Music with Miss Jenna

We are so lucky this year to have Miss Jenna with us for music.  She visits each classroom once a week for 15-20 minutes and helps us out with the music for all of our programs.  We love Miss Jenna--and she's our guest blogger today!

We are having so much fun in music!  Each week we use instruments and singing to learn and discover new concepts essential for growth and development.  Each class is designed to allow for self-expression while encouraging classroom participation, appropriate classroom behavior, and enhancing social skills. Our students have learned new songs and instruments and have been given the opportunity to create their own music, as well as learning music theory and turn-taking skills. 

We have learned about the acoustic and electric guitar, the ukulele, and the djembe, as well as several other rhythmic instruments. And we haven't stopped there! Every week we identify the calendar date, weather, colors, counting and numbers, rhyming words, rhythm and sequencing, and directional terms.  Instruments bring attention to fine motor skills, and our warm up song, "Everybody Wiggle," brings attention to gross motor skills and following directions.  

We are currently preparing for our Mother’s Day Program and Graduation by learning new music and appropriate concert behavior. It has been fantastic to watch each child grow and discover as the year has gone by. I look forward to continuing and growing our WIPP Music Program in the next school year!

As Plato stated, "Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."  

Jenna Watkins

Donuts with Dads

Thanks to all of our dads who joined us for donuts and juice!  We love you!

Early April

We're close to full in most of our classes for next year.  If you haven't registered yet and would like a copy of the 2014-15 registration information, you can call the office or find one here: .

In addition to enjoying the beautiful weather that's finally arrived, we've been working hard getting ready for our Donuts with Dads celebration at the end of this week and our Easter parties next week.  Check back later for photos of those!

Bike Week

Thank you to everyone who supported St. Jude Children's Hospital during our trike-a-thon!  Our 3s and 4s raised over $1000 so far for the great work being done at St. Jude Children's Hospital.  (Contributions will be accepted at through Friday, April 4th.)

Wearing our helmets
Bikes and Scooters!
Parking lot!
Ready to go!
Getting tired!
Time for a break!