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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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.
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).