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Humpty Dumpty Fun - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on October 15, 2020 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

This week has been a fun filled week of Nursery Rhymes! At group time, the children were asked if they knew what a Nursery Rhyme was. Many answered saying that a Nursery Rhyme is a story that has a couple rhyming words in it. From there, it lead to us working on rhyming words this week. Sometimes before going to an area, we will call on a friend and ask them to give us a word that rhymes with hat and if they got it right, then they were able to choose their area. It is a skill that we will continue to work on! This week, at the science table, the children worked on their parachute because we started our egg drop experiment which goes off of learning about Humpty Dumpty. The children got their own bag of supplies which included a small cup, a small cupcake liner, string and a paper towel. We did a couple egg drops today and the children had a blast! Miss Chasity hard boiled some of the eggs, so some eggs did not make as much as a mess as a non-hard boiled egg! This week at art, the children made a mother goose out of their hand, a clock from Hickory Dickory Dock, their very own Humpty Dumpty out of a plate, and painted a paper plate while using a plastic spoon. This week our letter was Ee. The children read a story and sang a song that went along with this letter. We also came up with some words that started with the letter Ee and will work on writing the letter. Nursery Rhyme week has been fun but sadly it is slowly coming to an end. We will have more fun next week though! We hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead of you!

Fun Nursery Rhymes - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on October 15, 2020 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We started the week with Mary had a little lamb, then onto Jack and Jill went up the hill and we close the week with Mother Goose’ Nursery Rhymes. Monday, in language the children matched the beginning letter sound to their name, in art they explored letters with letters stamps and in math they placed different objects when given placement directions of in/out/, in front/behind, and inside/outside. Tuesday in language the children matched nursery rhyme picture cards together. In art the children practiced their cutting skills as they cut various shapes and in math the children practiced writing numbers from 1 to 10. On Wednesday in language the children played the rhyming house game, where they placed the picture card into the house name it rhymed with. In math the children picked a number and then added that number of chains to the number card; if they did not identify the numer they counted the dots on the back of the card to determine what itn was. In art they painted with straws. Today in language the children wrote the beginning letters of the words hat, cat, sun, run, fly, and sky and we focused on those beginning letter sounds. In math the played a memory game with numbers and in art they painted boxes. Tomorrow the children will create a story using pictures from the storytellers box game and in math the children will match and name shapes around the classroom. In art they will draw the friend who is sitting in front of them.

Singing Nursery Rhymes - Older Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on October 15, 2020 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings from the Older Toddler Room! This week we are focusing on our theme: "Nursery Rhymes" So we are going to be singing a lot and learning about Nursery Rhymes that have been passed down the generations. Believe it or not? A lot of children as early as grade school all the way to high school do not know their "Nursery Rhymes" because they were not ever taught or exposed to them. Let's teach our children fun "Nursery Rhymes:-) On Monday, the children used their cognitive skills to count or sort the plastic money coins and place them in containers. At the manipulative table, the children used their manipulation skills to manipulate a piece of string and put it through the holes of a lacing board. At the art table, the children used their hands to hold a paintbrush dipped in white paint and frosting to apply to their cutout "Hot cross bun" The children also used their hands to apply raisins to their cutout. On Tuesday, the children used their manipulation skills to manipulate their playdough and place in a muffin tin. Some children broke pieces of their dough and placed them in each muffin tin hole. At the math table, the children used their cognitive skills to match their colored pom poms with the colored circles on the cupcake boards. The children also counted the pom poms and placed them in a container. At the art table, the children used a paintbrush dipped in blue paint to apply to their paper roll. The children used their hands to apply a paper flame for their candlestick. (Jack be Nimble) On Wednesday, the children used their cognitive skills to count the cotton balls and clothespins. The children could also put their items in a container. (Baa Baa Black Sheep) At the manipulative table, the children used their fine motor skills to manipulate a piece of yarn to wrap around a toy sheep. At the art table, the children used a paintbrush dipped in glue to apply to paper and used their hand to stick wiggly eyes and cotton balls for their sheep. On Thursday, the children used tongs at the manipulative table to pick up their safari animals and place them in containers. At the art table, the children used their fingers dipped in paint to apply to their paper. The children also used their hands while using a paintbrush dipped in glue to apply their cutout spider, sun and spout. (Itsy Bitsy Spider) On Friday, the children will explore a science experiment where we find out does a boiled egg vs. raw egg will break first when dropping it (Humpty Dumpty) We hope you have a great weekend:-)

Nursery Rhyme Fun - Young Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on October 15, 2020 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This week, in the Young Toddler room, we are learning all about Nursery Rhymes. On Monday, the young toddlers dropped 5 little Monkey popsicle sticks into small containers and practiced dumping them all out and starting over. Tuesday, we practiced building large towers with shaker stackers that rattle which made building them up tall and knocking them over noisy and fun! On Wednesday, we explored playing with velcro by using a paper plate spider web and small spider cutouts attached to velcro. The children were able to pull the spiders off the plate and push them back onto the “sticky” web. Today, we sat down for “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt” and then took turns going through the long tunnel. Tomorrow, we will be ending our nursery rhyme theme with one of our favorite songs, The Wheels On the Bus! Along with singing, our art activity will be making a yellow school bus. The young toddlers will add windows and wheels to their bus using glue and a paintbrush to paint the glue on and push their pieces onto their school bus. Next week, we will be learning all about numbers! Until next time!

 

Nursery Rhymes - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on October 15, 2020 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This week in the infant classroom our infants have explored and done many different activities! The theme is Nursery Rhymes and Rhyming. Our older infant’s loved counting and talking about colors as we took jumbo Legos in and out of brown bags! We also used black and orange jumbo spiders and practiced dropping them down a large painted tube! It was fun to practice following simple directions by encouraging the infants to go and find the spiders we had just dropped down the tube! We also sang twinkle twinkle little star together while the older infant’s practiced painting cut out stars yellow, and then gluing them to a black poster board. The younger infants are practicing their standing at tables and toy shelves during play vs sitting on our bottoms. We practiced rhyming by labeling objects that rhyme during play as well like Blocks and Socks! It has been a wonderful week together and we look forward to exploring the Numbers theme! Until next time.

Community Helpers - Young Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on October 12, 2020 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings from the Young Toddler room! This week's theme was fire safety/community helpers. Monday, the young toddlers enjoyed reading "Awesome Ambulance" and exercising our fine motor skills by building and stacking with alphabet animal blocks. Tuesday, we enjoyed a very special finger puppet show all about fire safety followed by painting during art with paintbrushes, water and colored chalk! Wednesday the young toddlers, decorated fire fighter hat cutouts with glue, glitter and tissue paper. Thursday we matched big and small laminated cutouts of community vehicles and read "Who lives here?". Today we practiced our fine motor skills by grasping feathers with clips and dropped them into small baskets as well as sang and danced to the "Fire Engine" song. What a fun and important week in fire safety we've had in the Young Toddler room. Next week's them is Nursery Rhymes where we will learn and explore our favorite nursery rhymes. Until next time!

Learning About Community Helpers - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on October 8, 2020 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

This week in the infant classroom we’ve explored the theme of Community helpers and Fire safety! There has been a lot that we’ve talked about and explored but a few activities stood out to be favorites among the infants. Our older infant’s over 1 year old, took their hand at letter stamps as we sang the ABC’s with our younger infants and talked about the sounds each letter makes together as a group! The infants also enjoyed exploring their own personal baggie of shaving cream with drops of food coloring inside the bag. We talked about how we can use our hands to mix the contents of the bag and change the color of the shaving cream! Our older infants over 1 year, also enjoyed sticking uncooked spaghetti noodles in Plato for each infant to have their own. We then imitated and used hand in hand to string cheerios on the uncooked noodles! It was challenging but new and fun for our older children in the room! Our younger infants are working on their mobility, sitting up, rolling over and standing with support at furniture for play! It has been a fun week in the infant classroom, but we look forward to our Nursery Rhymes theme next week! Until then!

Community Helpers - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on October 8, 2020 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

This week we are talking about firefighters/fire safety as well as other community helpers. The kids have worked on their writing skills when writing stop, drop, and roll. We used letters that were on a firetruck to be able to identify and match letters. In math, we have had the kids organize pictures into what is hot and what is not. This allowed us to have a conversation about how to be safe and not touch hot objects. For art, we have been using some pretty fun painting tools such as toothbrushes and forks. Today we even used bandaids for art! I think the highlight of their week was on the playground yesterday when they saw a firetruck go by. It stopped at a nearby building and two firefighters went up the ladder onto the buildings roof. The preschoolers enjoyed being on the climber to watch our wonderful Lakewood firefighters in action!

What is Your Job? - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on October 8, 2020 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

We played a game to do some thinking. We gave clues to see if the boys and girls could think of what community helper we were thinking. We sometimes told a tool, described a uniform or maybe what the person worked with. We also reviewed some fire safety rules, including STOP, DROP and ROLL. We practiced calling 911 on a "phone". On Monday, we did some clean "painting" with red, yellow and orange in a plastic bag. We also made some white paintings with toothpaste while we used a toothbrush on our paper. Today, we made traffic lights and talked about different police officers. For math, we used spatulas and flipped cookies that had numbers on them (and chocolate chips of course!). Our science this week was all about experimenting with various tops. We had bigger bulky tops and we had small round tops and triangular tops. We counted how long a top could spin for too! Outside, we watched the landscapers cut the grass and we got on the topic of if they are community helpers too. The boys and girls decided they HAD to be a community helper because they HELP the community (and school!) look "pretty!" Tomorrow we will playing a path game for the sanitation worker to get to the dump. We will also sing our favorite song for the week, "There's a fire station down the street!" Stay safe and don't forget to discuss your family's plan in case there is a fire.

Ahoy Me Hearties! - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on October 1, 2020 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

That's right, this week was all about pirates! The children had some fun as we dove into the high seas. We learned about what a pirate is and that they are not the nicest of people since they like to take other people's treasures! We learned different phrases of a pirate such as Jolly Roger (the pirate flag). Which we read a story about why it is called a Jolly Roger because of a pirate named Roger. The children made pirate hats and telescopes this week as well as two cute handprint pirates. This week we also learned about the letter Cc. We read a book, listened to the sound the letter makes, sang a song and wrote some Cc words on the chalkboard. The children have been playing with fun gems all this week as well as mini treasure chests. We did an experiment in the beginning of the week where we put pennies in salt and vinegar and then soap and water to figure out which solution cleaned the pennies the best and we noticed it was the soap and water! We also took gems outside and hid them around the patio and the children had a blast trying to find the treasure. We had a blast this week learning and talking like pirates! We hope that everyone has a fabulous weekend and enjoy the cool weather!


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