Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A slippery, fun Tuesday!

The roads and sidewalks were so slippery this morning that a lot of our friends were unable to make it to school today.  Even though we missed having everyone there today was able to be so special! For morning group meeting Maple and Pine combined there groups and held it in the Maple room! It was so much fun to have morning group with different people! 
During morning centers in the Maple room Ms. Weller brought iPads in for the children to explore.  They spent time writing there names on the tablets with their fingers in different colors! 
The children were introduced to book making today.  The teachers showed the children the books in morning group and talked to them about all the things they could write in them.  They talked about title's and cover's as well! 
After morning group we had an all school lunch with a special chocolate milk treat! It was so fun to eat at the tables with children and teachers from different pods!
After our all school lunch we all went outside for some slippery fun! It was so icy out that we were unable to bring out any bikes or wagons.  The children pretended to ice skate on their feet all over the playground.  Other children laid down on the bridge and Mr. Jonitis slid them down on their backs.  It was so fun! 
This afternoon we had a special all school group to end the day! It included the limbo and a special play acted out by some of the student teachers (including myself)! The kids loved it and had so much fun watching the teachers pretend to be 3 little pigs and a big bad wolf!

Have a great break everyone! Can't wait to see you all back at school on Monday! 
-Miss Petruska

Literacy Objective #17 Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses.

Icy Tuesday!

Today in the Pine room, the doctors office was once again popular. The children enjoyed checking each others heart beats, giving shots, and taking temperatures. The restaurant was another busy area. The children were making spaghetti pizzas! The children put spaghetti on top of the pizza and then served it.

It was super slippery outside today but the child had a blast!! The loved flying down the slide that had ice all over it. The children also enjoyed "ice skating" around the playground!

Instead of going outside in the afternoon, we decided to have a school wide large group in the indoor movement room. The children did the limbo and danced. The teachers even acted out the Three Little Pigs for the children!

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Jenna Asaro

Teaching Strategy: Cognitive #14 Engages in sociodramatic play

Monday, November 25, 2013

Library Day!

Today was such a fun day, we went on a field trip to the Park Library. The children had the opportunity to look at all the books then they looked through the book. Some of the teachers then read the books to the children. After that we headed back and we took a detour and went through the science building and walked through the tunnel! The children enjoyed going to the library.

We also had a young man come in from the circus and he did some tricks for the children. He showed them how to juggle. While he was juggling the children cheered him on!

In the Oak class the marble painting was not new but we added a twist to it. The children where able to put a lid on a container and added the marble then they shack it to make a painting!

Rebecca Jones
T.S. Literacy: 18 Comprehends and responds to books an other texts

It Was an Eventful Day Here at the CDLL!

Today was a busy start to a short week! The children began there morning with a field trip to the library on campus. 

They rode an elevator to the fourth floor where the children's books are located. This was a first time on an elevator for many of the children. They were surprised to see themselves in the mirror that was located on the ceiling of the elevator. 


Once they made it to the children's books they were able to choose their own book to sit down and explore.

Many teachers sat down and read the books they had chosen to groups of children. 

A visitor from CMU came this afternoon to do circus acts for the children in the indoor movement room. They were curious to see how many balls he could juggle!

Ms. Kauppi brought a special treat of hot chocolate outside for the children this afternoon. One of the children said, "this has been the best day ever!"

-Ms. Chludil

Teaching Strategies Gold

Literacy Objective #17 Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Happy Thursday!

Today was a busy day in the CDLL! The children continued to experiment with the tubes and funnels at the water table. Some of the children came up with the idea to put glitter in the water to see what would happen. The bearded dragons were very active during morning center time!

This afternoon, we opened up the amphitheater. The grassy bushes have been cut down, but now we have more room for running around! The waffle blocks were used to make cubes, then the cubes were used to make forts.

In the Maple room, the light table was busy as the children took turns drawing pictures with dry erase markers.  Many cars were built with the legos and magna-tiles were a popular building item all day long. 

Have a great weekend!
- Ms. Wilson 

Teaching Strategies Objectives for Development and Learning:
Science and Technology #24: Children use scientific inquiry skills.

A Wonderful End to the Week!

Today in the Pine and Maple rooms children were busy working on projects. In the Maple room children constructed a fire station and a tower with a hot tub out of magna-tiles. There was also work on the large construction piece that is a community construction project. 

In the Pine room children worked in the house and baby area by making food and dressing babies. Children brought their babies to the doctor's office for appointments that had been made earlier in center time. 

Today was an active day outside. Children ran around, played tag and duck duck goose and rode the bicycles. Overall it was a busy and constructive day at school!

Ms. Pocsi

Teaching Strategies: Social-Emotional 2. Establishes and sustains positive relationships. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A fun-filled day at the CDLL!

Hello Everyone! Hope that you are having a wonderful week. Today in the Walnut room we were exploring with dinosaur habitats, water funnels, shadows and magnets! The Oak room was very busy as well with children being hands on with moon sand , finger painting, marble painting and the potter's wheel!

Also many students enjoyed dancing in both the morning and afternoon to some of their favorite tunes together on the stage!

The Maple room, where all the big construction happens, was very busy as well with children making new structures and building on to their saved structures. The Pine was full of students today pretending at the new doctors office. Using real tools to check one another's eyes, ears and heartbeats!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thursday tomorrow, and a wonderful weekend as well! 
Ms. Stark

Teaching Strategies Gold: Cognitive Objective 14b: Children engage in sociodramatic play 

Another Wednesday Full Of Fun!

Hello Everyone! It was another eventful day at the CDLL for the children. 
A few of the children explored the new hand saws we have in the Maple room this morning. 

Mrs. Bristley's group was lucky enough to have Gigi's mom come in and teach them some ballet dances during afternoon center time today. Her group is digging deeper into explore dramatic play! 

They even got to act like their favorite animals while dancing. 

To end the day the graduate student Jill came outside with another activity for the children.
This time she had a tub of sand and hand dinosaurs hidden in it, the children searched for them and then got to hid them again for the next group of children to come and look. 

Have a wonderful rest of your Wednesday and we will see you tomorrow! 
-Ms. Lemmen 

Teaching Strategies: The Arts 35. Explores dance and movement concepts. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Day Full of Excitement on a Tuesday

Today all the students got to go on a field trip to Fabiano, Woldt, Emmons residence Hall. there they got to explore what a dorm room looks like. Got to speak to a an RHD and got to explore the front desk and learn what people do at the desk and what the desk does for the residences. A lot of the children were very excited about the mail room that the hall had because they have a mail box at their school

In the afternoon some of the children deiced that they wanted to write letters to their friends at school so they went into the hall and started to make mail.

The children's day was filled with so much excitement that they kept asking if they could go back again

Teaching Strategy: Social-Emotional- Children participate cooperatively and constructively in group situations

                                                                           Ms. Geyer