Getting Settled in Enrichment
I hope everyone is able to enjoy this beautiful weather today! What a dramatic difference from yesterday! The children did a wonderful job listening and going with the flow as things were changing...in the dark! Thank goodness for cell phone flashlights, right!? I want to thank you all for responding to the early dismissal yesterday. I know Mrs. Lay has sent/ will be sending out an email about the importance of joining (or rejoining) Remind. But I wanted to put the link here too, just in case you missed it. https://www.remind.com/join/6d89hc3 Luckily, we don't need to use it very often, but when we do it's good to know you'll be getting important information ASAP.
NEXT WEEK- We'll be focusing on FAMILIES next week. I'd like to invite you to send in a picture of your family (whatever that means to your child) with them when they come to school. We'll be hanging them up on our "Enrichment 4's Family Tree" in the classroom.
THIS WEEK- Our book this week was I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson. It was about a pig who talked about the different things she liked about herself! Even when she makes mistakes, she tries and tries again. We also read The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, to celebrate International Dot Day tomorrow. It is a story about Vashti, who doesn't think she can draw. Her teacher knows she can, and asks her to make a dot on the page, then asks her to sign it. Things take off from there and Vashti learns that inspiration comes from even the smallest things. If you'd like to look further into Dot Day, there are events happening tomorrow, and fun projects to do here... https://www.internationaldotday.org/
What's NEW in CENTERS...
Art- I Like Me! coloring pages and I Like Me projects. The children told us something they like about themselves, then drew a picture of it. I also took a picture and will be attaching it to the same page.
Easel- Blank faces. There was paper with the outline of a head, shoulders, and eye stickers next to a mirror for the children to draw facial characteristics.
Playdough- Each child has their own cup of playdough that they're responsible for on the table. The color will change each month, usually depending on what the children vote for. With the playdough were rollers, shaped dough extruders, and cutters.
Pretend center- We added babies and baby clothes to the pretend center. The kids had lots of fun dressing, feeding, and taking care of the babies, along with the food a kitchen things that were there before.
In addition to these things, we always have the blocks, library, and writing table available and fully stocked!
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week and weekend!
Christina Renoni and Ashlee Taylor