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Field Trip Fun - Summer School Age

Posted by [email protected] on July 22, 2021 at 2:20 PM Comments comments ()

This week in the Summer School Age room:

On Monday, we played at Rocky River Beach park. The kids raced up and down the hill, played on the climber, & we even found a four leaf clover! On Tuesday, half of the class went to the weaving studio & painted using different tools, such as flowers, ribbon, and Legos. The finished pieces are so neat! On Wednesday, we had a short stop at Morton park, but changed to Lakewood park. The kids loved the climbers there and we took a walk down by the water. On Thursday, the other half of the class went to the weaving studio. On Friday, we made our way to Bradley Nature Park where the kids played on the climber & we went on a hike to observe some nature.

Have a great weekend!

Fun in the Woods - Summer School Age

Posted by [email protected] on July 16, 2021 at 6:30 AM Comments comments ()

Coach Charlotte visited us twice this week to get our bodies moving & exercising. We traveled to Bradley Woods Reservation where we discovered ducks, frogs, geese, cicadas, turtles, and a deer! Even though the park was muddy from the overnight rainfall, we all had a blast. At the center, we learned about different construction trucks & what their jobs are, we wrote our names with items we collected in nature, created fuse bead artwork, and designed different things using the 'Straws & Connecter' toys. 

Next week is full of new adventures plus it is Christmas in July!

Botanical Gardens - Summer School Age

Posted by [email protected] on July 11, 2021 at 8:25 AM Comments comments ()

During this short week, we went to The Botanical Gardens where we saw lots of different plants & animals. The kids also went on a scavenger hunt while exploring the gardens. We had lunch at Wade Oval, where Mr. K met us and brought us cookies! At the weaving studio, everyone got to create their very own terrarium! To finish off the week, we visited Tri-City park. The kids played soccer, catch, rolled down the hills, and climbed on the climber.

Have a great weekend!

 

Summer Theme This Week - Summer School Age

Posted by [email protected] on June 24, 2021 at 2:10 PM Comments comments ()

This week in Summer School Age:

Monday: We went to Bohlken Park in Fairview. The rain tried to scare us off once again, but we waited it out and had lots of fun playing on the climber and getting teams figure out for a game of soccer.

Tuesday: Half of the class went on a walking field trip to the Weaving Supply & Studio to create a painting with Tempera paint & pastel crayons.

Wednesday: We traveled to Play at Bay Park. Everyone had a blast on the climber, swings, and sand box.

Thursday: The other half of the class walked to the Weaving Supply & studio. They created their own garden stones.

Friday: We closed out the week by going to Linden park.

Throughout the week, we focused on the theme of summer. Fused beads are still a very popular activity along with other art. Legos & Guess Who are other popular items in the classroom right now.

Miss Adrienne

Coach Charlotte Returns! - Summer School Age

Posted by [email protected] on June 18, 2021 at 9:40 AM Comments comments ()

This week in Summer School Age:

June 14: Coach Charlotte visited the center to guide the kids through different exercises and then we went Bain Park. The rain tried to dampen our spirits, but we waited it out and had a fun day at the park. William also brought in a birthday treat to share with everyone!

June 15: At the center, we started on our Father's Day gifts!

June 16: We all made a trip down to the Scenic Park in the metroparks. The kids really enjoyed throwing rocks into the river, watching the kayakers go by, and observing the wildlife.

June 17: At the center, we continued working on our Father's Day gifts and wrapped them up! Andrew brought in a treat to share for his birthday.

June 18: Coach Charlotte visited the center to guide the class through various exercises. Unfortunately, our field trip was canceled due to bad weather, but we had fun at the center playing with tons of different toys, listening to books about dads, creating fuse beads, and finishing up Father's Day surprises.

Miss Adriene

Welcome Back! - Summer School Age

Posted by [email protected] on June 11, 2021 at 7:00 AM Comments comments ()

This week in the Summer School Age Room:

Day One: We got to know one another; saw some old friends & welcomed some new ones.

Day Two: Half of the class went on a walking field trip to the Weaving Studio & Supply company, where they created some art out of different fabrics on a canvas background.

Day Three: The whole class went to Lakewood park for a fulfilled day of playing on the playground, eating lunch by the lake, and taking a walk down by the water. We did not let the rain ruin our day!

Day Four: The other half of the class went on a walking field trip to the Weaving Studio & Supply company to create some art out of different fabrics on a canvas background.

Day Five: We went climbing at Nosotros Rock Climbing Gym. Quite a challenging sport, but so much fun! Then we went to Kauffman Park to run around and have lunch.

While in the classroom, we learned about the ocean, wrote in our journals, created some artwork, read lots of books, played with various toys, and designed lots of fuse bead art!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Adrienne

Rockin' through Music Week - School Age

Posted by [email protected] on August 6, 2020 at 5:20 PM Comments comments ()

We have been rocking right on through music week! Our room looks so awesome, decorated with all our homemade keyboards, trumpets, boomboxes AND disco balls! We have been discussing a lot about how we can hear, see, and even feel music by vibrations. And we took time each day to listen to different genres of music, discussing how those might make our moods different!

LEGO week will be our last week here. So naturally, we will be turning our room into a lego town!I We're going to create paintings using legos, buildings out of legos, lego people and we will even be doing some ice excavation for...you guessed it! LEGOS!! I cannot believe that next week will be the last week here but we have plenty of fun things to still do! We will be making our own popsicles, and eating them too! There will be water relay races and water balloon tosses. I even have a little secret up my sleeve. I will be bringing in some whipped cream pies for all of them...to throw at me on the last day! I have a feeling that this will be one of the activities they will be enjoying most. I'm looking forward to it all! Have a great weekend!

Learning About Sports! - School Age

Posted by [email protected] on July 31, 2020 at 9:45 AM Comments comments ()

We have been keeping our blood pumping this week for our sports theme! We have learned how to play soccer, baseball and basketball! We have also been discussing how our hearts beat, why exercise is important and the olympics! We even touched on a hard topic, Inertia!! We did a few different experiments to show how this works, using bill nye the science guy here and there to help explain in detail! We now know that an object at rest will remain at rest and an object in motion will remain in motion, unless there is an outside force! Next week we'll be learning about music families and making our very own instruments! Also, we will be talking about different genres of music, and how music makes us feel. Lots of fun crafts and experiments coming up, We look forward in sharing with you! Have a great weekend!

Underwater Adventures - School Age

Posted by [email protected] on July 25, 2020 at 12:30 AM Comments comments ()

We have been working hard over here, and using our imaginations in abundance! Our SSA friends have been exploring their minds on what their underwater adventures would be, and have even applied that to our classroom with our own ecosystems! We now have little fish friends and the kids couldn't be more excited about them! We have discovered how whales stay warm under water, with a whale blubber experiment. And We made our classroom look like we were under water, with our own school of neon jellyfish and turtle pictures! Next week is SPORTS! We will be exploring some team building exercises and playing soccer, basketball, and some more games! Should be another great week!


Fun with Construction - School Age

Posted by [email protected] on July 16, 2020 at 4:10 PM Comments comments ()

We have had a busy construction week here at LCCC! A few things we have worked hard on include a huge spaghetti bridge, some catapults, marshmallow 3D buildings/sculptures, and parachutes for our egg drop! Everyone has been very busy, and we will be starting to build our very own ecosystems as well! Which will tie into next weeks theme, for school agers, under the sea! Where we will will be introducing some fishy classroom friends! We have learned about construction site safety and have stressed the saying "THINK SAFETY ACT SAFELY!" along with finding out what kind of tools and gear wed wear on a construction site!

Stay safe and stay healthy!


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