It’s hard to believe that the end of the Summer Toddler Program is here already! The children began the week with watercolor painting that quickly turned into finger-painting. They discovered that the watercolor cakes changed their hands and arms into different colors. Many children shouted the colors of their hands, and one child announced: “I’m a monster!”
Last Friday, a few children gave the new preschool playground a test-run by swinging on the monkey bars, sliding down the slide, and climbing the stairs. Check out the pictures below!
On Tuesday, the children mixed smoothies using a blender and the following ingredients: bananas, frozen strawberries, vanilla yogurt, and milk. Many children thought the blender was really loud and chose to watch the ingredients mix from the book area. Children experimented with different ways of drinking the smoothie. Some children poured the smoothie onto their trays, some drank it in small sips, and some seemed to drink it in one big gulp!
Mid week children discovered a squash growing on the outside of the playground. While discussing how it might have gotten there we noticed two caterpillars on nearby leaves. The children were very excited to see the colorful caterpillar nibbling on milkweed. In small groups we took turns looking at the caterpillars. Some children gently lifted up the leaves to see if there were more caterpillars underneath. We think they may turn into Monarch Butterflies. It was a fun discovery!
Please read the following reminders for the end of the week:
Please check your child’s cubby for clothing, artwork, and other belongings. We will be moving into our new classrooms, so everything needs to go home at the end of the week!
Please also check our diapering cabinet and bring any remaining diapers home.
Reminders for the Fall:
Breakwater school forms are due on August 16th.
The Curiosity Lab Ribbon Cutting and Launch Party is on August 26th. RSVP through the August Newsbreak.
The Toddler-8th Grade Sneak Preview is September 5th at 3:30. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please enjoy the pictures from our week below:
Discovering a Caterpillar
Out on the Playground