Monday, December 9, 2019

White board Creations

At the writing table the children are able to use white board markers to draw! Jaxson H. used the white board to play Tic-Tac Toe with his teachers, Robbie drew animals and Kazu practiced writing the numbers of his favorite football players!




Thursday, December 5, 2019

Secret Santa Shop

Today a group of children visited Carroll Hall to do some Christmas shopping for family. The children had so much fun looking at all the gifts and  picking out which gift their family member would love.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Rainy Day Gym Time

With the weather being wet today, we headed to the gym for outside time in the afternoon. The children have so much room to run around! They played basketball, pretended to be trains chugging along the track and even enjoyed some drawing and block building. This supports gross motor development and social skills.





Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Nap Time Zzz’s

We have a period of quiet rest time at 12:00 everyday. The children are now accustomed to our routine of going potty, setting up their bedding, and choosing some books to read quietly. Some of the children are able to sleep the entire nap time, while others can rest and do an activity quietly at their beds. Everyone needs their rest, it helps us stay focused and grow!






Monday, December 2, 2019

Bubble Wrap Trail

Today the children took their shoes off and experienced walking on bubble wrap! They tried walking and jumping on the bubbles to make them pop!





Tuesday, November 26, 2019

We are Thankful For Teacher Sharon!

The children are always so excited to see Teacher Sharon for PE on a Tuesday’s! She helps them learn about different body parts, helps then create new shapes with their bodies and makes sure they are always safe! Today they practiced lots of matching as well. We are so thankful for Teacher Sharon!





Friday, November 22, 2019

It’s a Birthday Party!

This week we removed the food toys from the House Area to encourage the children to create their own food out of playdough. The children used the kitchen toys to make pot roast, noodles, cookies, pancakes, and the most special, a birthday cake for Robbie's 5th birthday! The children gathered around the table and sung Robbie a Happy Birthday.




Thursday, November 21, 2019

Flashlight Tour

A small group of children went upstairs to explore STM’s library with flashlights.  The children discovered shadows, made shadows and traced each other’s shadows.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Ramps!

The block area has been busy constructing ramps out of our blocks.  The children have been figuring out different ways to build and have been working on extending their ramps so their cars can go further distances. We have been incorporating the chairs to help give the ramps some height and to encourage the children to build on a surface other than carpet. This activity encourages the children to work together!






Tuesday, November 19, 2019

I Like to Eat, Eat, Eat...

Today I observed a group of children comparing and contrasting their different lunches. They each took turns sharing what they had to eat:

Hudson: I got noodles! I don’t know what kind of noodles. But it’s got egg. And something else.
Noe: This is sausage and rice. And then I got blueberries. And then my mom packed me a dessert in here! What is in your lunch, Alex?
Alex: This is sandwich! With egg.

The whole tabled continued eating, then Noe realized something:

Noe: Wait a minute... this isn’t a dessert! It’s wipes for your hands! My mommy tricked me! That’s so funny.

We all had a good laugh. What a fun lunch time!






Monday, November 18, 2019

Letter Treasure Hunt

Today we went on a letter treasure hunt in the sandbox! The teacher hid different foam letters in the sand and invited the children to dig them out. When they found a letter, they all shared different words that start with that letter! This was a fun way to encourage literacy in an outdoor setting!






Friday, November 15, 2019

Floam Creations!

This morning the children enjoyed sharing their molding techniques with one another and helped demonstrate how to create various shapes! They also explored how to make different designs and shapes with the pipe cleaners!




Thursday, November 14, 2019

Gratitude Jar Activity

Thank you to all the families who came and participated in our activity. Everyone had a fantastic time and it was a great success. We hope you and your child make the gratitude questions a part of your daily conversation and talk about what it means to be kind, thankful and helpful.