SAVE THE DATE: We will be hosting our Toddler One Potluck on Thursday, February 25th at 4:30 p.m. This will be a red carpet event! We hope to see you all there dressed in your best!
Room 121 would like to give a warm welcome to Aurelia Louw and her family!
Topic of the Week
Objects in Motion
This week our classrooms have been exploring many different objects in our environment that move. During group time, the teachers and children explored the different parts of their bodies that move by singing songs like “Clap Your Hands” and reading stories about trains, boats and planes.
In sensory, our toddlers enjoyed using water with water wheels and discovering how pouring water onto them set them in motion. Cars and wooden ramps in sensory was another fun option for the children. They used wonderful creative thinking by laying the wooden ramps across the sensory table and building “a bridge” for their cars as well.
The movement continued during creative art when our classrooms were able to explore painting with fly swatters on poster board and shaking textured balls inside a box to spread paint on construction paper.
Tip of the Week
Rephrasing requests to your toddler may get you more cooperation. Phrase a request as a statement rather than a question. For example, “Please put on your jacket” instead of “Can you put on your jacket?” This shows your child that wearing a jacket is not optional.
Build it! At Kohl Children’s Museum. Thursday, February 11th through April 26that 9:30 am. Explore creativity, while learning about architecture and story telling. $11 for children and adults.
Valentine’s Day “Mommy and Me” Play Date at The Bookstall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, Il. Join author Sherri Duskey Rinker as she reads her new book Silly Wonderful You while enjoying refreshments and activities. Saturday, February 13th at 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Free.
Quote of the Week
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
-Antoine de Saint Exupéry, The Little Prince
Did You Know?
We are always seeking natural elements to add to our environments. If you have any extra baskets, wood or wicker trays, please donate them to school.