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We put on our hard hats and got to work this week, hammering, painting, and imitating the work of some of our favorite construction vehicles.
We celebrated the sounds of city life this week. We tried out some urban onomatopoeia – EErroooommm and chil-chik-aBOOM – and created our own personal noise-makers.
We welcomed the fall season with fairy magic, flitting off on a fairy hunt, and painting sparkly crowns.
We wanted the last week of Summer Romp to be as simple and as SILLY as possible. We made silly faces and silly sounds, read a silly story, got messy with rainbow shaving cream, and dusted off some of our old favorite silly songs.
Registration for the Fall session begins August 15th! Unfortunately, Aimee’s moving to Northern Virginia to be a full-time preschool teacher. She’s still in deep denial.
With the Olympics just a few weeks away, we needed a day to talk about all the fun ways we can exercise. We sang a song about a ball game, and another about riding bikes. We read a book about hide and seek. And of course, we couldn’t resist the urge to shake, shimmy, and jump up and down!
This week we visited our favorite Summer vacation spot: the ocean! We chomped like sharks, pinched like crabs, swayed beneath the waves, and even visited a few octopus gardens.
During the week of Independence Day, we had to choose a theme related to the outdoors and family fun. So we decided to go camping! The Rompers gathered around a pretend campfire, sang campfire songs, and painted with marshmallows. At the end of class, they curled up in their tent and fell asleep.
Because of the holiday, we only saw the Wednesday group this week. See you again on the 11th, Monday Rompers!
We think children should be allowed to get a little dirty from time to time. This week we played around in the mud with a few wormie friends, and learned that mess is fine, as long as you’re willing to clean up afterwards!
We sailed the high seas as
rough and tough adorable little pirates this week. We wore pirate hats and eye patches, sang piratey songs, and even found some shiny treasure. Aarrgh!