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Valentine’s Day fun

 

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Our first day back from Vacation went great. Lots of fun, playing, learning, puzzles, coloring and more. It was a day to get back into a routine. We spent quite awhile outside playing in the snow. The kids had a friendly snowball fight, went sledding down the snow bank ( I don’t attempt the BIG hills alone. I wait for my daughter to get home. She pulls the little ones back up the hills). I am SO happy that my two youngest are both doing something new and exciting. One has begun walking and one has mastered the Johnny Jumper.

Another great day! I hope you enjoy the photos.

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The Letter “F”

Time for the letter”F”. The kids got out their pre-school workbooks first and began to work on the letter “F”. We started by tracing the letter “”F” many times. Next were two worksheets that the kids had to find the F”s on each page. The directions where to color the “F”s they found a different color. They did great. Next we continued practicing the five letters we had already been working on, “A” , “B” “C” “D” and “E”, on the dry erase boards. I was so proud of them. Once the kids were comfortable with those letters, we spent some time practicing our new letter, “F”. Which, as I had expected, didn’t take a lot of time, because it is so close to the letter “E”. We practiced “F, Fah, Fish” many times, so that they get the sound of the letter and a word that starts with that sound. We worked on an old, but great song- The Alphabet song. Can never do this one TOO much. For a craft we made “Hand print “F”ish. We mixed up RED & YELLOW paint until we achieved the right shade we liked. Next the children’s hands were painted orange and places on a piece of paper. Once dried we added a few details and we had our hand print Fish. Then we remembered that FOOT also begins with “F”. So we mixed GREEN & WHITE paint to get a mint Green. They placed their foot on a plate of paint, then placed it on to a piece of paper. (For the littlest ones I did their hands and feet prints. The best I could anyway, laminated them with the date and name and gave them to the parents). And my youngest is now eating fruits and cereals.

Another fun filled, learning day(s)!!!

Remember, if you don’t see posts soon after each other, we are still learning every single day. And I am not as quick a poster as I used to be. I love to hear my preschools run around saying “A”, Ah, Apple, “B”, Ba, Ball and so on.

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DAYCARE CHRISTMAS PARTY 2016

 

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Annual Daycare Christmas Party 2016

We recently had our Christmas party for the Daycare. This year I had two helpers, Elf Kaitlyn and Elf Zoe. The Elf’s created our very own “North Pole” toy shop/photo area. We had many different types of crafts, and didn’t even get to half of them, by the time we got through all the other activities. We started with a color your own Tote bag craft. The kids loved this, their own creation. They painted Christmas posters and tree ornaments next. Then it was Gift swap time. Each child had another Child’s names and exchanged gifts. They were so excited. We had some goodies brought by parents, so we broke those out. One of the children’s favorite events!! Next, the Toy Shop, in the North Pole of course, was set up and ready for Children’s pictures and group pictures. Once photos we completed, I sat down with each child individually and gave them the gifts from me. That is my favorite part, one on one time. Seeing the looks on their little faces is precious. Everything went great, and so much fun. Please enjoy these pictures. It has taken a while to cut down from 434 pictures to the ones I was going to post here. I really need to stop getting Shutter happy. Please let me know if there are any you want emailed to you. Also there are more pictures, but I think I got an over all picture of the party. I will try to post the album to snapfish and send you an invitation to view and order etc Nancy

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

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