Vol. 8 January 18, 2016

Friend Friend Come Play with Me!

Theme: Playing with Friends

Book: How do Penguins Play

By: Elizabeth Dombey

This week we will continue talking about playing with friends. In our Book of the Week, the children will learn about asking friends to play and responding to requests to play. The children will learn about initiating/responding choosing a game and how to decide when playing is finished.

For Special Center, we will ask friends to play and choose a game. We will play together and decide when it's time to end our fun!


Objects, place, activities: hide and find, bubbles, play dough, trains, blocks

Social: friend

Actions: hide, find, play, jump, run, build, pop, blow

Attibutes: turn taking, waiting

Song: Who Stole the Cookies From the Cookie Jar?

Small Group: The children will ask friends to play, choose a game, and play!

Early Birds at Home

This week we will continue working on vocabulary related to playing with friends. We will be using the above terms to work on the concept of how the children can play with their friends and the importance of taking turns. At home, you can continue to play games or participate in activities using this week’s vocabulary. You could talk to your child about play with their friends while riding in the car or at dinnertime. You can talk about favorite games or activities, friends who you might ask to play, or play hide and find around the house.

What's New!

Weather/Calendar Helper

We will add a new activity to circle time this week. The children will take turns being the weather/calendar helper. The children will get to talk about yesterday, today and tomorrow as well as the weather conditions.

Early Bird Illness Policy

If you fear your child may be coming down with something, has a fever or virus, or has had a fever or virus within the past 24 hours, please keep him/her home. When the kids are not 100% well, they have difficulty learning and benefit less from being at school. Also, keeping them home helps prevent epidemics! If you know your child will be absent, please call or text 214-864-3013. Thank you for your cooperation!!!!