The preschoolers were excited to see snow at the beginning of January. They were even more excited to watch the sun finally melt the snow so they could play outside again! Older class children kept track of how many days they played inside and how many days they played outside in January. Favorite winter activities for the older class children included making roll-up sandwiches, going on a “winter picnic,” cutting snowflakes, and painting hats, mittens, and boots. They also enjoyed dressing in their pajamas and bringing sleep toys to share and compare for pajama day.
The Younger class children stirred up hot chocolate mix, glued glittery snowflakes, made an edible penguin, and laced a mitten in January. Both classes heard the favorite stories, The Mitten and The First Day of Winter told with flannel graph figures.
In February all the children will create valentines and valentine boxes. They can work in the Heart Post Office, making mail for each other and for their families. These activities provide opportunities for the children to practice communication, writing, literacy, imaginative play, and sharing skills! Valentines Day will be celebrated followed by visits from local dentist, Dr. Stacy Wince. He will teach us how to take good care of our teeth.
Blessings in the New Year! Thank you for your ongoing support.
Carol Temple, Director