Summer weather and activities!

This week in Preschool we focused on all things ‘summer’! We talked about what we like to do outside now that the weather is finally starting to warm up, some classroom favorites were:
“Swimming”
“Going to the beach”
“Going down the slide at the park”

The classrooms spent a lot of time this week getting ready for our moving up ceremony on June 18th. We painted waves for the stage, decorated sea creatures to swim in the waves, and practiced singing our songs on stage.

Each room had fun getting things ready for the Father’s Day breakfast next week and the kids loved making presents for their dads.

Despite all of the rain we got at the beginning of this week, we were able to get out and enjoy the sunshine Thursday and Friday!

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Reminders:       
– Our Father’s Day Breakfast will be Friday, June 14th
– Please remember to fill out your child’s sunscreen form and apply sunscreen before drop of, we will reapply in the afternoon

In the garden – Fruits and vegetables!

This week in Preschool we continued our discussion about what we find in the garden, focusing on fruits and vegetables. We talked about the importance of gardening and how all of the fruits and vegetables we eat are grown in gardens around the world. Most of the children in the class prefer fruits over vegetables, some even prefer tacos and chocolate over both (LOL)!

Peas in a pod, strawberries, and grapes!

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Cooking up yummy foods in the kitchen/dollhouse 

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In the garden — flowers!

This week in Preschool our focus was flowers in the garden. We discussed the different types of flowers and plants we see outside, shared our favorites, made projects, and read stories about plants this week.

We also spent a lot of time practicing for our moving up ceremony on June 18th, the children are so excited to get back up on stage!

We learned about the different parts of a flower and what each part does

We built a garden out of wooden blocks

We made contact paper flowers

Science experiment: food coloring in water will change the color of white petals when sucked up through the stem

The children check daily to make sure our classroom flower is growing like it should! They love having something in the room they can watch bloom over time!

Bug and insect week!

This week in Preschool we learned about the different types of bugs/insects in the world around us and what they do. We discussed how bees carry pollen and nectar to the colony and they pollinate the plants, we talked about how monarch butterflies migrate like birds, and we talked about how caterpillars turn into butterflies! Our stories, projects, and activities all focused around varying bugs this week.

Ladybugs, caterpillars, and butterflies…. oh my!

Letter recognition, counting, and practice writing

‘Ants in my pants’ game & water beads with insects

We celebrated TWO birthdays this week; Wesley and Charlie! Happy 3rd birthday, boys! 

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Reminder:
The center will be closed Monday for Memorial Day! Enjoy your long weekend 🙂 

Happy Mother’s Day!

This week in Preschool we celebrated all of the special women in our lives that take care of us; mothers, grandmas, and aunts. We shared all of the wonderful things we love about them…

“I love my mom because she has muscles” -Sybil
“I love my mom because she paints my nails” -Eleanor
“I love my mom because she loves my daddy” -Giovanni
“I love my grandma because we cook pizza together” -Ava
“I love my mom because we play dinosaurs together” -Wesley

In the Lifesaver room, we had fun planting flowers for Mother’s Day and in the Candycane room, we tested out different teas until we found the perfect one for each of our mothers.

On Friday the rooms were flooded with love as mothers, grandmothers, and even a few dads came in to have breakfast with their children. The children were beyond excited to show off the decorations and gifts for their mothers [and to eat lots of sugar-filled donuts].

We truly hope each of you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Down in the dirt week!

This week in Preschool was without a doubt a favorite among both classes! The children got to play in the dirt (who doesn’t like that?!), they played with worms (there were definitely a few that didn’t like this), and they got to plant flowers! The classes loved the hands-on activities that the teachers had planned for the week.

Playing in the dirt and planting flowers for the classroom 

Checking out worms in the dirt

Worm tracks, snails, and bug fossils 

Caterpillar manipulatives, bug puzzles, farmers in the dirt, insects in floam 

 

Reminders:
1) With the warm weather fast approaching please make sure your child has appropriate clothes/shoes to go outside, as well as sunscreen. Feel free to bring in a water bottle if you haven’t done so already.

2) Our Mother’s Day Breakfast will be Friday, May 10th from 6:30-9:30 in your child’s classroom 

Pond Life Week!

This week in Preschool we learned all about ponds and what animals inhabit them. We looked at pond water and tap water and discussed the noticeable differences. Our crafts, activities, and readings all centered around ponds or the animals that live in/near them!

Pond projects; ducks, turtles, frogs, and geese


“Tap water” vs “Pond water” sensory play 

Counting ducks, going fishing, frog hop, and number recognition