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50th Day of School - Kindergarten/PK2

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on November 8, 2018 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday we celebrated our 50th day of school! One of our standards is for all kindergarten children to be able to count to 100. So as part of our celebration we counted to 50 in many different ways. The children said their favorite way was counting to 50 by making their own trail mix. They had to count out five groups of ten. The counted chocolate chips, gold fish, cereal and smarties. We also counted to 50 by painting 50 dots in ten frames! Of course we had to make 50 Days Smarter crowns. On top of counting to 50 we also learned about the 1950s. We compared similarities and differences. The children were amazed that people used to watch TV in black and white. They also were amazed that people used to use phone booths instead of cell phones. Ask your child else they learned about records, soda shops, cars and the types of clothes they wore!

Europe - Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on November 8, 2018 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

We continued our theme of All Around The World on Wednesday by posting a picture of Europe on the Word Wall. At the art table, we made a London double decker bus with lights, windows, and wheels. At the math table, the toddlers counted buses and matched bus cards with numbers on them. At the manipulative table, the toddlers practiced stacking and building blocks on different monuments in Europe such as the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower Of Pisa, the Colosseum, and Big Ben. At group, we read books about Europe and talked about the different animals that live in Europe. On Thursday, we posted a picture of Asia on the Word Wall and watched a short video of different animals that live in Asia such as pandas, elephants, foxes, etc. At the art table, the toddlers made Chinese lanterns with pink paper and glitter. At the math table, the toddlers explored tangram puzzles with different shapes and colors. At the manipulative table, the toddlers practiced using chopsticks to pick up pom poms and put them into containers. At group, we read books about Asia and looked up different monuments that are in Asia such as The Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal

Mexico! - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on November 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

All of the infants were able to try on a sombrero hat and look at themselves in the mirror. We talked about how people in Mexico wear sombrero hats as part of their culture. Most of the infants (10 mos and up) were able to explore cooked spaghetti. They felt and picked up the spaghetti as we talked about the texture of it and how it is eaten in many cultures. All of the kids ate the spaghetti that was offered to them and they really enjoyed it! All of the infants played with and explored colors scarves and ribbons. We played upbeat music to encourage the kids wave and move their ribbons to the music.

Using Chopsticks - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on November 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

It has been a fun week for the children engaging in all the different activities related to our theme. Yesterday in art the children glued rice to paper and in math they first created shapes with chopsticks. After creating shapes, the children were given fruit counters to try and pick up with the chopsticks; it was a challenge and they were determined to figure out a way that was easy for them to do it. At group we danced to music and participated in multicultural rhythm stick songs and the children used pencils instead of rhythm sticks. Today in art the children painted bright colors of blue, orange and ink with loofahs. In language the children worked on writing as they wrote country names to add to the word wall. We kept the chopstick’s and fruit counters out from yesterday in math and added ice cube trays for the children to put the fruit into. At group we read a counting book about building a burrito. We read it in English and again in Spanish. Tomorrow in language the children will dictate how to make spaghetti and in math they will play a path game of flying an airplane to different countries, he game will be played on a map!

Making the World - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on November 8, 2018 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Today, we painted with green and blue paint and it will represent the world. Many of the children helped paint the paper and together we discussed how we live all over the world, and we still have similarities and differences. At group, we looked at different flags around the world and the various colors and similar colors we all can have. We heard a book about "peace" and read how children all over the world want the same thing, and how we all say it. At the math table, we are working on number "puzzles" and how we connect number words, with written numbers and pegs to match. Outside, we have been enjoying the leaves, have noticed their color changes (finally!) and are having a blast making piles and jumping in! Tomorrow, we will be making Maasai necklaces from Kenya at the art table. We will have a special visitor come in and read a book in Chinese.

Around the World - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on November 6, 2018 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This week we are learning about Around the World. The older infants glued scraps of colored construction paper to paper. We would put the glue on the paper and encourage them to put the scraps onto the glue. They did a good job of putting the scrap pieces on one by one, making a collage. All of the infants were able to explore plastic multicultural people and we described their characteristics and what country they are from to them as they played with them. We also incorporated using the people as we read books about different cultures such as Global Babies and Say Hello.

All About Africa - Toddlers

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on November 6, 2018 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This week, the toddlers are learning all about All Around The World. We kicked off our theme on Monday with a picture of a globe on the Word Wall. We talked about how people live all over the globe and pointed to where we lived. At the art table, the toddlers painted paper plates blue and added green continents all over to make globes. At the math table, the toddlers matched cards of children from all over the world. At the manipulative table, the toddlers used ink pads and stampers and stamped on passports. At group, we read about North America and South America and the different animals that lived there. On Tuesday, we posted a picture of Africa and talked about the different animals that live there. At the art table, the toddlers made African masks with feathers, tissue paper, and squares of paper. At the math table, the toddlers matched various fruits and vegetables to matching color baskets. At the manipulative table, the toddlers used tongs and worked their fine motor skills and used the tongs to pick up fruit and veggie counters and sorted them on their plates. At group, we read about Africa and balanced baskets on their heads like they do in Africa.

All Around the World - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on November 6, 2018 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We are exploring the many countries of the world this week. Yesterday in art the children made paper plate African necklaces, gluing colorful tissue paper and napkin pieces to the outer circle of the plate. In math the children engaged in a concentration game of pictures of children around the world; after looking at the cards of the children they were turned over and the children turned over two at a time to make matches. In language the children looked at pictures of different cultures and discussed things they saw; the clothing, surroundings, and what the people were doing. At group time we talked about how people in other countries speak different languages and we shared some greetings from some of the countries: Spain – hola, France – bonjour, India – namaste, Japan – kon’nichiwa, Africa – jambo and Hawaii – aloha! Today in art the children explored sugar cubes and glue to create pyramids, or any structure they wanted. I math they worked on shapes and colors playing button bingo. In language the children worked on letter identification with tossing a beanbag into bottles and naming the letters on the bottles that fell over. In the great room the children played a Zambia game called Banyoka, where they maneuvered around cones like a snake. In the water table this week the children are working with multicultural people, vegetable counters and bowls.

China - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on November 6, 2018 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday, we looked at the country of China and made some Chinese drums at the art table. We looked at a book with children in China and learned how long they go for and what they do when they are done with all of their school years. We looked at a map and found China on the globe and decided it was very far away. At the language table and at group, we learned how to say "hello" in many different languages. The cards have pictures on them so our children can see the children in other countries as well. In the math area, we are working on subitizing numbers 1-5 for now. Some of the children can go higher and we couldn't be more proud of them! At the science table, we are experimenting with a pendulum. The boys and girls have several wooden blocks that they can stack and explore how many they need to knock down or to be able to miss the moving pendulum. Tomorrow we will explore more countries and even try out a snack from somewhere different.

Being Kind - Kindergarten/PK2

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on November 6, 2018 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

With the school-agers visiting so much this week we are all talking about being kind to one another and sharing. We have been practicing this by being a team player during our group games. They have been playing soccer, basketball, four corners and statue. Whether we win or lose we are saying good game and thank you for playing with me. We are practicing being kind by including everyone in the classroom. The children did an awesome job sharing the fuse beads, markers and books. We are learning how to work with a group of children who are different ages from ourselves. Ask your child who and what they chose to play with today!


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