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September 13, 2019




Our All About Me theme continued this week. We focused on our five senses & emotions. The children enjoyed learning about different emotions we have & that it’s perfectly ok to experience these emotions. We talked about happy, sad, surprised, & angry. The children were able to express their emotions while looking into a handheld mirror. We passed the mirror around the circle & asked them to make a “Sad” face for example. Some children just smiled and laughed while looking at their own reflection. A few children stuck out their tongues. So we talked about being “Silly”! We also had a tasting test. The children tasted sweet chocolate spread, sour pickles, and salty salt. We tried capturing their expressions on camera. It was quite hilarious! Next week we will continue our All About Me theme, focusing on our families. We will also introduce Rosh Hashanah. 


Look at You by Kathy Henderson

It’s Time for School Mouse by Laura Numeroff


My Very Own Mitzvah Hands by Bracha Goetz



Five Senses


If You’re Happy and You Know It


Circle Time Learning:

Sense of smell: The children smelled a variety of scents, including cinnamon, nutmeg, coffee grains, garlic salt, perfume, & scented oils. 

Emotions: We used a mirror and emotion photos to recreate emotions in the mirror.

Building a felt body: We talked about body parts as we built a body. We even put clothes & shoes on our little person.

Davening Circle (Includes morning Tefilah, Shema, we talked about our emotions in hebrew. sameach = happy, koes = angry atzuv = sad. We had a poem with the five senses showing what we could do with each emotions, sand: touch, a stuffed sun: eyes, pretend cinnamon bun: smell, large drum: hearing, taste: pretend ice cream. Our favorite part was to touch the sand and to dance to the sound of the drum. We heard soft sounds and loud sounds. 



Finger Painting 

Hand Prints


Washable markers


Fine Motor:



Play Doh on emotion mats


Emotion popsicle stick puppets fine motor activity 

Large Motor:

Outdoor play


Weekly walks (We visited the Koi pond and explored the school grounds 



Challah baking

Indoor sensory table: Dried oatmeal & play people, scoopers & cups.

Outdoor sensory table: Shaving cream,and water with  cups & spoons.

Tasting test

Smelling jars (Cinnamon, nutmeg, garlic salt, & coffee grains). 


Using Large brushes to paint with water in our playground.


Music & Movement:



Shake Your Sillies Out

If You’re Happy & You Know It

The Beanie Bag Dance


We sing and dance to shabbos songs 


Shabbat Shalom!


Mrs. Anna & Morah Mimi

Toddler Daily Schedule  


8:00 - 9:25 Table Top Activity/Carpet Play, free play.
9:25 - 9:30 Clean Up
9:30 - 10:00 Wash hands & Snack time
10:00 - 10:20 Diapering
10:20 - 10:30 Tefilah with Morah Mimi
10:30 - 1120  Outdoor Play -wash hands when re-enter class
11:20 - 11-30 Circle Time with Mrs. Anna,  & Music & Movement
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 12:30
Diapering, quiet story time, carpet activity, group activity
Half day dismissal
12:30 - 2:30 Nap (Children wake on their own, so nap times will vary.)
2:30 - 3:00 Diapering & Snack
3:00 - 3:25 Outside play, center play, or carpet activity
3;25 - 3:35 Dismissal
3:40 Daycare begins

 *Diapers are also checked throughout the day & changed as needed. 

*Friday early dismissal days, our schedule changes slightly to accommodate a sufficient nap time.