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Learning About the People in our Neighborhood - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on October 7, 2021 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (3)

It has been a week of fire safety and community helpers and they have been having a lot of fun with the activities that they have been doing. Red and yellow paint were added to baggies and the children had a chance to manipulate them on the outside of the bags with their hands and fingers and they also painted with whisks - what fun and different ways to experience paint in their environment. They put stickers on road printouts, glued cut up newspaper to other pieces of paper, and rolled trucks through paint. Flashlight beams were chased around the room, they ran from wall to wall out on the patio and followed a line made of chalk. They are planning a parade with instruments around the room and will try picking up cotton balls with tongs. It has been a week full of fun and learning and next week promises to be just as much excitement when it will be all about nursery rhymes.

Community Helpers - Infant

Posted by [email protected] on October 7, 2021 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (2)

This week in the infant classroom the theme is Community helpers and Fire Safety! We have explored so many fun things this week but here are a few of the groups favorites. The older infants enjoyed trying on fire fighter hats as we faced the play yard mirror! It was fun to not only explore the hats together, but we also tried to touch familiar body parts like our head or our feet as we watched our reflections! A book that we visited quite a few times this week is a sensory book called “Let’s Go to the Firehouse!” It shows different things we may find at a fire station as well as sensory patches on each page. The younger infants loved practicing turning pages with teachers help and feeling the sensory on each page. We also explored the metal reflective balls, pounding benches and finger painting at the low table or on the mini easel. It has been a wonderful week in the infant room but we look forward to our Nursery rhymes theme next week! Until next time.

Pirates and the Letter B - Pre-K 9-3

Posted by [email protected] on October 4, 2021 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (8)

We learned about Pirates this week and we are working on the letter Bb. We named different words that start with the letter Bb such as baseball, blue, blueberry, bumblebee, etc. We made a pirate ship and talked about what we do if we were pirates! We practiced counting using 1:1 correspondence with "gold coins" and we counted up to 30. We practiced writing pirate words and traced lines. The children have been playing basketball outside and took turns putting the ball in the basket. It was a fun week to learn about pirates!!

Arrgh Mateys! - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on October 4, 2021 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (3)

That right it was pirate week! The children had fun learning all about treasure and what makes a pirate a pirate. The children thought it was kind of gross that pirates don't brush their teeth or take baths. The children worked on letter and number recognition activities, sorted through gems and played a memory game. We had an experiment all week where we put pennies in vinegar, water and soap and oil to see which one cleans it the best. The coins in the vinegar are the cleanest! We made pirate hats and ships this week as well. We learned that a flag is called a jolly Roger. This week was also about the letter C. We wrote C words, sang the C song and read the C book. We hope the children had an amazing week. We want to say Happy Birthday to Grant in our class...his birthday is on Sunday! Have a wonderful weekend!

Ahoy Me Hearties! - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on October 4, 2021 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (3)

We introduced this weeks theme with pictures, songs and activities related.

Art

the children made treasure chests by sponge painting paper and glued on paper coins, Telescope- painted black tubes gold and rolled their telescope in gold confetti, Pirate Hats- hand stamping on black paper hat and added gold/silver glitter, Pirate ships- glued brown paper squares to paper plate with hand print for flag, and Friday we will make a Pirate by gluing felt hat, eyes/nose/mouth.

Motor Development

The children manipulated treasure chest boxes with gems to figure out how to open and close, Red solo cups large/small to practice balance by staking them on the table, Gems/egg cartons to practice holding the tongs/squeezing and opening and closing to grasp gems ,magnet fishing to catch fish on the fishing pole that requires eye-hand coordination and lacing Pirate cards on Friday.

Math

Pirate treasure counting mats as the children placed the coins/gems on the red line to practice counting, counting treasure wooden boxes to practice counting coins as they place them in the boxes, Magnet numbers w/ cookie sheets to be able to practice number recognition with teacher help.

Social Emotional

Walk the plank- children will take turns walking the wooden plank for balance, Treasure Hunt- hide coins outside and have the children find as many as they can,

Friday

We will make fizzing treasure rocks, parachute play outside and make pirate apple & cheese boats

Pirate Week - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on October 4, 2021 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Pirates this week

Art

the children made a treasure chest by gluing on coins to paper, Telescope- painted tubes gold, Pirate Hats- decorated w/ materials and made a Pirate ship by gluing on brown paper squares and hand print for flag.

Math

The children explored with number magnets/cookie sheets to practice number recognition.

Motor Development

During activity time, the children manipulated materials to see how they work, magnet people to see how they connect, stacking, corks w/ cartons and treasure chests w/ counters.

Social/Emotional

Walk the plank, find the hidden "ship" outside and parachute play outside

Sensory

Oatmeal, boats & coins

Pirate Fun! - Infant

Posted by [email protected] on October 4, 2021 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (2)

This week in the infant classroom the theme is Pirates! We have had such a blast this week but here are a few of our favorite activities. The older infants thought it was silly and fun to watch teachers imitate the “boat” yoga pose on the classroom floor. The infants did a great job attempting to lift their legs up and off the ground. Our class also enjoyed sliding fish and sensory balls down our painted tube and practicing retrieving them where ever they landed in the classroom. The group also practiced sticking pieces of tissue paper to clear contact paper, taking shapes in and out of shape sorters and reaching for bubbles in the air! We also explored the pop up tunnel and played a game of peek a book from either side of the tunnel. It has been a blast this week but we look forward to exploring a new theme together on Monday. Until next time!

 

Fun With Fall - Pre-K 9-3

Posted by [email protected] on September 27, 2021 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (48)

Our theme for this week is Fall! We are so excited that it is Fall because it is hoodie season and the weather will be cooler. We read books, shared our favorite things about Fall and we watched short videos (they were less than 3 minutes long) about Fall. We also talked about Johnny Appleseed and we learned interesting things. Did you know that he carried apple seeds in his pocket? We made a Johnny Appleseed art project! The children enjoyed learning about Johnny Appleseed. We practiced tracing lines and practicing our cutting skills. I started a Word Wall for the letter Aa and the children were able to tell me what starts with the letter such as apple, alligator, airplane, etc. My goal is to get them to recognize more words in preparation for Kindergarten.

Now that Fall is here, please check your child's cubby to see if they have extra warm clothes. We want to make sure they are warm for when we go outside to play. Also, I want to remind you to make sure you take your nap bags home every Friday! If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to Ms. Michelle.

The Best Season of All - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on September 27, 2021 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (1)

It is fall! We are so excited for leaf changes, cooler temps, apples and pumpkins! We started our week off with a walk around the block! We collected leaves, acorns, pinecones and more leaves! We used our leaves at the art table to do some leaf rubbing and on Tuesday, we made our own "Leaf Man!" We sorted and identified numbers on paper leaves in the math area and practiced writing numbers there too! On Tuesday and Wednesday, we pattered with paper leaves and apples. We will be working on the ABABAB pattern for some time as we did seem to struggle a little with this. Our language this week was all about the letter Bb! We have two friends that start with "B" (in their first name) and some friends with a "b" in their first or last name. We filled our science area with all of our leftover leaves and put a scale there to weigh our acorns (we had very tiny ones and great big ones!). We chalked outside on Monday before the rain came on Tuesday morning. We used our small muscles to play in some (uncooked) oatmeal and explored with some small pretend pumpkins. We will be doing some taste testing and then graphing our favorite apple on Friday.

Learning About Fall - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 27, 2021 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (2)

Word Wall:

We introduced the theme with different colored leaves and introduce the activities that we will be doing for the day with a brief introduction on how to manipulate and tools being given that day

 

Writing Table- Fall colored notebooks with crayons.

 

Language- Way up high in the apple tree song with movement, Ten little leaves song with fingerplay, Leaves are falling with fingerplay

 

Art-

The children used brown paper and glued them all over the paper to make acorns. The children were also given real leaves and leaf stencils to dip in red and green paints. They took paper leaves and put them all over a paper plate to make a wreath.

 

Motor Development- Leafs stickers to work on peeling, peeled and stuck to a paper tree. Play doh with leaf stencils and scissors to cut leaves were used to work on fine motor skills. Used Penne noodles to practice lacing. Tongs were used for working on gripping onto fall items such as pine cones to put in and out of the baskets.

 

Science- Placed leaves, gourds and pine cones in science area

 

Sensory- Red, Green and Orange rice with cups

 

Health & Safety- Went “shopping” for healthy foods and asked what they were,.Also the children got to come up one at a time and pick a food out of a lunch bag and told us what it was. They also did some yoga animal poses.

 

Friday Art: Marble paint, dip marble in fall colored paint and roll it over a paper leaf.

 

Friday Experiment- Cut and Compare Squash

 


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