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Happy New Year in Enrichment!

Happy New Year everyone!

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday! We loved hearing their stories about all the fun they had during their break!

We want to thank you for your patience and understanding regarding the new drop off routine. These kinds of changes can be tricky, but the kids have done a wonderful job adjusting.

Our book this week was The Hat by Jan Brett. If you've ever looked through a Jan Brett book yourself you know how beautiful and involved her illustrations are. The children noticed LOTS of things that enhanced the story including clues for what we would see on the next page, and clues for the conclusion of the book. The story is about a hedgehog, "Hedgie" that gets a stocking, or sock, stuck on his prickles. He comes across 6 barnyard friends who make fun of him for having a hat, as he calls it, on his head. At the end of the story we find that all of the animals ended up finding a piece of clothing to wear on their head. It seemed they all learned something from Hedgie after all.

There were lots of new and exciting things in CENTERS this week!

Block area- Construction vehicles, wooden people, and big foam shapes were a big hit this week!

Literacy cart- We used magnetic letters to match letters on mittens.

Writing table- I think everyone went home with snowmen and/or snowflakes decorated by your children and their friends!

Art- The children made their own Hedgie by gluing pieces of felt, cut paper, pieces of pinecones, and decorative crinkle paper to a hedgehog cut out.

Sensory table- A class favorite, dinosaurs, are roaming in our sensory table! With trees, a volcano, and red and orange thin plastic noodles their imaginations were hard at work!

Easel- There were hats with different shapes on them to color in!

Math- Using our observation and math skills the children put together dinosaur puzzles that had the numbers 1-5 at the top and the name of the dinosaur at the bottom. Sometimes they made up new dinosaurs by mixing the pieces!

Playdough- The children voted for RED playdough before leaving for break, so that, plus winter erasers, gems, and dough cutters were lots of fun.

Pretend center- The children are pretending to be Veterinarians and taking very good care of our animals. Using thermometers, bandages, brushes, toys and more, we can tell that they love animals!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out. We look forward to seeing them all again next week!


Christina Renoni and Brenda Daday


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