Carmel Educare

Three's Class

What's New?

What's new? We have several new things in our room! We are wrapping up our zoo unit today, and we will be starting our nutrition unit next week. The kids have enjoyed learning about the animals. We have read many fun books!

We have made changes to our daily schedule in the room. One of the changes we have made is that now instead of having 3 groups for our learning centers we have 4. This allows our groups to be smaller and allows us to give more individual attention to each child! The kids spend one center with either Ms. Dorothea or I, and then they switch to an independent activity center. Next they visit the other teacher center and then another independent center. There are two pocket charts near our calendars with the days independent centers on it each day if you want to see what was open that morning at pick up! The children have sticks with their names on it to place in the center they choose. We are getting lots of practice taking turns and making choices!

Center Fun

Dancing, Dancing, Dancing!

We are still going out as often as possible (not very possible lately), and when we can not go outside we try to visit the LGI or Lecture rooms to have a place to run. Unfortunately that is not always possible, however we have been using a lot of new music and fun dances in our room to shake all of our sillies out! Below are the song lyrics to some of the songs we have been using! (More song lyrics to come in future newsletters!)


We Are The Dinosaurs



We are the dinosaurs, Marching, Marching!
We are the dinosaurs
Whaddaya Think of That?!?!?
We are the dinosaurs, Marching, Marching
We are the Dinosaurs, we make the earth FLAT
We make the earth FLAT!!!
(verse)
We stop and eat our food, when we’re in the mood
We stop and eat our food on the groooouuound
We stop and eat our food, when we’re in the mood
We stop and eat our food and then we march around
Cause
(refrain)
We are the dinosaurs, Marching, Marching!
We are the dinosaurs
Whaddaya Think of That?!?!?
We are the dinosaurs, Marching, Marching
We are the Dinosaurs, we make the earth FLAT
We make the earth FLAT!!!
(verse)
We stop and take a rest, over in our nest
We stop and take a rest at the end of the day
We stop and take a rest, over in our nest
We stop and take a rest and then you’ll hear us say
Roar!!!
(refrain)
We are the dinosaurs, Marching, Marching!
We are the dinosaurs
Whaddaya Think of That?!?!?
We are the dinosaurs, Marching, Marching
We are the Dinosaurs, we make the earth FLAT
We make the earth FLAT!!!
And then we ROOOOAAARRRRR!!!!
Cause we are the Dinosaaaa-aaaa-auurrrrs!!!!!!!!

Laurie Berkner






Rock and Roll Body Parts

Put one hand in the air. Put two hands in the air.
Now shake 'em, shake 'em, shake 'em, shake those hands.

Put one hand on your head. Put two hands on your head.
And shake it, shake it, shake it, shake that head.

Chorus:
Rock and roll body parts. Rock and roll body parts.
Rock and roll body parts. Play guitar.

Put one hand on your shoulder. Put two hands on your shoulders.
Now shake 'em, shake 'em, shake 'em, shake your shoulders.

Put one hand on your tummy. Put two hands on your tummy.
Now shake it, shake it, shake it, shake that tummy.

Chorus

Put one hand on your hip. Put two hands on your hips.
Now shake 'em, shake 'em, shake 'em, shake your hips.

Put one hand on your knee. Put two hands on your knees, if you please.
And shake 'em, shake 'em, shake 'em, shake those knees.

Chorus

Alright, we're gonna make up one of our own now.
Put one hand on your _______. Put two hands on your _______.
Now shake, shake, shake, shake your _______.

Chorus

Rock and Roll!



Warm Fuzzies

We have started a new incentive program in our room! Each child decorated a small cup with their name on it with stickers. Each day they can earn warm fuzzies to fill their cup. (We have figured out it takes 8 cotton balls to fill up their cup!) When they fill their cup they get to visit treasure chest that day, and they start over trying to refill their cup! We could use some donations for our treasure chest! If you need some ideas feel free to ask Ms. Jo!

Internet sites

Our class has been enjoying computer time! During learning centers in the morning the kids play on starfall.com. They enjoy other sites such as pbskids and nickjr! We also enjoy online stories in class from time to time. We often watch stories read by SAG members on storylineonline.net or Arthur stories and other fairy tales on http://kids.aol.com/KOL/2/koljrstories/archive/arthur-stories. We also listen to audio stories on Robert Munsch's webstie. (If you have never heard him read a story I recommend it! :) )