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Dr. Seuss Fun - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on March 5, 2020 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Oh! The places you'll go! And we have gone to many different places this week for Dr. Seuss. We heard the Who's with Horton, tried to save the Truffula trees with the Lorax, and dealt with a Wacky Wednesday! Boy, Dr. Seuss sure knows how to keep us busy. Yesterday, the children measured truffula trees at the math table and even created their own at art. At the language table, the children played Dr. Seuss inspired BINGO. The fun continued today with rhyming words at the language table and working on our fine motor skills with picking up pom poms with tongs. The children also played with Oobleck at the science table so be aware that some of the food coloring which is green may still be on their hands, we told them that it will come off so no worry! The fabulous Coach Charlotte came today and taught the kids all about golf. The children learned to hold the golf club properly with the golf ball in front of them. We would also like to thank all of our friends who brought in and shared their Dr. Seuss book with us, we had a blast reading them! We hope that the children enjoyed Dr. Seuss week as much as we did. We wish all the families a fun and enjoyable weekend!

Recognizing and Writing Letters - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on March 5, 2020 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi, everyone! We are finishing up our week on Dr. Seuss. In language, we are still working on our letter recognition and being able to match letters. Tomorrow we will focus more on writing letters down so we can see how everyone is progressing on their pencil grip. I'm excited for Friday's math because we are not using numbers, we are using sounds. We will be getting the rhythm sticks out and having the kids follow a simple pattern. Recognizing patters can be difficult but sometimes starting off with an easy and fun activity like this can make patterns more enjoyable. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow we will be discussing social skills, specifically how to help friends. We will be reading Try A Little Kindness and Have You Filled a Bucket Today?. Tomorrow, we will all sit down together and discuss ways that we can help our friends, parents, and teachers.

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the only one who'll decide where to go." -Dr. Seuss

Wacky Wednesday - Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on March 5, 2020 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We continued our theme of Dr. Seuss on Wednesday with a picture of Wacky Wednesday on the word wall. At the art table, the toddlers painted with cups to make a wacky painting. At the math table, the toddlers matched wacky pictures such as clothes, hair, etc. At the manipulative table, the toddlers used pipe cleaners to push into colanders. At group, we read Wacky Wednesday. On Thursday, we introduced Fox In Socks. At the art table, the toddlers made their own socks with tissue paper, shiny paper, etc. At the math table, the toddlers matched different patterned socks. At the manipulative table, the toddlers stuck socks on popsicle sticks into pool noodles to make them stand up. At group, we read Fox In Socks and also looked at what socks we had on and voted on our favorite kind of socks in the classroom.

Using our New Lesson Plan Format - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on March 5, 2020 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Wrapping up Dr.Seuss Week has been a blast in the infant classroom! Continuing with our new and improved lesson plans, all our age groups enjoyed everything brought to the table! The little ones explored watching older friends playing outside as we sat by the window and watched and talked about what we saw! This group also enjoyed singing the “Where Oh Where Oh Where Is..” song as we held noisy toys! The 6-9-month-old lesson called for talking more about our feelings while we looked in the mirror together, hiding toys under small fabric swatches to find or discover. This group also is constantly practicing more on mobility such as sitting independently, crawling, pulling up and even furniture walking! Our 9-12-month lessons included manipulating plastic eggs, finger painting and exploring the Felt Fish more together as we read “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” together! Although we have our 1-year old infants transitioning this week, in between we’ve explored jumbo legos, making tunnels out of construction paper to roll sensory balls under and large push toys on a taped lane on the ground! It’s been such a blast executing lesson plans and exploring all that is Dr.Seuss! Until next time!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! - Kindergarten/PK2

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on March 3, 2020 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This week we will be talking about the life and work of Dr. Seuss. We will explore many of his illustrations and stories. We will learn in depth rhyming words and how to count syllables. We will also be looking for short I words because that is our vowel this week. In math we have started talking about money. So far; Kindergarten has learned how to count and add pennies and nickels. We also be creating our own Dr. Seuss book. Once we finish it, we will keep it in the parent corner for you to take a look at! REMINDER: Leprechaun traps will be due March 13th NOT March 3rd.

Blue Fish, Red Fish - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on March 3, 2020 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello families! We have an exciting week this week celebrating the amazing Dr. Seuss. Yesterday, we kicked off the week by reading One fish, two fish, blue fish, red fish. To go along with the book, the children painted red or blue fish at the art table. The children also worked with red fish and blue fish at the language table. The children would grab a fish with a letter on it and then try to find the same letter on the pebble in the fish bowl. We also did a fun experiment with Swedish fish in three different liquids. We will see if any of the fish dissolve by tomorrow. We also began the letter Uu. We listened to a story and sang a song with different Uu words. If you would like to come up with a list of Uu words for our chalkboard, that would be fantastic. Today, we continued our activities from yesterday. At the art table, we worked on fine motor skills by stacking cups on top of each other with paper in between. The Dr.Seuss fun continues tomorrow with Wacky Wednesday. If you have any Dr. Seuss books at home, please bring them in! We hope everyone enjoys the nice weather! Spring is finally here....hopefully! ??

Green Slime - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on March 3, 2020 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi, everyone! This week we are learning about the the incredibly talented author Dr. Seuss. This might have been my favorite week to plan, as there were so many great books to choose from. We are reading a new Dr. Seuss book each day, and have currently read Bartholomew and the Oobleck as well as Green Eggs and Ham. On Monday, we made green slime in two different groups. For one group, I added extra food coloring and slime. Today, we discussed the differences in color and texture and they were questioned on why there was a difference between the two slimes. We also worked on matching our upper and lower case letters, as well as matching numbers 1-10. Today, we worked on our scissor skills while cutting play dough. We also got the iPad out and used a cool new app, Magic Piano, where the kids pressed on the lit up dot to make music.

"If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good." -Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss Week - Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on March 3, 2020 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

This week, the toddlers are learning about Dr. Seuss. We kicked off our theme on Monday with a picture of Dr. Seuss on the word wall. We introduced Red Fish, Blue Fish, One Fish, Two Fish. At the art table, we made either blue or red fish with blue and red crepe paper. At the math table, the toddlers counted and matched red and blue fish with a Swedish fish. At the manipulative table, the toddlers used tongs to pick up fish and stones in fish bowls. At group, we read Red Fish, Blue Fish, One Fish, Two Fish. On Tuesday, we introduced a Green Eggs & Ham. At the art table, we made green eggs and ham on brown paper. At the math table, the toddlers counted green pom poms and put them inside green eggs. At the manipulative table, the toddlers used spatulas to practice flipping green eggs on cookie sheets. At group, we read Green Eggs & Ham and voted on who liked green eggs and ham and who did not.

Tissue Paper and Feathers - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on March 3, 2020 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

It is Dr. Seuss theme and we are starting something a little different in our room this week - we now have lesson plans written for age groups rather than individual children and so far, it is working beautifully. Our youngest babies got to listen to tissue paper as they kicked at it after it was hung in front of them and then felt feathers make circles in the palm of their hand. Our other babies watched red and blue felt fish tell stories on our flannel board and then they got to help try to take them off when the story was finished. They had fun with the teachers as there were balls rolled to them and some even tried pushing them back for some back and forth interaction. Old MacDonald was sung with puppets and then they played with the puppets throughout the morning. We hung a smiling face poster at their level to talk about when we noticed them paying attention to it and they were able to have some music time when they were given bells to ring. We are working around everything wanting to go in their mouths right now so activities are a learning curve for them about what is food and what is not so that has been a big emphasis as we move forward. There have been a lot of rhyming books for them to listen to as well. This week promises to have many more fun activities to come.

We Love Books - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on February 27, 2020 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

It has been a fun week reading books of famous authors and we have also been talking about how to be gentle with books and put them back on the shelf when we are done. Yesterday in art the children worked on gluing and tearing paper to create a mosaic of their own creation. In language the children matched letters to nan alphabet tree and in math the children measured various items around the room that were an inch; we introduced the use of a ruler and showed the children where one inch is and how to measure, it was a little hard for some to grasp, but also good exposure to how measuring works. Yesterday’s author was Leo Lionni and we read Swimmy at morning group, and The Alphabet Tree in the afternoon. Today in art the children painted with feathers and in language the children worked on letter identification by matching letter stones to their name card. In math the children played a game that involved counting, predicting and talking about same and different. The children rolled a die and added that number of crayons to a bowl. There were 3 bowls to fill and after each was filled the children talked about if the bowls had the same color crayons, if they had the same number of crayons and predicted which bowl had more and which had the least. We read Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes at group this morning and in the afternoon, we read So Happy. Tomorrow the author is Margaret Wise Brown and in language the children will read Goodnight Moon and then sequence the story using picture cards. In math the children will match pillows by pattern and in art they will paint with shaving cream. We will read My World at group time as well.