Friday, January 28, 2011

Some of the activities we did this week!

We made "L" Lion pocket games.- The kids practiced cutting out the lion face and paws. The pictures in the pocket are all "L" words. Ask your child to name them for you!

During Centers we wrote the letter "L." Using Handwriting without Tears, we learned it just takes one "big stick" and one "small stick" to make the capital letter "L."

We used objects hidden in the rice bin to make the letter "L," we learned about words that start with "L," and we practiced the days of the week!

We also learned how to hold our scissors and practiced cutting!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Making Microwave Smores

What you need:

Graham Crackers
Chocolate (we used chocolate chips for counting)

How we did it:
1. We counted out our chocolate chips and put them on the graham cracker.

2. We put one large marshmallow on top.

3. We put them in our microwave for about 30 seconds (or until the marshmallow doubled in size!)

4. Put the other graham cracker on top and....

5. Eat them all up!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bouncy Ball Fun!

L is for Leaves

K is for Kitten, Koala, and Kangaroo!

This week we have been practicing writing the letter "K." We have learned about Koala's. Did you know that Koala's live in Australia and are nocturnal? They sleep during the day and are awake at night. Baby Koala's are called "Joey's." The mother Koala carries the Joey in her pouch or on her back. Koala's also have 2 thumbs! Our favorite books this week include:

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Our Afternoon Program

After nap, we keep the kids busy with snack, arts and crafts, cooking activities, bike rides, nature hikes and visits to the Butterfly Garden.
 Bike Riding on the path

 Nature Walks

 "Fort building"
 The Butterfly Garden

Making "Dirt and Bugs"

Our theme this week was "Insects." Friday afternoon we made some delicious "Dirt with Worms."

What you need:
Oreo Cookies
Cool whip or whipped cream
Gummy worms
Plastic baggies

1. Crush Oreo cookies in a plastic bag- we used some rolling pins to help us smash.

2. Put some Cool Whip or Whipped Cream in a bowl.
3. Cover with crushed Oreos and continue to layer, ending with a layer of Oreos on top.
 4. Add some gummy worms and eat it up!!!

At long last- Some pictures from our Holiday Party!

 Pin the Nose on Rudolph and Jingle Bells!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Just a few reminders:

The Playground Committee is getting started with the "Playground Improvement Plan!" We are hoping that there will be some work done soon and that the Natural Playscape will soon be completed! If anyone is interested in volunteering their time to help with some of the projects, please let us know.

A child that attends the church has an allergy to peanut butter. Please substitute with almond butter if you are able. If you need to bring peanut butter, please just let us know so that we can remind the kids to wash their hands well after eating it :) Thanks!!!

We provide the children with healthy snacks in the afternoon.  We choose organic fruits, vegetables, and crackers whenever possible.  We also appreciate learning what your child prefers for snacks- ideas are welcome!