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  • St. Patrick’s Day!

    Did you hear?! We had a LEPRECHAUN in the toddler classroom! That sneaky leprechaun made such a mess of our classroom! We talked all about trying to catch a leprechaun to take his gold, and how hard it is to catch one! Below you can see what kind of mischief that leprechaun got into.

    For this St. Patrick’s Day activity, our friends rolled a die and whichever number they rolled, that’s how many¬†gold coins they counted into their pots.

    Shamrock crafts! One of our crafts was turning our white shamrock green, using glue and tissue paper. Our other craft was, putting glue onto their shamrock, and then they sprinkled glitter on top of the glue, to make a leprechaun wand!

    Our last activity for our St. Patrick’s Day celebration was going on a gold hunt! Once they found THREE gold coins, they got to turn them in for a “gold bar” (a twix!)

  • Things That GO!

    During the month of February, we talked about transportation and things that take us all over the world! We learned about trains, cars, bicycles, hot air balloons, and airplanes. We even took an imaginary airplane to the beach!

    Ms. Kristen was the pilot of our plane, while Ms. Melanie and Ms. Kelsey were the flight attendants. They even got a snack and drink on the flight ūüėČ

    We also learned all about what the red, yellow, and green lights stand for! We practiced learning these colors and their meanings by tossing matching bean bags with the color on the “stop light”

    Our alphabet page for our transportation theme was “R” is for “road”! The toddlers practiced their fine motor skills by peeling off stickers, and sticking them onto the “road” made out of the letter R!

    We also had a fun sensory activity with our cars, having a pretend car wash in our sensory bins.

    And because you can never do too many color sorting activities, we used miniature modes of transportation to sort onto our color mats!

  • Toddler Valentine’s Day Party!

    WOW! It was such a great month of love ūüôā We enjoyed having all of our families come to the toddler classroom to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their little ones at school! Below are some of the lovely moments captured during our Valentine’s Day party!

     

    We made our “little lovebug” hats–and sang little lovebug with Ms. Joanie!

    Our Valentine’s Day Party

    Our Valentine’s Day Photo Booth <3

  • Secret Pizza Party

    We read the story Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin, and had our very own secret pizza party in the toddler room! We used slices of bread, cut into a heart shape, for each of our friends to make their own personal pizzas!

    After we finished making our pizzas, we popped them in the oven, and made our “‘P’ is for ‘pizza'” letter page!

    Our pizzas were smelling great, so it was time to give them a try!

    It was such a fun pizza party in the toddler classroom ūüôā

  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

    We had such a great time learning about polar bears in the toddler classroom! We talked about the habitat that they live in, what kind of food they like to eat, and what a polar bear does in the arctic!

    In one of our small groups, we had an obstacle course, where our friends¬†pretended to be polar bears, living in the arctic! It’s always great when we can incorporate some indoor gross motor skills–especially since it has been too cold to go outside!

    In another small group, we built snowflakes using pipe cleaners and beads. This is excellent fine motor practice, putting the bead onto the pipe cleaner. Open-ended art projects are always a fun way to see each child create their own unique pieces, too!

    In our third small group, we made a rectangle polar bear! This is one of our guided art projects, in which they follow directions on where to put each separate piece.

  • Winter White!

    Although the weather here hasn’t been very “winter-like”, we are still learning about all of the things we do during the winter. We have talked about bundling up to go out in the snow, building a snowman, going sledding, having snowball fights, and having yummy hot chocolate to warm us up from the winter chill.

    We practiced matching patterns and colors using different kinds of mittens to match!

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  • If You Give a Moose a Muffin

    Happy 2017 from the toddler room! The transition back from holiday break has been so smooth, and we are so excited to have all of our friends back with us!

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    We have started off the month of January with focus on the letter “M” this week. We read the book, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, and made our very own chocolate chip muffins!

    We practiced taking turns, and sitting for longer periods of time. We followed directions and used our recipe to help guide us along! A lot of our ingredients are white, which is perfect because we are learning about the color white this month! Check out our muffin-making process below.
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  • Holiday Activities in the Toddler Room!

    Happy Holidays, from the toddler room! We have all new holiday-themed centers, and have been doing different holiday-themed activities in our small groups. See some of our holiday learning activities below!

     

    We did a color matching game, using different colored “ornaments” to decorate a Christmas tree
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    Since green is our color of December, we made our own green play-dough, and then used Christmas tree cookie cutters and beads to decorate it.
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    Building the letter “K” using jingle bells!
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  • December Art Projects

    This December, we¬†have been working on some holiday art projects! For one project, we used marbles and green paint to make our white Christmas trees, green! We also used star cookie cutters to make star prints with glitter, since the star is our shape of the month. We can’t forget about our alphabet page, which was the letter “K” last week. We made “K is for Kite” letter pages!

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    Gold glitter star prints
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    “K is for Kite”

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  • Fall Leaves and Thankfulness Trees!

    Fall season is coming to an end, but we have had so much fun with the colors of Fall, and the leaves that come from trees in the Fall. We also had some Thanksgiving stories, art projects, and got to make our own mini apple pies for a Thanksgiving treat in school! We are so thankful for all of our students in the toddler classroom.

    Painting our leaves for our Thankfulness Tree! Each child got to paint their leaf, and then tell us what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving season ūüôā
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    Fingerprint turkeys!
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    Making our own mini apple pies! Yummm

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    Finally, to taste them!
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    We hope you enjoyed your time off spent with family and friends, and we hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving!