More Cars and Trucks and Tugboats


What an exciting week we’ve had!  Last weekend’s Touch a Truck was such a fun and successful event.  We were thrilled to see so many faces, new and old, and everyone had a blast exploring the wide variety of vehicles!  Look to the right of the webpage for a slide show of amazing photographs of the event, thanks to the talented Edson Dias.

We also had a flurry of excitement as we welcomed 5 new students to our classroom!  Our new Tugboats were all so brave and eager on their first days, and dove right into making new friends and exploring the classroom.  It’s such a dream come true to see the classroom bustling with activity 5 days a week!

This week wrapped up our short unit exploring cars and trucks.  One of our most exciting adventures on this theme came quite by accident.  On Wednesday, we walked to our local library on Meridian Street, and on the way we passed  a long stretch of construction.  We met police officers and construction workers who were all excited to break up their work day to chat with some cute kiddos!  One of the construction workers was operating a back hoe and gave us quite a surprise: he raised the arm of the digger into the air, then bobbed the shovel up and down as if the truck was waving to us!  I think even the teachers were giddy about that treat!

Big thanks to Emily, the children’s librarian for hosting us for Read for the Record.  In recognition of this national holiday that spotlights literacy in early education, Emily invited us to the library for a story and a project.  The Tugboats loved hearing her read Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad!  After the story, they made beautiful paper ladybugs, demonstrating how well they follow directions while still expressing their creativity.  They made us extra proud on our field trip this week!