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Name Those Colors & Shapes! - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 16, 2021 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (14)

This weeks theme is "Colors & Shapes"

Word Wall:

We introduced the theme with shapes, colors and print and briefly introduce the activities for day and how to manipulate the materials and tools provided.

Art

The children stamped with various size cups with blue paint and white paper- small medium and large cups to compare size and see the various sizes, Squares- we glued on red squares to white paper, Triangle- we stamped with triangle stampers and green paint, Rectangle- we stamped with rectangle stampers and tomorrow the children will glue on a letter "S" on black paper and use a Q-tip with white paint to dab and make stars.

Motor Development

Shape sorters with various shapes to fit and drop in the container to practice shape recognition, number bubble pom- pom matching/counting one- to-one, colored dot stickers - blue, red, green and yellow paper to match same colors, duck patterning- the children used various size ducks to match on blue paper to compare sizes and learn knew knowledge, and tomorrow the children will peel and apply star stickers to paper to manipulate fingers/paper and apply to paper.

Sensory

Colored shredded paper, shape fruit sorters and scoops

Health & Safety

Reviewed and modeled classroom rules: "Safe Hands, Teeth are for Food and Walking Feet".

Tomorrow the children will make a healthy snack: Pita, peppers and cream cheese

Experiments Friday: Rainbow Skittles and Green Volcano

Learning About Our Friends - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2021 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (10)

This weeks theme is "Friends"

Miss Brenda introduced the theme with a book that talks about how unique everyone is, spectacular, wonderful, smiles and children's minds full of magic! Miss Brenda Also touched on and reviewed Safe hands and Voices are not for yelling at friends and teachers.

Art

so far this week we made a "Friendship Tree with all the children's handprints(it's hanging on the back wall), friendship wreath with the children's handprints cut out, friendship train- the children decorated colored paper to make a long chain link and, tomorrow the children will make a 'Friendship quilt with all their painted handprints on quilt squares.

Math

The children practiced their colors by using colored chip clips and matching them to colored paper, colored people counters and square colored cups to count, match and drop in the cups and tomorrow the children will stick colored sticker dots to wall paper to continue to practice colors.

Motor Development

During activity time the children worked on connecting rainbow people connectors by manipulating and pushing them together with fingers, followed a road pattern on the table using small match box cars to follow directions, strawberry colander's and straws to poke through the the holes using eye-hand coordination and finger grasp and, tomorrow the children will make play dough from scratch by measuring, mixing and rolling.

Books and Songs

"Just One You, Just My Friend and Me, Best Friends Together, The Friendly Book and "Wanted: Best Friend"

Songs: "Friends, Friends, Friends and My Best Friend"

Group Time Tomorrow

We will sit together and name one kind rule and post it on poster board

Make red play dough for next week activities

Lion Hunt - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 2, 2021 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (8)

This weeks theme is "Jungle/Rain Forest"

Art

Monday the children made rain sticks by decorating colored tubes and filling them with beans/noodles, Parrot- painted paper red and added a beak, feathers and eyes, Monkey- painted paper plate brown and glued on ears, tail, eyes, nose and banana, snake- glued yellow tissue paper to letter "S" and tomorrow the children will make a butterfly(symmetry art).

Math

The children practiced numbers by using number peg boards, large Giraff's with sticker dots to place on Giraff's spots to practice counting, Lady bug number sorters, snake pattern with small colored blocks to follow patterns and tomorrow we will sort colored jungle animals with muffin tins.

Motor Development

Slid and build nature blocks to practice finger grasp and manipulate logs to make fit, contact paper with feathers to place on and try and take off, scissor practice with animal print paper to practice holding scissors and opening and closing, frogs on a log to practice balance and tomorrow we will use bug catcher's with plastic bugs and scoops to fill up bug catcher and work fingers with scoops.

Social/Emotional

We're going on a Lion Hunt song and motions during group and the children named their favorite Jungle animal

Friday

We will make Banana and strawberry Kabob's and the children asked to make Chocolate chip cookies

Learning About Each Other - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on August 26, 2021 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (9)

This weeks theme is "All About Me"

Art

The children made a mirror by decorating their paper handle mirror and gluing on a paper mirror, glued on various face parts on tan, white, brown and black paper- hair, eyes, nose and mouth so the children can see the different skin tones as we talk about how we all have different skin tone and it's OKay, it's all about me. Flower handprints by stamping hands on paper to make various colored hand prints, the children clothed paper girls/boys with different texture and pattern quilt squares, and tomorrow the children will finish the week by making a Friendship quilt by placing hand prints all over quilt squares and we will glue all the squares together and hang.

Math

The children explored with the following materials to practice their early math skills, counted colored chips with containers with slits to count one at a time, Colored shape blocks to match and name colors, counting cookies by dropping them into the cookie jars and able to see the numbers on the back of each cookie and, tomorrow we will practice colors by matching colors to the wall.

Motor Development

The children manipulated the following materials to practice finger/hand grasp, eye-hand coordination and manipulation to make things work and learn how to; Mr. Potato Heads(hair,hats,nose,mouth, ears, arms and legs), Connecting rainbow people to try and connect their hands, peeled color masking tape to strengthen finger tips, lacing straws with pipe cleaners to make Friendship bracelets by working together and colored bracelet rings for stacking around colored cones.

Friday

We will finish the week by measuring how tall the children are, Traffic Light games outside, make a Friendship Snack together, Badminton outside in afternoon and review kind words- Be kind, help others, work together, love, play, share, hug, high fives and hold hands.

Back to School Fun - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on August 19, 2021 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This weeks theme is "Back To School"

Art

Monday- The children made a school bus by painting orange and gluing on wheels and stop sign

Tuesday- Pencil- The children glued on materials to resemble a pencil- black tip and eraser

Wednesday- Apple- The children painted paper plates red and glued on green stems

Thursday- Tree- The children used corks to stamp on tree trunk to make a colorful tree- red, orange and green

Friday- The children will stamp with real apples on white paper- red, green and yellow.

Math

We use play dough and number apple craft sticks to practice counting one by one, crayons and boxes to count with teacher help as the children put the crayons in and out of the box and number colored peg boards with colored sorters to practice naming and matching colors.

Motor Development

During activity time the children explored and manipulated pencil pouches with zippers to practice zipping back and forth, muffin tins with rubber bands to stretch rubber bands with fingers to place over the tins, stringing apples Jacks/cheerios to practice holding and manipulating, and tomorrow we will do Animal Yoga.

Safety

Review/remind children to hold an adults hand in the parking lot and Do Not leave the classroom without mommy or daddy, Introduce New Classroom rule: "Helping Hands"

Block Area

Cardboard colored brick blocks, small people and wooden stacking blocks

Tomorrow

We will explore parts of a real Apple- skin, flesh, stem and cut open and we will also explore what keeps an apple from turning brown by placing in baking soda, milk and lime juice and check it after nap.

Lego Fun! - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on August 12, 2021 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

This weeks theme is "Legos"

Tuesday- Last Swim Day

Art

The children stamped with Legos and various colored paint on paper, made Geometric Lego Blueprints with jumbo Legos, blue paper and white paint, and tomorrow the children will roller paint with Lego cars and blue, red and green paint.

Math

Lego color sort with colored Legos and colored paper for matching, colored cups and Legos to place in same color cup to practice color recognition and Lego egg carton matching by placing same color Legos inside carton on same color.

Motor Development

Lego mini boards with Legos to snap, build and stack, colored play dough with mini Lego pieces to press onto the play dough to make prints/designs working their thumb and index fingers- using both hands to squeeze the play dough to make balls and colored pegs and boards to make stand while stacking the pegs on top of each other.

Books

We read new books from the book fair

Classroom Rules review- walking feet in the classroom

Following directions activity in the great room

Music - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on August 6, 2021 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Tuesday- Swim Day

Art

on Monday we painted on easel's while listening to classical music, On Wednesday, we made a "Disco" ball by painting paper plates with metallic paint and sprinkling on glitter, Thursday, we made a "Rubik Cube" by gluing on all the colors found on the cube onto a black paper square, and tomorrow, we will make a Guitar by painting and gluing on yarn for strings.

Math

The children practiced their colors by matching colored ice cream scoops to colored bowls instead of cones, the children explore with Uno cards by naming the colors and matching the colors they knew with other Uno cards, we also explored with play dough and plastic magnet letters to press on the play dough to make shapes.

Motor Development

The children explored with many different kinds of puzzles- 2-3 piece puzzles for older children and 1-2 piece puzzles for under children, we also explored with balancing boards and pieces to practice balance and coordination and, tomorrow we will practice spool threading with yarn.

Friday

Fun Bubbles experiment, make Avocado pops, Ring around the Rosie outside, water balloon toss and move Bingo game.

Sports! - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 29, 2021 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Tuesday- Swim Day

Art

So far the children have made a baseball by marble painting white paper with red paint, Football- by sponge painting with brown paint and placing white strips on top, Hockey- by gluing on Hockey stick and black pucks to white paper and tomorrow, the children will roll apples on rolled paper to make different patterns and designs.

Motor Development

The children practiced lacing with string and foam sports cards, played Hockey with craft sticks and black lids by hitting the lid to a partner back and forth, straw lacing with various objects such as spools, rigatoni, beads and round logs to practice eye-hand coordination, finger grasp and balance. Follow Directions: action cube at group time

Math

The older children played "Sport Ball Bingo matching" by finding all the sports balls on grid and placing card on top until fully complete, During group time, we named all the sports balls in the basket and teacher asked the children if the ball was big or small? each child had a turn, # craft stick counting with sport cups, Football stickers to make a pattern on field pattern by taking turns and tomorrow, we will use red, black play dough with bowling pin # sticks.

Friday

we will make a watermelon sport drink with coconut water, watermelon and ice, Balloon Hockey outside with black balloons and swatters to hit. The children will guess what ball will bounce by guessing before bouncing and a simple fact about why balls bounce.

Books

Dino Hockey, Froggy Plays T-Ball, Dino Basketball and Morgan Plays Soccer

Christmas Fun - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 22, 2021 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This weeks theme is" X-MAS in July"

Tuesday- Swim Day

Art

The children made X-Mas trees by Koosh painting and adding glitter to make sparkling trees, Candy canes by gluing on white strips, presents by gluing on wrapping paper squares and tomorrow the children will decorate their own Gingerbread Man.

Math

X-mas duck counting with X-mas pails and coin counting to work on and build one-to-one, Santa dry erase boards with numbers on beard to practice number recognition, pointing and counting aloud ,tomorrow we will explore with colored tiles to make patterns, stack and count.

Fine Motor

The children practiced their lacing with Holiday boards/shoestrings-this allows the children to practice weaving in and out and grip with fingers, Holiday Santa hats and colanders with pipe cleaners to put in the holes with index/thumb grasp to fill all the holes, dry erase boards with red/green markers to practice early writing/finger grasp and begin to tell stories about their drawings.

Songs/Books

Jingle Bells, Up on The House Top, Frosty the Snowman, Little Miss Spider a Christmas Wish, Jingle Bells, Ten Gingerbread Men, A Christmas Present for me, Christmas Cats, Five Christmas Penguins, Click, Clack, Ho, Ho, Ho and Christmas at Last

Tomorrow

Peppermint experiment and make fake snow

Construction Fun - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (21)

This weeks theme is "Construction"

Monday -Coach Charlotte

Tuesday- Swim Day

Art

Wednesday we did Monday's art which was stamping with Legos, white paint and blue paper to make Geometric Blue prints, Build your own building using craft sticks and layer on paper and, Friday we will make a car and sign collage with various road signs and colored paper cars.

Math

the children explored with various blocks- small, large, colored and tower blocks to make patterns, build and stack as high as they could, # construction vehicles with road mats to practice number recognition and Friday, we will explore with tape shapes and blocks for matching and naming colors.

Fine Motor

Monday, the children practiced holding and working scissors with paper, Move and learn pattern road by following the paper road, construction lacing cards to practice manipulation, grip and weaving and practice tracing lines on paper with crayons.

Friday

Mentos experiment, make "Stop Light cups" healthy snack- layer green grapes, pineapples and strawberries in a clear cup and eat for snack, Practice weaving in and out of orange cones outside and review Construction signs.


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