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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!

Treasure and Pirates - Pre-School

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

It's been a fun week doing pirate themed activities. Monday in art the children painted a paper plate red for a ladybug for our bug project, in language the children matched gold letters to a treasure map and in math the children added treasures to a 1 to 1 correspondence grid. Tuesday in art the children sponge painted red paint on black paper for a pirate flag, in language the children worked on rhyming by matching rhymes by picture and as we said the words we focused on the beginning letter sounds. and in math the children engaged in a pirate bingo activity. Wednesday in art we switched it up and the children worked on tearing paper and gluing and in math the children engaged in a pirate patch concentration game. Today in art the children painted paper with q-tips and in language they dictated answers to some "pirate talk questions." This afternoon we will discuss why we have rules in the classroom and the children will share rules they have at home. Tomorrow in art the children will explore paint with glitter painting and in language they will dictate, "If I were a pirate," and the children will also play an emotions bingo game.

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on September 24, 2020 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Dry, dead leaves crunch beneath our feet is what we see every morning. The children have been enjoying the leaves outside and learning about them inside by different activities and books we have been reading to them. On Monday in art the children painted tree branches, in language they worked on an alphabet maze and in math they explored the difference between various leaves. Tuesday in art the children cut leaves and glued them to paper, in language they practiced writing their names on a dry erase board and in math they drew number cards to determine how many nature items to take out of the bucket, and after a few rounds the children counted how many items they had all together. Wednesday in art the children painted with apples, in language they did the game where they had to park the car to the name they picked from a tray, and in math they sorted buttons by the color. Today in art they created circles as they painted with plastic cups, in language they dictated what they like most about the fall and in math they matched and/or identified the numbers from 1 to 19. Tomorrow in art they will do an apple craft, in language they will “bake some words” and in math they will fill baskets with foil balls and tell how many balls are in each basket.

Learning About Colors and Shapes - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on September 17, 2020 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been a fun week for the children doing activities related to shapes and colors. Monday in art the children painted with stacking rings, in language they practiced writing color words and in math they added circle ice cream scoops to an ice cream cone. Tuesday in art the children painted with yarn, in language the children named things that were red - we did this at group time; and in math the children played color bingo. Wednesday in art the children painted with eye droppers on coffee filters, in language they practiced pre-writing skills to trace shapes and in math the children strung shape beads and counted how many they had. Today in art the children explored playdough with scissors, in language they played a letter match game and in math they played a shape memory game. Tomorrow in art the children will paint a rainbow with watercolors, in language they will write shape names and in math they will sort bear counters by color.

Friends - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on September 10, 2020 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (1)

This week the children read stories about friends and we had a lot of discussions about what friends are, what we do with friends and how we help our friends. On Tuesday in art the children painted with sponge people and people stampers. In language the children dictated what a friend is and in math they engaged in a concentration game of numbers. On Wednesday in art the children glued various shapes to paper, in language they practiced using their pincer grip as they traced the letters of their name. In math the children engaged in a mouse color game. Today in art the children painted with cotton balls and in language they looked for letters displayed around the room. In math the children played dominoes, lots of counting!! Tomorrow in art the children will paint with koosh rings and in language they will match letters. In math the children will graph colors using frog counters.

Animal Fun - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on September 3, 2020 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The children have been exploring the rainforest and the jungle through books and activities this week. We started the week with jungle animal's book and with guessing animals sounds. The children enjoyed the guessing game and were quiet to wait for the next sound. Monday in language they matched the first letters of their name. In math they worked on counting up to 10 with different animals. In art they explored how fun it is to paint with a lion foot print or a tiger tail.

Tuesday the children worked with pocket words, they needed to place the matching letter to the word, into the pocket by the matching letter.In math the children worked on counting again, and number identification by counting jungle animals and one of the children noticed that in our "cardboard jungle" the most animals we had was the giraffes. Painting with leaves was explored in art.

Wednesday the children traced letters with q-tips to help strengthen their small muscles. In math the children engaged in more counting by counting how many monkeys were in the tree. In art the children drew their favorite jungle animal and at the end of the the day we had our rain-forest and jungle all setup with their drawings.

Sorting uppercase and lowercase letters was the language topic today and math was matching numbers. Art was fun today with spray bottle painting and we extended it and took the bottles outside to spry the walls.

Tomorrow in language ithe children will put together the sticky notes words with the wall words and math will be all about sorting the bears by size and in art some finger painting fun!

We are Back to School - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on August 20, 2020 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We had a great start to the school year with this week’s theme. Monday in art the children sponge painted and in math the children sorted bears first by color, and then by size. In language the children traced the letters of their name with colored gems. Tuesday in art the children painted with watercolors, in math they sorted people counters by type: mom, dad, child, baby, pet; and in language the children matched letters to their name. Wednesday in art the children practiced their cutting and tearing schools, cutting paper, and then gluing to a larger paper. In math the children engaged in musical chairs and identified the shape under their chair they sat I when the music stopped. In language the children dictated wat their favorite art of school is. Today in art the children did some easel painting, in math they engaged in a path game of getting the car to school and in language we continued the dictations from yesterday. Tomorrow in art the children will explore finger painting, in math they will string apple jacks onto yarn, and use subitize cards to determine how many cereal pieces to add each time; and in language the children will practice writing letters by writing school words to add to the word wall. All week we have been going over hand washing; the steps and how we sing as we wash. We have also been helping our new friends adjust to the room, the routine and the schedule. It has been a great week!

Exploring Legos - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on August 13, 2020 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The children explored symmetry, balance, shapes and sizes while working with Lego's for our theme. The children experienced working with fractions when they observed how many small pieces of Lego's can fit onto a large piece. Monday in art was all about Lego paint with the focus to paint a tree; they all looked different and beautiful form each other’s. In language the children matched words related with Lego, like big, small, build and Lego. One of the children after spelling the word Lego said to the other children: "guys, Lego starts with L." In math the children was practiced patterning with Lego's. The children also observed a little experiment to see what happens between oil and water. They enjoyed it and had a lot of questions! Tuesday in art the children painted big boxed with Lego's. In language, the children worked on finding letters to match to words. In math the children worked on counting as they counted dots and then added that many Lego's to the paper. Wednesday the children created their own airplane with clothespins and Popsicle sticks in art, and in language they did some writing words with Lego letters. Today in art the children did swatter painting as they painted with fly swatters. In language the children created a structure with Lego's and then talked about what they built. In math the children worked with rulers, measuring towers they constructed with Lego's.

 

Sports Fun! - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on July 30, 2020 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Summer time is a good time to play sports and learn about sports. Monday was all about baseball. In art the children painted with a baseball, similar to marble painting, rolling the painted ball around in a box to paint the paper. In math the children sorted baseballs by size, and some children put the balls in order from big to small. In language the children dictated how you play baseball. Tuesday basketball day; in art the children glued pieces of yarn to paper and in math they talked about similarities and differences of various patterned basketball jerseys. In language the children worked on letter identification by matching lettered basketballs to lettered hoops. Wednesday was hockey day! In art the children did some watercolor painting and i math we did a little air hockey! The children used cups to push a handmade puck across the table and we counted how many goals and kept track of the score of each round. The children loved this experience! We did not get a chance to do language yesterday so we did it today at group, the children practiced writing letters. The teacher would spin the letter and we identified it and practiced writing. We will do todays art this afternoon, the children will cut and glue. Today's language was word matching: matching football words. Tomorrow is bowling and in language they will create and write words for a sports themed word wall. In math the children will do table bowling; using a golf ball to roll into lettered bottles or cups.