Monday, January 6, 2014

Welcome Back and Happy Birthday Grandpa Barys!

The children were very excited to return to school after such a long break and a surprise snow day. We settled into Morning Meeting playing instruments while listening to Octopus' Garden by The Beatles. After we sang Twinkle, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, we talked about how some friends are going to the circus on Wednesday and asked the children what they think they might see. Lili began the conversation by saying "I have an idea! Let's talk about the circus!" "Balloons!" said Nico and Scarlett.

Yesterday was Grandpa Barys birthday! The children decided to make him a pink and purple crown using markers and feathers. He brought in a delicious apple pie to share with the class and we sang Happy Birthday!

During Free Play, the children explored the sensory table filled with cotton balls. Lili, Nico, and Scarlett pretended to be doctors and checked Grandpa Barys. "I check you Grandpa!" they said as they listened to his heart with their stethoscopes. Then it was time for Music with Evan. The children were excited to dance and sing along with him. He brought in a ukulele and each child had a turn to strum it. Harry was so happy when Evan began to sing Row, Row, Row Your Boat and Twinkle, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. "That's my favorite song!" Harry shared with Evan. Before lunch, we read and sang Miss Mary Mack

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