Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pre-K 2 Graduation

      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

A Lesson about the Weather

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!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Robot Week!

   Teaching basic robotics to children is an excellent way to foster a love for science and engineering that will hopefully continue as they get older. Fun robot kits for kids are a way to introduce children to simple robotics engineering concepts. Robotics projects increase creativity, teach children to follow directions, and the finished product gives them a sense of accomplishment and confidence. Not only that, but they have a cool toy to play with when the project is complete.  In a world where instant gratification is often the norm, having to put a little time and effort in to building a toy will help kids to appreciate the toys they have and the mechanics behind them. Ms. Anne made us an amazing robot for all of us to enjoy during robot week! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Hold onto your capes: get ready for Superhero Day 2016!

WHO: The Academy of Indian Lake Village
WHAT: 5th Annual Superhero Day                                                     WHERE: 151 Saundersville Rd., Hendersonville, TN, 37075
WHEN: SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016 10 – 3 PM
WHY: The Academy Child Development Center and Preschool is partnering with and The Humane Society of Sumner County for the fifth annual Superhero Day!  Superhero Day will feature super heroes, fun children’s games, crafts, food trucks, fun prizes and face painting!  Chicago-based Illustrator Doug Klauba (whose artwork has been seen on CBS's comedy THE BIG BANG THEORY) will be in attendance and will give an art class for children. will have lots of comics and toys at amazing discount prices for new readers or seasoned collectors at their SUPER HERO YARD SALE table.  Come join BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, SPIDER-MAN and more to have pictures made with kids who attend!  Local hometown heroes, such as police, firemen and veterans will also be recognized. 
Superheroes show us the importance of traits like dedication, integrity, and perseverance. Superhero Day will showcase these heroic character traits in a way that will educate children about their importance!  Books, comic books included, offer readers a chance to take a step out of the present and enter a world of wonder.  Please join us in saluting our hometown heroes, superheroes and every day heroes at this FREE event, which is open to the public!  In previous years, The Academy has had around 300-500 people in attendance at this annual event!  We hope you can join us for all of the fun this year!
PAYING IT FORWARD:  We are pleased to announce the Humane Society of Sumner County will join us in inviting members of the community to be a hero and help a four-legged friend find a loving home!  Donations will be accepted at the Humane Society of Sumner County lemonade stand booth, which will have special four-legged, adoptable guests available for meet-and-greets.
CONTACT: The Academy of Indian Lake Village, 151 Saundersville Rd., Hendersonville, TN, 37075