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On Monday, April 13th, we held our second Baby gathering / circletime via Zoom during the Covid 19 Pandemic.  Tangible Team Members: Sandra, Kelsey, Bev and Bella were there along with Office Heather and a wonderful group of our babies : )  We miss them so much!

Kelsey

Good morning, hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend! And if you celebrate Easter, I hope it was a lovely one. Here is a video of Kian and I singing Old McDonald had a Farm in the sun! 

Bev 

Scarves provide open ended play as they can do many things with the scarves. I love watching and engaging with the children as they explore the scarves. The children pull the scarves out of the Kleenex boxes, cardboard tubes, baby wipe containers. They transport the scarves throughout the classroom. Sometimes the children wave the scarves around in different directions. My favorite part of scarf exploration is when the children place the scarf over their head and they take it off or wait for the teachers to do it. We say " Peek-a-boo". The child smiles and laughs. Scarves are colorful, tactile, easy to grasp, and manipulative. 

Sandra

One of the activities the children enjoy is shredded paper!!!!  We usually ask the office to keep the shredded paper so the babies could play in it. We take the bag of shredded paper and dump it on the floor and the children will jump and roll in it. They will throw it up in the air (the teachers help with this, so it looks like snow) and they watch it fall on them while they are giggling. They have so much fun. Also for a bit of a neater activity, we put some shredded paper in a bin to contain it somewhat and we will hide toys in there for them to find. Such as wooden rings, small squirt toys etc. They love to look and find things that are hidden in the bin as well. Oh I miss their laughter!

Bella 

Today I made a video “Flying paper plane” that families can easily follow. I did a mistake because I used kind of thick and heavy paper but if you use regular thin and light paper, you’ll see the plane flying far away :))

Kitchen Heather 

Hi Everyone!  Here is a recipe that meets our food regulations that we have to follow at our program.  

Mediterranean Tomato and Ricotta Pasta

1 pkg whole grain rotini or fusilli

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

1 small zucchini

1 small carrot grated

Half a red pepper finely chopped

1 tbsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried basil

1 jar tomato sauce

½ cup water

3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or basil

1 cup light ricotta cheese

2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (optional)

In a baking dish put pasta in and add the sauce and add part skim mozzarella cheese  Bake in oven 400 for about 10 min