DVMS Toddler Community Update: May 9, 2016

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We finally saw some sun today and spent a great deal of time outside. The children love their toddler garden. Today we made muffins and had snack outside and enjoyed our rock and root free hill. We also had Louie’s dad, Jackson, in to do bird calls with us and tell us about the birds in our area. The children were thrilled.

The rest of our week was full as well as the children got their hands on the new materials in the class, particularly enjoying the first aid kit and the new butterfly art activities. We got out the bubbles for some outdoor fun and chased after a rather large toad for a little while outside.

As you know we use very precise language with the children as much as possible. You may find that they are really interested in this precision at home. We have been working a lot with identifying bird names at school and so the children know that there are many different types of birds and a few children are now identifying cardinals, chickadees, blue jays and woodpeckers independently. We encourage you, as much as possible, to identify and name things as precisely as you can for your child. They love this precise language and you will here it echoed back the more you use it.

Please keep checking Seesaw for up to date pictures and videos and please let us know if you are having trouble accessing it.

On a final note, with the weather getting sunnier and warmer please remember to sunscreen your child prior to dropping them at school in the morning and please send them with a sun hat. We will reapply sunscreen as needed. For those children new in January, please send a water bottle that we can keep at school for outside use.

Have a wonderful weekend and a wonderful Mother’s Day to all the lovely moms.

All the best,

Kate, Kristy, and Lisa.

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