Friday, June 24, 2016

Unexpected Fire Drill!

Children do well when they have very clearly defined reactions prepared. Even if it means giving them specific words or phrases to use, make sure that they have a definite course of action in mind. Rehearse, rehearse, and rehearse. Talking about what to do is helpful, but nothing will ingrain it in your child’s head like actually doing it. Practicing how to react is the single most effective way to ensure your child will react safely if confronted with danger. So make a plan, then practice it. Practice listening for the smoke detector (test it so they know what it sounds like), crawling under the smoke to get outside to your meeting place, feeling the doors, etc. Make it a game, but make sure they know the steps.  We had an unexpected fire drill this week and it couldn’t have gone better. Way to follow directions kiddos! 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Pirate & Princess Week

The children had a great pirates and princess week! On Monday they all made pirate hats and tiaras, then Tuesday each class made a pirate flag and they looked great! The highlight of the week was when Captain Hook and Anna come to visit. She sang the most beautiful songs and helped the kids build a snowman. Captain Hook wasn't scary at all, in fact he was very nice and funny! What a fun and magical place our school was transformed into this week!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Mr. Dennis Comes To Visit With The Skid Steer Truck!

In honor of dirt diggers and wood working construction week, the children had a very yummy dirt pie pudding with worms! Also, the kids made bird houses in each class and today we saw an entire flock of geese fly over our playground. Today, Mr. Dennis came to visit with his big Skid Steer Loader. The children had a great time learning about this small rigid frame, engine powered machine with lift arms used to attach a wide variety of labor-saving tools or attachments. We ended our fun week with a great water play day.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Mr. Amato the Magician Visits!

We're starting off great with a summer full of magical fun! Mr. Bruce Amato is the kids' favorite visitor. He is always so funny and has great messages of moral character and friendship! He lets the kids be part of the act and he always has his sweet bunny Maybeline with him. Great job Mr. Amato, you're the best!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Life is better with SpRiNkLeS!


and all of our AoHV teachers got a 

FUN FRIDAY Surprise...


They said ice cream was a great way to COOL OFF in the SUMMER HEAT!  


of all kinds!

All of the children enjoyed their first WATER PLAY FRIDAY of the SUMMER in the SPRINKLES, while the teachers enjoyed some surprise sprinkles of their own!

 From cupcakes...
to Hershey's...

to the Sundae Sprinkles, the first FRIDAY of SUMMER at AOHV has been a BLAST!

We are so excited to wish all of our friends a HAPPY SUMMER!!