Back to school is the most important time of the entire school year.  Having a smooth transition from summer vacation to entering a classroom environment, can be difficult for some children.  Children will gradually get used to their classroom environment, as they interact and engage in classroom routines and activities.

During the week the children interacted in:

Manipulative Toys

Blowing Bubbles

Water Exploration 


Finger Painting on Canvas


Five Little Monkeys

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Llama Llama Misses Mama

Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes

Go Away Big Green Monster

My Little Teapot


Sing Songs: (sometimes the teachers use musical instruments or hand movements during singing)

Five Little Speckled Frogs (with finger puppets)

Old McDonald Had a Farm (with finger puppets)

Mr. Sun

Hello how are you- (Good Morning Song- articulating each child's name)

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Itsy Bitsy Spider

ABC Song

Five Little Monkeys Jumping On the Bed

If you’re Happy and You Know It (Clap your Hands)

Where is Thumbkin?

The teacher made some sensory bags using paint.  We used one primary color, red and added some white to create a secondary color, pink.  The children appeared amazed as they observed the teacher squirt some paint and see the transformation of colors occur in a Ziploc bag.  Edith and Harlow immediately wanted to help.