Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Let's Get Caught Up!

Let me begin with an apology for the backlogging in my in my blog posts! Here we go though, let me get you all caught up on what we have been up to lately! It has been a fun, full and busy few weeks in our class.
            I am sure you have all become acquainted with Miss Lauren by now; we are so excited and thankful to welcome her to the toddler center and our class this fall! She has picked up on our routine so quickly and become such an asset and partner in our classroom J. For those who have children in extended day, she will be on the playground in the afternoon, I am often here doing prep, etc until late in the day so don’t hesitate to track me down if you have any questions.
            As many of you know, a few weeks ago, we jumped into a new book after spending a good chunk of time on Dinosaurs! “This is Not My Hat” by Jon Klassen is one of my favorite books that we have in our curriculum at the Trinity Toddler Center. Klassen’s storytelling style leaves lots of space for interpretation and reading between the lines, which can be fun, interesting and sometimes even confusing with younger students! There was big fish, little fish, and a stolen hat! The story leaves space at the end for students to theorize about the whereabouts of the little fish, I enjoyed spending time in this book with your kiddos, and hearing about their thoughts and guesses. Our classroom walls have acquired our own collaborative version of these fish; we have been doing quite a bit of painting lately (which your laundry machine may have noticed).
            We celebrated fall last week with some pumpkin decorating (more painting and glitter), as well as some apple stamping! We had a great time working on our fall projects as well as starting “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. It was also so fun to celebrate falls with many of you last Friday at the Fall Carnival! We loved the costumes and play that happened, so thank you for joining us! We have been learning about Noah and his great friendship with God during bible, this week we are moving on to Genesis 11 and the Tower of Babel.

We are going to spend more time with “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” this week. That should get us up speed, thank you for tuning in for a read!


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