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Winter, Winter Everywhere - Infants

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on December 11, 2020 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This week in the infant classroom the theme is winter! Our infants have explored quite a bit, but of course we have had some crowd favorites. The older infants enjoyed practicing safe hands and taking turns as we practiced sticking snow flake cut outs to sticky paper! After we were finished sticking all our snowflakes, we stuck the paper onto the floor of the classroom to revisit and explore throughout the rest of the week. The infants also practiced making marks in white play dough with plastic animals to make snow tracks! The younger infant’s explored their own ice baggies in a group. We talked about how the ice feels cold just like the snow that we’ve been seeing outside! We explored the big rainbow parachute together, practiced dropping snow man pins in empty bottles and paper towel rolls that we’ve tapped to the walls and sang lots of different fast and slow paced songs together! We move on to our Hanukkah theme next week! Until next time!

Learning About Winter - Older Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on December 11, 2020 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This week we have been talking about winter. We have learned a few new songs such as “Five little snowman” and “dashing through the snow”. The children have been very excited and we are working on these songs as group. We also discussed at group the importance and safety of keeping our gloves and hats on outside. We also talked about snow and ice safety this week helping the children to understand walking feet when it’s icy out.

On Monday for art the children used glue to glue on Qtips to light blue paper resulting in making snowflakes. At the math table they worked on using tongs to pick up and count snowballs (cotton balls) and put them into winter buckets. At the manipulative table they used their fingers to peel back winter stickers and place them onto paper.

On Tuesday for art the children they used green paint and silver glitter mixed together and used a lofa to spread around on red paper. At the math table we had mitten cut outs all different colors and matched them with colored bears. At the manipulative table they used tongs to pick up snowman erasers and place them into buckets.

On Wednesday for art the children used glue to build a snowman adding scarf, carrot nose, eyes and buttons with stick arms. At the manipulative table they used hot chocolate Matts and placed marshmallows on the Matts while counting. At the math table we used scissors to cut white paper to make them into snowflakes.

On Thursday for art the children will use Styrofoam cups and glues marshmallows on to make “Igloos”. At the math table we will have different shapes on snowmen they can use our big colored shapes to match. At the manipulative table we used our trays with glitter and snowman pieces on their trays and sticks for a sensory activity.

On Friday for art the children will make a “polar Bear” out of a white paper plate and cut outs. At the math table the children will use Snowflakes on sticks to put into winter buckets while counting. At the manipulative table we are going to make fake snow and explore some on our trays.

Winter Fun - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on December 11, 2020 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello all!

This week has been a fun filled week learning about Winter. We began the week talking about how we know when it is Winter outside. The children came up with many different answers such as the leaves are off the trees, it turns colder and of course the big one was that it snows!! This week, the children worked on many different number recognition activities at the math table. At language this week, the children worked on some rhyming words, letter sounds and writing the different winter words from the word wall. At science, the children played with the artic animals and had some fun making snowstorms in a jar. This week, we also learned about the letter Ll. The children came up with Ll words, we sang the letter Ll song and read the Ll book. Our art this week dealt a lot with making wintery things such as snowmen, snowflakes, and igloos. We also got to watch "A Christmas Peril" done by the Beck Center on the big screen! The children were amazed on how we were able to get it from my computer into the projector and on to the screen. The Winter fun is sadly coming to a close, but there will be even more exciting things to learn next week!

Stay warm!

Stomp! Stomp for the Dinosaurs - Pre-K

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

Did you feel the Earth move when we were marching around like the dinosaurs? It lasted all week long! We love the Laurie Berkner song "We are the dinosaurs" so we listened to it everyday as we marched and did the actions to the song. We also talked about the difference between a carnivore and a herbivore. We made some dinosaurs with bones on Monday and yesterday we painted our own dinosaurs and turned them into magnets for our home refrigerators! We explored with some small dinosaurs and sorted and patterned with them as well. We were paleontologists and dug up our own dinosaurs from the frozen ice at the science table. At the math table, we played with dinosaur dominoes and matched the various dinosaurs to the corresponding dinosaur. We got snow...lots and lots of snow and we are loving it! We have had so much fun making snowballs, small snowmen and rolling down the hill out on the playground. We will be wrapping up our week tomorrow by measuring our feet and seeing how many of our feet fit inside a dinosaur foot print.

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!!

Learning About Dinosaurs - Older Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on December 3, 2020 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

This week, the toddlers are learning about Dinosaurs. We kicked off our theme on Monday with different pictures of dinosaurs and asking the toddlers if they knew any of them. Most of the toddlers were able to name the Trex and even some knew triceratops and brontosaurus. At the art table, we made a dinosaur collage with die cut dinosaurs. At the math table, the toddlers matched dinosaur cards such as stegosaurus, brontosaurs, triceratops, etc. At the manipulative table, the toddlers used tongs to pick up pom poms and place on dinosaur pom pom mats. On Tuesday, at the art table, the toddlers decorated dinosaur eggs with sparkly paper. At the math table, the toddlers counted dinosaurs and dinosaur eggs and practiced opening plastic eggs. At the manipulative table, the toddlers explored and tried to excavate dinosaurs out of frozen eggs made of ice. On Wednesday, at the art table, the toddlers made dinosaurs out of qtips and glue. At the math table, the toddlers practiced tracing dinosaurs with qtips or making bones out of qtips. At the manipulative table, the toddlers practiced burying dinosaurs and rocks in sand and brushing them off with paint brushes. On Thursday, at the art table, the toddlers made dinosaurs out of shaped paper. At the math table, the toddlers matched practiced dinosaur tangrams with blocks for matching. At the manipulative table, the toddlers slid dinosaurs shape cards into containers.

Stomping Our Feet with the Dinosaurs - Young Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on December 3, 2020 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings from the Young Toddler room! This week we have been learning all about Dinosaurs. On Monday, we stomped our feet, roared super loud, touched our toes, eyes and nose for T-Rex Says! Our favorite for sure was seeing how loud we can roar. Tuesday, we filled our large slot containers by dropping and pushing in small dinosaur cutouts, practicing pulling the lid off and dumping them all out. For art on Wednesday, we placed our dinosaur shape paper into a deep tray along with paint and some marbles. We then rocked the tray side to side to make the marbles roll all around leaving marble trails all over the dinosaur. Today, we sorted all of the dinosaurs toys by putting all the big dinosaurs into one pile and small dinosaurs into another making big roars for big dinosaurs and small roars for small dinosaurs as we sorted them. Tomorrow we will finish out our Dinosaur lesson plan with our Volcano art activity. The Young Toddlers use a paint brush to glue a volcano to construction paper and then use sponges with red and orange paint to paint their erupting volcano! Next week we'll be learning all about Winter. Until next time!

Dinosaur Week - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on December 3, 2020 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

It's dinosaur week and we have had some fun activities taking place with the babies! They got to try and search for dinosaurs in brown paper bags and under cloths, which were great activities for them to learn that just because they can't see it, it still exists. They had a lot of fun with them. They had a chance to play with their little flashlights and move the light beams all over the floor and walls. Puzzles were introduced for them to try and fit one and two pieces into the board. We had drawn a large dinosaur onto a piece of poster board and let them try their hand at sticking stickers to it - some really worked hard at getting theirs to stay. Holding and scribbling with crayons were also tried out a couple of times, which makes a great transition activity before they move onto something else. Balls have been a great hit with all ages as they are learning to throw and roll them all over the room. Even the smallest babies have been busy - watching toys under the gym placed over them, practicing tummy time and reaching for toys and exploring paint inside a baggie taped to the floor. It was cold outside but they have been having lots of fun with many warm indoor activities. Next week, will be all about winter!

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.

All About Families! - Older Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on November 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This week we have been talking about families. During group we made a House chart and we asked each child who lives in their house. We have talked about our pets, and family that doesn’t always live in our houses. This week-

On Monday the Children used glue to put our Family die cut people into a collage, each child was able to put their own Die cut mommy, Daddy, and siblings. At the math table they used wooden blocks to build houses for their play people. At the manipulative table the children used cheerios and raisins to make faces with.

On Tuesday They used glue to put together a house by adding windows, doors, and a triangle roof. At the math table they play with our family houses uses our Disney play people. At the Manipulative table they used their hands to connect the rainbow people connectors, they also used them to match the colors.

On Wednesday Each child used their hands with green paint to put on our cut out tree trunks to make a family tree. At the math table we used sour patch kids and colored plates with tongs to pick up and count as they place on the plates. At the manipulative table they used play dough and play dough matts to create people making mouth, eyes, nose and hair using their playdough.

On Thursday we cut out pieces from magazines and the children arranged them onto the paper using glue. At the Math table we matched our family pictures and used our gingerbread man connecters to match by color. At the Manipulative table we used tongs with our pet counters to place into buckets while counting them.

On Friday we are using our Handprint stamps or paw print stamps for stamping onto the paper with different colored paint. At the math table we are doing a puppy color match so they will match the colors of the dogs with its correct match. At the manipulative table we are using baby dolls and scissors to give “haircuts” The baby will have a piece of paper on their head and the children can use their scissors to cut their hair. This is a good skill to help them using their fingers and thumbs to work the scissors.


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