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Class Blogs

Recycling Fun - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on April 21, 2022 at 4:50 PM

This week was all about earth day and recycling. We used bingo daubers on the letter "E" and lined the letter "R" with bottle caps.

In math and science we did a dancing rice experiment with vinegar and baking soda. To work on our motor development we used tongs to pick up popsicle sticks. In art this week we used contact paper and green and blue tissue paper to represent planet earth, we used a plastic bottle to stamp flowers on branches, we painted with green and blue shaving cream, and we decorated milk jug watering cans.

In our sensory bin we added shredded paper and scoops. We also read various books relating to the earth and recycling. Tomorrow we will play with magnet letters, sort the mail, play with waffle blocks, and make an art wall out of recycled material.

Easter Fun - Young Toddler

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

This week's theme was Easter. We focused on language by reading various books relating to Easter, looking at different Easter items and learning new vocabulary, writing with chalk, and coloring on egg shaped paper. In math and science this week we rolled eggs down ramps, did puzzles, color matched plastic eggs, and counted Easter eggs. We worked on our motor development by sorting jelly beans into ice cube trays, manipulating play-doh with cookie cutters, open, filled, and closed plastic eggs, and filled baskets with different Easter treats. In art we finger painted a giant Easter egg, made a pom-pom bunny, glued orange items on a carrot and used a fork to paint chicks. We also added fun Easter items to our sensory table, such as Easter grass, and we had an Easter egg hunt and learned about grains and non-grains. Tomorrow we will play with magnet letters, do an experiment with peeps, thread beads on string, do a bunny hop, and paint using real eggs.

Bugs & Insects - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on April 7, 2022 at 4:50 PM

This week we entered the world of bugs and insects. In language this week we played with alphabet blocks, did Little Miss Muppet and the Itsy Bitsy Spider fingerplays, and we colored caterpillar print outs. We also read various books about caterpillars and bugs. In math and science, we sorted bugs by color, used magnifying glasses to examine insects, and placed pom poms on ladybug spots. For motor development we tore up paper for our art project, made bug imprints in play-doh and marched along to the Ants Go Marching In song. In art we glued torn paper onto plates and added eggs to create spiders, we used forks to paint, we used red and black tissue paper to make lady bug suncatchers, and we used marbles and white paint to create spider webs.

Pets - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on March 31, 2022 at 2:00 PM

This week we are learning all about pets!  In art, we have glued fish scales on our fish, stamped with dog bones and created a collage with torn paper.  Friday, we will be making our own turtles!  We practiced our fine motor development by putting little animals in a muffin tin using tongs.  

We learned some new songs this week - "I Had A Little Turtle" and "How much is that doggie?"

We also made bird feeders this week.  

We talked about our pets at home and looked at pictures on our family shields!

Spring is Here! - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on March 24, 2022 at 4:45 PM

We kicked off spring this week as we read various books surrounding the theme. In art we made a butterfly out of contact paper and tissude paper, painted egg cartons to look like flowers, and used fake flowers to paint. This week we played with rubber ducks and water in our sensory table, play-doh and fake flowers, insect counters, stamped with insect stampers and played with toy bugs and play-doh. We sang five green frogs fingerplay and the itsy bitsy spider finger play. tomorrow we will write with magnetic boards, mix dirt and water to make mud, play with soft lego, and make coffee filter umbrellas in art.

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on March 17, 2022 at 4:35 PM

This week we learned all about St. Patrick's Day as we read books about leprechauns, rainbows and St. Patrick's Day itself. This week we counted and sorted different colored shamrocks and put sticky notes on all the green items in the classroom. We hopped on shamrocks and played with play-doh. We colored shamrocks and had a scavenger hunt in the classroom. In art we painted using pipe cleaner, gold coins, and cotton swabs. We also discussed different healthy foods and some we even liked! We dug around the sensory bin to find the leprechaun's treasure. Tomorrow we will do a color run, make a clover collage, and stamp on our pots of gold.

Five Senses Fun - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on March 10, 2022 at 4:40 PM

This week we learned about our five senses. We learned about our sense of sight as we painted with sunglasses on, played with magnifying glasses, hopped on different colored circles, wrote on contact paper, and played hide and seek. We learned about our sense of smell as we painted with kool-aid, colored with scented markers, and played with scented play-doh. We learned about our sense of taste as we glued our snack onto paper for art and tomorrow we will string cheerios. We learned about our sense of touch as we did a texture collage in art, sorted animal stencils, wrote on contact paper, sorted math tiles, and stacked wood samples. Tomorrow we will learn about our sense of hearing as we paint we marbles and manipulate alphabet peg boards. We already touched base on our hearing as we played simon says earlier in the week and played with shape pound benches. We also added rice and scoops into our sensory table this week and we read various books about the five senses.

Learning About Our Favorite Authors - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on February 24, 2022 at 2:05 PM

This week we explored the world of various authors including Ezra Jack Keats, Helen Oxenbury, Stan and Jan Berenstein and Leo Lionni. in art we glued dog cutouts and blue ribbons on paper, finger painted, and painted a mouse cutout. In math and science, we played with magnet numbers and mixed paint in a ziploc bag. To work on our motor development we played with stuffed animals and brushed their fur, we vacation hopped, played with frogs on a log peg boards, and danced to the freeze dance. In language we gave the children paper, crayons and pencils to write, and did the five little monkeys fingerplay. We also played ring around the rosie and explored different numbers and letters in the sensory bin. Tomorrow we will read books by Vera Williams, play with math tiles, march around the classroom and paint with shaving cream.

Valentine's Week - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on February 17, 2022 at 5:10 PM

We started this week off with our Valentine’s Day celebration. The children passed out their valentines and enjoyed their special snack. It was a success. This week in art we painted with heart shaped sponges, finger painted, painted with pink shaving cream and painted with pink salt. In math and science this week we sorted different colored hearts, counted the hearts on valentine cards, counted items in sets and experimented with fizzy hearts. For motor development we threaded pipe cleaners through a colander, placed buttons, glitter, and pompous on contact paper hearts, placed stickers on a poster board, hopped on various hearts, played with play doh and took turns on the rainbow climber. We placed in our sensory table, sang songs, did a heart scavenger hunt, and read various books around valentine’s day and love. We talked about breakfast foods and did related activities. In language, we traced our names, wrote with chalk, talked about placement of objects and colored.

Tomorrow we will write with dry erase markers, find matches of broken hearts, play with cones and bracelets, paint with pompous and do a breakfast puzzle.

All About Teeth - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on February 10, 2022 at 5:45 PM

This week in art we painted with toothpaste and toothbrushes and we glued teeth (white pom poms) onto plates. In language we read various books about teeth and smiles! We used bingo daubers on tooth pictures and placed stickers on different teeth. in math and motor development we did puzzles, used popsicle sticks to examine our play-doh teeth and we used string to lace teeth. We added "alligator teeth" to our sensory table and put cars out for the children to drive to the dentist. Tomorrow we will write on teeth, play with math tiles, walk on the balance beam, use floss to paint, and do a breakfast relay.