Thursday, May 14, 2020

Blue Angels

We pushed nap time back so we could watch The Blue Angels fly over our school! Thank you to all of our health care and front line workers! 

Friday, May 8, 2020

Indoor Gross Motor!

Even on rainy days, we make sure to get our 120 minutes of gross motor in our Preschool and Pre-K rooms!  Today's obstacle course, "ice hockey" and a Trolls dance party!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Great Outdoors

"The natural activity of early childhood, play is what children do and their way of life. For young children, there is no distinction between play and learning; they are one and the same. Playing is a priority in early childhood, yet not all play is the same."

"Children need to remain active throughout the day; promoting outdoor play allows them to get fresh air and explore their environment more. Hands-on learning, the natural environment and loose parts in the outdoors stimulate children’s senses through what they hear, touch, see and feel."

Outdoor play is so important for development and we are thankful to have a big outdoor space with grass and dirt for their little minds to explore. Watching the kids run, play, climb, pretend, dig worms, catch bugs, is something I look forward to on a daily basis. The way they play and use their imagination is one of the reasons I do what I do. It is amazing to see what games and dramatic play they create when they are outside. Our teachers look forward to warmer weather so they can plan activities to do on the playgrounds and in our garden. With spring around the corner we are busy plotting what to plant in our garden beds and will be taking a vote with our preschoolers on what fruit and vegetables they want to help grow... stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Groundhog Day!  Our Pre-K students took a poll on whether or not Phil would see his shadow.  We could not be more excited about the Groundhog seeing his shadow!  

Bring on the Spring weather!  

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Free Art is FUN and IMPORTANT!

Free art is fun!  Not only is it fun, but it helps develop important life skills such as creativity and independence.  In addition to helping kids develop important skills, free expression is also good for overall health and well-being. Giving a child a creative outlet can help relieve stress!  Most importantly, by encouraging artistic expression, you can help facilitate learning!