Happy Friday, Adom families! Our author this week was Sandra Boynton. Her books are full of counting, cute animals, and silly rhymes. Many of you are likely quite familiar with her work! With extra Boynton books on our shelves this week, the kids liked to point out which books they had at home, too!
On Monday we read Blue Hat, Green Hat, and pointed out the silly turkey who couldn’t put any of his clothes on the right way. Then we got out our dress up clothes and they practiced putting on clothes all by themselves! They were rockstars at figuring out how to put on hats, shirts, skirts, and pants. We always try to work on building good self-help skills in our room, so these little people can start to develop agency over their actions and their bodies.
Tuesday, we read Opposites and explored some opposite objects. After teacher demonstration we passed around the objects so we could feel the differences between a heavy block and a light foam piece, and between wet and dry sponges and cotton balls. There are so many opposites all around us!
Horns to Toes and In Between features fuzzy monsters going through and naming some of their body parts. It just so happens that WE have a lot of the same parts! Wednesday we counted our ten fingers, just like the monsters, and tried to line up our handprints to match.
Thursday was Yom Ha’atzmaut! Happy Birthday, Israel! We read a book about the holiday and then decorated birthday balloons with blue and white things. Todds (mostly) love feeling the different textures and sticky glue!
Though the week was chilly, we got outside almost every day. They have started all running around as a group on the playground, it is a pretty cute game!
With the big kids outside, too, we also got big room time almost every day!
Friday we will have Shabbat, and then we plan to read Barnyard Dance and take a walk to the gaga pit to play with farm animals in the grass.
Next week Ms. Katie and Ms. Alyssa will be teaching using books from the author Todd Parr.
Ms. Katie, Ms. Alyssa, and Ms. Hannah