Lara found a bird in the gym and showed it all the letters in the hallway. 

We had a long conversation about the subway this morning, initiated by Bowen. "Hey, let's take the subway. The subway! Let's get on the subway. Let's take the train!" Some friends overheard her say this, and the discussion continued. "Next stop, Astor Place," Dylan chimed in, "Next stop, Bleeker. Next stop Spring street!" Then Sanjay said, "I want to take the F train." I think this can be a wonderful way to start more letter recognition and reignite our fascination with maps. 

Books & Songs

  • We did a lot of reading today: Potty, Five Green and Speckled Frogs, Five Little Monkeys, Pete the Cat: Twinkle Twinkle, Happy Feet and more
  • We had a surprise reader during lunchtime: Zara's big brother, Emil, read us two stories. Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Where's Dave?
  • We sang: Good morning, Down by the station
Would you read a story with me?
— Sanjay

Art & Sensory

  • Painting at the easel
  • Painting at the table
  • Drawing with crayons
  • Beading on pipe-cleaners
  • A big bag of pine tree branches arrived and we were so interested in gently touching the pine needles and smelling them! We will be doing some painting with them tomorrow!n 
I’m making a present for Mommy and a present for Daddy!
— Juju, beading bracelets
I drawed my Branch!
— Angelo, drawing his favorite character from the Trolls movie

Math & Manipulatives

  • Building with magna-tiles
  • Building with geometric solid shapes
  • Legos
  • Train tracks
  • Loose parts and recyclables
  • Hollow blocks
  • Tinker toys
I am building a giant!
— Angelo
I’m making a lollipop!
— Juju
We can make a subway with the blocks.
— Sanjay

Dramatic Play

  • Taking care of the soft animals, especially the dinosaur. 
  • Playing doctor
  • Pretending to be inside a house and locking the door
  • Using bags, purses, and other accessories in play
I check your head, Ok?
— Bowen, giving Humpty Dumpty a check-up
I baked a cake for you, and I baked a cake for Daddy.
— Dylan


  • Rolling, going through the tunnel, jumping, sliding, and enjoying the gym.