Spring Quarter - March 2018
Week 1: SCHOOL PICTURES AND ZOO TOO! March 6 – 9
School Pictures this week! Group Class Photos will be taking during your scheduled class time;
individual photos may be taken during any class time this week only. No messy activities this week!
Art: No mess this week! Use glue sticks to put together an animal college.
Sensory: Shake animal print shaker eggs! Play with zoo toys in the sand table and the sensory table – can you guess what grain the animals are being fed?
Large Motor: Play in our pool of foam blocks, then pack the blocks into zoo-themed grocery bags.
Imaginative Play: Put an animal print cape around your shoulders, then walk through our inflatable zoo – there are a lot of monkeys hanging around this week!
Cognitive Development: Who is that toddler in the mirror? Get ready to have your picture taken! Match like animals with one another as well as with animal print paper.
In-Class Parenting Education: No formal groups this week due to pictures. Approach instructors with individual parenting questions or concerns! We will review Safety Procedures & Drills during circle this week. Please also read posted procedures.
Evening Parenting Education: “Toddler Yoga,” Monday, March 5th, 9:30-10:00 am or 10:15-10:45 am at WTG.
Week 2: FARM ANIMALS March 13 – 16
Sensory: Paint with the best smelling dirt around - brown paint and coffee grounds!
Large Motor: Ride the tractor and push the wheelbarrow.
Fine Motor: work our farm puzzles. Wobblers and 1’s classes work on lacing activities. 2’s classes make barn books.
Imaginative Play: Wobblers get to create a farm animal book! 1s and 2s decorate farm animal puppets with colored sand and put on a play with our mini puppet theater! Chase our new floating ducks in the water table. Take care of the animals in the barn. Dress the part of a cowboy!
Cognitive Development: Read “Rooster’s Off to See the World” with your toddler.
In-Class Parenting Education: Blue group starts off our new topics: Wobblers – Speech and Language Development, 1’s and 2’s Brain Development.
Evening Parenting Education: Make and Take Workshop, Friday March 16th, 6:30-8:30pm at WTG. Adults and infants only. Open House style format, so come when you can for snacks, conversation and crafts! Please bring six gallon-sized ziplock bags and a pair of sharp scissors for cutting felt. Space is limited. Please “sign-up” at the Welcome table for planning purposes.
Week 3: BARNS AND TRACTORS March 20 – 23
Bring a smooth rock (or two) to class this week for a fun art project with permanent paint!
Art: WTG will be painting rocks for a fun community project this week. Dress for permanent paint. See details in your weekly email.
Sensory: Set up the barnyard by poking animals into playdough; try running the tractor through the playdough too!
Imaginative Play: Be Old MacDonald while playing with our felt story set.
Cognitive Development: Read “Click Clack Moo” with your toddler. Sort yellow, pink and white cotton balls into the same colored farm animal. Work the nesting barn set – which color is smallest? Largest?
In-Class Parenting Education: Green group meets this week: Wobblers – Speech and Language Development, 1’s and 2’s discuss Brain Development.
Parent Board Meeting: Tuesday, March 20, 7:00pm, at WTG.
Week 4: TEDDY BEAR PICNIC March 27 – 30
Bring your teddy bear and a blanket for our Teddy Bear Picnic!
Snack parent, please bring individually packaged snacks that can be served easily in the blue room.
Art: Wobblers decorate crowns for their bears with stickers, 1’s make their own Brown Bear book, 2’s decorate a crown and create jewelry for their bear.
Sensory: Feel the slipper flax seed in the sensory table while playing with our camping bears. Don’t get lost in the forest!
Imaginative Play: Be the bear who climbs over the mountain! Slide your bear down the slide. See which chair is the right size for YOU! Cook a burger on our toddler sized BBQ. Hide in our bear cave. Help take care of bears in our Teddy Bear Boo-Boo clinic!
Cognitive: Read “Corduroy” with your toddler. Use our felt set to play out “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” by Eric Carle.
In-Class Parenting Education: Blue group starts off our new topics: Wobblers – Parenting at Night/Wobbler Sleep, 1’s will discuss Sleep, 2’s will discuss Chores and Responsibilities.
Evening Parenting Education: Spring Field Trip to Flower World in Maltby, 9:30-11am. See your weekly email for more details.
Dates to Remember
Monday, March 5th, 9:30-10:00am or 10:15-10:45am - Toddler Yoga at WTG
Friday, March 16th, 6:30-8:30pm - Make and Take Workshop at WTG
Tuesday, March 20th, 7-9pm - Parent Board Meeting at WTG
Monday, March 26th, 9:30-11am - Spring Field Trip to Flower World in Maltby