Hello Toddler Families,
Another month has flown by, with lots of snow and freezing cold days! We have been working on our Winter/Snow unit and talking about all the different effects of the winter weather. I will begin incorporating my Ipad into the classroom for one on one work with the children. If there are any apps that you know of that work well for you, please feel free to let me know.
In the months since school has begun, we have learned many songs and with these songs there are lots of finger plays. Some of the music we listen to often are; The Weather Song, Macarena Months, and The Days of the Week Song by Dr. Jean. We also listen to Tooty Ta, Monkeys and the Alligator and Waddily Atcha by Dr. Jean. Lori Berkner is in our play list as well. Her songs include; I Really Love to Dance, Song in my Tummy, We are the Dinosaurs, I’m Gonna Catch You, and our infamous Clean it Up song. The children really enjoy music time and playing with the instruments.
As usual we have read many books. Here is a list of some of the books we have read:
- The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers by Lisa Campbell Ernst
- My Daddy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Martin Luther King Jr. III
- Martin’s Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport
- Curious George’s Snowy Day by Hans Agusto Ray
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
- Frederick by Leo Lioni
- Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
- The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel
This month we have a couple of events occurring. First we have our Pancake Pajama days on Wednesday, February 5th and Thursday, February 6th. I would like for all of my students to be able to be a part of the ‘pancake’ portion of our Pajama day. If there are children that eat a specific type of pancake due to allergies or diet, please let me know as soon as possible so that we can prepare accordingly and have something available for your child. We have our Valentine’s Day celebration on Friday, February 14th. All children are welcome to attend. The week following our Valentine’s Day celebration, we have our winter break. Our Winter Break is from February 17th- February 21st. We return back to school on Monday, February 24th. As always if you need to contact me, please call the school at 516-334-1144 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.