Where care is most like home.

Time for the letter “E”. We grabbed the pre-school books out of their boxes, and began to work on the letter “E”. We started by tracing the letter “”E” several times. Next were two worksheets that the kids had to find the “E”s on each page. The directions where to color the “E”s they found a different color. They did great. Next we continued practicing the four letters we had already been working on, “A” , “B” “C” and “D” on the dry erase boards. Once the kids were comfortable with those letters We spent some time practicing our new letter, “E”. We say “E, eh, Elephant” many times, so that they get the sound of the letter and a word that starts with that sound. We worked on a new song, which also included numbers, ” Five little Monkeys.” The children all get involved when we do songs and dancing together.
(Somehow these pictures posted backwards)

Another great day.

Three new posts

I have added three new posts to the Lil’ Caboose Page on Facebook.

 

Enjoy!!!

 

Time for the letter “C”. We began our lesson by practicing the two letters we had already been working on, “A” & “B”, on the dry erase boards.  Once we did that for a bit, we grabbed the pre-school books out of their boxes, and began to work on the letter “C”. We started by tracing the letter “C” several times. The activities in the book involved identifying/finding the letter “C” and coloring it a certain color. We worked on learning “C” in three parts, as we do with all letters. “C, Ca, Cat” Letter, sound then a word. Out came the dry erase boards again so we could practice writing the letter “C”.  Again, as with each letter, I begin by making the letter form in dots and having the children connect the dots, then I took dots away until they could make the letter on their own. “C” was more difficult to learn for them then I had anticipated.  For a craft in relation to “C”, we used paper, popsicle sticks, glue, pom-poms and googlie eyes.  The children glued the stick to the paper, the pom-poms to the stick and the eyes to the white pom-pom. There they had their “C”aterpillar”.

After rest we had a lot of outside fun. Running races , swings, pig pile fun, leaf piles and one Mom got involved with “You can’t catch me”, except she did catch him.  Then I did a short photo session with the “P” brothers. So cute.

 

I hope you enjoy the photos.  I think they reflect our day well.

They are located at:

https://www.facebook.com/LilCabooseChildCareGorhamMe/

Our Halloween party:
We had our annual Halloween party this week.
 
My daughter, her friend and I decorated the entire room with lights on every wall and staircase, light up rope lights, strings of pumpkins, ghosts, witches, blow ups, fog machine ,lanterns and so so much more. The kids loved it. I tried to capture pictures of the room but they don’t show the real effects.
 
We had Elsa, A Penguin, Raggedy Ann, a Lion, A skeleton, Mickey Mouse and Iron Man. I was a Purple Witch.  We ate great treats, thank you parents, we did crafts, (we didn’t have time to do all the crafts I had planned). Then we had music and dancing and just movement. At the end of the party I gave each child a special Trick or treat back that I picked for then specifically. We have Paw Patrol, My little Pony, Spiderman, Star wars and Hello Kitty, each with a goodie bag inside. My youngest two are too young to know what was going on, but did get something as well.
 
Enjoy the photos and as always, feel free to LIKE and COMMENT.  They are located on my facebook page.

Write up and photo for the letter “B” has been added

https://www.facebook.com/LilCabooseChildCareGorhamMe/?fref=ts

 

Kiddie GYM 10/21/2016

Just posted about our day at the kiddie GYM.

 

Photos and description at:  https://www.facebook.com/LilCabooseChildCareGorhamMe/

 

 

Okay, here is the reorganization, rearranging I have been talking about. Myself and the kids LOVE it. We play with something new almost every day. Play-doh seems to be a daily though.

First, brand new rugs, I have added a refrigerator, microwave and a snack cupboard. This makes things a lot more convenient. We have snack and lunch in that room. We actually have a “set up” and “clean up” routine.

The Purple wall is some of our learning materials. The kids own Pre school boxes (bottom shelf), letters, numbers, colors, shapes puzzles, learning books and more. Also, on the Purple wall is the “little home” area, with a kitchen (food/pots), washer/dryer, baby crib, high chair, babies, baby clothes/bottles,, vacuum/broom, little people playhouse, mailbox, and more.

The Orange wall has our shelves for toys, puppets, tools, little people, infant/toddler learning toys, TV & VCR, doll house, barbies (clothes and furniture), our snack cupboard. This wall also has our number worm, color numbers, children’s names, and color splats

The yellow wall has board games, box games, most of our fine/gross motor skill building tools (scissors, glue, play-doh, cookie cutters for play-doh (letters & numbers too), foam stickers, variety of writing supplies (markers, bingo markers, crayons, color pencils), sewing boards and beads, crafts. Also, our Fish “Haymish”, climbing/crawling mats, the children’s chairs and own “desks”, for structured learning. The wall also has numbers/shapes/colors.

The Green/Orange corner has our comfy couch, for reading (yes we do. It also has a child size couch right in front of it (pink cover), we have the farm, the ball popper, elephant wind balls, learning farm for certain blocks, our CD player for our many children’s music choices etc.

This is a quick look at some of the projects I have been doing in the Daycare room. I hope you like it as much as the kids and I do.

Picture can be seen on the Lil Caboose facebook page.