Today's photographer was Dylan. He was so fascinated by all of the different buttons on the camera. He spent his first few minutes testing out the on/off button, the "silver button" that takes the pictures, and turned the wheel and changed the settings on the camera. Then he started taking photos. Most of them were of Rachel, but he also managed to figure out how to take a photo of himself, and other assorted things around the classroom. I hope you enjoy his photos as much as I do!

*There is no school tomorrow, Friday, January 27th* 

Books & Songs

  • We did SO much reading today: Five Little Monkeys, Duck in the Truck, Peek-a-Boo Animal Babies, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, If You Take a Mouse to School, Wheels on the Bus at the Zoo, The Big Storm and more!
  • We sang: Wheels on the bus, Twinkle twinkle, ABCs, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Rock a bye baby, Five Monkeys swinging in the tree, Where oh where is my friend?, Hush little baby . . . 

Art & Sensory

  • Drawing with markers- Dylan made some really amazing circles today. His drawing is getting more focused and clear. Zara also worked hard on a drawing that contained some pre-writing symbols- lots of lines with zig zag peaks and valleys. 
  • Painting - Dylan finished his painting and said, "I want to give this to my Daddy right now!" He was so proud of his work. 
  • Model magic, making animals


  • Today we did an experiment mixing oil and water together with food coloring. After we poured all the ingredients in and shook them all up, we noticed that the oil floated up to the top of the container. The two don't stayed mixed together! We brought our bottles over to the light table to see even better. They'll stay out in the classroom for further observation. 

Math & Manipulatives

  • Working with Squigz (suction cup toys)
  • Bristle blocks
  • Puzzle where you lock and unlock doors and find animals inside. 

Dramatic Play

  • Cooking up a storm! Everyone spent time in the kitchen making soup, tea, coffee, toast and more. 
  • Samuel took care of three babies today. He put them in a quiet area of the classroom and covered all three up with a blanket. Every once in a while he'd stop what he was doing and say, "I need to check the babies are awake!" He went over and uncovered them and made sure they were still doing OK. 


Swinging, pretending to sleep on different beds in the gym, and playing the "stuck" game where we ask our friends to help us out of little places between gym equipment. (Again, no one is ever really stuck).