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Families - Infant

Posted by [email protected] on November 19, 2021 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (1)

This week in the infant classroom the theme was Families! We explored and talked about a lot but we had a few favorites from the week. All of the infants enjoyed looking at the family photo door and talking about the familiar faces we see in the pictures. We practiced waving to one another and blowing kisses! We also tried pressing our feet into stamp pads and walking across poster board. It was fun for our older infants to point to their feet prints and then to their own feet and toes. We also explored sensory balls and the large pop up tunnel. A lot of our older friends also enjoyed pointing to their reflections and talking about our eyes nose and ears! We explored with chalk boards, puppets, stacked blocks as we count out loud and got to participate in the centers thanksgiving feast! It’s been a fun week but we look forward to our Thanksgiving theme next week!

 

Theme Week was a Blast - Pre-K 9-3

Posted by [email protected] on November 11, 2021 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (16)

Theme week was a success! Thank you to the parents for allowing your children to participate because they had so much fun with the different themes this week. Our picture day was also a success because your children smiled and they had fun even if it was a few minutes. We drew pictures of ourselves wearing sunglasses, we worked in groups of two and we made turkey decorations for our classroom, we talked about Thanksgiving briefly, and we are working on the letter Hh and number 7. The children practiced writing the words that started with Hh and subitized the number 7 by using ten frames. We also focused mostly on our fine motor skills. We talked briefly about Veteran's Day and why it's an important holiday. We started making our turkeys for Thanksgiving and we hope to finish up by Friday and hang by the big turkey!

How Do We Have Fun With Theme Week - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on November 11, 2021 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (2)

Hello families!

Theme week…what a week it has been. This week has been fun and we appreciate the participation. Monday the children came in their cool sunglasses, Tuesday was picture day and they all looked so amazing but after that, the children rocked their hats for the day. Inside out day was great and they all wore their clothes Inside out the entire day! Pajama day is always a fun day….no better way to relax and be comfy then in your pj’s. Throughout the week, the children have been working on putting objects in numerical order, making patterns, sorting and number recognition at math. At the language table, the children have been working on putting the alphabet in the correct order, rhyming words and we practiced writing the letter Ii since that was the letter of the week. This week we also spent some time talking about emotions and when we feel a certain way, that we need to talk about it. We understand that our friends get upset with their peers and us sometimes and the best way we feel to work on it is to talk about it. We worked with the emotion stones and when a stone was shown, the children would say the emotion and explain why that stone is feeling that way. We will continue to talk about expressing our feelings by using our words. This has been a fun filled week and we have enjoyed all the fun themes. We hope that everyone has a great weekend. Be safe and stay healthy!

Chasity and Tara

Super Fun Theme Week - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on November 11, 2021 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (2)

The children always love theme week and showing off their clothes/accessory choices to their friends. Monday in rt the children painted with forks! In language the children drew a card from a pile and practiced writing it. Tuesday in art the children worked with crayons and stencils, in language they matched lettered hats and in math the children looked at various hats and discussed the similarities and differences between them. Wednesday in art the children glued foam letters to paper and in language they dictated what they like about themselves and we shared them at group time. Today in art the children painted with a ‎piece of a pool noodle, and in language they matched letter stones to letter mats. Tomorrow in art the children will make paper bag Indian corn, in language they will watercolor paint on paper to see what letter appears on their paper and in math they will do some counting with animal crackers by matching the crackers to dots on a paper and counting them. This week in the water table the children explored vegetable counters wit cups and tongs and in the block area we added my little ponies.

Theme Week - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on November 11, 2021 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (6)

Theme Week

No art on Tuesday due to picture day

Art

Monday the children wore their cool sunglasses while making their own sunglasses out of paper and foil, inside/out day- we painted 2 cups with paint, one inside the cup and the other outside of the cup, Pajama Day- the children will make PJ bottoms by gluing on strips to paper bottom pants and Friday for crazy hair day, the children will glue various colored yarn on a paper plate face.

Math

The children worked hard snapping together Dinosaurs snaps to match the same colors together and name the color, sea animal counting with muffin tins and tongs to fill up and count along, the children explored with measuring colored blocks to measure height by looking at what color is the longest and, Friday we will explore with large and small tiles by lining them up on the table to see the differences.

Motor Development

The children used clothes pins to pin paper suns on the yarn line to work their fingers to squeeze pins open, we practiced cutting with toddler scissors and brown paper bags to work open and close motions, hold scissors with fingers in handles and practice eye-hand coordination, we practiced color/shape matching by sliding down the sorters on the peg stands one at a time, practiced lacing with string/yarn and clothing wooden lacing boards and Friday, we will manipulate Mr. Potato Heads to dress and undress them with body part pieces and clothing.

Social/Emotional

During morning group time, we shared everyone's hats by having each child stand up and share their hat by saying what color it is, what kind of hat and any thing else they would like to share about their hat.

Friday, we will ask each child what color their hair is? and write down their responses.

Friday

Leave color dye experiment, introduction to seasonal trees and fruit dice physical activity.

Fun With Theme Week - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on November 11, 2021 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (2)

Theme Week

Art

The children made sunglasses by gluing on foil to paper shades, Hat Day- glued on various materials, Inside Out Day- painted inside and outside of cups, Pajama Day- glued on strips to paper PJ bottoms and tomorrow the children will glue various colored yarn on paper face shape.

Math

The children explored with large and small textured tiles, Dinosaur colored snap connectors to begin to match colors and Legos to name practice naming colors.

Motor Development

The children practiced holding toddler safety scissors with teacher help and modeling so they can begin to work scissors by opening and closing, and used crayons to scribble and make marks on large sun paper,

Social/Emotional

We practiced naming colors as a group by naming colors aloud and having the children repeat, and practiced fixing sleeves on jackets by turning them right side out with teacher help/modeling.

Books

Pete the Cat books all week

Sensory

Oatmeal

Friday

Animal Yoga and Pegs and peg boards

Learning New Languages - Pre-K 9-3

Posted by [email protected] on November 4, 2021 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (36)

Kon'nichiwa! This means hello in Japanese. This week, we went around the world. We learned about different countries such as Japan, Italy, Ireland, and Egypt. The children watched short videos (less than 3 minutes) about each country. We learned new words from different languages. We made flags of Japan, Italy, and Egypt by using different materials such as paint, tissue, paper, glitter, etc. We had so much fun! We made a list of Gg words and learned that another way to count is by using an Abacus! We practiced our fine motor skills using chop sticks to pick up pom poms and we listened to music from different countries. That’s it for now. Until next time... Arrivederci! This means goodbye in Italian.

Visiting the World - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on November 4, 2021 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (7)

We started our journey around the world on Monday when we "visited" China! We saw the people and the land. We learned some customs and then we made a Chinese drum at art. On Tuesday, we "visited" some other countries like Australia (we love the kangaroos) and Canada. Wednesday was all about Mexico and we learned how to make a tamale. We also saw parts of Ireland and heard some stories from Miss Tara and her trips there. The green land and all the sheep can really make a traveler happy! We also made a fan inspired by Japan. We heard a book with several different countries included and learned about what people have for breakfast all over the world! The class quickly asked why they cannot have pizza or burritos like some other countries do! Our language activities have been centered around the letter of the week (Hh) and doing some writing of countries we are from. Our math table has been busy with building and sorting and doing number puzzles. Our science table has been exploring a pendulum and seeing how many times we can stack blocks before the pendulum arm swings and knocks over the stack. We have been lucky enough to get outside this week. We have found some really beautiful leaves and the children have been making bouquets with them to give to their moms.

Learning About the World - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on November 4, 2021 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (8)

What a fun week around the world! Monday in language the children dictated how to make spaghetti and in math they worked with their small muscles to add spaghetti noodles to small holes in an oatmeal box. Tuesday in art the children sponge painted, in math they engaged in a flag and shape concentration game and in language the children matched greeting words. Wednesday in art the children went looked through magazines to cut out people and glue. In language the children practiced writing names. Today in art the children explored bubble wrap painting, and of course snapping and popping those bubbles! In math the children engaged in an emotions bingo game and with language the children explored the magnetic letter tray to work on forming letters ton write, and they also tossed bean bags on letters to identify. Tomorrow in art the children will paint with cookie cutters, in language they will look at pictures from around the world and talk about what they see, and in math the children will add pepperoni to pizza and count! This week the children explored oatmeal with beans in the sensory table.

Introducing a Globe - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on November 4, 2021 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (21)

We introduced the theme with a globe, and pointed to places around the world and named the water and land/mountains by having the children come up and point to the globe.

Art

We made our own globe by stamping our hand prints on blue paper with green paint to represent "All Around The World", we made African masks by gluing on feathers and glitter, we made the "London Double Decker Bus" by gluing on lots of wheels and windows, today, we made a Chinese Drum by sponge painting paper plates and adding a Dragon with its symbol and tomorrow we will make the letter D in Arabic and decorate with feathers.

Math

The children worked on matching pictures of symbols and people Around The World dressed in their traditional clothes to work on matching similarities, counting with cheerios as they placed them on the Giraff's spots, matching colors with Uno cards and numbers on a big Bus to practice color recognition, animal and symbol matching with Chinese picture cards, and tomorrow we will match colored/shaped eggs.

Motor Development

The children explored with "Earth" grids and play-dough as they applied blue for water and green for land, we practiced weaving ribbon in and out of baskets to build finger manipulation, sand dough trays with small vehicle counters to make lines in the sand, today, we used chop sticks to try and pick up Pom-Poms and put in small fortune boxes- this is a new activity we implemented and challenging- to our surprise, many children tried and were able to manipulate the chop sticks. Tomorrow, we will do "freeze" game for gross motor.

Friday

We will make Elephant tooth paste, walk and balance baskets on our heads, name the animal sounds we here and learn about winter fruit for our Health and Wellness activity.


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