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Azure Community-January 2024

Welcome back Parents! We are fully immersed in winter. The month of January ushered in frigid temperatures, our first snow day and a few new friends. Join me in welcoming Sage, Celeste and Mannat to our classroom community. Embracing the Arctic Theme As a nod to the current weather, our classroom has taken on an […]

Welcome back Parents!

We are fully immersed in winter. The month of January ushered in frigid temperatures, our first snow day and a few new friends. Join me in welcoming Sage, Celeste and Mannat to our classroom community.

Embracing the Arctic Theme

As a nod to the current weather, our classroom has taken on an Arctic theme within the curriculum. We have been exploring animals from both Antarctica and the Arctic Circle such as the Arctic fox, the seal, the orca, penguins, polar bears and a new favorite, the narwhal. The children think of the narwhal as the unicorn of the sea. Here are a few books that we introduced in January.

Five Little Penguins Song

Five little penguins swam the ocean floor

One saw a whale, then there were four

Four little penguins spun around “wheee!”

One spun away, then there were three

Three little penguin with nothing to do

One went fishing, then there were two

Two little penguins having lots of fun

One fell off, then there was one

One little penguin, when the day was done

He went home, then there were none.

Penny the Penguin

Is your toddler as tall as a penguin? This is our life-sized emperor penguin, Penny. Just like the emperor penguin, Penny stands nearly four feet tall. It has become an annual classroom tradition to take photos with her. See how your child measures up next to Penny.

Galaxy Playdough

We made galaxy playdough this month. The key to this type of playdough is the use of an abundance of glitter and stars. The children took turns dropping ingredients in a bowl and kneading their dough. Here is the recipe that we use: UNCOOKED PLAYDOUGH
If you try this at home, let us know how it goes.

The Work Cycle

Azure Coffee Recap

Thanks for joining me at our recent classroom coffee. 

Follow the link below for some information that touches on the artistic development of toddlers as discussed at our classroom coffee: 

CHERISE’S GUIDE THROUGH TODDLER ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT

Auction Project

While we are on the subject of art, here is another sneak peek at the children’s auction work in progress.

Say, “Cheese”!

Just a few random moments of toddlers enjoying being toddlers.

Upcoming events for February…

Friday, February 13th- School Closed for Professional Development

Monday, February 19th- School Closed for President’s Day

Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 6:30PM- Cooking with Toddlers: Experience the Montessori Curriculum through Vegetable Soup

Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM Winter Family Social

Information on observations will be coming real soon.

Best regards,

Liz, Alexis and Cherise

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