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Summer!! - Pre-School

Posted by hbrambrick@lkwdchildcare.org on June 24, 2021 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Everybody loves a good summer theme! Monday in art the children painted a paper plate red and green to create a watermelon! In math the children used a die to determine how many watermelon seeds to add to the watermelon, great counting activity. In language the children talked about activities they can do in the summer. Monday wa also smoothie day!! The children enjoyed seeing what color some of the smoothie's tuned out to be; purple, red, and green. Tuesday in art the children glued seeds to a watermelon and in math they patterned ice cream. In language the children matched lower-case letters to upper-case letters. Wednesday in art the children painted with watercolors and in math they made ice cream using pom poms with tweezers, and added the pom poms to their cones. In language the children looked for their name and then found the letters of their name to create the rays of the sun using their letters. Wednesday was also Muisc with Miss Lindsey! The children are really enjoying this virtual experience. Today was swimming!! So much fun in the water! Tomorrow in art the children will sponge paint and in language they will spell out their name with magnet letters.

Celebrating Dad - Pre-School

Posted by hbrambrick@lkwdchildcare.org on June 17, 2021 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

With the upcoming Father's day we have been talking a lot about families and our dad's this week. Monday in art the children started to work on something special for dad, in language the children worked with the storybox story telling activity where they choose a picture of a who, a what, and a where and put them together to make a sentence or tell a story. In math the children matched various designed suit ties in a game of concentration. Tuesday in art the children engaged their fine motor skills as they scooped dried beans into plastic eggs and they decorated the eggs with stickers; creating a shaky egg! In math the children matched numbers to numbers on a number line. Today in art the children painted with cups, and in language the children asked to do the storybox story tellers activity again. Wednesday the children also engaged in a virtual music class and they used their shaky eggs, they enjoyed this experience very much. Thursday was a swim day, and the children again had a blast! Tomorrow in art the children will sponge paint, in math they will count how many blue items they see in the room, how many red, and so on. In language the children will dictate why dad is special.

Under the Sea - Pre-School

Posted by hbrambrick@lkwdchildcare.org on June 10, 2021 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been a lot of fun learning about what lives under the sea! Monday in art the children glued cheerios to a starfish and in language the children engaged in an under the sea bingo game, and the children talked with each other about the sea animals; Tuesday in art the children painted a lunch bag to start the creation of a jellyfish, in language the children practiced writing ocean/ sea animal words using word cards with picture cues. In math the children sorted animals by if they live under the sea, or not under the sea. Yesterday the children enjoyed their virtual trip with Eco-Explorers and they learned all about insects, the biggest take away they got from it was that there are more insects on earth than people. The children also dictated if they lived under the sea, what they would be and what they would do. The children also enjoyed exploring the yo-yo! It is quite tricky but they had so much fun! Today was our first swimming day and it went so well! The children had a blast and they followed they followed the swim rules and played safely in the water. Tomorrow in rt the children will work on a sea mural, and we will combine it with the math activity to add fish to the sea. In language the children will work with letter sounds by matching the letter to a word of the same beginning sound.

Super Hero Week - Pre-School

Posted by hbrambrick@lkwdchildcare.org on June 3, 2021 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Super Hero week got off to a great start Tuesday when the children drew pictures' of themselves as super heroes. In math the children worked on number matching super heroes and in language they dictated what they could do if they were a super hero. Wednesday in art the children decorated their own super hero ask, in math they worked with a counting puzzle and in language the children engaged in super hero letter matching. Today in art the children painted a super hero shield, in math they worked on counting and number identification as they placed the matching number of people counters to the number. In language the children matched letters to super hero words. Tomorrow in art the children will create a su[er hero poster, in math they ill work with a super hero ten ram and in language they will dictate swimming rules.

Circus - Pre-School

Posted by hbrambrick@lkwdchildcare.org on May 20, 2021 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

This week was all about the circus and the children have enjoyed hearing and seeing what it's all about through books. Monday in art the children painted with dot stampers, and in math they played circus bingo! Tuesday in art the children painted with balloons, in language they engaged in a balloon memory game and in math they added balloons to the strings! Wednesday the children explored foam dough, a great sensory experience. In language they wrote circus words and in math they did more counting and adding balloons. At group time the children talked about what they would be in the circus, and what they would do.Today in art the children tore and glued circus ticket stubs to paper, in math they drew a number balloon and practiced writing the number. In language the children traced letters with circus animal counters. Tomorrow in art the children will do some splatter painting, in language they will pull a letter out of a hat, identify it and write it and in math they will use a 1:1 grid with circus animal counters.

Fun with Gardening - Pre-School

Posted by hbrambrick@lkwdchildcare.org on May 13, 2021 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

A great week to learn about gardening! Monday's science the children put beans ina baggie with some water and cotton. They are taped on the window and the children will observe to see what happens. in language the children dictated how a flower grows. At group time the children discussed the parts of a flower and what it needs to help it grow. Tuesday n art the children painted with different fruits and in math the children explored measuring fruit and veggie counters; they first predicted how many counters would fit in a 1/2 cup, and then filled them, counting as they added. Wednesday in art the children created a flowers collage, and in math the children counted seeds and used subitize cards to determine how many seeds to count out each turn. Today in art the children drew a picture of a garden, in math they sorted fruit and veggie counters by color and by type. In language today some of the children engaged in a letter bingo game. Tomorrow in art the children will do fly swatter painting, in math they will trace and count- they will trace the numbers on flowers and then put in order 1-10. In language the children will dictate and answer to the question: what do you need for a garden?

Celebrating Mom - Pre-School

Posted by hbrambrick@lkwdchildcare.org on May 6, 2021 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This week our theme Mother's day and we have been talking a lot about what our moms do for us. Monday in language the children worked on rhyming sounds as they matched picture words to it's rhyming house. In math the children graphed fruit counters by type and counted to see which had the most. Tuesday in language the children listened to letter sounds to identify the letter. In math they filled a heart with gems, using a deck of cards to tell how many to add each turn and in art the children painted with bubble wrap! Wednesday in language the children dictated answers to questions about mom and in math they matched baby farm animal pictures to the mom. In art the children created hand print painted flowers. Today in art the children drew a picture of mommy, in language they traced letters with colored gems and in math they added family people counters to a 1 to 1 correspondence grid. Tomorrow in language the children will dictate why mom is special, in math they will engage in mothers day bingo and in art the children will add tissue paper to contact paper.

Transportation - Pre-School

Posted by hbrambrick@lkwdchildcare.org on April 29, 2021 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This week we have been learning and talking about things that take us places. Monday in art the children painted with cars, in language the children dictated how they got to school, and in math they graphed what color car they caqme to school in. Tuesday in art the children did some symmetry art using yarn in 2 different color paints. In language the children practiced writing letters writing words for the word wall. In math the children engaged in a things that go bingo. Wednesday in art the children rolled airplanes dipped in paint down an incline, so fun! In language the children mcthed color cars to the matching color word and in math the children looked at various cars and talked about what was the same and different about them. Today in art the children worked on their cutting skills as they cut tissue paper and glued it to a larger piece of paper and in language we continued the color car word match game. Tomorrow in art the children will make a shape train and in math they will create butterfly and caterpillar patterns. In language the children will make a name train! This week we also let our butterflies go! The children were so excited to watch them fly away and they all predicted where they think the butterflies would go; places like the park, their house, the forest and the jungle!!

Recycling and Earth Day - Pre-School

Posted by hbrambrick@lkwdchildcare.org on April 22, 2021 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! The children have been engaging in many activities using recycled materials, and talking about what recycling is and why it is so important to do to help take care of the earth. Monday in art the children painted to create stain glass sun catchers. In language the children dictated what they know about recycling and drew pictures and in math the children sorted materials and counted how many were in each group: plastic, cardboard, paper, plastic and glass. Tuesday in art the children painted with plastic bottles and in language they came up with a list of R words using pictures as a guide as well as looking around the room for R words. In math the children engaged in a recycle bingo game. Yesterday the children worked on writing their names in language and they also worked on fine motor skills using tweezers to pick up cotton balls and pom poms and transferring them to a cup. Today in art the children glued various color tissue paper to create a colorful collage. In math the children sorted bottle cap lids by size and in language the children created letters with stones.

Bugs & Insects - Pre-School

Posted by hbrambrick@lkwdchildcare.org on April 16, 2021 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

This week has been lots of talk with bugs and insects! Monday in art the children painted with bug counters and in math they explored sorting the bugs either by color or type. Tuesday in art the children painted butterflies, in math they worked on matching numbers and in language they dictated what they would do if they were a bug. Wednesday in art the children did some splatter painting, in language they listed words that start with the letter B and in math they engaged in a ladybug spot numbers activity. Today in art the children created fireflies in a jar, in language they practiced letter formations as they traced letters with bug counters and in math they added bugs to a bug jar using a die to determine how many bugs to add each turn, in language they will practice writing their names and in math the children will create a caterpillar putting the pieces together in numeric order.