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Construction Week - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM Comments comments ()

It’s construction week and they have had so much fun with all different types of vehicles and building materials in songs, books and activities. Their art activities included running trucks through paint on paper, gluing white strips of paper on a stop sign, and painting on bubble wrap. Gross and fine motor skills were practiced when they “followed” roads made of tape with small trucks, built with various sizes of blocks and tore paper while sitting with friends. They played a game of matching with various tool box items and dropped balls down tubes. They listened to a “big” book called Company is Coming and another book called Big Wheels. They had so much fun doing a counting finger play called Beehive and doing the motions to Johnny’s Hammer. We aren’t swimming this week but will be in the pool twice next week while we get to also celebrate Christmas in July, so stay tuned for some fun updates on everything they will get to do!

All About Construction - Infant

Posted by [email protected] on July 15, 2021 at 1:55 PM Comments comments ()

This week in the infant classroom the theme was construction! Here are a few of our favorites in the classroom. Our older infants loved talking about cars and trucks that help us build! We tried making car tracks with chunky cars and blue paint on paper! It was fun to sing songs like “The wheels on the bus” during this activity and talking about how the chunky car wheels go round and round just like the bus! We explored jumbo blocks and empty containers to practice counting as we practiced making tall towers together! The infants also enjoyed talking about different construction vehicles as we used vehicle stamps at the low table. We’ve had a blast this week but we do look forward to our new theme of Christmas in July on Monday. Until next time!

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!

 

Farm Animals - Infant

Posted by [email protected] on July 8, 2021 at 1:50 PM Comments comments ()

This week in the infant classroom the theme was farm! We talked about all different types of animals this week. The infants loved to sing Old MacDonald together while we explored farm animal puppets and told stories with them. The older infants enjoyed trying to sort plastic farm animals by their color with teacher help. We also counted the animals out loud while we took them in and out of baskets. We tried turning pages of books together as we pointed to and labeled familiar objects and animals. The whole group explored heir own individual sensory bags with shaving cream and food coloring in them. Our younger infants are working on their walking skills using rainbow push carts, and our older infants loved shaking and lifting the rainbow parachute up and down with teachers. It’s been a great week but we look forward to our new theme of Construction next week!

Farm Fun - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 8, 2021 at 1:45 PM Comments comments ()

This weeks theme is "Farm"

Closed Monday

Swim Day Friday

Art

The children made a "cow" by adding black paper squares to contact paper , paper plate sheep by gluing on cotton balls, black paper legs, head and eyes and, "Muddy Pig"- pig cut out in a gallon bag with brown paint and shaving cream to squish with hands to cover pig.

Fine Motor

The children practiced squeezing a glove filled with water by taking turns using their hands/fingers to make the water come out and farm animal puzzles

Math

During activity time the children used small vegetable counters with spoons/bowls to practice scooping and counting aloud with teacher help

Books/songs:

We have been singing "Old McDonald" all week with finger puppets, IPAD and books.

Book: Click Clack Moo Cows That Type and The Perfect Nest.

All About the Farm - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 8, 2021 at 1:45 PM Comments comments ()

This weeks theme is "Farm"

Closed Monday

Tuesday- Swim Day

Art

This week we made a paper plate sheep by painting the plate black with a sponge and adding cotton balls, Thursday- we made bird tracks by stamping with pads with yellow/orange paint and Friday, we will make Muddy Pig prints by stamping with pigs and brown paint.

Math

The children explored with pop blocks to connect the length of paper on the table with teacher help to practice measurements and patterns, towers with beads to stack and practice naming colors and, math tiles for lining up, stacking and make various patterns

Motor Development

Lacing spools with string to practice weaving in and out and finger grasp, egg shape sorters to pop open and snap shape back together allows the children to manipulate their fingers while putting the egg back together and, Legos with farm animals to make a pig pen- This allows the children to be creative while building their pens.

Book

Animals on The farm- has a different animal on each page that we named and learned a small fact about the animal

Farm Animal Cards

Each day at group time we named the animals and I had the children find an animal card

Experiment Friday

Dancing Raisins, we will pretend to "Milk a Cow" using a plastic glove filled with milk

Down on the Farm - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on July 8, 2021 at 1:45 PM Comments comments ()

All about the farm and the animals this week! Tuesday in art the children cut out shapes and glued to paper. In language the children listened to a story being read about the animals on the farm, and then did some recall of events from the story. In math the children sorted animal counters into groups of farm animal/not farm animal. Wednesday in art the children explored more cutting and gluing to construct a pig. In language they engaged in a game of cow bingo, finding and identifying the letters on the cow's. Today the children constructed a duck in art and in math they counted animals and wrote the name. The language activity was done at group and the children used their listening skills to listen to a farm animal sound and try to identify it. The children did go swimming today too! Tomorrow in art the children will construct a dog by doing more cutting and gluing. In language the children will engage in a farm memory game and in math they will work with farm animals and patterning.

The Farm - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on July 8, 2021 at 1:45 PM Comments comments ()

Hello Families!

We hope that you had a fabulous Fourth of July and the extra day off! When we came back from our little vacation, we came back to the farm. That's right, it was farm week this week. With all the fun of our field trips and water play day, we did have some fun discussions about the chickens that Miss Chasity has at home. The children had great questions this week about chickens such as how long it takes for an egg to hatch...21 days to be exact and what happens if we don't find an egg right away because a chicken sat on it to long and there's a baby chick in there...and the simple answer is that we incubate it. From there we had a discussion of what an incubator was and how it helps a baby chick to hatch. We also played, "Guess that farm animal" sound game via the YouTube. We worked on our letter and number recognition as well as measuring farm animals via unifex cubes. We also did a fun milk the cow experiment where we put water and some white paint in a latex glove and Miss Chasity poked a hole in the fingers which made it look like the udder of a cow and the children were able to milk the cow without having an actual cow. The children made some finger print sheep, drew their own farm and painted with corn on the cob. Tuesday we had fun on our field trip where we went to Rocky River Beach Park and enjoyed the playground and took a walk, and played with the field toys and rolled down the hill. Unfortunately, with the weather being all wet, we stayed back for our field trip on Thursday but we still had fun at the center. We even had a picnic lunch in the classroom to keep the field trip spirit up even though we did not go. We hope that everyone enjoyed farm week as much as we did. Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Fun with Mud - Infant

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

This week in the infant classroom the theme is America the Beautiful! We have explored and talked about a lot but here are our favorite’s from the week. Our older infants were able to participate in mud day with the center! It was a wonderful exciting time and we loved seeing our infants explore the sensory of the mud. We practiced gluing red and blue strips of paper and blue star cut outs to white paper. The older infant’s also explored finger paint and ice cubes as a group today! We have practiced our animal noises while singing Old MacDonald using farm animal puppets and talked about healthy fruits and veggies as we explored plastic food on plates at our play kitchen. It’s been a wonderful week in the infant classroom but we look forward to our new theme starting Tuesday. Happy fourth of July! Until next time!

Learning About America - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 1, 2021 at 4:50 PM Comments comments ()

It's time to celebrate our country this week and there has been so many new experiences! We had mud day which was a whole lot of fun for everyone that participated! While inside the classroom, art activities have had them painting with koosh balls (to resemble fireworks), decorating a wreath with stars that they added glitter, sequins and paint to and tomorrow they will make a flag. They played with the parachute, snap blocks, and the shape sorters. The teacher has read a lot of books about the upcoming holiday and the children have listened to songs that are new as well. Language activities have included using red and blue chalk on black construction paper and listening to songs that included movements. Gross and fine motor games included sticking straws into holes at the bottom of cups and tossing rings onto cones. They will also have a day of swimming this week. It has been a fun and busy week of red, white and blue and next week will bring some more fun when it is all about farms and their animals!


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