Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Science Week!

Children learn best when they're involved in the learning. This means getting to ask questions and have discussion, and it can also mean letting their interest guide planning. Children need their senses engaged! Hands-on science activities let children do just that, giving the kids a chance to engage multiple senses. Children learn by doing! Hands-on science encourages the children to do something- observe, ask questions, touch, smell, experiment. Allowing children to really get into science gives them the chance to make discoveries on their own. They'll be more likely to remember a learning experience if it's just that... a real experience.

Friday, August 21, 2020

I Don't Know What's Wilder?!

The children had an amazing time playing in the mud! It's pretty wild to let them play in the mud, but they love it! The children had a wild time touching, scooping, smelling, and putting water in the mud. What a great day!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Wild Things!

 Speaking of "Wild Things"our Preschool 4 class is learning about tadpoles this week! Did you know: Bullfrog Tadpoles can grow as long as a banana? Tadpoles hatch from eggs. Poison-dart tadpoles ride on their mother's back. They use gills to breathe. Tadpoles eat plants and algae. The class also learned about frogs because that is what their tadpoles are turning into. Did you know: There are over 4,700 species of frogs! Many frogs can jump 20 times their own height. Every year that a frog goes into hibernation, a new layer of bone forms. We had a lot to learn about these "Wild Things"!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Exploring Babies!

 Babies explore people around them by listening to people's voices and how they express their emotions. It's very important during these "face mask" wearing times we communicate with our infants by: making eye contact, singing, reading, smiling, and playing with them. It's also believed that infant socialization is the foundation of communication, encouraging healthy language development and even empathy.  

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

First Day of Kindergarten!

     Today was the first day of Kindergarten for some of our little graduates! We have been happy to assist a few of our families with the Distance Virtual Learning Program for the month of August. Today was a great start in learning the program, signing on affectively, practicing handwriting and the children got to see their new teacher and a few of their old friends they grew up with at our school! Here's to a great start to the new school year!