Friday, August 19, 2016
We have had such a fun week with our cooking theme! The toddlers used their fine motor skills to make sprinkles artwork, the Preschoolers enjoyed decorating muffins, making chef hats, whipping butter and mashing potatoes! The TASK kids made cookies and spread on the icing! On Wednesday, we hosted a pancake making breakfast bar with chocolate chips, blueberries, bacon and the rest of the works! It was delicious and the kids loved seeing it cook right in front of them! Thursday, we had a superior dip tasting contest that 18 of our parents participated in. It was such a hard decision, and we had several close runners up! Congratulations the Marchak family for the win! We rounded out our delicious week with a visit from the Kona Ice Truck! Now thats what I call a great week at AoHV!
Thursday, August 11, 2016
We have had so much fun with decades week at AoHV. On Monday we had a photo booth and the kids got to pick out fun things to wear from certain decades. On Tuesday we had a disco music train with disco lights and speakers that visited each class. The kids got to learn about music from various artists and decades such as Elvis, The Jackson 5, Dolly Parton, Prince, and Taylor Swift. The kids got to listen to fast and slow songs and learn dance moves from those eras. On Wednesday everybody got to dress up in their favorite deco attire, our students and teachers looked amazing! It is so important that these kids learn how their world has been evolving in so many ways so they know where their ancestors and culture came from. As we look back at the "Good Ole Days" we can appreciate the funny outfits, big hair, wild make-up and the overall decor of the past 70 years.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
We're starting a great circus week so far at AoHV. The school agers are back to school, the classes have all transitioned and we're celebrating having a couple more weeks of summer. Yesterday we had circus popcorn and talked about lions, elephants and monkeys. Today we had Mr. Tripp our juggling friend come visit us! He had lots of tricks and funny props to show the kids. He even brought up a volunteer to help with the magic. Although daily we present a structured curriculum it is wonderful to see these kids laugh and take a break from learning, to just have fun and be entertained! We are so blessed to have such a great network of entertainment providers in our wonderful community.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
What a tear-jerker tonight's graduation ceremony was for the staff of AoHV and for the parents and families of the Pre-K 2 program. We started the night with a special video created by Mrs. Sallie and pictures of the children throughout the year with special music playing in the background. The children then lined up and walked out to the traditional graduation anthem and began to sing some of their favorite songs. After Mrs. Brittany called out their names one by one, the diplomas were all presented. We had the cap-throwing and ate some delicious cake and punch that Mrs. Anne had made! Mrs. Chantel played a slideshow of their graduation portraits as they celebrated the victory. It was a magical and tearful evening as the teachers give up such sweet kids, to become big kids in kindergarten. We thank all of you for coming tonight and we will never forget the memories we have made with your young students. Good luck for a bright future and blessings to you all. Good Night.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
This week the kids are discussing the weather and making fun projects to go along with it. They have enjoyed making homemade tornadoes in a bottle and learning about how to keep safe during bad weather. Today we had a special visit from Mrs. Kelly Cox, a meteorologist from news channel 5. She read a story about weather to the children and explained how the clouds make rain. She was very informative and even told us where we can see her on Saturdays. It is so important to teach our kids how to be prepared for storms and inclement weather as well as know about how our world's weather works. Thanks so much Mrs. Cox for coming to see the kids at Harpeth Village today and teaching them about the weather.
Friday, July 22, 2016
We've had a fun, but hot summer so we've been planning various indoor activities to play and learn from. Last week we talked about robots and Mrs. Anne made a really cool robot for us to have our pictures in. All this week we have been learning about Dinosaurs so the Task'ers put together a play and performed it for them this morning. We were so proud by how well they memorized their lines! They had the younger kids laughing and learning at the same time! They even made the kids a handmade matching puzzle for their classroom. It's so nice when our friends all work together to make our school such a fun place. Great job listening and learning about these miraculous creatures that once roamed the Earth millions of years ago!