WWF 7/13

Enjoy the photos from our day!

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Breakfast was Kix and grapes. Wee sprout was mixed veggies. Lunch consisted of whole grain brown rice with shredded beef, pears, and mixed veggies. Afternoon snack was blue corn chips and string cheese.

Link to photos: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtTCDmdhjIuliLB7gp7ohs_VKJ_6AQ

Have a good night!

Amanda

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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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WWF 7/12

Our friends played with Interstar Links this morning. They are construction toys that can be fit together in many different ways. Our friends built creative structures that fueled their imaginations. A few of the things they said they built were a bulldozer, helicopter, and airplane!

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Breakfast was Chex with oranges. Wee sprout was corn. Lunch consisted of farm fresh eggs, whole wheat bread, mixed veggies, and pear. Afternoon snack was pretzels and cheddar cheese.

Link to photos: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtTCDmdhjIuliLAJ2oHxryyX9VrfLg

Have a good night!

Amanda

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WF, 7/12/2017

Good Afternoon!

When you see this picture, you’re most likely thinking, “Wow. What a mess!” However, this was after several children created their own projects using various materials that were available at their fingertips. They made their own decisions. They used their hands. They used their MINDS. So, it’s not a mess but a meaningful, child-initiated art experience.

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The art table is always open morning and afternoon. Friends are welcome to come to the table and use any material they wish. We have no guide. There is not a right way to do art. It’s an expression of each individual child.

I’ve attached an article that lays out the basic ways that art ties into many other areas of development.

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-importance-of-art-in-child-development/

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We’ve been exploring magnets in our sensory bin this week and Franklin took it upon himself to explore just a little further. He took a magnetic stick and travelled around the room to see what was attracted to the magnet.

We found out that the art boards and the steps in the habitrail area were attracted to the magnet. However, wood was not. Franklin would say, “Nope it doesn’t work!” to explain when something wasn’t magnetic.

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As we headed outside, Miss Melinda took a group into the garden to see how our garden was doing. A few green beans were ready so we split them evenly. Thankfully, our kale was ready too! Many friends enjoyed kale leaves as they wandered through the yard.

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“If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.”

-Ronald Dahl

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Breakfast– Whole grain oatmeal with honey and strawberries.

Lunch– Scrambled eggs, whole wheat bagels, banana/oranges, and broccoli.

PM snack– Air popped popcorn and raspberries.

Wee Sprout– Cherry tomatoes.

Have a lovely night.

-Mindy

Link to pictures: WF 7/12

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WWF 7/11

Our friends have been very interested in the baby dolls lately. They love to wrap them up in a blanket and pretend to help them to sleep by rocking and singing to them.

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The trucks and the sandbox were our favorite outside activities this morning. Rose went right to the trucks when we went outside and loaded the little people onto a school bus. Sophia had help burying herself in the sand!

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After snack we had music time. We brought instruments down and friends played with them while listening to our favorite songs.

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Breakfast was Whole Grain Cheerios and grapes. Wee sprout was corn. Lunch consisted of whole wheat flat bread with refried beans and cheese, mixed veggies, and peaches. Afternoon snack was toasted English muffins with sweet pea butter.

Link to photos: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtTCDmdhjIuliK8GVvOvUxSQd9phiA

Have a good night!

Amanda

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WF, 7-11-17

** We sent a child home yesterday with a fever. Today it was confirmed that the child has Strep Throat.**

This morning the art area was buzzing with activity. The letter stencils were available on the table to make crayon rubbings of the different letters. We also were able to draw a picture with markers or paint our own masterpiece at the easel.

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Rosemary requested some music this morning so she could dance like a ballerina. Some other friends joined in to show off their dancing skills.

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When it was time to go outside, we buried our legs in the sand, looked for bugs and found a roly poly or enjoyed a nice relaxing ride on the teeter totter.

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Breakfast: Kashi Blueberry Cluster cereal and raspberries.

Lunch: Black refried beans and cheese on flatbread, peaches/strawberries and peas.

Afternoon Snack: Hard boiled egg and plums.

Wee Sprouts: Green peppers.

Have a great night!

Rebekah

Link to pictures:  https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtTCDmdhjIuliK45RlPX1lMFWM7jGw

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WWF 7/10

Welcome back!

This morning we cooked up a big breakfast in housekeeping…

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Played with magnets and then corn at the sensory table…

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And spent the rest of our rainy morning playing in the gross motor area!

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Breakfast was whole wheat toast with butter and grapes. Lunch consisted of whole wheat pasta with black beans, corn, and grapes. Afternoon snack was graham crackers and string cheese.

Link to photos:https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtTCDmdhjIuliK0hpvYiUrlhAQYvWQ

Have a good night!

Amanda

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WF, 7/10/2017

Good Afternoon!

Today, we welcomed our newest friend Chloe! She fit right in and we’re so happy to welcome Chloe and her parents, Ashley and Brian into the Wee Friends family.

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Miss Melinda called several friends over to plant flower seeds into individual pots. We talked about what a flower needs to grow and thrive. A friend shouted out, “Soil, water, and sun!” We added the flower seed to the soil and watered it before putting it in the window sill to get sun.

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After having a little over a week off for vacation, children got back into their Wee Friends routine this morning. Various building materials were used to create zoos, bunk beds, and train tracks!

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Breakfast– Whole wheat toast with butter and oranges.

Lunch– Whole wheat pasta with red beans and butter, oranges/banana, and peas.

PM snack– Whole milk yogurt with PPC raspberries.

Wee Sprout– Carrots.

Have a lovely night.

-Mindy

Link to pictures: WF 7/10

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WWF 6/28

Please note: Wee Friends will be closed Thursday, June 29th through Friday, July 7th. We’ll reopen Monday, July 10th. Have a wonderful summer vacation!

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Breakfast was Kix and oranges. Wee sprout was peas. Lunch consisted of farm fresh eggs, whole wheat bread with butter, peas, and grapes. Afternoon snack was cheese crackers and grapes.

Link to photos: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtTCDmdhjIuliKxkojY4dEdM2bc6OQ

See you July 10th!

Amanda

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WF, 6/28/2017

Good Afternoon!

Today is Addi’s last day at Wee Friends! She has contributed so much to our classroom within the last year and took on her kindergarten role beautifully. We can’t wait to hear how big kid school is. Make sure you visit! Smile

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Our day consisted of:

Stage prep.

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Painting our nails (since it was pajama day). The two go hand and hand!

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Runway show, full of our summer pajamas and freshly painted nails.

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Breakfast– Whole grain oatmeal with honey and pears.

Lunch– Scrambled eggs, whole wheat bread, oranges, and green beans/carrots.

PM snack– Addi’s last day treat: fruit popsicles and monterey jack block cheese.

Wee Sprout– Cherry tomatoes.

Have a wonderful summer vacation!

-Mindy

Link to pictures: WF 6/28

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