Love in our Hearts :)
Hello Tulip Families!
I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful weekend! Last week we focused on the heart shape and on love! Throughout the week we worked on identifying the shape of a heart. We also talked a lot about how we treat our friends and how we show affection. We practiced using gentle touches on a cat-shaped pillow and we gave hugs and blew kisses at our friends. Some of our friends have been a little rough lately, so we thought this was a perfect time to really take some extra time out of our days to work with each child on touching with gentle hands. If you notice your child is being too rough at home you can touch him or her gently and then take his or her hand and touch it lightly to your arm or where ever your child was being rough.
We also made hearts out of our footprints. The children seemed to enjoy sticking their feet in the white paint and then stepping on red paper. Afterwards they were able to see the shape of their feet. We also spent some time in silence listening to the sound of a heartbeat. We started by placing our hands over our own hearts and then we turned on the sound machine which has a heartbeat setting. The children stayed so quiet and still as they listened to the ba-bum, ba-bum.
Our favorite song of the week was definitely Skidamarink! For those of you who don't know the words, it goes...
Skidamarink a-dink, a-dink,
I love you. (2x)
I love you in the morning,
And in the afternoon;
I love you in the evening,
And underneath the moon.
Oh, skidamarink a-dink, a-dink,
I love you.
On Friday we made whipped cream during cooking. Mr. Mike put some cream in a container and the children and teachers took turns shaking it. Everyone loved eating it with strawberries!
Thank you all so much for all the Valentine's day love! We appreciate you all so much; you are what makes our community so special!
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Jackie and Dom, Green Sprout Pre-Tot Guides