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Cooking Utensils- Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on January 14, 2021 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This week we are learning about cooking! We have been exploring the different types of tools we can use in the kitchen. We have talked about potato peelers, spatulas, wooden spoons, colanders, whisks, can openers, and measuring cups and spoons. We did a math lesson where we used measuring cups to estimate which one held more rice. Then we put the rice into a scale and talked about which measuring cup held more rice. For language, we are letting the kids use their memory and imagination by having them tell us about their favorite food and how to make it. We have also spent time working on letter identification. Art has been very fun this week! We have used potato mashers to paint, made our own pizza collage, and will be using peppers to paint.

Out of this World - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on January 7, 2021 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This week was all about space and all the things in space. On Monday in art the children made their own spaceships by gluing torn paper to the outside of a Styrofoam bowl and gluing the bowl to paper. In math the children engaged in an outer space bingo game and they did very well look for the pictures they needed to find on their board. Our language activity was to look for rhyming stars hidden around the room. Once the stars were found the children named what picture was on their star to listen for whose star had the same rhyming word. Tuesday in art the children painted with saran wrap mixing red and yellow together, a great sensory experience. In math the children wanted to play the bingo game again, so we did, and we incorporated language into it to have the children listen to the description of the picture they needed to find on their board. Wednesday in art the children worked with oil pastels and in language the children worked on letter identification by tossing a bean bag onto a plate, and then naming the letter on the plate. Today in art the children painted coffee filters, and in language they wrote on paper…while laying on their back under the table!! In math the children built a rocket with sugar cubes by rolling a die to determine how many to add each turn, and then count how many altogether. Tomorrow In science the children will work with mini marshmallows and toothpicks to create their own constellations, another great fine motor and sensory experience. In art the children will create a moon with paint, and in language they will dictate what they would bring if they went to space. In math the children will sort letters by font type.

Dinosaur Fun - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on December 3, 2020 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

It has been a fun dinosaur week! Monday in art the children painted with q-tips, in language the children engaged in a dinosaur bingo game and as they played they learned some new dinosaur names. In math the children engaged in matching dinosaur counters to the number dinosaur on the table. Tuesday in art the children created dinosaur bones by gluing spaghetti noodles to their paper, and in language the children worked on letter tracing. First they traced a large letter with their finger, ad then they lied dinosaur counters along the lines of the dinosaur. Wednesday in art the children used their fine motor skills to tear paper and then glue it to paper as they constructed a dinosaur with the torn ieces. In math the children worked on sorting dinosaurs by color and by type. Today in art the children painted with dinoaur stampers and in language they dictated a respinse to what they would do if they brought a T-Rex to school. Tomorro in art the children will marble paint, in language they will create a list of D words and practice writing them by tracing them, and in math the children will work on number identification by rolling a number die, identifying it and also writing it. We had a few good story times this week with parents reading stories via zoom!!

Family Fun - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on November 20, 2020 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

We have been sharing lots about our families this week. On Monday in art the children created a family collage using cutout pics from magazines and glued them to paper. In language the children dicated whatthey like to do with their families and in math they sorted buttons by color. Tuesday in art the children did some handprint painting at the easel. In language they engaged in a memory letter game and in math the children rolled a number die to determine how many links to add. Wednesday in art the children made their paper feather headbands for the feast. In language they katched letters to the first letter of body part words and in math they matched baby animal pictures with the mom animal. Thursday in art the children decorated thank you cards, in language they matched letters to thir name cards and in math the children ebgaged in a number matching activity. Tomorrow in art the children will create a house with scrap paper, in language they will write a letter to their family about what they are thankful for and in math they willrecreate patterns with legos.

Theme Week - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on November 12, 2020 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

It has been a fun theme week so far and we enjoy seeing what the children come in with or dressed up as in relation to the theme for the day. Monday in art the children painted with forks, in math they added stones to a grid using a die to determine how many to add each turn and once the grid was full they rolled the die to determine how many to take off the grid each turn. In langugae the children engaged in a new game, Pop for letters, a letter identification activity where the children name the popcorn letter after taking it out of the popcorn box and when the "pop" card is drawn, they put all the popcorn back in the box. Tuesday in art the children painted with string; the string was dipped in paint, lput on the paper and the paper folded in half and then pulled the string out. In math the children added colored gems to a crown and in language we played the pop for letters game again becausee they had so much fun with it on Monday. Wednesday in language the children traced letters with red, white, and blue poker chips and in math they engaged in a flag shape memory game. Today in art the children glued shapes to paper, and in language they worked on rhyming with matching rhyming pictures to a rhyming house. The biggest excitement of the day however was that Coch Charlotte came, and the children worked on some football skills. Tomorrow is crazy hair day and in art the children will paint with combs, in math they will sort skittles and count them and then add to a bar graph. In language the children will work with rhyming pebbles by matching 2 pebbles that rhyme.

Traveling the World - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on November 5, 2020 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

We travel the world this week by reading different books and exploring different activities in the classroom. In language on Monday the children matched Thank you words in different languages from around the world. In math they traced numbers with gems, and in art they painted with cookie cutters of different shapes. Tuesday in language the children dictated how to make pie or spaghetti and in math they sorted construction gears by color. In art the children painted with potato mashers. Wednesday the children practiced writing their names on the easel, in math they measured and compared witch cups weigh more. In art the children drew their own costume. Today in language the children with toss beanbags at lettered bottles, in math they will match the traditional costumes from around the world and in art they will paint marble paint. On Friday in language we will discuss different pictures from around the world, talking about the clothing, surroundings, what they are doing, the food etc. In math the children will count the pepperoni in the pizza and in art they will paint with toy cars and airplanes.

Halloween Songs - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on October 29, 2020 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy Halloween! We have spent a lot of time this week talking about Halloween and listening to Halloween songs. We practiced our writing skills today by writing Halloween words and will be working on our rhyming with some fun Halloween themed words. With math, we did a Halloween bingo and a monster match. We have also worked on identifying both our numbers and letters. We did an awesome halloween experiment this week using candy corn. Candy corn was placed in a cup containing either water, oil, vinegar, or Coke and each kid guessed which liquid would make the candy corn disappear. They loved being able to check on the candy corn throughout the week and were surprised to watch the candy corn disappear. I hope everyone has a safe and spooky Halloween!

Numbers - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on October 22, 2020 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Lots of number fun this week! Monday in art the children painted with number stamps, in math the children played number bingo and in language they played a number word matching game. Tuesday in art the children created a painting from a black dot on their paper, in math they worked on number puzzles and in language the children wrote number words. Wednesday in art the children created a collage and used their fine motor skills to tear paper. Wednesday's math and science were combined as the children played I spy numbers around the room; the language was to listen for what number to look for as well as use language to describe where they found the number: "behind the book shelf, on the wall, under the table," etc. Today in art,, the children will paint with emotion stamps this afternoon. In math the children engaged in a black and white memory game and for language the children traced numbers. Tomorrow in art the children will glue numbers to paper, in math they will add frog counters to logs and count and in language the children will fly swat bugs on the wall.

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.

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!