January 2015

January 2015

It’s hard to believe it’s the start of another new year. I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday break. We’re all excited to get back to school.   January is usually one of our favorite months at TCNS – the children are usually settled into the routine and we have a good stretch time to develop our classroom interests. Let’s hope for a winter full of good snow and comfortable temperatures!

Make sure you keep sending your child with their warm snow clothing. We’ll continue to work on getting ready for outdoor play. Independent dressing is an important skill for all our children.   It’s a big step for them to identify and begin to manage their own belongings.

Sock Collection: we’ll continue to collect new and gently-used socks for Catholic Charities through the month. This is a great time to pass on those socks your children don’t like (itchy, bunchy, or wrong colors).

TCNS parent survey: Later this month we’ll be sending a link to our parent survey. Please take the time to share your thoughts so we can continue to improve out program.

Dates to remember: Monday January 19th no school – Martin Luther King Jr Day. Scholastic orders will be due January 28th.

Preschool Activities: We haven’t completed all our planning for January, but this month will be full of preparing for winter, winter weather, and snow people. We’ll be reading In the Snow by Peggy Collins, Stella the Queen of Snow by Marie Louse Gay, and Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright. We’ll be making snow kids paper dolls, winter collages, and snow people out of many different things. We’ll also experiment with snow and ice in the sensory table.

Two’s Class: The Twos will start the month with Here Are My Hands by Bill Martin and John Archambault. We will identify and move our body along with the book at circle time.  We will move onto Under My Hood I Have A Hat by Karla Kuskin and The First Snowfall by Anne Rockwell.  And end with a book about arctic animals. We will explore with sand in our sensory table and add glitter to our playdoh.  We will decorate snowflakes, make a winter tree with our arms, trace our bodies and dress a snow person.  We will be matching shapes and colors.  Yes, we are busy!  Each day we will continue to work towards independence in the bathroom with using the potty and hand washing.  Please remember that pull ups and comfortable clothes are important tools for this process

Winter is a cold, cold season

Winter is a cold, cold season

Winter is cold, cold season

When the snow falls down

December 2014

December 2014

December is always a very busy month, both at home and at school. Children thrive on routine and we work to keep things steady in our classrooms throughout the holidays. We will be making cards and gifts this month, and using lots of glue and glitter! We will share some of our holiday artwork with the Christmas bureau for their holiday fruit baskets. And we will also be collecting new and gently used socks through January for Catholic Charities.

The children in all of our classes are working hard on getting themselves dressed for outdoor play. We encourage all the children to do as much as possible themselves and this is an important step toward independence.   You can help by making sure your child’s outdoor clothing is labeled – you’d be surprised how many children have black snow pants! Having all outside clothing in one bag also makes it easier for children to find everything, and hats and mittens inside coat sleeves can’t be missed!

Thanks for the great turnout for our last parent meeting. It’s been a wonderful chance for everyone to catch up and share ideas. We won’t have another meeting for a few months to avoid winter inertia and bad weather. Let me know if there’s an interesting topic discussion you’d like to bring up for spring.

Welcome to our new students – Jack in the TTh class and Eleanor in the Twos class. We still have a couple of MWF openings if you know of any families who might be interested.

Fun with Santa is Saturday December 6th. Please get any last minute silent auction donations in as soon as possible. Baked goods for the cake wheel should be dropped off on Thursday & Friday for repackaging. Also, make sure you’ve signed up for a shift on Saturday — we need everyone’s help to make this a success!

Important dates:

December 12th – scholastic orders due. We’ve some great new books for TCNS with the points from the last orders!

No school on Friday December 12th and December 24th through January 4th for holiday break.

Terrific Twos: December will be a very busy month in our Terrific Twos class! We will read books about hibernation and caring, including Time To Sleep by Denise Fleming, When Winter Comes by Robert Maas and Bear Stays Up by Karma Wilson. We have been using different mediums for painting and has been a great hit! Circle time is a favorite with a book, singing and movement, and lots of conversation. We are constantly working on using words for needs and wants. We hear a lot of “no thank you” and “yes please”. Please follow our classroom happenings by checking out our pictures on our welcome board! Happy December!

Preschool:  In December we’ll be talking about how animals get ready for winter, nocturnal animals, family and holidays.  We’ll be reading a number of classroom favorites this month: Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming, It’s Fall by Linda Glaser, Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, Light the Lights by Margaret Moorman, and Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup.  We’ll continue to work on our cutting and gluing skills which are coming along well.  We’ll be making animal habitat collages, paper bag puppets, ornaments, and holiday gifts.  We will also make latkes for snack one day and decorate gingerbread cookies right before the holidays.

We hope everyone has a peaceful and happy holiday season!

November 2014

November 2014
Welcome November! We will introduce themes on families and being thankful. We will continue to talk about fall and the changes all around us. We’re coming into the holiday season and we have some pretty active classes at TCNS. So far we’ve been very lucky with the weather and have gotten outside almost every day. As the temperature turns chilly, please be sure to send your child with warm outdoor clothing. Warm jackets and boots, even mittens and snow pants are a good idea as it becomes colder!

Fundraising: Fun with Santa is fast approaching! The list of past silent auction donors is at the top of the stairs. Please sign up to approach businesses. We’re asking each family to get 2 donations – a donation of your own talents is also welcome. The silent auction committee is asking to have all donations in before Thanksgiving. That will give the group plenty of time to organize! We’re going to try opening the auction on Friday evening for an hour to preview and start bidding. Thanks to our parents working on the Gemm Shop fundraiser and all the people who’ve donated!

Dates to Remember:
November 5th will be our parent meeting starting at 6pm with pizza. Children are welcome. It’s a chance to talk other parents and teachers and ask questions. Amy is planning to share some ideas for saving all that artwork that’s been coming home!

There is no School on November 10th – 11th for Veterans Day and November 26th to 28th for Thanksgiving break.

Scholastic orders are due Friday November 14th. They should be here in time for Thanksgiving. This is a great chance to get stocking stuffers and holiday gifts.

Preschool classes: This month we will be reading Road Builders by BG Hennessy, The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, Feeling Thankful by Shelley Rotner, and Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson. We’ll continue to practice name recognition, cutting and gluing, make scarecrows, placemats, and pumpkin pie!

This month we will start Friend of the week –. watch the calendar for your child’s turn! Each student will bring in 6-8 photos to share with the class at circle time. I will also be offering “mini-conferences” for anyone who would like the opportunity to touch base. Look to sign-up for a time after school on November 18-21. We can also meet anytime; on your parent helper day, before or after school. Just let us know.

Terrific Twos: Our circle times are expanding to name recognition and seasonal songs. Our circle time books will include: Train Ride by June Crebbin, Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, and Feeling Thankful by Shelly Rotner. We will be adding oatmeal to our sensory table. And we are planning on baking cornbread for snack just before Thanksgiving. Painting has become a classroom favorite as well as markers and crayons and glue! Thanks for sharing your kids with us! Jackie and Jonica

 Jack Frost tapped at the windowpane
He knocked at the door with his icicle cane
Excuse me I said, but the door’s shut tight
I’d rather you not come in tonight
So he wrote his name all over the glass
And the children sneezed “Achooo!”
As they heard him pass.

October 2014

October 2014

The year is off to a good start and the children are settling into the classroom routine and making friends. Remember that we go outside every day. As the weather gets colder remember to send children with good outdoor clothing. It’s also a good idea to label outdoor clothing – many children do not recognize a new coat or boots.

Fundraising: this month we’ll start collecting clothing for our ongoing Gemm Shop fundraiser. It’s a great opportunity to clean out your closets and TCNS gets the consignment portion of the sales. The Gemm Shop donates their portion to good causes around the community. Also – it’s not too early to start getting ready for Fun with Santa. I will have copies of our donation letter ready and the list of previous business donors on hand so we can start collecting. Each family is asked to collect two donations.

Dates to remember:

October 1st  — our first parent meeting starting at 6pm with pizza. Children are welcome. It’s a chance to chat other parents and teachers and ask questions. We will talk about our play-based curriculum and the importance of play in children’s lives. Check out NAEYC website for great info at their website http://families.naeyc.org/.

No School on Friday October 10th and Monday October 13th for Columbus Day weekend.

Scholastic orders are due Wednesday, October 22th. They should be here in time for Halloween

Preschool classes: October is a busy month. We’ll be exploring apples, colors & shapes, pumpkins and Halloween. We’ll be reading Leaf Jumpers by Carol Gerber, The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall, Mouse Paint by Ellen Walsh, The Perfect Square by Michael Hall, Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell, and The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler. We’ll be doing lots of cutting and collage, building pumpkins out of many different materials, and making our own applesauce.

We will hike to the falls on October 1st and take a field trip to the Good Life Farm on October 8th. Watch for details as we get closer.

Terrific Twos:  October is bringing us many changes all around.  In our classroom we will be changing the leaves on our trees and adding fall songs and activities to our circle time.  We are becoming comfortable with our friends and learning names.  Please look at your friends books at home.  We will be reading books about fire safety: Going To The Firehouse by Mercer Mayer: the moon, Kittens First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes: and apples and pumpkins, Autumn is for Apples by Michelle Knudson and Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell.

As always we are encouraging use of words and independence in helping ourselves.  Jonica and I are seeing growth already.  Thank you for working at home too. At circle time we will add our “The More We Get Together” song and “Fall is a Colorful Season.”  Ask your children to sing them with you. Thank you for the delicious snacks you have been sending in and for helping with keeping our classroom so clean.

Homemade play dough: mix together 1 cup flour. ½ cup salt, 2 tsp cream of tartar. Add 1 cup of water (food coloring optional) ad 2 Tbs oil. Mix well and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until slightly sticky. Remove from heat and knead until smooth.

September 2014

September 2014
Welcome to the start of another great school year! We’re so excited to meet our new students and see all the familiar faces from last year. Thanks so much to everyone for your hard work at the cleaning bees and playground cleanup. Everything looks wonderful and ready for the children!

We do go outside every day, so please send your child prepared for any kind of weather. Our playground can be muddy, so boots are a good choice and as we head into fall jackets will become a necessity. Feel free to leave extra clothes on your child’s hook or cubby. Since we end our day outside, it’s often easiest to grab your child’s backpack and artwork and then come to the playground.

Remember that September tuition is due this week. And don’t forget our option to buy-out of your helper day by paying an extra $30. It’s a nice option for a busy month, or for the entire year – just let us know in advance. We can also usually meet special requests for helper days, just please let us know well ahead of time.

If you haven’t signed up for a parent job yet, the list is on the parent info bulletin board by the door. There are also some great articles about the importance of play. Don’t forget to bring in your family photo for our board.
The teachers will sometimes have time at the end of the day to check in with parents, but please feel free to call or email anytime with questions.

Dates to remember:
Sunday, September 21th : Meet and greet picnic at Taughannock Park near the playground from 4-6 pm. Please bring a dish to share and enjoy the company of other TCNS families.
Friday, September 26th scholastic book orders are due.
October 1st at 6:30 pm. will be our first parent meeting. Bring the kids, we’ll have pizza!

Preschool classes: this month we’ll be talking about how to be a good friend at school, learning about the classroom and exploring fall changes. We’ll be reading A Splendid Friend Indeed by Suzanne Bloom, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, Fox Makes Friends by Adam Relf, Fall Changes by When Autum Comes by Robert Maas, When the Leaf Blew In by Steve Metzger. We’ll explore colors and color mixing, play with shaving cream, do leaf rubbings, make sculptures and murals for the walls. We’ll have play dough and beading available at many times during the weeks. It’s going to be a busy month!

Terrific Twos: Welcome to The Terrific Twos! We are very excited to get the year started. We are starting September with familiar books and toys in our classroom. We focus our curriculum on getting to know each other and listening. In our first couple weeks we will read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. during our circle time. We will talk a lot about friends and manners. For many this is their first experience with sharing space and following directions outside the family. We will continue by welcoming fall with We Love Fall by Diane Muldrow and Fresh Fall Leaves by Betsy Franco.

The more we get together, together, together;
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
‘Cause your friends are my friends, and my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be!

May 2014

May 2014

I can’t believe it’s May already –time has been flying. The children have been enjoying their deepening friendships and interests. Our last months of school are going to be very busy. We have a number of fieldtrips coming up and Sibling Night this month and next month will be an ice cream social and graduation. Hopefully we’ll finally see some warmer weather!

Sibling Night will be Wednesday, May 28th and Thursday May 29th from 6:30-7:30 pm. This is a time when your child can bring their siblings (yes, all of them) to school with them. Parents do need to stay at this event, but it’s a lot of fun. We will have a special project, snack and playground time.  Remember, there’s no school on Memorial Day, May 26th.

Fieldtrips: This month we’ll be hiking to the falls with both classes; Wednesday May 14th and Thursday May 29th – weather permitting.   On those days, we’ll meet by the park office to begin, but return to the playground after the hike. Parents and siblings are welcome to join us. We are also working on scheduling trips to visit to Goodlife Farm, Cayuga Compost and the firehouse – watch for details to come.

Community Yard/Bake Sale: (June 14th) This is a great chance to go through your attics, basements, and garages and hoe out! Combat your hoarding and benefit TCNS at the same time! We’ll begin collecting the beginning of June. We could use some extra help to sort and price stuff on Friday the 13th if anyone is available. We’re also looking forward to adding baked items to the sale this year.

Summer camp applications are available. Camp will be July 21-24 (Monday-Thursday).   Enrollment is limited to 15 children, so register early. Any of the children currently enrolled can come to camp.

May Activities: We have a lot of nature themes this month, including mothers, gardening and frogs. We’ll be reading Grow Flower Grow by Lisa Bruce, Where’s my Mom by Julia Donaldson, The Surprise Garden by Zoe Hall, Muncha Muncha Muncha by Candace Fleming, and a Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We’ll talk about what plants need, sprout seeds, make salsa and a garden collage. We’ll also make terrariums, caterpillars and butterflies.

Terrific Two’s:  April showers bring May flowers, at least in our classroom. Watch for our room to bloom with spring!  We begin the month with mothers and their babies in Little Chick’s Mothers & All The Others by Mildred Luton.  Then move onto Where’s My Mom? By Julia Donaldson. Our classroom will fill with birds of all shapes, sizes and colors while we read Feathers For Lunch by Louis Ehlert and Birds by Kevin Henkes.  We also explore the farm with Cock-a-Doodle Doo! A Day on the Farm by Venice Shone.  And we will plant a garden along with Zoe Hall in the Surprise Garden.  We have a busy month planned bursting with mixing, cutting and creating!

Five green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log

Eating some most delicious bugs

One jumped into the pool, where it was nice and cool

Then there were four green speckled frogs!

Four green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log…..

April 2014

April 2014

The children have really been enjoying their developing friendships and stretching their imaginations.   We’ve been playing with rhyming words, watching for signs of spring and exploring our five senses. The children really enjoy sharing their ideas at circle time and practicing writing and drawing.   They have all grown so much since the beginning of the school year!

Please continue to send boots and snow pants (or rain pants) with your child. With the weather warming up we’ll continue to go out every day and our playground can be muddy. A second outdoor layer protects pants and allows children to comfortably sit on the ground and dig in the sandbox.

April is a short month, but we have a lot going on! We will be having special person’s night on Wednesday & Thursday, April 9th & 10th from 6:30-7:30pm. These evenings allow each student to bring in one special person who doesn’t otherwise have the chance to visit TCNS.   Children can bring a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or other special adult friend. We’ll have a special project, circle time and snack. Children really enjoy showing their special people around school and introducing their friends. Siblings will have their own special evening later in the year.

Next year’s registration forms were in cubbies the last week. Please return your registration forms before the April break.   Let me know if you have any questions about registration.   You only need to turn in the form and $50 registration fee. The remaining June 2015 tuition can be paid at the end of this year.

Spring break is April 14-21! There will be no school that week. Hopefully the weather will be beautiful and we can all get outside and enjoy the spring!

Our next parent meeting will be Tuesday, April 29th at 6 pm. We’ll have pizza again and we’ve invited a kindergarten teacher to join us to answer questions about kindergarten expectations and the transition.

Fundraising: There’s still time to join Giving Ground CSA! Remember, TCNS will receive a donation for every friend & family share. We’re collecting clothing for our Gemm Shop fundraiser this month and our rummage sale will be the end of May. Bring in the results of your spring cleaning to benefit TCNS!

Scholastic orders: parents can order books online anytime & not pay shipping – just let us know that you placed an order and Jackie will process it. We’ll probably do a final order toward the end of May to allow families to stock up for summer reading.

Please take a few minutes to do the online parent survey and teacher evaluations. We understand it can seem like a lot of work, but we really do appreciate all your input and try to incorporate suggestions when possible. If you feel more comfortable jotting down ideas, please do so and put them in the survey box.

Preschool Activities: This month we’ll be talking more about spring, birds, and eggs. We’re starting the month reading Alphabet Mystery by Audrey and Bruce Wood. We’ll also read And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano, When Blue Met Egg by     , Tilly Lays an Egg by Terry Golson, and Waddles by David McPhail. We’ll make seed sculpture, garden stakes, decorate eggs and birds, and make spring tree pictures.

Terrific Twos: Welcome spring! Or rather, welcome mud! In our classroom, we will create spring! We will dive into spring books: It’s Spring!, The Golden Egg, Home For A Bunny, Little Chicks Mothers And All Others. Look for rainbows, buds on trees, seeds sprouting, robins, worms and sunshine. And outside we will search for all these and more. Remember, boots and snow pants still keep our little bodies clean on our playground. 


Fine Motor Skill Activities: below are some fun ideas to help improve fine motor strength and control without the pressure of “writing”

Play with chopsticks, tweezers & mini-tongs. Try picking up and moving small items. Increase difficulty by dropping items in a jar with a small opening.

Play with eye-droppers, basters & small sprayers.

Beading, lacing, sewing, weaving

Play with nuts & bolts

Scratch art, etching, rubbings, tracing, mazes

Use spring clothespins to hang up clothes or pick up objects

Play with dough & clay. Encourage your child to roll small balls between thumb & finger

Knead dough, roll meatballs, decorate cookies – spread sprinkles by pinching between fingers

Draw, paint & write on vertical surfaces to increase wrist and shoulder strength


Five little duckies went swimming one day, over the pond and far away

Mama duck said, “Quack, quack, quack!”

But only four little duckies came back.

Four little duckies went swimming one day….

Three little duckies….

Two little duckies…

One little ducky went swimming one day, over the pond and far away

Daddy duck said, “QUACK, QUACK, QUACK!”

And all five little duckies came swimming right back.


March 2014

March 2014

It’s been quite an interesting winter – we’ve had more school cancellations and indoor play days than any other year that I can remember!  At least we’ve had plenty of snow when we do get outside and hopefully we’ll have a nice sunny spring to look forward to. 

TCNS will be having an Open House on Thursday, March 13th at 6 pm.  Please pass the word along to any families who might be interested.  Registration forms for next year will be in cubbies soon and should be returned before spring break to hold a spot for next year. 

Hopefully everyone has seen the information about the fundraiser offered by Giving Ground Farm.  As a special offer, the Farm will give a donation to TCNS for everyone who signs up for a share.  Please pass this information along to any friends or family who might be interested.  It’s a great opportunity for everyone!

We’re continuing our student assessments this month and we’ll be having parent-teacher conferences at the end of the month.  We’re setting aside two days when there won’t be any classes, but you will have the chance for some uninterrupted time to meet with teachers and discuss your child’s progress. There will be no class during the conference days, March 27th and 28h Watch for the sign-up sheet later in the month.  If another time would be more convenient to meet, please let us know and we can schedule something more convenient.

Our first spring parent meeting will be on Tuesday, March 24th at 6 pm.  We’ll have pizza again and talk about the assessment process and parent-teacher conferences. 

It’s time to start thinking about kindergarten!  If your child will be eligible to start kindergarten in the fall you should contact your elementary school office. Most school districts will be doing screening during the next few months.

Preschool  Activities:  this month we’ll be working on friendship, our similarities and differences, pets, and springtime.  Ms. Amy will continue to do yoga with the children after snack – ask your child to show you some of the poses they’ve learned!  We’ll start by reading Two Eyes, A Nose, and a Mouth by Roberta Intrator and We Are All Alike, We Are All Different by Cheltenham Elementary.  We’ll trace our bodies, do a self-portrait and finger paint.  Our next books will be Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup, Katie Loves Kittens by John Hummelman, I Want a Dog by Helga Bansch and Aaaargh! Spider! By Lydia Monks.  We’ll make puppets, dog biscuits, and spiders and have a pet shop in the dramatic play area.  We’ll also talk about and graph what pet we have at home.   We will take a trip to the dentist on the 12th

Terrific Twos:  “In like a lion, out like a lamb!”  We hope!  Welcome March.  We will enjoy starting the month with a classic, A Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats.  Then lead into, Snowmen At Night, by Carolyn Buehner.  Next we will read Good Luck Bear, by Greg Foley.  To finish the month we will end with Snow a Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na.  We will explore with our senses, looking for signs of spring and winter leaving us.  We will enjoy finger painting and water colors. Our play doh will be blue and yellow, exploring with mixing to make green.

Spring is a rainy season

Spring is a rainy season

Spring is a rainy season

When the flowers bloom


February 2014

February 2014

We’ve had an interesting winter so far with weather and schedule changes.   Hopefully February will bring a little more pleasant winter weather and we can get outside more often.  Meanwhile, please continue to send in all the winter clothing.  The children are working hard on dressing themselves – practice makes perfect!

Thanks to everyone who brought in socks for Catholic Charities.  We collected 118 pairs to be added to those collected through the Jacksonville Church!  After careful sorting, our children decided we had mostly patterned socks.

February is a very busy month.  We have a lot going on – starting with Pajama Day on February 6th and 7th.  Children (and parents) are invited to come to school in their pajamas.  It’s a lot of fun and we put our snow pants on right over our pajamas when we go outside!   

Valentine’s Day:  The beginning of the month we’ll be making tons of valentines to share with friends and family!  To keep things simple at school, we’re asking each child to focus on making one special valentine to share at school.  We put them all into a box and the children will each pick one out to take home.  They really enjoy seeing who gets their special valentine. 

Later this month we’ll begin doing assessments with the children in preparation for parent-teacher conferences next month.   Each teacher will spend time with the children doing “games” to help get a sense of their comfort with different tasks.  The children really enjoy the one-on-one time and often ask if they can have another turn.

There will be no school February 17th to 21st for winter break.

Upcoming:   I will be sending out a link for our parent survey this month also.  Please take the time to give us your input.  We really appreciate any feedback – it helps improve our program for your children and future families.  Also, this year we will likely be starting pre-registration earlier since we have so many children graduating to kindergarten. 

February Activities:  February we’ll be talking about penguins, Valentine’s Day, and our classroom.  We’ll read Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers, Penguins Special Delivery by Debi Gliori, Valentine’s Day by Anne Rockwell, Two Eyes, a Nose and a Mouth by Roberta Intrator, and We Are All Alike, We Are All Different .  We’ll talk about animals who live in the arctic and make penguins.  We’ll be making a LOT of valentines over the next two weeks.  At the end of the month we’ll make full-body pictures, do finger-painting and melted crayon. 

Terrific Twos:  As we welcome February we hope for healthy, snowy days!  We hope to get outside if the weather cooperates, but we enjoy our time moving in the big room with the obstacle course and listen and move music when the weather does not cooperate.

We are continuing with our winter snow themes with All You Need For A Snowman by Alice Schertle.  We are looking forward to building our very unique snowmen with a variety of mediums.  We will move onto Mouse’s Valentine by Laura Numeroff to celebrate love for our family and friends. Look for a special valentine coming home!  After a week off for winter fun, we will end February and start March with a classic by Ezra Jack Keats, A Snowy Day
Thank you for you continued support in our classroom! 

Wind the bobbin up, wind the bobbin up

Pull, pull, Clap, Clap, Clap

Wind the bobbin up, wind the bobbin up

Pull, pull, Clap, Clap, Clap

Point to the ceiling, Point to the floor

Point to the window and point to the door

Clap your hands together, one, two, three

Put them gently on your knees