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March 2023

Friday, March 10th, 2023

Dear Parents,

Spring is slowly arriving and some days it is very wet outside, but children still like to go and play. Please bring extra clothes, snowpants and boots for your child.

We would like to welcome Mrs. Olga who will be working in the Preschool Room.

Friday March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. WE WEAR GREEN!

March is a busy month for birthdays. Happy Birthday to Ellari, Teagan, Nate, Atlas, Vallen, Angus, Andrew, and Kaira.

Baby Room

St. Patrick’s Day is coming, so the babies will make cool green crafts, such as shamrocks with their hands, sponge painting, and finger painting. We will be learning action songs like Wheels on the Bus, The Shape Song, and the Alphabet Song.

We are happy to see the development of our babies.

Riley is growing fast. He likes to help teachers during clean-up time, loves to race with the other children, and likes to paint.

Frankie is practicing her communication skills. She is shaking her head for no and yes, saying words like “mom,” “dad,” and “me,” and she is pointing to things.

Hadley is always up for any activity. She likes to run, jump, do storytime, and silly songs.

Etta has adapted to her new surroundings and routines easily. She is perfectly content to play with the other children, or by herself. She loves to play peek-a-boo with scarves.

Levi is a sensitive child and he makes friends easily. He likes to play with cars, puzzles, and blocks.

Isabella has advanced in her social skills. She is happy and friendly with the other children, eating well, and taking long naps.

Briar is adjusting well; she is happy and very active. She gets along with her friends and teachers. Sometimes she is picky with her food and prefers to eat food from home.

Paul is an active boy. He likes to play with cars, trains, and blocks. He loves going down the rocket slide on the playground.

Harper is adjusting to daycare routines. She is a very good eater, listens to teachers and is friendly with other kids.

Mrs. Hilda, Mrs. Heba

Toddler Room 1 & 2

Themes for March

Colours. We will be doing different colour-mixing activities with water. The children will learn their colours and make rainbows with paper and paint. We will be playing different games that feature colours, such as “I spy with my little eye.” We will be reading stories like Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Crayon’s Book of Colours, and Mix it Up!

Balls. We will be reading the story Pete the Cat: Play Ball, Kicking a Ball, and Watch me Throw the Ball. We will play some ball games like bowling. We will be making a soccer ball craft, basketball, baseball, football, and volleyball. We will be practising bouncing, catching, rolling, throwing, and kicking balls.

St. Patrick’s Day. We will be creating a shamrock with green tissue paper, making leprechaun hats, as well as painting rainbows and pots of gold. The children will also learn the song “5 Little Speckled Frogs”.

Kites and Wind. We will be teaching the children about how kites fly. We will be reading books about kites. We will be singing Blow, Blow, Blows the Wind, doing parachute play, and making kites and clouds in different ways in our art time.

Mrs. Naouel, Mrs. Georgina, Mrs. Susan, Mrs. Ina, Mrs. Gina

Preschool Room

Happy March!

It is starting to feel more like spring. Our themes for this month include Dr Seuss’s books, St. Patrick’s Day, Kites, and Birds.

For Dr Seuss, we will be reading stories by this beloved author. Our stories include The Cat in the Hat; Green Eggs and Ham; and Fox in Socks. The stories are inspiring our crafts. The children will put together a fish bowl, design a new hat for the cat, make green eggs and ham, design some silly socks, and more!

St. Patrick’s Day. We will be reading There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Clover, How to Catch a Leprechaun, The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever, and Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase. We will be creating clovers, pots of gold, rainbows, and leprechauns in our art centre.

Kites. We will be learning about wind and how kites fly. We will be reading Kites in Flight, Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story, Stuck, and Curious George Flies a Kite. We will also explore the science behind how kites fly and we will be making all sorts of interesting kite projects in our art time. We will be showing the children the European Kite Festival. The children may want to make their own kites at home and try to fly them!

Birds. We will be learning about baby birds, what birds use for nesting materials, what baby birds eat, and the bird life cycle. We will be reading Mama Built a Little Nest, and Have you Heard the Nesting Bird? We will also show some short clips of birds in the nest-building process. In art, we will be creating our own nests, birds, egg paintings, and more!

Mrs. Tanya, Mrs. Izabela, Mrs. Olga

February 2023

Monday, February 13th, 2023

Dear Parents:

We would like to welcome a new teacher to our program, Mrs. Ina who will be working in Toddler Room 2.

Our daycare will be closed on Monday February 20 for Family Day.

We still like to go outside every day, so please dress your child appropriately. We will be continuing our “me and my family” projects in all the rooms, so please send 4 or 5 pictures of your child if you haven’t done this yet.

Our Preschool Room Valentines party will be on Tuesday, February 14. If you would like to send some Valentines treats and cards to the daycare, you are welcome to. Please ask your room teacher for the list of children in the group for the Valentines cards.

Jane Pevzner

Baby Room

We would like to welcome Etta this month.

All About Love is our theme in February. The babies will make fun Valentines day crafts, such as making hearts with their hands, sponge painting, and finger painting. We will be learning an action song called I love you, You love me, We’re a happy family.

We are happy to see the development of our babies.

Tulsi will be graduating to Toddler Room 1 next month.

Riley likes to help teachers a lot. After nap time, he goes and puts everyone’s blankets in their cubbies.

Francis knows the action song Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, and points to the correct body parts.

Hadley is very friendly and likes to greet all the parents when they come to the door and waves hi and bye.

Levi is very interested in books, especially the ones about animals and cars.

Isabella started to walk and she seems much happier being able to move around freely.

Briar who just started last month is adjusting very well to our daily routine. She’s trying to hold her spoon and eat by herself. Her favorite activity is stacking blocks.

Paul is learning to share toys. When he gives a toy to his friend, he runs to the teacher and gives her a high five.

Etta is a very sweet girl who likes to sit and observe the other children playing. She’s still a little bit shy.

Mrs. Hilda, Mrs. Heba

Toddler Room 1 & 2

We would like to welcome Bella to our room!

This month we’ll be celebrating the love that comes with friendship. We are learning new words like February, Valentine, Heart, Family, etc. We also continue to learn about numbers, shapes, and colours. During circle time, children will be talking about Valentine’s Day and Family Day, what happens on these days, and how we express our appreciation to our friends and loved ones. We will be reading The Great Valentine’s Mystery, and learning the poem Roses are Red, Violets are Blue.

Mrs. Naouel, Mrs. Georgina, Mrs. Susan, Mrs. Ina

Preschool Room

Happy Birthday to Mateo and Muhamad this month.

Love is in the air as we prepare to celebrate all our special relationships in February. These include siblings, friends, parents, and extended family. We will discuss who is in our family, and how each family can be different. During our friendship week, we will discuss how to be kind and how to be a good friend. We will make a friendship poster using our hands and a heart flower garden. We will be playing friendship games such as the Matching Game, and That’s Me.

Our Valentine’s Day weeks will feature heart themed activities, and art of all kinds. Some books we will read include, The Day it Rained Hearts, Heart in the Bottle, and Heart String. We will learn about the heart symbol and talk about loving ourselves and others. We will also be making friendship bracelets, heart crowns, and a rainbow group project.

Mrs. Tanya, Mrs. Alina, Mrs. Izabela, Mrs. Gina

January 2023

Sunday, January 15th, 2023

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the New Year! I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing holiday. Staff would like to thank the parents for the lovely Christmas gifts. We wish everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

As you know, we have created new menus in accordance with the Canada Food Guide and suggestions from Public Health Dietitian. This month we will be introducing one week of our newly created menu. The Dietitian advised that it may take children 15 or more tries before they accept a new food. We won’t pressure children to eat certain amounts or types of food because it’s the children’s decision if, and how much to eat. You can find the new menu in the kitchen on the main floor, and on the Parent Information board in the Preschool Room.

We would like to welcome our new teacher Mrs. Shagee who moved from Saskatchewan. She will be helping out in Toddler Room 2.

Baby Room

We are excited to start a new year with new friends who have joined our room – Briar and Grace.

All of the children are enjoying singing songs and doing finger plays. We have been singing about animals (roaring like bears and tigers). Babies have also been doing arts with paint and lots of sensory activities.

Playing with bubbles has been our favorite. Watching the bubbles float around, and popping them with our fingers.

Mrs. Hilda, Mrs. Heba

Toddler Room 1 & 2

We would like to welcome Marcus who joined us from the Baby Room. He’s having a great time with his new friends.

Happy 2nd Birthdays to Bennett, Zachary, and Madeline this month.

Every day at circle time, our toddlers are learning new words, such as January, winter, snow, etc. We continue to do name recognition with shapes, numbers, and colours. Children always enjoy movement, music, and exercises.

This month we’ll be focusing on winter weather, winter animals, and what the do this season. Children will pretend to hibernate like a bear, walk like a penguin, and play in the snow like apolar bear. Our art project will consist of painting bears, constructing penguins, etc. We will be playing “we’re going on a bear hunt”, and reading the books “Hello World”, “Arctic Animals”, and “Fredrick Fox”

Mrs. Naouel, Mrs. Georgina, Mrs. Susan, Mrs. Izabela

Preschool Room

Happy New Year!

We would like to welcome Stella to our room.

Happy Birthday to Stella and Adrien.

Last month the children focused on multicultural holidays such as Hannukah, Kwanza, and Christmas. January’s theme will be all about winter sports and activities, such as hockey, figure skating, snow boarding, sledding, and skiing. Our crafts will feature hockey jerseys, skates, snow boards, etc. Children will be having fun and playing different winter sports outside on the playground.

In the “All About Me” theme, the children will be learning about themselves. Our first week will be an introduction to the topic “my family”. Children will create their self portraits and practice spelling their name. The children will be encouraged to talk about their families, cultures, and homes.

Our next installment of “All About Me” theme will be about our senses. We will discuss different sounds we hear, smells we can detect, sensations we feel when we touch things, sight, and taste. We will read My Amazing Body, All About Me, A Book of Thanks, Peppa Pig – Tooth Fairy. We will learn about how our senses work, and which body parts are associated with each sense.

We look forward to a great New Year ahead.

Mrs. Tanya, Mrs. Alina