Children are becoming familiar with their environment, routines, schedules, peers, and new adults.  It is not an easy task for young toddlers to adjust and maintain that consistency.    Each child has a different temperatment , as they embark on this new school year.  

Books Read:

  • Hooray for Hats
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Go Away Big Green Monster (A Favorite)
  • I'll Hug You More
  • The Pigeon Needs a Bath
  • Baby Baby Bear, What do you see?
  • Pete the Cat- I Love My White Shoes (A Favorite)
  • Shake My Sillies Out
  • My Many Colored Day


  • Good Morning Song
  • ABC Song
  • Mr. Sun
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • You are My Sunshine
  • Oh McDonald Had a Farm (Finger Puppet- A Favorite)
  • Five Little Speckled Frog (Finger Puppet- A Favorite)
  • Five Little Ducks
  • The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round
  • Itsy-Bitsy Spider


Circle Time

Ellie enjoyed listening to the new book, Hooray for Hats!  A book about friendship!


A special person came to visit our classroom, Arturo, Mario's father.  He read three books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Llama llama Misses Mama, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?   Mario appeared excited that his father came to visit his classroom and engaged with his new friends.   All the children enjoyed the reading session.  Please join us again, Arturo.  Thank you!



Finger Painting (continuation)

Finger painting can provide lots of sensory stimulation.  They see the color and feel the texture as they dip one finger, then use their fingers as the “brush” to spread the paint on the paper.


Painting on Mirror Paper

Some of the children experienced painting on Mirror Paper.  Exploring with their senses provides them with information that benefits their development.  They used their fingers to touch the paint, before using their hands to spread the paint.   Children need the time and freedom to explore, be curious and creative.   They enjoy the warmth the paint produces and the soft silky texture.  Painting on different surfaces, it allows children to explore and discover different sensory stimulation. (Will continue this activity next week).

Collaborative Painting- Edith, Ellis, Remy, and Ellie



Manipulative Toys:


Mario selected a few feathers and placed them on the contact paper.  As he observed the feathers, he noticed that they moved when he blew on them.  He seemed to notice that he had the ability to control the movement by how fast or slow he blew. 


A special time together before we say goodbye!

 A family wall has different meanings: it represents a comfort to all children as they transition from home to school, are experiencing separation, and is also a representation of our class community.    Ellis appeared interested, as he gradually looked at all the pictures on that day.  A family wall is also about recognizing and getting to know our peers and their family.