This week the Ducklings were busy pushing cars, stacking blocks, crawling, repeating names and dancing to Christmas music. They also like to carry all the toys in front of the door, and make a big pile, then they will carry them back to the carpet, or stack them on the highchair trays. Don’t let those bigger Ducks fool you, they certainly know what pick up toys means!
This week for art the Tigers made Christmas wreaths, gingerbread men, and snowflakes with glitter. They also made ornaments with salt dough. Other activities included playdough, coloring Christmas pictures, singing Christmas songs, building with magnets, and writing their names. There was lots of excitement on Thursday, as one of the drainpipes under the bathroom sink rusted a hole through and water was leaking everywhere!! Good thing we have some nice city guys to come fix it for us.
This week the Bears had an exciting week. Dee was very proud of the job the Bears did at the Christmas concert on Monday, they sang better than they did while practicing in the classroom. For art the Bears made Mistletoes, dobber painted Christmas trees, decorated gingerbread men with gems and glitter, and decorated ornaments and Christmas trees with construction paper. In the Bear room we have a special snowman (like the Elf on the Shelf). His name is Mr. Jingles, and he has been causing lots of trouble, the kids can’t wait to see what he does next!
After school, the Lions played in the gym, colored Christmas pictures in the Tiger room and watched a movie in the Fox/Centers room down by the library.
*BTCC will be closed Friday, December 24th*
Bear & Tiger Christmas Concert: Monday, December 13th!
Please drop your child to their classrooms by 6:20pm. Parents and guest will then find a seat in the gym. The Bears will sing songs first, then sit on carpet squares while the Tigers sing. Once the Tigers are done, all children will join the Tigers on stage and sing together. Afterwards you can visit Santa and have some cookies.
BTCC Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 14th at 6:00pm. We are still in need of Board Members, please consider joining! The board is very relaxed, meetings last between 1-2 hours and are a great way to connect with other families from BTCC.
The Ducklings spent hours pushing cars, dancing, and building blocks. They also made Christmas presents for mom and dad and practiced saying their friend’s names and animal sounds.
This week the Tigers learned the letter L. For art they made lion masks and dobber painted a lollipop. The Tigers also practiced cutting shapes, traced their names, and played with Lincoln Logs. Wednesday the Tigers went to the library for stary hour and Mrs. Claus read them books. 😊
This week was the Letter L. The Bears read Lemon Lollipops and colored a picture of Lenny Lion. For art the Bears made lady bugs and glued cotton on lambs. The Bears biggest goal this week was working on the songs they are going to sing for the Christmas Program. The kids all seem a little shy and unsure, but Dee and the other teachers are proud of them no matter what! (Don’t judge the teacher singing voices on Monday night!!)
Some of the Lions were excited to leave early on Monday night for their Christmas concert at Starmont! It’s hard to believe it is December…
This week the Tigers learned the letter K. For art they dobber painted a K shape, colored a kitten, and made Christmas ornaments with glue and glitter. Wednesday the Tigers helped MacKenzie put up a Christmas tree. The Tigers have also been writing their names, building with magnets, stringing beads, and drawing on the chalkboard. We were lucky to have a couple nice days to enjoy the new playground sets!
BEAR ROOM (2’S)
This week the Bears were excited to decorate their room for Christmas! For art the Bears made Koalas, dobber painted a kite and colored kittens. Miss Patty came to the classroom and read a story with a bear puppet on Thursday, the puppet was quite the hit!
The Lions have been cutting and gluing paper, playing with army guys, magnets and building with blocks. Many of the boys tend to play a little rough with the daycare toys. They like to toss things in the air and zoom the cars as fast as they can and see if the flip, break the magnet tower or hit something. I am repeatedly redirecting them to not use they toys that way. It is a tough situation, because they are trying to have fun, but it is ruining our toys, and could hurt other children path of the toy. The Lions have taken turns going to the gym and out on the playground after school, where this kind of play is more acceptable.