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Halloween - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on October 27, 2022 at 2:30 PM

This week's theme is Halloween and the children couldn't have been more excited for it! We read various Halloween themed books to work on our language skills, as well as drawing on paper with crayons, playing "Skeleton Says," reading along to "5 Little Pumpkins," putting words onto felt boards, and letter blocks. We got into the Halloween spirit in math by placing insect counters into tins, as well as playing with math tiles and counting little pumpkins. We continued with our Halloween spirit as we worked on our motor development by dancing to Monster Mash, as well as playing with waffle blocks and puzzles. In art this week, we sponge painted, painted mini pumpkins, glued cotton balls onto ghost cutouts, and made handprint spiders. Tomorrow we will continue to read Halloween books and play with magnet letters and cookie sheets in language. We will play with math tiles for cognition development. For motor development we will play with Lego blocks and dress up and march around the room in our trick or treat parade. In art we will create a pumpkin lantern. We will also be carving a pumpkin!

Halloween Fun - Infant

Posted by [email protected] on October 27, 2022 at 2:30 PM

This week in the infant classroom, the theme is Halloween! We enjoyed quite a bit but here are our favorites from the week. The entire group enjoyed sticking cotton balls to clear contact paper with a ghost drawn on it. We also practiced tossing bean bags inside a spider web tapped to the floor! It was fun for the older infants to practice clapping for their younger friends who were able to pick up and handle the bean bags. The group also loved looking for a small pumpkin that teachers hid in the room! We also loved talking about the weather we saw this week out of our classroom window! It has been a wonderful week in the infant room, we look forward to finishing off Halloween on Monday with a parade and a new theme Tuesday! Until next time.

Numbers, Numbers - Pre-K2

Posted by [email protected] on October 22, 2022 at 4:50 PM

This week's theme is Numbers and we have been working very hard on number recognition by practice writing numbers, verbally recognizing numbers that I point to, etc. We played Less Than, Greater Than game, match the numbers cards to the numbers on the number line, find the missing numbers, and verbally counting as high as we can.

We practiced writing the names of number words, matched the number words to the numbers, practice writing the letter Gg, retell Five Little Pumpkins in our own words by drawing a picture and verbally telling the story. We talked about where we can find pumpkins and how we would pick out the pumpkin we think is the best.

In Art, the children were given a number and the name of the number to write down on cut up paper and glue them onto the black construction paper. This activity helps the children not only recognize the number, the name of the number, but they get to practice writing the number over and over. This is a great way to help recognize the number and its name while doing something fun. We also made big pumpkins for our window. Its sort of like the 5 Little Pumpkins finger play that we all know and love. We did One Hundred Angry Ants Art project that is based of the book that I read during circle time.

Our theme for next week is Halloween.

Please make sure your child has warm clothes in their cubbies in case of accidents and they have warm outerwear such as winter jacket, gloves, hat, and or scarf to keep them warm while playing outside.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me!

What is Your Favorite Number? - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on October 20, 2022 at 2:50 PM

This has been a fun-filled week all about numbers and the letter 'Ff'! We have been busy finding numbers in and out of the classroom. We had "homework" this week too! We talked about the numbers on the outside of our house (or mailbox) and learned that that was called our address. We were to go home and ask our grown-up to stop in the driveway so we could find the numbers outside. Many of the children did! We also wrote them on cards in the classroom and will revisit them and a grown-up's phone number too! Our art activities have been all about numbers and we also painted with feathers to go with our 'Ff' theme! Our sensory bin is filled with buttons! We are having fun filling up small cups of buttons and then counting how many we fit in the cup. Our science area has been magnetic pieces and magnetic numbers! The creativity has been amazing! Our math table has been busy with a variety of activities, concentrating on numbers 0-10 for now. We didn't get much outside time due to the rain, but as always, we look forward to getting out! Our favorite area is the patio to check in on the construction work across the street!

Learning Numbers - Pre-School

Posted by [email protected] on October 20, 2022 at 2:50 PM

All about numbers this week! Monday in art the children painted with number stamps and in language they engaged in a number words matching game. Tuesday in art the children created a picture with watercolors, in math they engaged in a road sign concentration game and in language they practiced writing number words. Wednesday in art the children painted at the easel, in math they engaged in a black and white memory game and in language they engaged in an I spy game of numbers in the room. Today in art the children painted with emotion face stampers and in math they graphed colors using bear counters. The children engaged in some small bead stringing today too. Tomorrow in art the children will paint with combs. In math they will add frog counters to lo=gs and in language they look for more numbers hidden around the room. In the sensory table this week the children worked with scissors and paper to practice their cutting skills.

All About Numbers - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on October 20, 2022 at 2:50 PM


We introduced Numbers theme by counting and using a Number board 1-10. We practice daily at both group times and do various activities so the children are actively encaged and having opportunities learn, begin to recognize, recognize and name numbers through fun activities.


Number collage- glued numbers 1-5 on paper with various colors, Number 2- painted #2 with paint sticks, Cookie- children glued on chocolate chips on round paper with #5 on it and Friday, Make a Lady Bug by gluing on 10 black spots and paint red.


At the math table the children explored with mini number Uno cards and numbered clothespins to match numbers, recognize and or for just exposure, Number crafts sticks to put into pocket folders, count and number recognition, Lady bug number wooden puzzles to make fit by manipulating the same number and Friday, Counting Buttons with boards.

Motor Development

Jumbo clips to practice grip, finger placement and open and close motions, magnet wands and paper clips to manipulate and connect as many clips as they can ,numbered cupcake liners/pom poms and tongs to practice squeezing the tongs and Friday, we will stack numbered cups in various directions and add small cups.

Sensory Table

Colored water w/ bubbles, jumbo plastic numbers, ladles and bowls


Find the numbered objects around the room

Review 5 Food Groups

Hopscotch with masking tape and numbers- take turns jumping and name number

Numbers - Infant

Posted by [email protected] on October 20, 2022 at 2:50 PM

This week in the infant classroom the theme is Numbers. We have explored quite a bit, but here are our favorites from the week. The group loved counting out loud as we stacked jumbo blocks up and knocked them down. We also practiced shaking small shakers fast and slow together. The group also loved exploring with empty lids and containers, and it was fun to try and sort the containers, by their size with teacher help and counting the groups of containers out loud. We also loved waving rainbow ribbons around the room while we listened to music, as well as practicing making marks with jumbo chalk on mini chalk boards! It has been a great week in the infant room but we look forward to a new theme on Monday. Until next time!

Mary Had a Little Lamb - Pre-K2

Posted by [email protected] on October 13, 2022 at 4:25 PM

This week's theme is Nursery Rhymes. We talked about different nursery rhymes we learned from our moms. dads, teachers, and even grandparents. One of the children brought in a book for me to read and the children enjoyed listening to the different nursery rhymes. We did different fingerplays such as Itsy, Bitsy Spider, Twinkle Little Star, and Teddy Bear. We had so much fun reciting the fingerplays while using our hands.

We have been practicing writing letters, words, and numbers. We made a word list and tried to figure out what words start with the letter that I say, and we have been listening to different stories and I will ask the children questions to see what they remember what I read. We practiced writing names of nursery rhymes and we did sequencing.

We learned how to count the dots on dominoes and then we looked for the number card. We counted the number of "pumpkin seeds" using small marshmallows, we did a Mary Had a Little Lamb count and clip activity, and we counted the number of spiders in the Spiders Ten Frame Activity. We have been working on number recognition going up to 13 using our calendar. This helps the children with number recognition.

We painted pumpkins and we did a Hickory Dickory Dock art project. We watched short videos on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Itsy, Bitsy Spider, and the Pumpkin Life Cycle. The children have been singing songs and doing the fingerplays that we did throughout the week. They seemed to enjoy learning new nursery rhymes,

If you are interested in bringing something in for our Halloween Celebration, I have a sign up sheet at my Parent Board. Our Halloween Celebration is on October 31, 2022. I will send out a reminder the Friday before our Halloween Celebration.

Our theme next week: Numbers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me.

Hickory Dickory Dock - Pre-K

Posted by [email protected] on October 13, 2022 at 4:25 PM

Humpty Dumpty, Hickory Dickory Dock....that's correct that this week was all about Nursery Rhymes. We started off our week with making a list of which ones we knew which included the two mentioned above along with Jack and Jill and some Hey Diddle Diddle. The children worked on letter recognition acitivies as well as rhyming words throughout the week. We worked on number recognition, counting and weighing activities at the math table. The children stepped into their creative side and made water drip art, painted with a spoon, made a clock and put Hunpty back together with band-aids. The children made parachutes out of a cup, cupcake liner and string for our annual egg drop! This week we also learned the letter Ee. We have a list of Ee words on the chalkboard by group if you are interested in the words our friends came up with. Also, Miss Chasity would like to thank all of you for helping her celebrate her 30th birthday! She wouldn't want to spend it any other way! We hope that the children had fun this week with rhyming! We wish you all a fun and warm weekend!

~Chasity and Tara~

Learning our Nursery Rhymes

Posted by [email protected] on October 13, 2022 at 4:25 PM

This is always a fun week doing activities based on good old nursery rhymes! Monday in art the children painted with cookie cutters and in math they added lambs to a pasture using number cards to determine how many to add each turn. In language the children worked with rhyming houses by looking for the rhyming picture word to match the rhyming house. Tuesday in art the children painted with rollers and in language the children traced letters with colored discs. Wednesday in art the children practiced cutting and in math the children matched eggs by numbers. In language the children were introduced to the storyteller's box activity where they look at pictures of a person, place and action to put together a sentence or story. Today in art the children painted cardboard and in language they did some letter matching. The children also practiced writing their names and drawing people. Tomorrow in language the children will dictate what their favorite nursery rhyme is and why and in math the children will sort veggie counters by type or color. In art the children will do some chalk art. In the water table this week the children explored working with farm animals in water. The children have enjoyed the nursery rhymes this week, listening to stories and singing all the different songs.