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Having a Picnic - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on August 17, 2018 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Today is our last day of swim! The children loved swim and playing in the hose this year. We also will be having a picnic with the toddlers to end our summer. Yesterday we went to the pet store and got a fish friend. To pick its name we put names in a hat and picked the first one.. introducing our Beta fish.. Sparkles! Come stop by to take a look if you get the chance. We will finish our lego theme today. In math we will roll a dice and bingo dab the number we get on a piece of paper and then make a color book by tracing words. Tomorrow the center is closed. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Lego Week - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on August 14, 2018 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Wow! Who would have thought that we would have so much fun with LEGO week! We have Legos in almost every area! In math, we worked on symmetry cards and Legos. In the language area, we used Legos to fill in block letters and today, we put the Legos (that had letters on them) in alphabetical order. In the sensory table, we have water and Legos. Many of the children have been trying to make boats or other objects to see if they can float in the water. The science area, there is a maze made out of Legos and the goal is to get the marble to roll through the maze. Today, we went to the Natural History Museum. We saw dinosaur bones, fossils and we had a blast with the animals outside. They were all awake and very active. We watched the bobcat get fed and the coyotes were watching us as we howled at them! Tomorrow, we will be having a lot more fun with all the Legos!

Lego Fun - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on August 14, 2018 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This week we are learning about Legos. The older infants liked stacking big lego blocks and making towers out of them. We talked about the colors of the legos and how we can make different things with legos. The younger infants held and explored small plastic legos as they sat and played. The older infants colored with pastel chalk on little chalkboards while they sat on the floor. They did a nice job of scribbling back and forth on the chalkboards, making various scribble marks.

Giant Eagle Field Trip - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on August 14, 2018 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This weeks theme is legos and we are also ending our summer! Yesterday we went on our field trip to Giant Eagle. The children loved it! We came back with so many treats and goodies! We graphed legos to the correct color and number in math and worked on our sense of direction like having the children use "it's under or behind" by placing objects in front of a cup and asking the children where it is. We have also been working on our hair salon project which the children are taking a huge interest in. Today we enjoyed our second to last swimming day. We also observed our book fair going on in the Great Room. The children did lego patterns in the math area and talked about what they like to build with legos. Tomorrow we will go on our pet store field trip and possibly pick out a fish friend for the classroom! This is going to be a great field trip to end the summer with! We also will be rhyming words in language and stacking correct numbered legos on number cards as well. This week is filled with so many activities and fun things!

Rainforest & Zoo - Summer School Age

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on August 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday, the school age went to the Rainforest and we were able to check out the Asian Highlands exhibit at the zoo. The snow leopards were pretty awesome because the first time we went in the beginning of the summer, this part of the zoo was not complete. This is our last week of summer camp and Miss Krystal and Miss Chasity are sad to see so many friends go and hope they enjoy their school year coming up. Tomorrow continues are summer adventures and our last field trip of the summer camp! We are going to the Natural History Museum. Thursday, we will be celebrating at Lakewood Park with the Pre-K class for a cookout. Remember, the center is closed on Friday. Hope everyone has a great rest of the week and we will see you tomorrow for more summer fun.

Painting Fun - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on August 9, 2018 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The older infants finger painted with green and brown paint on construction paper. They liked moving the paint back and forth on the paper as we talked about the colors and texture of the paints. All of the infants liked listening to our jungle animal puppets. They would smile and laugh when the puppets would interact with them and practiced their animal sounds.

Frogs, Snakes and Monkeys - Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on August 9, 2018 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We have been learning more about different animals that live in the Jungle / rainforest. On Monday it was the frogs, on Tuesday it was snakes and yesterday was monkeys. We read stories and did related table activities such as animal cracker sorting and the felt board story of the. 5 little monkeys. At group we talked about how the snake starts with the Letter S and makes a s sound, then they each got a turn to trace the snake letter S on the dry erase board. At group we did a bubble snake experiment with a water bottle and a sock that we dipped in soapy water and the the teacher blew through it and a long bubble came out making it look like a bubble snake! It was so fun the toddlers wanted to do it again! At art we made frog footprints, a paper plate snake, yesterday we painted with a banana because monkeys like bananas. We discussed drinking water safety by going over what water is okay to drink such as bottle water, fountain water, or water that parents give them and we went over jungle safety by telling the toddlers to never go ina tree area alone and to always stay with an adult.

Today was all about the rain!

We looked at pictures of it raining in the rainforest and we saw lightning too. We practiced counting with numbered clouds with raindrops and we got to use water droppers on muffin tin pan with cotton balls to absorb the water. At group we read The Umbrella and discussed the layers of the rainforest and what animals live in each layer. The toddlers got to see and hear a real rain stick and then make their own at art, they were excited to make their own to take home. As our project of birthdays comes to an end we listened to happy birthday in Spanish and French. Tomorrow we will talk about different trees in the rainforest and paint our own trees on the easel. Have a great weekend!

Rainforest Fun - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on August 9, 2018 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The children had a lot of fun swimming and running through the hose yesterday. We read a story titled Here in the Tropical Rainforest, this was a repetitive verse story with new verses added each page. Halfway through the story the children helped tell the story adding in the words. We have also been letting them take turns holding the hose for their friends to run through, it’s so much fun! Today in art the children water color painted with q-tips and in math the children worked on counting and one to one correspondence as they added rainforest animals to a grid. In language the children shared what they would hear when they want walking in the rainforest. We have set up a hair salon in drama and we have seen lots of kindness as they take turns with roles of who is getting a haircut, who is cutting the hair and who is taking names down to check people in. We see lots of cooperation and team work as they run their salon. Tomorrow in language the children will dictate again what a rainforest is, and we will compare these dictations from the ones on Tuesday. At group we will listen to rainforest sounds and talk about the sounds we hear and try to name some of the animal sounds we hear too.

Scales & Tails - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on August 9, 2018 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

We discussed the differences of the rain forest and the jungle. We found many animals that we did not already know about and were able to use the iPad to discover these animals, what they look like and where they like to live. Since the Scales and Tails visitors were here yesterday, we also discovered that some of those animals could live in the rain forest or jungle. We learned that the rain forest has four layers or floors to it. Today, on our hike, we talked about the "floor" of where we were and saw many tiny creatures living there. Tomorrow we will finish up our rain forest week with making a few different animals and make some more discoveries with the iPad. This has been a fun-filled week of learning and discovering inside and outside of the classroom!

Aquarium - Summer School Age

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on August 9, 2018 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday the school agers went to the Aquarium. They learned about so many species of fish, turtles and sharks. Today, the children enjoyed gym class with Coach Charlotte. They put their skills to the test with catching, throwing and bouncing the rainbow balls. Tomorrow our fun continues to Botanical Gardens. We have one more week left of summer camp! Time flies when you're having fun. To those who are leaving us this week, Miss Krystal and Miss Chasity had so much fun with you this summer and we hope you have an amazing school year. Don't forget about us and come visit when you can!