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Bugs & Insects - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 16, 2021 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

This week has been lots of talk with bugs and insects! Monday in art the children painted with bug counters and in math they explored sorting the bugs either by color or type. Tuesday in art the children painted butterflies, in math they worked on matching numbers and in language they dictated what they would do if they were a bug. Wednesday in art the children did some splatter painting, in language they listed words that start with the letter B and in math they engaged in a ladybug spot numbers activity. Today in art the children created fireflies in a jar, in language they practiced letter formations as they traced letters with bug counters and in math they added bugs to a bug jar using a die to determine how many bugs to add each turn, in language they will practice writing their names and in math the children will create a caterpillar putting the pieces together in numeric order.

Learning About Bugs - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 15, 2021 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This week in the infant classroom, the theme is bugs! We loved looking at and talking about our caterpillar's that will soon turn into chrysalis's! The infants giggled and clapped when they saw the movement from the caterpillar's, and then from the caterpillar and butterfly puppet the teachers used! The older infant's practiced their motions to The Itsy Bitsy Spider as we used spider puppets, practiced using bug stamps and stamp pads, and taking noisy bugs in and out of bug jars. The younger infant's explored rain sticks, practicing taking sensory balls in and out of muffin tins, and tummy time to move towards crawling! It has been a great week in the infant room, but we look forward to exploring a new theme Monday. Until next time!

All About Bugs - Young Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 15, 2021 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This weeks theme is "Bugs"

Art

The children made symmetry butterfly art- they painted one side of the folded paper, applied paint and fold making a mirror image, Caterpillars by using cups to stamp various colors on whit paper and tomorrow the children will stamp with corks-yellow, green and red paint to make worms

Math

the children explores with plastic bugs for one to one counting, number paper logs with bugs to place on dots to practice counting and tomorrow the children will sort bug using egg cartons and tongs.

Fine Motor

The children practiced stringing beads with shoe strings and various size/colored beads and the children made yellow play dough today and used bugs to press and make prints.

Language

We used pictures of insects w/ print and discussed their qualities

Books- The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Bugs, The very Busy Spider

Fun with Bugs - Older Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 15, 2021 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This week we are talking about Bugs. We will be discussing many different bugs. During group we had each child come up and put a sticker by their favorite bug or a bug they might just think looks pretty cool.

 

On Monday at the math table we used tongs to pick up and color sort bugs into different sections of the egg cartons. At the manipulative table we used cheerios to string and put onto pipe cleaners to make caterpillar bracelets. For art we used red paper and green paint to put pom poms onto the paper making a caterpillar.

On Tuesday at the math table we used tongs to pick up and count honey combs and put them into our containers. At the manipulative table we used rigatoni pasta, straws and play dough to make bugs and worms to explore with. For art we glued honeycombs onto a paper towel roll and added bees.

On Wednesday at the math table we used Bee hives and bees for counting. At the manipulative table we used tongs and bugs to count and place into our containers. For art we used a paper plate and glues the pieces of a lady bug onto it.

On Thursday at the manipulative table we had tape with bugs underneath the kids had to peel back the tape to rescue the bugs. At the math table we used Ant logs and # for counting. For art we made a bug crown by painting and putting stickers on a headband and having a teacher staple stingers( pipe cleaners) on.

On Friday at the math table we will be counting with pom poms on lady bugs putting them onto the lady bug dots. At the manipulative table we will have a sensory tray using brown play dough, Oreo crumble and gummy worms. For art we will use corks to stamp on green and white paper making worms.

Bugs/Insects - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 15, 2021 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello Pre-k Families!

We hope that you have been having a wonderful week! The children have been having a lot of fun learning about bugs/insects. This week, we learned about the life cycle of a butterfly since we officially got our caterpillars last week and boy are they growing fast! Each day, the children go over to our Parent Corner and will check on them...many of our friends have noticed that the caterpillars are starting to release their silk to make a cocoon. We had some fun creating different pieces of art by using bug swatters, our hands and fingers and pom poms. We worked on our rhyming words and letter recognition this week as well. Outside has been fun this week because the children have taken the time to dig in the designated area to find different insects and bugs such as worms and ladybugs! This week for math, we worked on our graphing skills and worked on number recognition activities. The children also learned about the life cycle of a spider and a ladybug. We never knew how many changes a ladybug goes through just to become one. The children sorted the insects via no wings vs. wings and we used even more insects to work on our fine motor skill by using the tongs to pick them up. It was fun learning about the different insects and bugs this week! We hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and that you all find some bugs in your backyard!

Pets Galore - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 8, 2021 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This week in the infant classroom the theme is Pets! We have explored a lot of fun things but here are a few favorites. The infant’s all loved tearing and sticking tissue paper to clear contact paper that had a dog drawn on it! As we stuck the tissue to it, we practiced talking about and pointing to the dog’s nose, eyes and ears. The infant’s also enjoyed making “goldfish” by finger painting with orange paint. Some tried it standing at the low table where the younger infant’s painted in the high chair. We have been enjoying the weather this week, and exploring jumbo chalk and bubbles while outside. They also enjoyed interacting by waving and blowing kisses to the older toddlers and teachers that play near our patio. The younger infant’s enjoyed shaking eggs with different small toys in them and talking about the noises we hear, as well as looking at our reflections in the mirror and smiling. We look forward to our Bug and Insect theme next week. Until next time!

 

Pets - Young Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 8, 2021 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It is all about pets this week and the children have enjoyed the different activities that have centered around all the different animals that people may have at home. They had the opportunity to tear up paper (wow, were they excited to actually have someone say it is ok to do this), and then stuck it to another piece of paper the next day. Other art activities included painting with feathers and making turtles out of styrofoam bowls. Their fine motor skills were worked on by having them try to use tongs and move animals into cups on muffin trays and dropping dog bones into matching colored containers. The children tried their hand at gluing pipe cleaners to cats to give them a tail! All while reading books and talking about pictures that have different animals in them. This also has given them plenty of opportunities to try out their emerging language by demonstrating what sounds the various animals make - how fun! It has been a busy week with a lot of fun new activities to experience and all while enjoying some beautiful outdoor weather to play outside with all the fun toys. Until next week!

Fun with Pets - Older Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 8, 2021 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This week, the toddlers were learning about Pets. We kicked off our theme on Monday with a picture of different pets on the Word Wall and had each toddler pick their favorite pet. At the art table, the toddlers stamped with different animal stampers in paint. At the math table, the toddlers sorted pets to the area they lived such as dog to dog house, fish to fish bowl, etc. At the manipulative table, the toddlers used tongs to pick up different pets and dropped them into containers. On Tuesday, at the art table, the toddlers used marbles to paint on their paper to look like yarn. At the math table, the toddlers sorted cats with pipe cleaners. At the manipulative table, the toddlers practiced stringing lacing cards. On Wednesday, at the art table, the toddlers stamped koosh rings on dog bone cutouts. At the math table, the toddlers matched colored dogs, dog bowls, and dog houses. At the manipulative table, the toddlers practiced sliding paper bones into containers. On Thursday, at the art table, the toddlers used feathers to paint on their paper. At the math table, the toddlers matched colored feathers to colored cups and pushed them in the bottom to make them stand up. At the manipulative table, the toddlers explored sand with ABC magnets and colored pencils.

All About Pets - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 8, 2021 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This has been a fun week with lots of talk and sharing stories about our pets at home, and for our friends who do not have pets, they talk about what kind of pet they would like to have. Monday in art the children painted with dog bones, in language they dictated a story about their pet or talked about what pet they want and what they would do with the pet. Tuesday in art the children painted paper plates to make fish bowls! In language the children practiced their writing skills by tracing curvy, straight and zig zag lines, and in math the children matched dotted fish to numbered fish. Wednesday in art we continued painting paper plate fish bowls, and in math the children played a pet lott game. Today we focused on music and the children explored various instruments, lots of shakers and bells! In language the children strung lettered beads, a good fine motor activity! Tomorrow in art the children will marble paint, in math they will add gems to a cat/dog 1 to 1 correspondence grid and in language the children will create a list of what pets need and why they need what they need.

Oh the Fur! - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This week was all about pets and we learned a lot about the pets all of our families have! We learned that some have cats, most have dogs, some have fish and some have guinea pigs! Miss Chasity has the most pets with dogs, cats and lots and lots of chickens! We also learned what animals we would like to have, but our mommies and daddies tell us "no!" There are several boys and girls that wish they had fish, some want guinea pigs and most want farm animals like horses and pigs! Today's Question of the Day was "Do you want a pet dinosaur?" Some of the children had put their names under the "yes" column. Later, we heard a story about a family with a pet dinosaur that made a mess everywhere! Some of the "yes" children quickly changed their names to "no" after hearing that book! We painted with feathers and made animals out of play dough. We figured out "homes" for specific animals and determined which animals would like to live in a cage, zoo or farm. Tomorrow, we will be making our own pet "snake". We are having a GREAT time outside this week! Talk about perfect weather! We brought out some new toys and pretend food. We have had "picnics" all week!


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