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Rockin' through Music Week - School Age

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on August 6, 2020 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (2)

We have been rocking right on through music week! Our room looks so awesome, decorated with all our homemade keyboards, trumpets, boomboxes AND disco balls! We have been discussing a lot about how we can hear, see, and even feel music by vibrations. And we took time each day to listen to different genres of music, discussing how those might make our moods different!

LEGO week will be our last week here. So naturally, we will be turning our room into a lego town!I We're going to create paintings using legos, buildings out of legos, lego people and we will even be doing some ice excavation for...you guessed it! LEGOS!! I cannot believe that next week will be the last week here but we have plenty of fun things to still do! We will be making our own popsicles, and eating them too! There will be water relay races and water balloon tosses. I even have a little secret up my sleeve. I will be bringing in some whipped cream pies for all of them...to throw at me on the last day! I have a feeling that this will be one of the activities they will be enjoying most. I'm looking forward to it all! Have a great weekend!

Learning About Sports! - School Age

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on July 31, 2020 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We have been keeping our blood pumping this week for our sports theme! We have learned how to play soccer, baseball and basketball! We have also been discussing how our hearts beat, why exercise is important and the olympics! We even touched on a hard topic, Inertia!! We did a few different experiments to show how this works, using bill nye the science guy here and there to help explain in detail! We now know that an object at rest will remain at rest and an object in motion will remain in motion, unless there is an outside force! Next week we'll be learning about music families and making our very own instruments! Also, we will be talking about different genres of music, and how music makes us feel. Lots of fun crafts and experiments coming up, We look forward in sharing with you! Have a great weekend!

Underwater Adventures - School Age

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on July 25, 2020 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (1)

We have been working hard over here, and using our imaginations in abundance! Our SSA friends have been exploring their minds on what their underwater adventures would be, and have even applied that to our classroom with our own ecosystems! We now have little fish friends and the kids couldn't be more excited about them! We have discovered how whales stay warm under water, with a whale blubber experiment. And We made our classroom look like we were under water, with our own school of neon jellyfish and turtle pictures! Next week is SPORTS! We will be exploring some team building exercises and playing soccer, basketball, and some more games! Should be another great week!


Fun with Construction - School Age

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on July 16, 2020 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We have had a busy construction week here at LCCC! A few things we have worked hard on include a huge spaghetti bridge, some catapults, marshmallow 3D buildings/sculptures, and parachutes for our egg drop! Everyone has been very busy, and we will be starting to build our very own ecosystems as well! Which will tie into next weeks theme, for school agers, under the sea! Where we will will be introducing some fishy classroom friends! We have learned about construction site safety and have stressed the saying "THINK SAFETY ACT SAFELY!" along with finding out what kind of tools and gear wed wear on a construction site!

Stay safe and stay healthy!

Farm Week - Summer School Age

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on July 10, 2020 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 

This week our theme has been FARM! We have all been working very hard on art projects and experiments!!

We have even transformed our classroom into our very own farmland! We have free range chickens, apple trees, bee hives and sheep! Everyone is now experts at butter making and have been using milk in other ways too, like making it magical! Going hand in hand with farm week, we have been talking a lot about the food pyramid. Learning about how and where we get our food, and what kind of food groups there are! I can't wait for you all to join in the fun of watering/caring for our baby pepper plants, which right now are just tiny little seeds! We will be taking notes on their growth for the next week or so, seeing just how cool it is to be in touch with where and how our foods make it to the grocery stores! It has been an exciting week, with an even more exciting theme next week, CONSTRUCTION!!! Have a wonderful weekend!


Celebrating the 4th of July - Summer School Age

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on July 6, 2020 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello LCCC Families!

 

This week was full of so much fun! We made tons of different styled fireworks, made star spangled slime, and had fun in the sun with our water relay race! We also learned some fun facts of the USA. Some facts being that there are 50 states and 13 stars on our flag! We even found out that George Washington had wooden teeth, how neat!

I hope everyone has fun filled plans this long weekend, and we can't wait to see you all next week!

 

Thank you!

Happy Father's Day - Summer School Age

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on June 18, 2020 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads of Lakewood Child Care! This week, all week long, we will be making crafts for dad. Some of our recreational activities will include escaping a hand holding circle, balance challenge, fly swatter word games and throwing a water balloons at a target! We will also be learning about summer weather. In health and safety, we will continue to talk about plants and their life cycles and then plant our own class plant and make daily observations about it. This week we are starting a social-emotional journal which will help your child understand more about emotions and handling situations that may make them feel upset. Everyone is playing great together and participating in all the activities!

SuperHeroes - Summer School Age

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on June 12, 2020 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

So far everyone’s first week back has been awesome! This week’s theme is Superheroes! We will be making crafts every day based off our theme! In health and safety, we finished talking about water and its importance and will start learning about plants and the different parts we eat. In science we launched marshmallows and will be making boats and seeing how many Legos it can hold. Friday we will also be doing a tower stacking competition. Look for emails coming out on Friday about how the week has went for your child! We are having an awesome start to our summer!

Welcome to Summer - Summer School Age

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on June 4, 2020 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

We are so excited to be back! Even though we couldn’t do as many field trips we have so much planned this summer! As we get back into the summer routine, we will be learning how to stay healthy during this time. We will practice proper hand washing as a class. We are learning quickly and will keep this healthy practice all summer. We will also together come up with summer rules. This week we are observing the class and how it may look different. We have toy bags and supplies for each individual kid. Cubbies are covered so no hands, but the teachers can touch them and distribute them. This summer we will be doing Art, Recreational games, Science and Social Studies, Journaling, Health and Safety and small projects. This week we are talking about the ocean. We are making ocean craft and painting, exploring seashells, and learning the importance of water. One special science activity we will be doing is creating a marshmallow shooter and landing it at a target to see how close we get! This week will be busy with a lot to learn but so far, every child is doing amazing and happy to be with friends.

Fun Field Trips - Summer School Age

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on August 9, 2019 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Today we got to explore the Lakewood Fire department. It was a fun trip and students enjoyed asking questions and learning how firefighters work together to keep the city safe! Tomorrow we will stay at school and learn more about roller coasters. On Friday we are going to Rocky river nature center. Please arrive at 9 am wearing sunscreen.