We have been settling into a routine, finally. Having an infant in the mix really threw a wrench into the beginning of our year, but I am lucky, Little Man is such a happy, content baby. He goes with the flow, loves the kids, and seems to thrive on the constant motion of the daycare. As long as he is fed, changed, napped, talked to, sung to, danced with, held, and loved... he is perfect. Thankfully all that can be accomplished with the help of all the kids and routine.
We worked on the letter Dd today. We came up with a list of words that started with the Dd sound... Dog, Donut, Dump Truck, Dinosaur, and Doll to just name a few. We read, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro... I know, not much to do with the letter Dd, but we are still learning about Fall and the changes that take place during that time, so I thought what a great, funny book to help.
Miss Beth and I worked hard this weekend to move the playroom around a little. I added an adult sized rocking chair so Little Man and I can be with the kids while I feed him. It has been great today, and definitely cut down on the tendency to "dump and run" as we like to call it, when a child takes out a toy or toys and dumps it on the floor to realize they don't actually want to play with it, then they run... leaving it for later to be picked up, hopefully by someone other than themselves. Today was much better.
For a Monday it was pretty good. Having a routine, following it and being consistent with expectations has helped our days flow more smoothly, now we will have to see what tomorrow brings :)