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Our Day- Monday February 2016

Welcome to February. With a new month we have a new Curriculum from CAC. The color of the month is Pink and we continue practicing letters, numbers and so much more.

Today we worked on feelings during pre school. The feelings of being happy, excited, mad, upset, frustrated etc, and how to deal with them. This is a difficult concept for 2.5 year olds (It can be at any age really). We practiced our daily Alphabet song and counting.  We worked with wooden puzzles, that are easy for little hands to grasps. They did really well. There was dancing and movement as well as relaxed time with books. Although, since I rearranged the Daycare room, so it is a large open set up, the kids would rather run, run, run.

We spent at least an hour outside after Pre school , even playing on the playground equipment because there is not too much snow left. The weather was in the 40’s and really nice.

Once the older kids got here from School they all painted beautiful, creative pictures. It doesn’t look like we will be able to go sledding on our kills until we get our next snow. Not that I am wishing for it.

Another great day.

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Our day: Thursday January 28, 2016

Today (my 2.5 year olds) pre school was a combination of the CAC and play based learning.  We worked on the number 8 using worksheets, building blocks and markers. We also worked on Healthy eating, the heart, fruits and Vegetables and how they all relate. This fit in very nicely with the 5021 meeting I had yesterday.  I got to use much of that material.

While working on the heart portion, I had a lot of fun with this. we watched a child’s video on what the heart is and how it works.  I showed them where their heart is located and the video told them it makes a “pump, pump” sound. I helped them feel their own heartbeat,  had them run around, then had them feel it again.  They laughed when they felt how fast it was beating.

We also watched a video on healthy foods vs unhealthy foods, (specifically fruits and vegetables).

Free play, dance and movement, outside, books, lunch, books, naps, play.

Then all bundled up and outside to meet the bus and play in the snow. Sledding wasn’t so much fun because the snow is frozen over.  So we played on the play equipment out front and just in the snow.

Another great day.

May 6th Outside play/Welcome a New Addition

Today we want to welcome BC to our Daycare family.  He and JP were inseparable all day. We were outside all day, again, except for lunch and rest. Everyone was all Sun screened, Sun hatted and protected. Hoping to get the canopies up tomorrow for shade.

Another great day at Lil’ Caboose. Enjoy the photos.

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Playing in the Snow

We had a great day Friday playing in the Snow.  It was a really nice day so we got to stay out for quite awhile. Of course the baby slept through all the fun.  The others ran around, dug in the sandbox, and even played on the climbers.  When the cheeks got red we headed back inside for “warm” hot cocoa and coloring fun.


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Field Trip to Sebago Lake

I had an extra small group on Wednesday. Some parents are dong last minute Summer activities with their children, which is wonderful.  So we headed to Sebago Lake State Park for the day. Two of my children went with us as well.  It was a lot of fun, the water was nice, built in the sand, THEN, the Yellow Jackets came out again, just like the prior day at Nason’s beach.  We avoided them as long as we could by staying in the water and putting all food back in the Vehicle.  By 2:45 everyone was getting tred.  So, we headed back to Daycare for some more outdoor fun.

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Beautiful day to play outside

It was such a beautiful day today. Except for lunch and naps/rest we were outside. The littlest two had a very active day. They were everywhere.  Sand box, pool and water table.  Also, today they could not get enough of the playhouse. They even used the tunnel several times. The older kids enjoyed the swings, sandbox, singing and much more. We had some visitors so they kids had more people to play with. Hope you enjoy the picturs. Feel free to comment. IMG_1845 IMG_1847 IMG_1849 IMG_1850 IMG_1851 IMG_1852 IMG_1854 IMG_1856 IMG_1861 IMG_1862 IMG_1864 IMG_1868 IMG_1869 IMG_1870 IMG_1871 IMG_1872 IMG_1873 IMG_1875 IMG_1876 IMG_1882 IMG_1883 IMG_1886 IMG_1888 IMG_1889 IMG_1892 IMG_1895 IMG_1897 IMG_1898 IMG_1900 IMG_1901 IMG_1902 Leg hugs. IMG_1903 IMG_1904 IMG_1905 IMG_1907 IMG_1909 IMG_1910 IMG_1911 IMG_1913 IMG_1914 Getting tiredIMG_1915

Field Trip Gray Animal Farm/Game Preserve #2

We got a pass to the Gray Game Preserve and wanted to be sure to use it before the Summer is over. Which will be sooner than we think.  We all had a great time. Many animals that we didn’t get to see last time were out this time. You will se many, but not all, of the animals we observed. An Alpino Raccoon, Black Bear, Turtles, Fish Hachery, The Fisher, a Skunk, owls, Eagles, a Peacock, Deer, Turtles, a Linx.  We didn’t see the Moose, Fox or the Mountain Lion this time though. Another great day!!  Hope you enjoy the pictures. (for some reason, during the upload, the pictures  got out of order).


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