Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Last Day Of School

Happy last day of preschool!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

This morning we went outside during morning centers. The children had so much fun doing all different sorts of activities. Tommy kept showing the teacher how high and far he could jump over the swing. Ashtin, Makayla and Hunter asked the teacher to watch how high they could climb on the rope. The children kept asking Ms. Bushey and Ms. Lewis to blow bubbles so they could chase and pop the bubbles. It was a very active and fun morning outside.


"Watch me jump."
"I can jump so high."

"We are like two little monkeys hanging in a tree."
- Ashtin

Teaching Strategies #6: Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

Monday, June 20, 2016

Oink Oink!

Today we had some special visitors...PIGLETS! We had two 3 week old piglets come to the CDLL today. The children got to pet them and tried to feed them grass. The children spent quite a bit of time with the piglets.

Andrew: "They feel like bacon."
Trevor: "They said, 'Squeak Squeak!'"
Charlie: "They're eating our grass!"
Daniel: "Oink, Oink!"

Teaching Strategies Objective #25: Science and Technology - Demonstrates knowledge of the characteristics of living things

Friday, June 17, 2016

Thursday June 16th,2016

Rain Rain Go Away!

  Today the children of the CDLL stayed inside for morning centers and had the opportunity to stay inside and check out all of the new materials. In the Oak room some of the teachers and students had a "dance party" they dressed up and danced to music with scarves and egg shakers! This gave the students to explore new dances and open up and share their end of the school year excitement. 

"Play the Baby Beluga song! play it, play it, play it!"-Aliana

"I love dancing!"-Andre

"I like throwing the scar up in the air"-Brody

Teaching Strategy: #34 Explores musical concepts and expressions

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Game Time!!!

Thursday Thursday Thursday!!!

June 16th, 2016

The board game tables have become an interest to some of the children at the lab. The kids have been making up their own rules to how the games should be played. The typical board games have specific rules while the board game tables at the lab don't have any rules to follow. They have the chance to use their imagination and make decisions of their own.

"Every time it lands on red you get to move two spaces forward on the black" -Daniel          
"I want to play on the checker board first." - Axel

Teaching Strategy: Cognitive; Shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Everybody Dance Now!

Happy Wednesday!

"[His ears should be] grapes, I mean blueberries!" -Charlie

Today the father of one of the children came in to sing and dance with them. In the afternoon, everyone met in the indoor movement room and waited excitedly for the music to begin. Within moments he had children, and teachers, singing and dancing along with him to the music! Many laughs, smiles, and good times were had by all.

"Mr Dan, will you do 'the more we get together'"? - Carter B


Teaching Strategies: Objective 35- Explores Dance and Movement Concepts

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wash, wash, wash!

While outside at the CDLL, the children got the opportunity to learn to wash the baby dolls with soap and water. The children also got the opportunity to hang dry the clothes using clothes pins and a drying rack. There was soap bottles, babies, clothes pins, clothes, and a drying rack made available for the children to use their imaginations.

Teaching Strategy: Objective 36: Explores drama through actions and language 
June 14, 2016 


Pine Room Fun!

Pine Room Fun!

We have new beach items in the Pine Room this week!  Many children have come to enjoy these activities and engage in socio-dramatic (pretend) play with the flippers, pool, visors, beach chair, and floaties.  The Pine Room also has an ice cream shop where the children collect money and deliver ice cream to their customers.

 "I'm drinking lemonade in the pool because it's hot." -Alison

"What flavor would you like?" -Tegan

 June 14, 2016
Teaching Objective #14: Engages in sociodramatic play