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Summer Theme This Week - Summer School Age

Posted by on June 24, 2021 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This week in Summer School Age:

Monday: We went to Bohlken Park in Fairview. The rain tried to scare us off once again, but we waited it out and had lots of fun playing on the climber and getting teams figure out for a game of soccer.

Tuesday: Half of the class went on a walking field trip to the Weaving Supply & Studio to create a painting with Tempera paint & pastel crayons.

Wednesday: We traveled to Play at Bay Park. Everyone had a blast on the climber, swings, and sand box.

Thursday: The other half of the class walked to the Weaving Supply & studio. They created their own garden stones.

Friday: We closed out the week by going to Linden park.

Throughout the week, we focused on the theme of summer. Fused beads are still a very popular activity along with other art. Legos & Guess Who are other popular items in the classroom right now.

Miss Adrienne

Coach Charlotte Returns! - Summer School Age

Posted by on June 18, 2021 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This week in Summer School Age:

June 14: Coach Charlotte visited the center to guide the kids through different exercises and then we went Bain Park. The rain tried to dampen our spirits, but we waited it out and had a fun day at the park. William also brought in a birthday treat to share with everyone!

June 15: At the center, we started on our Father's Day gifts!

June 16: We all made a trip down to the Scenic Park in the metroparks. The kids really enjoyed throwing rocks into the river, watching the kayakers go by, and observing the wildlife.

June 17: At the center, we continued working on our Father's Day gifts and wrapped them up! Andrew brought in a treat to share for his birthday.

June 18: Coach Charlotte visited the center to guide the class through various exercises. Unfortunately, our field trip was canceled due to bad weather, but we had fun at the center playing with tons of different toys, listening to books about dads, creating fuse beads, and finishing up Father's Day surprises.

Miss Adriene

Welcome Back! - Summer School Age

Posted by on June 11, 2021 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

This week in the Summer School Age Room:

Day One: We got to know one another; saw some old friends & welcomed some new ones.

Day Two: Half of the class went on a walking field trip to the Weaving Studio & Supply company, where they created some art out of different fabrics on a canvas background.

Day Three: The whole class went to Lakewood park for a fulfilled day of playing on the playground, eating lunch by the lake, and taking a walk down by the water. We did not let the rain ruin our day!

Day Four: The other half of the class went on a walking field trip to the Weaving Studio & Supply company to create some art out of different fabrics on a canvas background.

Day Five: We went climbing at Nosotros Rock Climbing Gym. Quite a challenging sport, but so much fun! Then we went to Kauffman Park to run around and have lunch.

While in the classroom, we learned about the ocean, wrote in our journals, created some artwork, read lots of books, played with various toys, and designed lots of fuse bead art!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Adrienne

Rockin' through Music Week - School Age

Posted by 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 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 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 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 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 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 on July 10, 2020 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (1)


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 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 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!