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Welcoming March in Enrichment

Hi all!

Today was Silly Hair Day! The kids had such a fun time sharing with their friends!

Next Wednesday is one of my favorite days of the year, PJ DAY!! Please make sure your child's PJs are school and weather appropriate, and they are able to take them on and off independently for bathroom use.

This week we started Art class with Ms. Brenna! The kids enjoyed mixing yellow and blue with different mediums to make green. Using paint, colored paper, and playdough they all made their own beautiful creations!

The letter of the week this week was "H". Included in that was our book, Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss. The story of Horton the Elephant who cares for a speck of dust even when no one else believes in them. I won't go into retelling the story, as most of you have probably read it before. I will, however, tell you what I witnessed this week in your children while reading this book. The theme of the book, and the phrase that Horton says numerous times is "A person's a person, no matter how small". We tell these children time and time again that they are special, and important. They know that we love them, and it's kind of old hat for us to say it, right? But when an elephant believes that the very small people on a very small speck of dust are important, they took it to heart. I saw each child do something or try something this week that I had never seen them do before. From trying for a few more seconds to open their own snack and finally getting it, to ending a preferred activity early so a friend could have a turn, to trying extra hard to ride the tricycles, it was magnificent. The positive messages that they hear from us are wonderful, and they need to continue hearing them and believing them. Also, hearing positive messages from outside sources is important too. I'm so proud of all the things this class has accomplished so far, and I can't wait to see what they'll astonish me with next!

What's new in centers this week?

Pretend Center- Pizza and Sandwich Shop. The children enjoyed "cutting" up fruits and veggies, making sandwiches and pizzas, and sharing them with their friends!

Blue Bin- H Letter Find Worksheet

Yellow Bins- Magnetic Letter Tracing Boards

Red Bins- H, I, J, and L puzzles

Green Bins- Train rug and trains

Art- Color, Cut, and Glue H house

Playdough- Purple Playdough with letter playdough matts and "gold" coins

Sensory Bins- Split Peas with "gold" coins, shamrocks, and a pipe cleaner to string with rainbow beads

As always, please reach out with any questions, concerns, or any updated information I should be aware of.

I hope you all have a happy, and healthy weekend!

~Christina Renoni


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