Rose Room

Molly Kujawa

Casey Czubek

Rose Room is a Little House classroom for ages 2-3 years old on the Toledo Campus. Casey Czubek and Molly Kujawa are the classroom’s co-teachers.

 

IMG_7604[1]  Winter time fun in the Rose Room!

Sometimes, the weather is too cold or too rainy and we are unable to go outside and get messy.  So, we get messy inside!  What a great sensory experience.  The children enjoyed finger painting together.  They saw the colors mix and transform as well as experience the smooth, cool texture of the paint.  This was also a lesson on personal space.  Each child had their own                                                                                           area to paint.

IMG_8160[1] And, sometimes, the weather is just perfect for exploring the outdoors!  We appreciate you all sending all weather appropriate clothing so we can all go outside together.  The children enjoyed the snowmen that Iris room made.  We also made snowballs and had fun throwing them at the ground.  The children learned that snow is cold, white and can be soft or , when packed together, hard.

 

We have been diligently cleaning and sanitizing our room.  However, it is cold and flu season.  Please be prepared for illness by having sick day child care plans ready.

West Side does not often have snow days, but in the event of a snow day it will be listed on the local news, Facebook and Twitter.

We often have parents ask about donating items to the classroom.  If you are interested in donating (not required) here is a list:  sandwich and gallon zip lock bags, sand for sand table (or other sensory items such as rice, corn, noodles, packing peanuts…) , paper plates, glue sticks, markers, foam stickers, dry erase markers, bananas (for banana peeling work) or clementines, cereal (for cereal pouring work), pony beads, pipe cleaners.

 

Summer Camp?!

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Yes, it is Winter, but it’s not too early to start thinking about Summer!  West Side offers Summer Camp for toddlers.  We have found that children who attend Summer at West Side transition to their next classrooms better, maintain their work cycle, and continue to improve their independence.  Several current teachers teach Summer Camp.

 

Welcome back!  We hope you all enjoyed your Winter break.

We will be focusing on our daily routine and the work cycle.

Rose Room Daily Routine:

8:15 – 8:30 Arrivals

8:30 – 9:00 Work Time

9:00 – 9:30 Gross Motor Room

9:30 – 10:00 Snack Time

10:00 – 11:00  Work Time

11:00 – 11:30 Outside (weather permitting)

The work cycle consists of choosing an activity from a shelf, taking it to a table, working on it appropriately and then putting the work away.  It is common for toddlers to work at the shelf.  Toddlers also find work more interesting if someone is using it, therefore they may try to choose the activity someone is already using.  As teachers, we provide the language needed to help the children resolve the conflict.  You may hear your child say, “My work.”  We encourage the children to say “my work”.  We may also need to help redirect the other child to another work choice or help them wait.  This is a difficult concept for toddlers and takes many months to  understand and learn to wait their turn.  We will focus on the work cycle all year.  The children will continue to master the work cycle throughout their Little House years.

 

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Thank you everyone for bringing in items for our Feast and for taking time to join us.  We are thankful for our wonderful families.

 

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Rose Room friends enjoyed the 40th birthday party sing a long.

We also had fun watching the Scholastic books being delivered for the book fair.

The weather is turning chilly, but we will still be going outside as much as possible.  Please send weather appropriate coats.  You may want to put hat and mittens in your child’s back pack as well.  Please remember to label all items.

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Rose Room friends are enjoying all the new Fall activities in the classroom and on the playground.  We have pumpkin pounding, pumpkin scrubbing and 5 Little Pumpkins.  Outside we have a huge pumpkin for climbing on and exploring.

5 Little Pumpkins

5 Little pumpkins sitting on a gate.  The first one says, “Oh my, it’s getting late.”  The second one says, ” There are witches in the air.”  The third one says, “We don’t care.”  The fourth one says, “I’m ready for some fun!”  The fifth one says, “Let’s run and run and run!”  Oooooooo went the wind and out went the light and the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

 

Reminders:

Parent/Teacher conferences are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday October 27, 28 and 29.  No school on Thursday the 29th.  Childcare is available at regular rates by reservation only.  Please call the office to reserve a spot.  No school on Friday, October 30th and no child care available.

Thank you

Molly and Casey