom! 

Room 121: We would like to welcome Asher Baer and his family to the classroom!

Reminder: Please bring in a plain white t-shirt for your child to paint by Wednesday, April 6. 

School Announcements

Save the Date! The Week of the Young Child Family Breakfast for Infants and Toddlers will be Friday, April 15th, 7:30-9am. Preschool/Kindergarten will be hosting their own breakfast on Thursday, April 14th. If you have children in both Toddlers and Preschool/Kindergarten, please plan on attending both days to each with each child individually. Check the Director's letter for other Week of the Young Child festivities. If you have any questions, please speak with your child's lead teacher or Reagan Miller, our Toddler Coordinator/Assistant Director. 

Topic of the Week

    This week, the children learned about feelings and emotions. While reading different stories at group time, the children learned to identify different emotions based on the faces a character was making, whether they were happy or sad. The children also practiced making their own expressions while looking in mirrors to see what they look like when they are happy, frustrated, sad, or excited. 

    For a wonderful sensory experience, the children enjoyed playing with play dough scented with essential oils. Lavender is known to have a calming effect, while lemon is a mood and energy booster. A favorite art activity was to first paint poster boards different colors to represent emotions (red for anger, yellow for happiness, blue for sadness) and then create a collage of pictures expressing these same emotions. 

Tip of the Week

Moments Make Memories

    When hectic schedules leave you short on time, use small everyday moments to show your child you love him. That impromptu game of sock basketball while sorting laundry or the “serious” discussion about superheroes while shampooing his hair give you a chance to interact with each other beyond the chores. Plus, you’ll create happy memories that make your child feel special and included. 

Quote of the Week

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin

Did You Know?

We value the partnerships that we have with our families and recognize the importance of meaningful two-way communication.

 

Next Week: The 5 Senses

Have a great weekend!

Toddler 1 Staff