Our Day: Friday January 29 2016

The younger kids and I worked on several craft projects, as well as a new Letter, “N”.  Due to the weather being so cold they each made a Penguin, the kids had a big part in decorating them themselves. With the letter “N” we went over many words that begin with the letter/sound, including my name, as well as a Nest. That brings up another craft where they places eggs into a nest craft. We made pasta “N”ecklaces as well.  This was structured CAC pre school.

As always we continued to do play based learning.  We practiced our new letter whenever we saw anything that started with the “N” sound.  As well as black, from the Penguin, they sure know that color.

We had puzzles, games, movement, lunch, books, naps, outside play and more.


Another great day.

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Structured Pre-School and Outside play

Our “Structured” portion of pre-School focused on several areas. The children worked on their fine motor skill.

  • The left and right hands.
  • Drawing a straight line by following the dotted line.
  • We did a craft involving items used in a Doctor’s bag (we used our play bag as an example to they could make the connection)
  • We also made a Horse craft which required the children to not only color and use tape properly, but also learn and practice the pinching skill of a clothes pin.

Both children did GREEAAT!!!!   And as you are aware, we continue learning throughout our day.

There   are only a few outside photos, because my Memory card was full (big shocker). Always glad to be outside though.

As always, I hope you enjoy the BLOG and photos and feel free to comment.

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“G” Goose/Goat- Outside fun

Today during the “Structured” part of Pre-School, we worked on the color Blue, and the letter “G”, Goose and Goat. The craft was a Goat. We spent most of the day outside playing and learning. A few of the kids especially liked to rake, then jump in the pile, as well as take down the Halloween decorations. There was also a fort that got a lot of attention. And so much more.

Another great day at Lil’ Caboose. Enjoy the photos. Please feel free to leave a comment, either here or on the post on Facebook. I love to read them.

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Our Halloween Party

Phew!!!  I am ready for a good night sleep.  We had our annual Halloween party. It was a BLAST!!  We had games, crafts, dancing, my daughter, she took over as Tigger this year,  was a great DJ (and had amazing strobe light speakers),painting, eating and so much more. All the children were able to be here, which was GREAT!!! I was very happy about that.

I think you will be able to figure out who is who, haha.

Another great day at Lil’ Caboose. Please leave a comment, if you would like. I love to read them.


I love this group


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“Structured part of “Pre School”/ Outside Football tossing.

In our “Structured” portion of Pre-School we worked on the letter “F” and counting on Friday. Monday we continued with the letter “F” with a “F”ox. And learning other words that begin with the letter “F” by watching and listening to some pre-school Letter videos. Those really do help quite a bit. For example it helped the children to better understand the sound a Duck makes when they see it and hear it, instead of me attempting to make to correct sounds for all animals etc.  After we were done our fox project we moved on to an entirely different subject all together.  We worked on “Hot & Cold” and what items are which. We identified objects that were hot and some that were cold. Then the fun craft project we worked on was an Ice Cream “Cold” and a Fire “Hot”. The kids clued orange crinkled paper to the fire flames and added Sprinkles to the Ice Cream (the ones that didn’t go in their mouths.)

We played outside right after naps and had even more fun wen the school aged kids got off th buss. My daughter, Gorham’s newest football player, was playing with the kids and teaching them how to pass and catch the football.

Another great day here at Lil’ Caboose. I hope you enjoy these posts and pictures. If so, please leave comments.

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“Pre” Pre-School (2 days) Outside play

My two year olds do a “Structured” curriculum each day then continue learning throughout the day.  This is two days of them working on their projects. The first day we worked on the letter “E”, and made an “E”lephant project. They also worked on counting to two and did a Spider project with “Two” spiders on a web.  The second day we worked on sizes, Largest to Smallest. We did two papers on that subject. The kids did a great job, and used a large variety of colors. Even my littlest, who is one, does pre-school with us (sort of).

There is also outside play. We did the parachute, made a fort over the climber, rode bikes/Toys, even had a Soccer player and a very young photographer. Two of the little ones enjoyed looking at themselves in the mirror as well.

We used many skills, from fine motor to large motor, listening, following directions and Learning, importance of play-even in learning, arts and crafts and more.

Another great day (or two days).  I hope you enjoy the BLOG/photos. I would love any comments you have.

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