TODDLER ROOM #3
Back to School
Summer Recap: We started off our summer with our camping theme. The children painted a picture of a campfire! They also enjoyed a snack that was like s’mores! Some of our other themes for the summer were Party in the USA, we painted a windsock on a paper plate. For our theme Down on the farm, they got to make a bird feeder out of sunflower butter and cardboard rolls. During our Underwater Adventures the children made a sensory bag filled with fish, glitter and food coloring; they loved it! The volcano theme was a big hit. The children had such a great time building a volcano. After we built it, we waited for it to dry and then painted it. When it was completed, they enjoyed watching it erupt!
September Recap: Our theme for September was Welcome to School: All About Me! During Circle Time we discussed different topics including how we should act, our families, who is in our family, our friends, and how to make friends. We also reviewed our colors, shapes and numbers and sang the ABC song. For math we used math puzzles, cards and counters. The children enjoyed painting a school bus and making a crayon box and a bumblebee using their handprint. In practical life we practiced spooning items such as small balls, strawberries, and beans. We also worked on our fine motor skills using tongs to pick up pompoms!
In Language we practiced the letters a, b, & c. The kids had so much fun gluing macaroni on the letter a, dot painting the letter b and painting the letter c. In math they used the number puzzle, the number tower and our math card counters. We also read our book of the month The Kissing Hand. The story is about a little raccoon who is scared to start school. His mother reassures him that he is going to make new friends and learn lots of new things. She reminds him that she will be there when he gets home and not to be afraid to try new things.
October Recap: We started off in October learning about the Solar system and space! We counted the number of planets and where they are at. We also talked about earth and how many layers there are on our planet. The children also learned about the moon and the sun! The children learned that the sun is a star. We also sang songs about the planets and the solar system.
In practical life we practiced spooning, tongs tweezers and cloth pinning! In math we used the spindle box and sandpaper numbers. In Language we went over the letters, “e”, “f”, “g”, and “h”! Some of the art projects that the children made were tissue paper stained glass windows, paper bag owl’s and handprint leaves for our class tree! We also stamp painted the letter “e”. The children loved our book of the month Going on a Leaf Hunt! It is about a group of kids going outside and collecting different colored leaves from different kinds of trees and comparing them all when they get home. The kids had so much fun walking around and showing their costumes!
November News: November will be a fun, exciting month! The theme is Virtues and Values and we are focusing on teaching the toddlers to be kind to themselves and others. This will be a very important lesson as the children are learning to regulate their emotions and to communicate with one another. We are also focusing on teaching the children to put materials back in their proper place on the shelves when they are finished using them. Our letters of the month are “I”, “j”, and “k”. We are looking forward to learning all about Thanksgiving!
Curriculum for November:
- Virtues and Values
- Geography Study: USA
- Being Thankful
- Literature Book: Fill A Bucket By Carol McCloud
- Pumpkins & Gourds
- Thanksgiving and Harvest
- Fall Weather
Extra Curricular Activities (age 2 and older):
- Please make sure you are bringing in extra potty training supplies and extra-clothes for your child’s bin in the classroom. Also, please make sure the clothes are appropriate for winter and that you bring at least 2 full sets.
- The mornings have become very crisp, so we ask you bring your child in a jacket for morning play. Remember to label everything!