Monday, June 18, 2018

Movement!

Movement helps children focus and retain information that they have already learned! Movement also helps children self-regulate their behavior! Movement also helps curb negative behaviors, such as, fighting or bullying! Movement also helps children form healthy habits across their lifespan! This week, we are focusing on movement! The children had the chance to participate in a hula hoop contest, move through an obstacle course, and learn how movement helps our bodies grow big and strong! The children had a blast moving through all the fun activities! 









Monday, June 11, 2018

Academy Arcade!

When children are allowed to use their imagination, amazing things happen! Our T.A.S.K class utilized creativity and collaboration to create their very own cardboard arcade! Today the was the big debut of the Academy Arcade! The children had blast playing with all the fun games! The best part was seeing how excited our T.A.S.K children were to display their amazing creations!





















Thursday, June 7, 2018

Provocations!

What is a literary provocation? A literary provocation is an open ended activity designed to provoke thought and further connect children to literature and different learning materials! Literary provocations support the unfolding of ideas and theories as well as increasing their exploration of the outside world! This summer, the children have a chance to engage in literary provocations! They are loving participating in all the fun activities that are helping them learn and grow! 























Monday, June 4, 2018

Kindergarten Boot Camp!


The confidence to start kindergarten begins in a Pre K classroom! This week, we began our kindergarten boot camp! Throughout the course of Kindergarten Boot Camp our cadets will gain all the appropriate skills to conquer kindergarten! Our cadets will learn skills, such as, opening a milk carton, proper pencil grip, how to walk in a line, library and cafeteria etiquette,  kindergarten math, and so much more! We cannot wait to see how our cadets grow and learn during boot camp!



















Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Spring Conference 2018!

Teachers must embrace and learn to use play as a valuable tool for children's learning.The critical role of the teacher during play must include facilitation, engagement, and appropriate individualization for each child's developmental level. Planning for play must be intentional. Teachers must focus on creating opportunities for higher level thinking by incorporating time, space, and materials for play. Our inservice was a fun day of learning and playing at The Adventure Science Center. We learned  how to maximize the benefit of play by being hands on and learning by doing! What a great day to be with our school family!