Daly News: January 2016!

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Daly News

FROM THE DESK OF ELLEN DALY…

Happy New Year! Hopefully, 2016 will another great year for all of us. Although it’s been a balmy start, January usually gives us the opportunity to discover the winter wonderland that Mother Nature provides. We learn will from the teachings of Martin Luther King about peace and diversity. "I had a dream!” What do our children dream about? We will try and discover this during our "Welcome 2016 Week". Changes happen very fast during these childhood years. We've seen many of our children start talking, stop wearing diapers, reading sight words, writing their names, and learning so many new things as each year passes. Thank you to everyone who sent in goodies for our Christmas party. Santa thought each and every one your kids was precious! Mr. Marcello from Mykonos Restaurant invited the children for our sixth annual holiday luncheon on the Tuesday before Christmas. They had a lot of fun and behaved very nicely. We are so lucky to have such good neighbors who love our children too! Our second theme is "Winter Week”. We will see what makes ice, the difference between winter and summer and other fun winter-related projects. We will also speak once again about hibernation because now is the time. Family-Time-660 "Motion and Movement Week" will also be loads of fun. We will be playing cooperative games such as "pass the ball", the limbo, musical chairs, and more. It is important for our children to continue to learn what it means to go fast or slow, up or down, in or out, over or under, etc. This also gives us a chance to use our CATCH activities and remind the children how important physical activity is. Since it winter, it may be too cold to go outside to play every day. So, for our "Book Week" we'll cozy up and listen to a different book each day. We'll learn about the title, the author, and the illustrator, and then make a project to remind us how fun reading can be. For more information about our Preschool and Day Care services at the Y, visit our website: http://www.meadowlandsymca.org/main/preschool-childcare/  

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