Happy Mother’s Day to my Daycare Moms (a day early).  My kids were so excited to make these gifts for their Moms. We started off with a folder, the kids all decorated a frame that has their photo in it, they also drew a picture of their Mothers and the favorite of all parents- we did a questionnaire of how the kids see their parent. “What is Mom’s age”. “what does Mommy like to do”, “what’s the best thing your Mommy cooks” etc…  I laminated the questionnaire once they were completed and taped then into the folder. The Mom’s were so happy with their Mother’s Day gifts.

Another great day!

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More Outside Fun

The weather was wonderful the past couple days. We spent most of the days out on the playground. “B” was practicing the long jump on the grass and in the sandbox. “E”, “E” & “G” tried to climb the poles on the swing set. “A” made a great shark sculpture. “H” made an awesome castle. We played in the sandbox for quite a while.  “E” really enjoyed himself, as he got covered in sand. Then we have the dogs. Max & Seamus love to hang out around the kids and the kids love it as well. Seamus decided to help the kids dig holes in the sandbox (two videos).

Another great day!!! Click the link to view the photos.

Random Photos April 24, 2020

We started out with using our new Orbeez. The kids really love them. They hid dinosaurs and army men and other children had to feel around and find them. We moved outside and made sand castles, cupcakes (sand) played kick ball, spun on swings and so much more, After lunch & naps we headed back outside. This time the kids found a creepy crawler, a worm. Most of you know I am not a fan of anything that creeps, crawls, slithers, has 8 legs or even flies. But the kids loved the worm. Just a fun day all around.

Another great day!! Please leave any comments so I can see what you all think.

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Earth day April 22, 2020

Some of you may know that today is Earth day. In honor of that we watched two PBS videos about Earth day, what it means and what we can do to help keep the earth safe, clean & healthy. We looked up photos of the Earth and I explained how it rotates from night to day and how all the blue that they can see on Earth is water. We also looked up all the planets and the Moon. I printed off green Earth papers and we did a little hand painting in blue to represent all the water that earth has. I think they came out great and the kids learned a lot.

Another great day!

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Play & Learn with Orbeez April 21, 2020

Tuesday was a mixed weather day. We went out in the morning but could not go back out in the afternoon due to cold & wind. But, we found a great way to spend our afternoon. One of my Moms brought us a bucket of “Orbeez”. If you don’t know what they are they are they start off like tiny seeds then expand in water.  They are like marbles except they are super soft and squishy. I used the Orbeez in Pre school learning by placing different shapes/numbers/letters into the bucket with the orbeez. Next the girls put on a blindfold. I would ask them to find a specific shape, which they would feel around, still blindfolded, and find the shape just by feeling.  Next I added the letters and numbers to the Orbeez.  The girls closed their eyes, reached in the bucket and pulled out a Letter or a Number. They would tell me what letter or number they pulled out. If they got it correct they got to keep it, if not we went over the letter/number then put it back in the bucket to try again. Everyone, including me, got to play with the Orbeez, and thought they were a lot of fun. Everyone practiced scooping them up with a spoon into a bowl, trying not to spill any.

Another great day!

I hope you enjoy the photos, please feel free to leave a comment, I love to know your thoughts.

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