Quote of the Month

"It is easier to build a strong child than to repair broken men."

Fredrick Douglas

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Choo, Choo, Vroom, Vroom, Zoom, Zoom!

This week has been filled with fun related to getting from place to place..transportation! We have been airplanes, trains and cars, making the appropriate noises,of course, experimented with a plane vs a car to see which one was faster, read some stories and identified "how they go from place to place" and today made tracks with different types of cars with paint! Tomorrow we plan to make some boats and see how much they can hold before they sink! Good times! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Spray Painted Snow" and Weather Watch

Hi there! It's been awhile since I've posted! With the recent snow and cold weather conditions, it's been a little rough to get outside twice a day as I plan in the schedule! Thus making those times we get to head outside all the more fun! This morning for about 10 minutes, before the wind blew us away, we went outside and did a little "snow art." We used dyed yellow and red water to "spray paint" the freshly fallen white snow! The kids thought it was pretty cool though I am sure they would have enjoyed it more without this harsh winter wind that started up! Here is a pic of our art:

Speaking of weather conditions, I wanted to show you the "Weather Watch" document I go by to determine if it's comfortable enough to head outside to play. This is from the government and been recommended to use as a guide for licensed day care. Please view it at http://www.in.gov/fssa/files/weatherwatch.pdf Of course if we do go outside and the kids are not playing normally and seem uncomfortable, we do head inside. Please remember to continue to pack a hat, gloves and winter coat each day. For days that are snowy, please bring snowsuits so we can enjoy the fresh white powder and stay dry. Of course if the weather is predicted to be very harsh, say below 20 degrees, then do not worry about it as we will not be going outside. Hopefully soon, spring will arrive and we will not have to worry about missing our treasured outdoor time! Let's hope the groundhog was right this year!