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All About Friends - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2021 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (5)

It’s a week all about our friends and we have been having so much fun with our activities and our group times with these friends. They decorated strips of paper that were then linked together to make a friendship chain. The children were paired up to paint together on poster board - it was different but so much fun for them! They practiced their fine motor skills by using lacing cards and then explored number magnets while the teachers labeled them for them while they sat at the table all together. There were follow the direction song/games such as “Ring Around the Rosie” and “Follow the Leader” which they love to mimic and imitate everyone around them. The children tried their hands at using magnifying glasses to study plastic bugs and during group times and transitions, they have been listening to books about different friends. It has been a week of the children learning to cooperate and participate with each other and they have been doing wonderfully! Next week, it is a week full of different shapes and colors!

Friends - Infant

Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2021 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (5)

This week in the infant classroom the theme is Friends! Here are our crowd favorites from the week..

 

The infants loved to explore together in small groups this week. We practiced taking turns, waving to our friends and teachers in class and our big kid friends outside. The older infants also enjoyed taking chalk and bubbles outside this week. We tried making marks on our patio wall with chalk, popping bubbles and clapping for our friends learning to take steps and walk with the push cart! Our infants also enjoyed painting/stamping with bubble wrap taped to the end of an empty toilet paper roll! It was fun to watch the group notice the small bubble marks on their paper and to see which friends preferred to use their fingers instead of the stamping tool! We have had a blast this week and we are so excited to see you all at the Fall festival on Saturday. Until next time!

 

Learning About the Rainforest/Jungle - Pre-K 9-3

Posted by [email protected] on September 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (77)

This week, we have been learning about Rainforest/Jungle. We learned about different animals and where they come from. We looked at pictures of what a rainforest and a jungle looks like and talked about how they are the same/different. We made tree frogs, panda bears, and toucans in Art. Did you know that Anacodas can weigh as much as a person?! The children used different utensils to create their art projects. For example, we used a fork to make the panda bear's fur. They were surprised that they could use forks in Art! We alternated days for the children to listen to rainforest and jungle music at nap time because it was soothing. We had so much fun learning about Rainforest and Jungle!

Welcome to the Jungle - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on September 2, 2021 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (6)

Welcome to the Rainforest/Jungle! That's right, we explored our way into the magnificent rainforests/jungles of the world. This week the children learned about many different animals that can live in the rainforest such as pink river dolphin, jaguar, sloths, monkeys and snakes just to name of few. We had great discussions about what we would need to pack if we decided to go on a journey to the rainforest/jungle. Some of the items include: extra clothes, water, boots, food, and binoculars, oh and of course, we can't forget the tent. Did you know that the pink river dolphin is actually pink and the reason that it is in the Amazon Rainforest is because it does not have a lot of blubber to keep it warm so it would not survive in the cold oceans. Which brought up a topic of what blubber is and we discussed how it is extra fat that helps ocean animals stay warm. This week, the children painted with feathers and created a lion with forks and drew their own trees in the rainforest. The children also practiced letter writing and number recognition with fun frog games. We hope that the children have enjoyed learning about the rainforest/jungle as much as we did this week. It's always good to explore new things! We hope that everyone has a fun and long weekend!

Rainforest and Jungle Week - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on September 2, 2021 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (6)

Monday in art the children painted with light and dark shades of green, in math the children worked with pattern blocks and matched them to patterned snakes. In language the children matched letters to rainforest words and animals. Tuesday in art the children worked their fine motor skills to tear aper and then glue; in math the children added rainforest animals to a 1 to 1 grid using dotted cards to determine how many animals to add each turn. In language the children drew a picture of a rainforest and dictated what the picture was about. Wednesday in art the children painted with combs and in math they arranged colored apples in various patterns by color. In language the children listened to sounds of the rainforest and talked about what they could hear,. Today in art the children painted with a piece of pool noodle and metallic paint, in math they strung beads and counted how many they had when completed. In language the children dictated what they would hear if they went walking in the rainforest. Tomorrow in art the children will do some fizzy painting, and in math they will add frogs to lily pads. In language the children will help write rainforest words for the word wall.

Lion Hunt - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 2, 2021 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (8)

This weeks theme is "Jungle/Rain Forest"

Art

Monday the children made rain sticks by decorating colored tubes and filling them with beans/noodles, Parrot- painted paper red and added a beak, feathers and eyes, Monkey- painted paper plate brown and glued on ears, tail, eyes, nose and banana, snake- glued yellow tissue paper to letter "S" and tomorrow the children will make a butterfly(symmetry art).

Math

The children practiced numbers by using number peg boards, large Giraff's with sticker dots to place on Giraff's spots to practice counting, Lady bug number sorters, snake pattern with small colored blocks to follow patterns and tomorrow we will sort colored jungle animals with muffin tins.

Motor Development

Slid and build nature blocks to practice finger grasp and manipulate logs to make fit, contact paper with feathers to place on and try and take off, scissor practice with animal print paper to practice holding scissors and opening and closing, frogs on a log to practice balance and tomorrow we will use bug catcher's with plastic bugs and scoops to fill up bug catcher and work fingers with scoops.

Social/Emotional

We're going on a Lion Hunt song and motions during group and the children named their favorite Jungle animal

Friday

We will make Banana and strawberry Kabob's and the children asked to make Chocolate chip cookies

Rain Sticks in the RainForest - Young Toddlers

Posted by [email protected] on September 2, 2021 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (3)

This weeks theme is "Jungle/ Rain Forest"

Art

The children made rain sticks by filling up with beans, Parrot- painted red and added colorful feather's, paper plate snake-painted brown and tomorrow the children will make a Butterfly- symmetry art.

Math

Lady bug numbers sorters to practice early math 1-5 by matching the pieces together to make fit, Number peg boards with pegs to count as they place them in the holes, colored jungle animals with spoons and muffin tins to fill while counting and tomorrow the children will work on making a snake pattern by following the shape letter.

Motor Development

The children placed colorful feathers on contact paper to make stick , slide and build nature blocks to practice hand/finger grasp and manipulate pieces to make fit, bug catcher's with bugs and spoons to fill and balance bugs on spoon and tomorrow the children will balance frogs on a log in a row.

Language

Five Little Monkey's finger play, markers and paper to practice early writing scribbles and marks and Five green and Speckled Frogs song.

Health & Safety

Practiced covering our coughs in elbow and watched a short video on handwashing procedure.

Jungle - Infant

Posted by [email protected] on September 2, 2021 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (3)

This week in the infant classroom we explored the theme of Rain forest and jungle. We explored quite a bit this week but here are some of the infant’s favorites from the lesson plan. Our entire group of infants enjoyed exploring clear contact paper with a parrot on it! The older one year old infants loved sticking different colored feathers to the contact paper. Our younger infants loved to touch the feathers on our sticky paper, and try tummy time on top of it after we stuck it to the ground! We also tried an activity where we used masking tape to tape jungle animals to the walls and ground. The infants then practiced “rescuing” or removing the animals from their tape. We tried finger painting at the low table and the art easel as well! It’s been a lot of fun this week, but we look forward to our Friends theme next week.

Starting New - Pre-K 9-3

Posted by [email protected] on August 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (24)

Welcome to the brand new Pre-K 9-3 classroom! This week we got to know each other by asking what is your name and we talked about what we wanted to learn about. We went over the rules for the classroom, playing on the patio, and playground. We explored our new room and played in different areas. We talked about how our classroom is different than other rooms because they have a shorter day and there’s only one teacher which is Ms. Michelle.

 

It's All About You! - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on August 26, 2021 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (4)

This week has been a blur of fun and business! We have been getting to know each other this week (while also reviewing all our classroom rules that we learned last week!). We started our week off by drawing pictures of ourselves and looking in the mirror to see what color our eyes are, our hair is and what color clothes we are wearing. We graphed for some math activities and found that many friends have brown eyes and brown hair and almost everyone has a pet of some sort. We also used bingo dabbers to trace our names. We heard a story about Chrysanthemum and how she had 13 letters in her name. Although we don't have anyone with THAT long of a name, we did find out that our longest name is 8 letters and the shortest name is 3 letters. Outside, we tried out some stilt walkers to make us look taller and work our big leg muscles! We also laid on the ground and had our peers trace our bodies. We really do have some size differences this year! We used unifex blocks to measure our shoe sizes. Some shoes are 5 blocks long, while others were almost 10 blocks long! We also are still working on learning our friends names. We sat in a circle and had to tell the name of the peer sitting next to us. We have a lot of new faces in the room so this may take a little longer to remember everyone's name! We will get there soon!


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