WF, 7/13/2017

Good Afternoon!

The welcome activity focused on fine motor skill development. Children used various hammers to hammer golf tee’s into a styrofoam block. Once the foam block had a lot of golf tee’s, friends worked at pulling the golf tee’s back out.

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The activity allowed for friends to work by themselves or with a group or their peers.

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We put on music this morning as friends asked for several songs including ‘the Hokey Pokey’, ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes’, and ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’. Friends opened up their ears as they listened to the directions in each song.

Children ask for music quite a lot. Usually, while listening to the music, we’ll pay attention to the beat or rhythm or add instruments into our play. Friends usually notice music that they’ve heard before. Today at naptime, we turned on music and many friends shouted out, “This is a night song!” It has a deep drum in it and they associate that sound with night.

I’ve attached an article that goes into depth about the importance of music early on in life.

https://www.naeyc.org/files/tyc/file/MusicPlay.pdf

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Breakfast– Homemade oatmeal pancakes and banana.

Lunch– Brown rice with turkey, strawberries/banana, and cucumber/cherry tomatoes.

PM snack– Ellie’s birthday fruit popsicles, wheat thins, and roasted chick peas.

Wee Sprout– Cucumbers/cherry tomatoes.

Have a great night!

-Mindy

Link to pictures: WF 7/13

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