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Class Blogs

Come One, Come All! - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on May 26, 2022 at 4:10 PM

Come one! Come all! This week we learned all about the Circus! Our pre-k friends along with Miss Michelle's class worked hard this week preparing for our very own Circus! Our friends spent some time watching circus videos and we created a KWL chart. We discussed what we knew about the circus, what we want to know about the circus and we will wrap the week up by discussing what we learned about the circus. The children worked on letter recognition activities as well as writing circus words with shaving cream! The children also worked on sorting at math and number recognition activities. The children made hand print elephants, painted with balloons and worked with their playdoh at the art table. We appreciate all the hard work that the children put in for the Circus and we hope they enjoyed this week as much as we did! Have a wonderful and safe weekend! We will see you next week.

-Chasity and Tara-

A Camping We Will Go! - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on May 19, 2022 at 2:20 PM

This week was all about camping and we had SOOO much fun! We set up a tent in the drama area complete with a "fire", "sticks" and marshmallows! We also had food, a lantern and some "bugs" to go with the theme! We listened to night time camp noises often and did a lot of pretend play! At the other areas, we painted with marshmallows and made a camping collage with lots of camping stickers. For our language activities, we put together some camp rhyming words and wrote a short story about what we would take if we went camping. For math, we put together a paper s'more and went "fishing"! Our science has been engineering with toothpicks and small marshmallows. We made "tents" and also tried to see how tall we could make a structure without it falling over. We got in a lot of outside time too but our biggest success this week was all the circus practice we got done each morning! We are almost ready for the BIG SHOW!

What To Do in the Garden - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on May 12, 2022 at 4:40 PM

It was all about plants, dirt, water and seeds this week! We started off with discussing what we need to get started in a garden. We read lots of books and researched how to have a healthy garden. We planted our own flower seeds after a vote of which to choose from. We also started our own sunflowers seeds in the room while we experiment what kind of water is best for them. We have sugar water, salt water, tap water and bottled water. Most of the children think the sunflowers will grow best with sugar water because they love sugar! We will see if their thinking is true! We drew pictures of our own gardens or gardens we would like to have. One day, the vase of flowers was out in the middle of the table and we got to draw what we saw. There are some true artists in this room! For math we worked with seeds and sorted and counted. We also put paper trowels in order from 1-20. Our language was all about labeling parts of a plant and writing some gardening words for writing practice. Outside on the patio we watched the flowers fall from the trees and tried to catch some before they got to the ground. We have been chalking a lot and using the stilt walkers to work on some balance skills.

MOM - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on May 5, 2022 at 5:40 PM

This week has been all about our mom's and grandma's too! We made some REALLY special gifts along with some other things during the week. Please know that each activity, color, line, word, etc was chosen with care and time! These boys and girls LOVE their mom's and it shows! We made some handprint poems, colored pictures of us with our mom and answered some very important questions about that special lady as well! Whew...what a busy week! We also played in the sensory table with pompoms and scoopers. We sorted colors and used our imaginations as we pretended the colored fluffs were ice cream scoops or even bites of food! At the language table, we tried our hand at some writing as we wrote some words about our moms and also chalked on our own chalkboards. For some math activities, we placed geo shapes into designs and used the measuring tape around the room (one of our favorite math activities!). Our science area has been all about magnets and we used the magnetic wand to find out what else it would stick to in the room. Some new sight words were added around the room: lip, sip, dip, tip, rip. Outside, we chalked and admired the beautiful trees on the patio!

Trains, Planes and Automobiles - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on April 28, 2022 at 4:10 PM

Honk honk....beep beep!

This week was all about transportation and the children seemed to really enjoy it. This week we worked on letter recognition and writing different transportation words such as car, boat, bus, etc. We also came up with a list of different modes of transportation and the children did not disappoint! At the science table, we had some foil boats with water and some rocks to see if we could get the boats to sink or float depending on how many rocks we put in. The children worked on number and shape recognition at the math table as well. Pre-k was creative this week making hot air balloons out of paper plates, painting with cars, and making airplanes out of craft sticks. We had many friends bring in some books on transportation which we read and we even watched race cars at the Indy 500 this week! Another fun and exciting event we had this week was letting our butterflies go...they grow up so fast! We hope that the children had fun this week and hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!

~Chasity and Tara~

The 3 R's! - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on April 21, 2022 at 3:40 PM

This week was all about reducing, reusing and recycling! We collected LOTS of recycled items and have been so busy building with them, sorting them and even using them for different things! One of our sweet girls brought the teachers in some flowers from her yard. We used two of the plastic bottles as vases to hold the tulips and daffodils! We have heard many fun stories about how others recycle around the world and even in our own backyards! We saw a few short clips about recycling plants and saw where our recycled items go after they are collected from us. For art, we painted with green and blue and discussed how we can help save the Earth (see front window!). We also reused old egg cartons and cupcake liners to make a flower collage. Friday will be all about the lids we have been saving and make a painting full of various circles! Our science has been all about the reused milk jugs we have outside that are full of bird seed. We have been loving the way we get to see the squirrels and birds close up, without being in their space. Sometimes the animals are aware of us watching, but with the window between us, they know they are safe to eat all they can (before the giant blue jays comes!). Our language was a bingo game and we did some rhyming word families as our new reading interest has spread to rhyming words (at, cat, sat, hat). Today, we tried out: yam, ham, ram, bam. We had a path game at math. We got the recycle truck to the recycling center! We added some new trucks to the track table. Outside, we chalked when it was dry out and we looked for worms after a rain! We had a busy week!

Easter, Eggs and Fun - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on April 14, 2022 at 5:15 PM

Hello families! Crazy to think that Easter is right around the corner. This week we had many fun activities for the children to work on. This week the children worked on letter recognition and matching using plastic Easter eggs as well as playing our all time favorite...BINGO! At math, the children worked on ten frames, simple addition and patterning. At the science table at the beginning of the week, we began our rubber egg experiment where we put an egg in vinegar and it has started to feel like a rubber ball. The children also colored their own Easter egg using shaving cream and food coloring! We also read many fun Easter books throughout the week as well. To add to the fun of Easter, we played a bunny ring toss where two small Easter bunnies were blown up and the children had to throw the rings onto the bunnies' ears. We worked on many more gross motor activities this week such as hopping like an Easter bunny, the Easter hokey pokey and Easter dance and freeze. Miss Tara also put our caterpillars who are all currently in their cocoons in the box which is located in the family corner so go check them out! We are excited and can't wait for them to become butterflies. The children had a fun-filled week and we hope they enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed teaching them. We hope everyone has a fun and safe Easter and get to enjoy some family time!

Hoppy Easter!

-Chasity and Tara

Creepy Crawlers - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on April 7, 2022 at 4:55 PM

This week was all about bugs! We started our week with ladybugs at art and heard the story of the Greedy Ladybug. We moved on to making a bug jar full of bugs (also made out of our fingerprints!). We played the Cootie game and had lots of laughs! We sorted bugs at the science table, bugs with wings, bugs without wings. Our math activities have been sorting bugs, making bug patterns and using a fly swatter to get the numbered bugs! Our sensory table had various bug pieces and parts. We added our own playdough to the pieces and made our own creations of bugs! Our drama area got some new additions! Miss Judy added some jewelry and a new (old) cellphone! Oh the selfies we have "taken"! Outside, we have had lots of outdoor time this week. Digging up worms never gets old! The highlights of the week were two special readers from the city of Lakewood and a special field trip to the Beck Center! It may have been a shortened week, but we packed in the fun!

Pets - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on March 31, 2022 at 2:20 PM

Hello families!

We hope that you are having a fabulous week and not working too hard! This week we took a step back and learned all about our friends' pets. You heard me correctly, it was pets week this week. The children were able to bring in pictures of their furry friends or those who live in a shell to share with their peers. Each child who brought in a picture came up during group time and shared their pet friend and were asked questions about them as well. If you have not seen the pictures yet, please visit the family corner! This week the children worked on their sorting and patterning skills. The children also worked on letter recognition and beginning sounds. The children were creative at the art table this week as well and made their own pet rocks because rocks need love too! The children also worked on their fine motor skills this week and played with some of our activities from "Write out of the Box." We hope that the children enjoyed learning about their friends' pets as much as we did. Now, go home and give those fur balls and those in their shell a big hug from Miss Tara and Miss Chasity! We hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

~Chasity and Tara~

The Luck of the Irish - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on March 17, 2022 at 4:10 PM

Oh...the luck of the Irish they say! That is right, this week has been dedicated to the wonderful St. Patrick's Day! Who says that you only have to celebrate it on the 17th. This week the children learned a little bit of the history behind St. Patrick's Day. We learned that St. Patrick was actually from Britain and he was brought to Ireland by pirates. He then became a priest in Ireland and helped the people get rid of evil. The children learned that we wear green because it is associated with Spring and St. Patrick passed away in the Spring so we wear it to honor him as well. This week the children worked on letter recognition, rhyming words and writing. At the math table, they worked on number recognition as well as sorting shamrocks. At science we did a sink the pot activity where the children had to count how many gold coins it would take to make the small pots sink in the water. The children used their creativity and made some mini shamrock men, a leprechaun and their very own rainbow necklace out of fruit loop cereal. We also set up a leprechaun trap and placed it in our drama area. Sadly, Lucky the Leprechaun outwitted us and retrieved his gold without getting caught. We also had a visit from the amazing Coach Charlotte! The children played with the rainbow ribbons since it is St. Patrick's Day. We also enjoyed the amazing weather that we have had this week and we are happy that Spring is in the air and hope that it will stay! We hope that you all have a wonderful and safe weekend!

-Chasity and Tara