Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Visit From Gracie!

We were so excited yesterday to have a visit from Gracie the comfort dog!  We talked about her visit during calendar time and the children remembered that she would be coming to visit "after lunch and after we read books"! 

We even had some excited "dog?...."dog?" questions throughout the morning in anticipation of her visit. 


Gracie was hugged, petted, talked to, played with, shown a picture of a dog in an attempt to get her to recognize it and even kissed right on the lips!!


Gracie is a wonderful, gentle and beautiful dog who will be visiting our classroom every Wednesday afternoon!  We can't wait to see her again next week!  If you would like to know more about Gracie you can visit her facebook page:!/GracieComfortDog 

Miss Pam

Bye- from Gracie!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Fun in the Snow!

We have been lucky enough to enjoy several outdoor adventures in the snow recently!  I don't think the children even noticed the cold snow with all their winter gear on! 

We have been reading the book "Under My Hood I Have a Hat" at group time, and the children have been interested in making 'snow angels' in the snow (just like in the book). 

They've also had lots of fun pretending to be 'stuck' in the snow! We've spent several days getting 'stuck' and calling for a friend to help us up!

Helping a friend get "unstuck"
We've also had lots of practice putting on and removing snow pants, boots, hats, gloves and scarves!  One child has even designated himself the "helper" and helps his friends with some of their outdoor gear!

We also made a "baby snowman" one day!  The children were so excited although it was the tiniest snowman I've ever seen!  They carefully carried it around the playground area for several minutes before it fell apart!

Of course, we've also enjoyed many activities inside the classroom as well!  Here are a few photos of our center time activities!

**While we do have enough extra snow pants and boots for everyone in the classroom to use, we do ask that, if possible, you send snow pants and boots for your child to keep here at school for the winter!  This way, each child has his/her own that fit correctly! 
Miss Pam


Sunday, January 6, 2013


Welcome Back!  We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break! 

Just a quick reminder:  Please send your child to school with a warm winter coat, boots, snow pants, hat, and mittens each and every day!  (If you would like your child's snow pants and boots to stay at school for the winter, please just let me know) 

We do go outside each day that it is 18 degrees and above (with wind chill).  If we are unable to go outside, we make use of the gym for our large motor time.