heartsThis week is a bit of a mixed bag here at Ivy Cottage. The children remain highly interested in transportation related topics so we continue to learn with stories such as The Dinosaur Train. At the same time, we are also moving on to learning with a focus on caring and emotions. Today we discussed and compared the geometric heart shape and the human heart. We will be reading Toot and Puddle: You Are My Sunshine, Clifford’s Valentine Surprise, and Count the Ways, which focus on ways to show we care.

Next Thursday, we will have a little Valentine party. We will have a special snack and valentine activities. Any treats you’ like to send in may may be enjoyed during snack or sent home with our goodie bags. If you would like to send valentines for your child to exchange, please send either one for each child in your child’s group or one for each child in the program.

Writing names on each valentine is optional, but would support our work on name recognition.