Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mardi Gras!

Jouyeax Mardi Gras, Mes Amis (Happy Mardi Gras, my friends)! Today our Prek 2 class learned about the rich Mardi Gras traditions and celebrations! They had the opportunity to create their very own Mardi Gras parade float! They had a blast passing out beads to all of the teachers! Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)!




Thursday, February 8, 2018

Dental Health and Hygiene!

Today we had a special visit from Little Harpeth Pediatric Dentistry! The children had the opportunity to learn about the importance of proper dental hygiene! The children even received toothbrushes so they can practice proper dental hygiene at home! What fun! 





Friday, February 2, 2018

Super Bowl!

We have Super Bowl Fever here at the Academy of Harpeth Village! The children had a chance to vote for their favorite Super Bowl team! Our Pre-K 2 class even had a Super Bowl party, and received their own championship rings! We had so much fun gathering as a school community to celebrate the Super Bowl! 













Monday, January 29, 2018

Making Play-dough!

Play-dough serves many purposes in the development of young children! It can help them build their hand eye coordination and fine motor skills! When children measure out and create shapes with play-dough they are building their early math skills! Play-dough can also help children learn cause and effect as well as build language skills! Play-dough even helps children build their creativity and imagination! Our Preschool 3 class did all that and more when they created their own play-dough! They each took turns measuring ingredients, examining cause and effect, and building language skills while creating their own play-dough! They had a blast while doing this activity and felt very proud of their creation!




 





Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Infant Curriculum In Play!

You're never too young to learn! Our infant Frogstreet curriculum is intentionally designed to build strong learning foundations starting from ages 0-18 months! Our Infant 3 class loves learning new things with the help of their curriculum guide, Max the Frog! They love building their social emotional development, physical development, language development, and cognitive development, with their dear friend Max! 



                                       
                                        


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Snow Much Fun!

We did not let the snow ruin our fun here at the Academy of Harpeth Village! We used the snow day as an opportunity to learn more about winter weather patterns and build our imaginations while engaging in snow sensory play! The children loved quickly gathering snow for their sensory activity! Our children enjoyed exploring the snow! Our teachers even left a snowman as a surprise for our toddler friends! Some friends liked the snow more than others, nevertheless, a fun time was had by all!










Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hibernation Time!

There are a vast amount of strategies for animal survival in the wintertime. One of these strategies is hibernation. When animals enter hibernation they enter a state of suspended animation. Their breathing and heart rate slows and their body temperatures can drop, in some cases below freezing. They do all these things to use less energy. Our friends in PreK 2 are learning all about the process of hibernation. They had exploring how different animals hibernate in their natural habitats!