DailyGram 2/26/21

DailyGram, Friday, February, 26, 2021

What we did today:

Block Area: We played with our motion toys, and worked out that the higher the ramp was the faster things rolled. We also figured out we could stop them rolling if we put other blocks in the way.

Manipulatives: We did quite a few different puzzles all together, a little bit at a time. We stacked our pegs up until they fell and rolled all over, so we decided they might be good to use with our motion toys, they roll better than our film canister but worse than a ball.

Housekeeping: We used our brooms to actually sweep up our playdough mess, and worked together to get it all on one square of the floor tiles and into the dust pan. Then we pretended we were witches.

Infant/Toddler Room Activity: We worked on our fine motor skills with our beehive toy. We practiced up and down with our mats and a stool, and in and out with our toys and a bucket. We stacked our stacking cups and felt the animals on the bottom, then we tasted them.

At Morning Meeting: We read “The Little Penguin.” We did calm down yoga and empathy yoga. We did our calendar, Aubree was the helper today. She did a really good job with the weather. We sang our February song for one last time this year and a song about love to the tune of row, row your boat.

Project: We made a “car,” “my handprint”, “playdough ice cream” and some “food” with our playdough.

For Breakfast We Had: Kix cereal, milk and grape juice

For Snack We Had: milk and crackers

For Lunch We Had: ham sandwiches, beets, pickles and milk

We had nap time from 1:00 to 3:00

Happy Hands Child Care

www.happyhandschildcare.com

15 Dickinson Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

413-376-8119 daycare phone

413-834-1298 cell phone

DailyGram 2/26/21

DailyGram, Thursday, February, 25, 2021

What we did today:

Block Area: Jahzelle and Jaelynn built a giant house with most of the wooden blocks and some pegs. It had a very tall tower. Aubree helped by bringing them blocks.

Manipulatives: We used pegs in our building, made “smoothies” and gave our babies “bo bos.” We did our animal puzzle and talked about the different animals. Aubree insisted the zebra was a horse no matter what anyone else said.

Housekeeping: We gave our babies pacifiers to help them feel better and took them to the “doctor”.

Infant/Toddler Room Activity: We climbed our mats and jumped off and practiced our walking. We drove trucks, used our magnet board to make music and pushed our popper around.

At Morning Meeting: We read “Colors in the Cold.” We did our calendar, Jaelynn was the helper. She did a great job remembering our month and telling all her friends.

Outside: We played on the slides and figured out you definitely shouldn’t climb them in wet boots. We found the only patch of ice in the yard and tried “skating” on it.

For Breakfast We Had: oatmeal, applesauce and milk

For Snack We Had: pretzels and milk

For Lunch We Had: mexican rice and taco meat, carrots and cabbage, and milk

We had nap time from 1:00 to 3:00

Happy Hands Child Care

www.happyhandschildcare.com

15 Dickinson Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

413-376-8119 daycare phone

413-834-1298 cell phone

DailyGram 2/24/21

DailyGram,Wednesday, February, 24, 2021

What we did today:

Manipulatives: We did our animal and transportation puzzles, and used our alphabet puzzle to work on letter recognition.

Housekeeping: We made a restaurant, serving our wood beads and pegs. We used the wood bead pattern book as the menu. What a clever idea our friend Jaelynn had. We checked everyone out with our cash register by scanning their hands and heads.

Infant/Toddler Room Activity: We climbed all the way up on our climbing mats and jumped. Our friend Johnathon took his first steps at school. He walked at home a few days ago, we are so proud of him. We cuddled our babies and rolled around on the floor giving them big hugs. Our big friends tried to show us how to play our big floor piano but we were having too much fun making the preset song play over and over.

At Morning Meeting: We read “Penguins, Penguins Everywhere.” We sang our February song and our days of the week song. We did our calendar. Jahzelle was the helper today, she did an excellent job counting the days.

Project: We did a letter matching activity and talked about what letters our and our friends’ names start with.

For Breakfast We Had: alpha bits cereal, pineapple and milk

For Snack We Had: banana puffs, and grape juice

For Lunch We Had: turkey and ranch sandwiches, pickles, apples and pineapple and milk

We had nap time from 1:00 to 3:00

Happy Hands Child Care

www.happyhandschildcare.com

15 Dickinson Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

413-376-8119 daycare phone

413-834-1298 cell phone

DailyGram 2/23/21

DailyGram, Tuesday, February, 23, 2021

What we did today:

Block Area: We drove trucks and played ice cream man with our little people.

Manipulatives: We discovered our suction cups will stick to our magnet board. We stuck bristle blocks together and pulled them apart.

Housekeeping: We wrapped our babies up in a blanket and put them to bed on the shelves. We used stacking cups and blocks as food in the kitchen. We played hide and seek in our big cardboard box and took turns hiding and knocking on it.

Infant/Toddler Room Activity: We were a small group so we played all together today.

Project: We finger painted winter storms to music.

Outside: We dug in the snow. We played on our swings and our slides. We said hello to the chickens and took a look at their eggs, we counted 2.

For Breakfast We Had: oatmeal, applesauce and milk

For Snack We Had: pineapple and pretzels

For Lunch We Had: rice and taco meat, cabbage and beets, and milk

We had nap time from 1:00 to 3:00

Happy Hands Child Care

www.happyhandschildcare.com

15 Dickinson Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

413-376-8119 daycare phone

413-834-1298 cell phone

DailyGram 2/22/21

DailyGram, Monday, February, 22, 2021

What we did today:

Block Area: We built tall towers while singing “London Bridge is not falling down” with our wooden blocks.

Manipulatives: We made “snakes” with rows of pegs and made them wiggle. We built castles with our mirror blocks.

Housekeeping: We put the babies to bed, looked at books and played hide and seek.

Infant/Toddler Room Activity: We hid inside our big box. We tried to ride our cars but we could only figure out how to go backwards. We rattled and banged to make lots of noise. We teethed on bristle blocks and tried to stick them together.

Outside: “All aboard!” Chy’anna and Jaelynn yelled from on top of the play structure, come and ride our train. We dug in the snow and tried to build “snow castles” like sand castles. Jonathan spent a while talking to the chickens.

For Breakfast We Had: fruity cheerios, pineapple and milk

For Snack We Had: pickles and goldfish crackers

For Lunch We Had: cheese and beef quesadillas, brussel sprouts, carrots and milk

We had nap time from 1:00 to 3:00

Happy Hands Child Care

www.happyhandschildcare.com

15 Dickinson Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

413-376-8119 daycare phone

413-834-1298 cell phone