This month we will be talking about all of the marvelous things our bodies can do. This is a particularly fascinating subject for young children who are each day gaining more and more control over their marvelous bodies. We will focus on ways to keep our bodies running well like sleep, nutritious food and exercises. Please remember that we go outside to play every day unless it is extremely windy, rainy or too cold (less than 60 for nursery and less than 50 for two year olds). Dress your child accordingly. Remember fresh air is good for children and there are fewer germs in the outside air.
- November 4 – 8 –We’re going to see just how many different things our marvelous bodies can do as we take pictures for the bulletin board. Let’s see there’s eating, sleeping, cutting, washing hands, sitting, coloring, painting, throwing leaves, building with blocks, rocking a baby doll, stringing beads, somersaulting, running, jumping…the list is endless!
- Nov 11 – 15 – I hope no one is ticklish this week because we are making a foot print mural. Everyone is getting their feet painted and then running down the mural paper as we talk about all of the marvelous things that we can do with our feet.
- Nov 18 – 22 – Our hands and fingers get a workout as we practice using scissors to snip turkey feathers. This takes a lot of eye/hand coordination, fine motor control, self control, patience and determination. Remember that children are ambidextrous until about five so you should let them choose which hand they want to cut with.
- November 25 – 27 – Two year olds and toddlers are fascinated (possible even obsessed) with getting big. So this week we are getting weighed and measured to find out just how big we are. Please remember we are closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving break.