Winter is here and we will be doing a lot of fun activities regarding this fun season! January's projects will be with and about snow, penguins, snowflakes, and ice play. Books to read are "Five Little Penguins" and "Snowy Day". We have been enjoying the outdoors and taking good naps due to the fresh air!
February will lead us into Valentine's Day, the color red, and the heart shape. We will read books pertaining to friends and family. We have some great songs planned too! We continue to enjoy playing with our friends, learning to share and discovering new things!
Amanda and Jane
WE HAVE SLOTS OPEN IN OUR TODDLER ROOM AND OUR PRE-K ROOM.
PRESCHOOL (3 year olds)
Through the month of January we will be learning to recognize our names. We will continue to develop our fine motor skills by stringing beads, gluing, using stickers, etc. We will be reading Curious George books, "Go Dog Go", and the adventures of Babar the elephant. We have been having fun using our imaginations with our new wooden dollhouse and we love creating with magnatiles.
We love to dance and sing and the whole Center is really enjoying Miss Maggie, our music teacher, who comes to us every other Tuesday!
In February, we will continue with drawing, painting, and creating with playdough. We will do some fun activities for Valentine's Day and making projects to hang on our bulletin boards. We are very excited about opening our Art Room and using that room to discover new ideas with arts and crafts and molding clay.
April and Toni
PRE-K Room (4-5 year olds)
In January one of the letters we will be learning about is the Letter G. At circle time we will concentrate on this letter by reading a simple hand written story and circling the upper and lower case G wherever we find them. We will do the same with the following letters listed and include craft and cooking projects to go along with the letter.
Letter W: winter projects, games, songs, finger plays, exploring Alaska, Eskimos
Letter I: igloos, ink blots, insects
Letter V: Valentine party, baking fun
Letter J: jungle, jello, junk, jumping games
We will be learning about hibernation and making snowmen and snowflakes. If it snows, we will bring some in, put it in the texture table, add food coloring and see what happens when it melts. Reading is always a priority and the children love to listen to whatever books are chosen.
We are enjoying the outdoors and hope to have some fun in the snow, (but not too soon!)
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