"I’m always amazed at how much growing and learning our little ones do daily. Being stuck inside the last three and a half weeks with my two has reminded me of this. This month we are focusing on storytelling. Storytelling is a great participatory and immersive experience as it gives kids an opportunity to exercise their imagination, develop language and emotions, and communicate effectively through words and gestures. Rhyming, rhythm and repetition are important parts of oral storytelling and I’m looking forward to using more of these in our daily routines. We are also going to be collecting and painting story rocks. Teacher Kelli is an incredible artist and will be doing a majority of the painting on our rocks, but the kids will be creating a rock that represents themselves and have opportunities to make more. I’m excited to see their personalities come out in the rocks and their storytelling.
January tends to be a time of big emotions as we are coming off of a different routine with the holiday break and the days often seem extra wet and gray. We as teachers love connecting with you to hear how things are going with your child; both the good and the hard stuff so please don’t hesitate to share!"