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Spoon and Egg Race - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 18, 2019 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Just let me share what went on yesterday in the great room. The children participated in a spoon and egg race. Where they had to walk a short distance with an egg on a spoon and pass it to the friend at the other end of the room. There was some good concentration and balancing happening.

Please, see our front window, where the children worked together to create a 'Spring' tree! Some friends took it upon themselves to make a tree of their own.

Today, we colored the eggs that we boiled yesterday. They were blue, green, red, orange and purple! We sorted and weighed jelly beans to see which color had the most and which was heavier.

Tomorrow we will have an egg hunt for the egg with their name on it. We will also play emotions bingo. This will help the children name the feelings they have been feeling when having minor conflicts with their peers. We will engage in an alphabet game, where they will identify alphabets letters and sounds. This corresponds to the writing of lowercase letters they did today. Also, surprise! Surprise! The children had a visit from Ms. Natalie today!

We both wish you all a very fun and safe holiday weekend!

Flannel Board - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 18, 2019 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

All of the infants enjoyed listening to flannel board stories about bunnies and Easter. The older infants liked putting the bunnies on and off the board as we told the stories. The older infants were able to glue bunny and flower cut outs to paper plates to make a collage. We put the glue on the plate and they were able to put the cut outs onto the glue on the plate. We listened to several songs about Easter and bunnies including 'Here Comes Peter Cottontail.'

Jelly Bean Fun - Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 18, 2019 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings from the Toodler Room! We are still focusing on our theme: “Easter” this week with activities. On Wednesday, the children explored the math table where they matched the different color jelly bean dots on a stick together. At the art table, the children used a cookie cutter shaped bunny to dip in paint and stamp all over their paper and a cotton ball to add to their bunny using their hands. At the writing table, the children were able to demonstrate their pre-writing skills using dry erase markers on paddle boards. The children did a “jelly bean” walk for large motor activity by walking on different color jelly beans and saying what color the bean was. On Thursday, the children used the large scoopers to scoop up cotton balls and different color pom poms off the table. For science, the children took turns to mix and pour ingredients for their Easter cupcakes. They also used a plastic knife to spread their icing on their cupcake. To end the week, the children will on Friday explore how to dye an Easter egg. We will be using craft eggs instead of the real eggs and we have a dye color kit, bowls, jelly beans and Easter grass. For art, we will be making a carrot using a cut-out shaped carrot, orange squares and handprints for the top of the carrot. The children will be learning about protein foods vs non-protein foods during our “Health & Wellness”activity. We hope you have a great weekend and a “Happy Easter”

Coloring Easter Eggs - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 18, 2019 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Easter is right around the corner and Pre-k has been hard at work with Easter festivities in class. We have had such a busy week making Easter crafts and reading Easter books and learning about what each of our friends do for Easter. Can you believe that we are celebrating another holiday, it is only 3 days away. Today was an exciting day in the Pre-k room. We colored some Easter eggs with shaving cream and food coloring, made our own ice cream and had Coach Charlotte. We continued to learn about baseball. The children hit the ball off the tee today and ran around all the bases for a home run. We also enjoyed the beautiful weather today, the children enjoy playing with the chalk, writing their names and making people out on the wall. Tomorrow will be our last day for our experiments at the science table, so if you have time to check out what the children have predicted for the eggs in vinegar and peeps in water experiment, please stop by the science table. We hope everyone has a Happy Easter and safe travels!

Growing Plants - Kindergarten/PK2

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 18, 2019 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

This week we learned about potting plants and we are seeing if plants will grow faster in an egg carton or in a pot. Students now know all the parts of a plant and what type of fruit or vegetables grow from it, for example carrots are types of roots and celery is the type of stem. Learning about plants this month has also helped students learn more about their butterfly's and why plants need them. Today students will review recycling as we prepare for Earth Day next week!

Bunny Ears - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 16, 2019 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

This week we are learning about Easter. All of the infants were able to try on bunny ears and look at themselves in the mirror. We talked about how bunnies have ears and their characteristics. The infants explored plastic Easter eggs in Easter grass. They liked picking the eggs out of the grass and looking at each one and were also curious about the texture of the grass. For the older infants we hid eggs around the room and encouraged them to find the eggs. The kids would get so excited when they would find a hidden egg- they would hold it up to show us what they found.

Exciting Activities for Easter - Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 16, 2019 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings from the Toddler Room! This week we are focusing on our theme: "Easter" with a lot of exciting activities planned. On Monday, the children used their fine motor skills to place Easter egg sticks into the foam blocks. The children used their hands to pick up the sticks and push them into the blocks. At the math table, the children explored the different colored numbers and either matched or counted the numbers while placing them on the magnet drawing boards. At the art table, the children made bunny faces using paper plates, wiggly eyes, glue and cut out construction paper for noses. We did a group science experiment that involved using a marshmallow peep and putting into water to see what happens to the peep. On Tuesday, the children explored the math table where there were Easter baskets filled with different color Easter eggs. The children used the eggs to either match by color or used the eggs to count with. At the manipulative table, the children used their fine motor skills to manipulate the Easter Rubik's cube and the plastic various Easter animal eggs. In addition, the children used their hands to take the Easter pasta noodles and put them into the animal eggs. At the art table, the children used forks to dip into paint and stamp onto paper. They also used their hands to place cut-out beaks and wiggly eyes on their paper to make chicks. On our next blog, we will finish off the rest of the week with our themed Easter activities.

Easter Bunny - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 16, 2019 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The children are so excited about Easter eggs and the Easter bunny. We also started our new project - Cooking Tools. We incorporated cooking tools into this week's Easter theme. Monday, the children graphed alphabets by how they are shaped: straight, curvy or both. The letters were on colored paper Easter eggs. In language the children talked about how they believe a hard-boiled egg is made. They watched as the teacher boiled an egg and compared it to a raw egg. There were various utensils for the children to explore and pretend to use. They played a sorting game of matching kitchen tools vs. food ingredients today. Yesterday they played a path game of getting the bunny to the basket. Art was interesting, as they painted with loofah yesterday and with plastic Easter eggs today. Colors, colors, everywhere.Tomorrow, we will make hard-boiled eggs for each child and dye them on Thursday.

Tomorrow's math will be a favorite. Making a pattern with jelly beans. For our younger three's, they will sort the jelly beans by color. We will engage in role playing to help teach the children the social skill of 'waiting for a turn'.

Until we meet again parent friends!

Easter - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 16, 2019 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Once again, I would like to thank those who brought in a family picture last week, they look very nice up on the blue pillar. This week we are focusing our lessons on Easter. Boy, has this month been flying by, Easter is in 6 days! The children have been discussing at group time what they do on Easter and where they go for Easter. It is great learning about family traditions. Yesterday, the children painted an egg with pom poms, we did an experiment where we put two eggs in a cup with vinegar. All week, we will be working on science experiments with eggs and peeps and the children will focus on making predictions. Make sure to check out our eggs in vinegar experiment at the science table. At the language table, we have Easter words on the word wall that the children can practice writing all week. The children have also been working on beginning sounds. Today, the children had to match the bottom of the egg that had a picture on it with the top of the egg that had the letter that picture began with. Stay tuned for more exciting adventures as we hop through the rest of the week. Have a great Tuesday!

Coloring Eggs for Science - Kindergarten/PK2

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on April 16, 2019 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This week our theme is Easter. In science we will use the primary colors to dye our eggs and we will use vinegar and food coloring to show how chemical reactions change the shells colors. Students are doing a great job reading to themselves and to their peers Students will begin taking home short stories to read at home.