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Learning with Nursery Rhymes - Pre-K 9-3

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2021 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (24)

This week, we learned about Nursery Rhymes and we talked about our favorite nursery rhymes. We did sequencing, we did art projects, and we even did finger plays. We did so much this week to name it all on here! We went to the Pre-K classroom and watched "Billy Goats Gruff" and "Rumpelstiltskin" from the Playhouse Square. We enjoyed the plays and we hope to watch more again one day. We also talked about how to play nice with our friends and we talked about the rules while playing outside. I have been working with them on practicing writing the letters and numbers. Its been a very busy week for us!!

Rhyming - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2021 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello friends and families!

This week has been a fun filled week full of Nursery Rhymes. While talking to the children what a Nursery Rhyme was, our one friend said, that in each story, there are rhyming words at the end of the sentences. We read a couple such as "The Cat and the Fiddle," "Jack and Jill," "Hickory Dickory Dock," and while reading them, our friends would point out which two words rhymed in the story. It took some time, but our friends were able to manage. Then during group time, I would give a word and asked our friends to give me a word that rhymes with it. We were rhyming Kings and Queens this week. This week we also worked on number recognition, sorting, and creating patterns. Our friends created their own parachute for Miss Chasity's favorite experiment...the egg drop. This week was also about the letter Ee. Our friends came up with words that began with the letter, sang songs with the letter and even learned how to sign the letter Ee. We also met with Miss Michelle's friends and watched Billy Goat's Gruff and Rumpel. It has been an exciting week for us in Pre-K! We hope the children had as much fun as we did. We hope you have a wonderful weekend. There is more fun to be had next week!

~Chasity and Tara~

Humpty Dumpty and the Gang - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

This week was all about nursery rhymes - a favorite was Humpty Dumpty!  We read "The Real Story of Humpty Dumpty" and listened to 10 Humpty Dumpty's sitting on the wall! 

We practiced writing our names and writing letters in the sand.  Stringing beads was a hit, along with rolling the dice and picking up pumpkin seeds with tweezers.

For art, we marble painted, roller painted and painted with animal shapes.

All about Nursery Rhymes - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

This weeks theme is "Nursery Rhymes"

Word Wall

We introduced a new Nursery Rhyme every day- Hot Cross Buns, Jack Be Nimble, Ba Ba Black Sheep, Itsy-Bitsy Spider and Humpty- Dumpty, with pictures, songs and activities for the week.

Art

The children made Hot Cross Buns by painting white and adding raisins, glued materials to white paper to make a candle stick, glued cotton balls on black sheep, glued materials to resemble Itsy-Bitsy Spider-spider, spout, sun and fingerprints for rain and tomorrow the children will put Humpty Dumpty back together again with arms, legs.

Math

The children practiced counting with various size coins by dropping them in containers with slits one by one, candle craft stick counting with pots, counting cotton balls with scoops into black wire baskets, counted the spider legs on foam balls and Friday, we will match egg sorters by color and shapes.

Motor Development

the children pretending to make Hot Cross Buns by pressing play dough into muffin tins, used tongs to pick up candles by squeezing, wrapped yarn around cardboard sheep to practice eye-hand coordination and circle motions, lacing spider rings on straws and egg drop tubes.

Sensory

Black Beans, spoons, cows and clear plastic jars

Friday

Experiments: Raw egg Vs. Boiled egg, Humpty-Dumpty Roll, Exercise Cube and My plate puzzles

Nursery Rhyme Fun - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Nursery Rhymes

Art

The children marble painted with white paint on black paper, made candle sticks to resemble "Jack Be Nimble", painted with school buses by rolling them back and forth to make tracks, stamped with star cookie cutters and tomorrow the children will put Humpty-Dumpty back together by gluing on pieces.

Math

Money counting and sorting with jumbo plastic coins and baskets, cotton ball counting by placing them on sheep pattern contact paper ,egg matching and tomorrow the children will explore with colanders and black pipe cleaners to practice counting.

Motor Development

The children practiced lacing with spider rings and straws, rip white paper to strengthen fine motor skills. egg balancing on jumbo spoons and tomorrow the children will manipulate play dough into muffin tins.

Social activities:

The children learned how to do "London Bridges" by pairing up with partners/teachers, we pretended to be spiders by crawling on the spout on the floor, Exercise Cube, made play dough and dry erase boards.

Nursery Rhymes - Infant

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

This week in the infant classroom the theme is Nursery Rhymes! We explored quite a bit but here are the crowd favorites! The entire class loved singing “Rock a bye baby” as we explored and practiced gentle touches with plush baby dolls! We also tried singing and pointing to simple body parts while singing head shoulders knees and toes. A different activity we explored was mixing shaving cream and food coloring in baggies! After we mixed up the coloring in the baggies a teacher clear contacted the bags to the window. It was a fun way for the infants to re-visit the bags through out the day! We also sang old MacDonald as we explored animal puppets, twinkle twinkle little star with mini flash lights and other familiar nursery rhymes. It has been a wonderful week in the infant room but we look forward to a new theme on Monday. Until next time!

Fire Safety - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on October 7, 2021 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (16)

This weeks theme is "Fire Safety"

Word Wall:

We introduced the theme of "fire safety" with cut out firetrucks, firefighters, and the word "hot" in large letters. During circle time we introduced the activities for the day and how to use the materials appropriately.

Art:

The children used a fork to dip into yellow, red and orange paint to put onto construction paper, they used the same colors to paint a cut out firetruck. The children used a paper plate to make a fire hat and to make a firedog face with a hat. On Friday they will use red, orange and yellow tissue paper to glue onto black paper to represent "flames."

Motor Development:

Paint sensory bags with flames drawn on the outside of the bag, fire fighter houses with community helpers, popsicle sticks with Styrofoam boards, yarn ladders and on Friday they will use ladder connectors. These activities are to help children improve on fine and gross motor while also building on the skills they already have.

Social and Emotional:

Red cups with cut out flames for stacking, building, knocking over and working with friends. Also, watching a video on how to "stop, drop and roll." Having the children take turns stop, drop, and rolling in the classroom.

Cognitive and general knowledge:

Red, orange and yellow paper with matching objects, fire safety bingo, 3 different size cut out apples- matching to the correct place on the paper with the 3 sizes, cut out dogs with spots and numbers-matching with pom poms, 1 to 1 coordination, and on Friday they will do a "flame making experiment" with baking soda, vinegar and food coloring.

Health and Safety:

Reviewing rules and safe hands. On Friday, they will match cut out hands with the "My Plate" healthy eating.

Experiement:

"Flame making"

October Fun - Pre-K 9-3

Posted by [email protected] on October 7, 2021 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Can you believe October is already here?! Time flies when you're having fun learning! This week we learned about Fire Safety and Community Helpers. We learned what to do in the event of a fire school or at home. The children practiced Stop, Drop, and Roll if our clothes catch on fire and we learned how to crawl under the smoke to get to safety. We did a practice fire drill in our classroom so that the children know where to go whenever we do fire drills here at the center. The children asked me "What happens if we do not have a house phone, but Mommy and Daddy have cell phones?" This is a great question because the majority of us do not have house phones, but cell phones so I told the children that they should ask their mommy and daddy what to do in the event of an emergency where they need to dial 911. We talked about community helpers, where they work, and what they do. We practiced writing the letter Cc this week and practiced writing Community Helper words.

You do WHAT for a living?!?!

Posted by [email protected] on October 7, 2021 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (2)

This week was all about community helpers and we learned a lot about our parents! So many of you are community helpers as well! We had some great videos sent to us so we could see a mom or dad face and learn all about their job! We also discussed who else was a community helpers in our area. We learned that teachers, ambulance workers, doctors, nurses and fire fighters are all community helpers (and SO many more!). Speaking of fire fighters, we also heard a lot of stories on fire safety this week as we practiced how to get out if there is a fire and how to STOP, DROP and ROLL. This week was also all about the letter "Dd"! Our new vocabulary was the word "dozen". We learned that means 12. We also learned that so many of you are ordering dozens and dozens of doughnuts! Don't forget that sharing is caring! For some art this week, we did some clean painting where we put some fire colors in a gallon-sized bag and blended them. We also used our small muscles for a day and opened band-aids and made a collage. While doing this, we learned a lot about all the boo-boos these boys and girls have gotten. Oh boy! Our language activities have been surrounding letter recognition, especially the letters we have done A-D, concentrating on uppercase versus lowercase. Our math activities have been centered around numbers and also sorted biggest to smallest. We also worked on a community helper puzzle and practiced turn-taking. Our science table had various tops on it and it was great to see and hear the excitement as the children had "races" to see which top would spin the longest.

Community Helpers - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on October 7, 2021 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (4)

This week we are learning about Community Helpers!  We've read books about fireman, doctors, nurses, mailmen and many more!

We made playdough this week and made a huge mess playing with it!  It was fun strengthening our fine motor muscles and working in the dough.

In art, we glued and painted and put tissue paper on contact paper.

We have also been reading some Halloween books - we are getting ready for the holiday coming up!


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