The best way to spread holiday cheer is singing loud for all to hear!
Our TLC children are having so much fun helping their teachers decorate, playing holiday dress up, singing holiday songs all day long, and of course, playing in the snow!
We love seeing how much fun our teachers have with the children everyday. All of our teachers love to play and act silly with the children. This creates a bond between the children and teachers that makes the children feel safe and have so much fun while away from their parents. Check out the video and pictures below to see how we celebrated the first Christmas snow indoors with a "snow" ball fight!
Yesterday the preschoolers took part in one of our nation's rights as an American, they voted! They talked about voting and what it means to vote. The children were so proud to be able to vote like their parents. They voted for things that were important to them; what kind of theme day to have next Friday. On the Ballot was, A Game Day, PJ Day or an Ice Cream Day.
Mrs. Loretta set up a fun pumpkin smash for her Preschool 1 class. The kids got to poke holes in the pumpkin with golf tees and break it apart with hammers. This created a great opportunity to talk about all the different aspects of the pumpkin, like what color is each layer of a pumpkin, what do the guts feel like, and how many seeds can we find? The kids had a blast while learning along the way!
After their colored pasta noodles dried for a couple days, Ms. Ashley's preschool class finally got to assemble their necklaces! Take a look!
Take a look at what Ms. Ashley's preschool class discovered yesterday. Did you know food dye will color raw pasta?! The class practiced their colors, making sure to emphasize the beginning sounds of each word and having the children identify the first letter of the words. After the lesson, they got to pick a dye color and shake their bags until their pasta turned a new color! Stay tuned to see the adorable necklaces they will make with their colored pasta later in the week.
Ms. Loretta's preschool class worked on a painting, but with a twist, they used sand!
They started with making a pattern on their canvas with painters tape. Then they covered the canvas in glue and used sand to make beautiful colors and patterns. Take a look below at the finished art.
We love to let our kids guide their own creativity when doing art projects. As you can see, one students chose to keep the tape on their canvas, another used the tape as guidelines, and the last took the tape off. All amazing works of art!
Through out the year we love to plan special activities for the preschoolers that will be leaving us for kindergarten. We do an ice scream social, parent days, grandparent days, apple picking and even field trips to the splash park on veterans way or a special lunch at Yours Truly. This year we are restricted, but here are some ways we have continued to make graduating to kindergarten special for our kids. Stay tuned for more special events that we have planned for our amazing Preschoolers.
Our Preschool classrooms enjoying a pajama day, watching Lilo and Stitch with movie snacks!
Staying Engaged: Our Preschoolers picked the movie and brainstormed about the best movie snacks, but mostly, this was a way to reward our amazing kids!
Our Preschoolers had a blast making homemade ice cream.
Staying Engaged: Ice Cream has been of great interest to our Preschool 2 kids (for obvious reason!). Our wonderful lead teacher Ms. Ashley has noticed that and implemented ice cream into the lesson plan. They brainstormed all the supplies needed to run an ice cream shop and put together their own imaginary shop. The kids were able to learn about the science that goes into making ice cream, play out selling and buying scenarios, and of course, enjoy some delicious treats!