Friday, May 17, 2019

Birthday Celebrations!

Whenever it’s a child’s birthday at Utopia Preschool, parents/guardians are more than welcome to bring in a birthday treat for the whole class to enjoy! We pass out the treats at lunch time and sing happy birthday to the birthday celebrant! Today, the children got to celebrate Emery’s early birthday on Saturday! They indulged in mini chocolate cupcakes and watermelon juice! Later on in the afternoon, the children were busy at the art table outside. Ellie remembering Emery’s birthday was coming up, created a birthday card for her using colored construction paper and markers. Ellie asked Emery how to spell her name, so she could write it on the card. Afterwards, she asked Teacher Jamie how to spell “Happy Birthday.” The children have been so friendly and generous with each other!




Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Enjoying Outside Before the Rain

Although it rained this morning, we were able to enjoy some time outside this afternoon before more rain. We were able to create some art, build with blocks and big legos and even enjoyed some bird watching!






Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A New Way to Paint!

This week we aee using a new tool for painting: Cardboard! The children scrape the paint on their paper with the side of the cardboard to make all kinds of patterns and color combinations. Some of the children decided to use paint for the first time! It’s exciting to sebthem try something new.








Monday, May 13, 2019

Making Costumes for the Bears and Babies!

This week the children will be designing costumes for the baby dolls and stuffed animals! Today they used different fabrics, tape, scissors, snd string to dress up the dolls. Tne fabrics vary in thickness and so the children really exercised their fine motor skills when using scissors. Some asked another friend to hold the fabric out while they cut to make it easier!

Emery: Super hero baby!
Sydney L.: I made a hawaiian dress, shorts, and a headband
Violet: I made a dress and bows









Thursday, May 9, 2019

Obstacle Course

The children were so excited to do the obstacle course set up outside. There were balance beams, a tunnel to crawl through, rings to jump in, hop scotch and chalk to draw a line upon completing the course.




Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week we are celebrating all of our amazing, hardworking teachers. Thank you for everything you do to support the children and families. It doesn’t go unnoticed!

Thank you families for all of the yummy treats yesterday! Our tummies were so full. And kids, thank you for the beautiful pictures you drew for us today! We feel so loved ❤️🍎







Monday, May 6, 2019

Outdoor Talent Show

Today we had a talent show outside! The children took turns signing up for the talent show and presenting to each other! Emery, Sydney and Isaiah danced and sang to the “Sunflower song” and Imagne Dragon’s Believer! They practiced holding different poses such as balancing over each other and kicking their feet in the air!







Friday, May 3, 2019

Baking and Building!

Our inside time was full of creative ideas and creations this morning! Sydney B. and Kayla were incredibly engaged at the sensory table as it was filled with a combination of corn starch and shaving cream. Theo and Matteo used recycled materials and tape to put together their own inventions.

 When asked what they were making, Sydney B. exclaimed, “I’m baking a really big cake!” and Kayla replied, “A cupcake.” Sydney B. further explained that the ingredients in her cake were, “grapes and leaves and a sandwich and candles on top! You wish for something!”



Theo holds up his airplane and points to a specific part saying, “You see, these are the jets!”


 Matteo showcases his “rhino-bot” and points to a button. He says, “This is the eye!” He says rhino-bots have friendly battles.



Thursday, May 2, 2019

Patterns

During group time, Teacher Andrea drew a variety of patterns on the board and asked the children what came next. They were excited and very eager to share their answers.



Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Enjoying Outside Time

The children have been enjoying the sunshine we have been having lately. Today they were very busy at our newly revamped art area courtesy of Teacher Theresa. We also added more pretend food to out outside house area, which is encouraging more children to explore that area. The children have also noticed our garden is blooming with lots of new flowers. This means we have noticed more bees and butterflies!