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Volume 1

September 27, 2021

Toddler Class 114A – Teacher Devyn

Newsletter – Week of September 27, 2021                Volume 1                                                                                                                    

Announcements

Hello and welcome to a new school year! My name is Devyn and I’m going to be your child’s teacher this year. I love working with toddlers because they are so curious and excited to learn. I am so excited to get to know all of you! Every week I will be sending out a newsletter with activities and resources for your family. If you have questions about anything or need other resources, you can reach me over phone or text at (206) 306-8098, or email at devynf@nhwa.org.

There has been a recall on Boppy brand infant lounger products. If you have Boppy infant loungers in your home, you should stop using them and contact the Boppy company for a refund.

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/The-Boppy-Company-Recalls-Over-3-Million-Original-Newborn-Loungers-Boppy-Preferred-Newborn-Loungers-and-Pottery-Barn-Kids-Boppy-Newborn-Loungers-After-8-Infant-Deaths-Suffocation-Risk

Resources

Social Emotional

Watch this video of the story “Hands are Not for Hitting.”

If you happen to own this book or want to get it from the library and read it yourself, that’s even better!

https://video.link/w/GmgFb

After you read or watch the story, ask your child to show you what hands are for and practice with them (clapping, waving, etc.) If your child is talking, help them list some ideas for more things to do with their hands!

Hands Are Not for Hitting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series): Agassi  Ph.D., Martine, Heinlen, Marieka: 9781575422008: Amazon.com: Books

Language / Literacy

Go on a walk around your neighborhood and talk with your child about what they see, hear, smell, and feel: trees, cars, people, buildings, animals… use descriptive language like “tall,” “smooth,” “loud,” “rough,” etc. and colors!

Amazon.com : Creative Teaching Press Descriptive Words Chart (4171) :  Themed Classroom Displays And Decoration : Office Products

Math / Science

“Cloud Dough” sensory material

Mix:

-4 cups flour

-1/2 cup oil (any kind)

-Food coloring and glitter (optional)

This is one of my favorite recipes because it is so easy! The texture should be soft and moldable. It can be messy, so I recommend making it over a tile floor or outside! It is super soft and fun to play with. Add some measuring cups, forks and spoons, funnels, sand toys, toy animals & cars, and anything else you want to extend learning!

How to make Cloud Dough Recipe | Learning 4 Kids

Problem Solving

Practice putting on a jacket independently and zipping it up!

Let your child try it themselves for a few minutes before offering help if they need it.

Teach Kids to Put On Their Own Coat (Tips from a Preschool Teacher) -  YouTube

Movement / Play

Have a dance party! Put on your favorite music and dance around together!

Art / Writing