Monday, July 20, 2009

Messy Fun

I'm adding an art center outside in the playyard. One of the new items are the easels. There are 3 of them. I put shaving cream on them this afternoon and let the boys "paint" the easel with their hands. They practiced writing some letters also.
Clean up wasn't too bad. I had to spray them down with the hose, but they stayed pretty dry considering.
I'll be adding some play doh, real paints, and some other items. Next time I would like to bring out the food coloring for when we do shaving cream. I think they would love to see how the colors change.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Underwater Adventures

Underwater Adventures was a big hit with both the children and the adults that attended. The children started out learning about some of the different animals that lived under the sea. After their learning session, they got to go to 6 different stations scattered around a part of the play yard. There were books and puppets, flannel board with different animals, cards and plastic sea animals to match, and more.... The favorite center was where the baby shark, starfish and crab were. How fun to touch the sea creatures.... :)
I say it was a successful adventure and we didn't even get wet.. :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I love my cement slab... :)

I use it for so much... :)
Today I drew squares wit hthe letter sof the alphabet scattered. They got to throw a bean bag and whatever letter it landed on, they got to go stand on the letter - say what letter it was and give us a word that started with that letter. They played for over 30 minutes. I was surprised...
I also had them giving me several words per letter. I have such smart kids. :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wood Center

We checked out our wood center today with the hammer, nails and other tools. Even Wyatt got into the act with his little red hammer. Mason ended up making a dragonfly, and the others just got into the hang of pounding real nails into wood. I say the wood center was a big hit.
I love the addition of the Home Depot aprons that Home Depot in Maplewood donated.... :)
I will load all pictures on Photobucket and let you know when they are added.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Underwater World

I am very excited to let you know that Underwater Adventures from Mall of America will be coming to Treasures of the Heart Preschool and Child Care on Friday July 10. They will come from 3:00 - 4:00 in the afternoon.
Each child that attends will also receive a come-back coupon to go visit Underwater World at Mall of America, and receive free admission
Below is a description of the adventure we will be taking.... :)
Sort Out the Sea

From the clownfish in the coral reef to the sharks in the open ocean, help us sort out the faces and places you can find in the sea! In this class, students will understand that there are different places in the ocean where animals can be found, they will know animals that live in each of the places in the ocean, and they will match sea animals to their homes using felt boards. Students will touch stingray tails and jaws, shark fins, jaws, and skin, and sea turtle shells. Students will also have the opportunity to touch live animals!