- Miss Jennifer
A few weeks ago our little lambs had a surprise visit with my family’s fourth foster puppy Erin. The dog rescue my family is fostering for, Stray Network Animal Rescue, rescues dogs and puppies (many of them are pregnant mamma dogs) many of which would be euthanized in the mid south and brings them north to be fostered and find their furever families! For every puppy we send to a furever home, it saves two lives...one more opening in the shelter in the south and one in our home. Erin is one lucky little pup as she has found her forever home and our little lambs were so excited to see pictures of her enjoying her new life with her new family. We are lucky that Little Lambs shares our love and respect of animals and supports us in our new adventure of fostering! My hope is that our little lambs will grow up respecting their friends, their environment and animals! Remember...ADOPT don't shop! www.straynetwork.org
- Miss Jennifer
We learned about fire prevention this week. It's always good for the children to know what to do in a fire. We have practiced stop, drop, and roll. The kids really enjoyed practicing that. We talked about all the things we should do in an emergency and to call 911 only when we need help. Today, we made fire trucks out of our feet and even made siren noises.
- Miss Sabrina
In October, the preschool class has been learning about Community Helpers. Firefighters, EMTs, Police Officers, Garbage Men and Construction Workers all play an important part in keeping communities safe, healthy, and clean. Taking an opportunity to learn more about each job and how it contributes to a community widens the perspective of young learners to not just the world itself but their place within it and what they can do to make it even better.
- Mister Pat
Children learn from their environments and for infants and young toddlers everyday ordinary play is anything but ordinary. Seth is working on hand/eye coordination and fine motor control. What looks like just fun play with blocks is actually a meaningful learning experience. Through block play and stacking activities, infants and young toddlers are simultaneously working on transferring objects from hand to hand, manipulating objects appropriately, hand/eye coordination, fine motor control and creative thinking and problem solving. Activities like block play and stacking are provided throughout our little lambs’ day to ensure that every child is developing age appropriate skills. Now, simple play takes on a whole new meaning!
Fall is an amazing time at Little Lambs, especially for learning science! Cool weather, shorter days and falling leaves make way for many different and unique learning experiences. Children learn so much from just observing and playing in the world around them. For example, playing in the leaves leads to a conversation about why they change color, why they fall off the trees each fall and what happens to the leaves that we don’t clean up (great food for our spring soil) Bees behaving strangely opens up a dialogue about what changes animals and insects go through each fall, who has to get ready to hibernate and who is active all winter long. Ask your children about our Monarch release, where she is going and when she will get there (hint: she is headed for warmer weather and we may be eating turkey) Our little lambs love science even if they don't realize it yet.
- Miss Jenn
Today, the toddlers learned about the color orange. We had fun going on a scavenger hunt to find some orange things around the room. The kids even got to finger paint their own picture of the color orange. They love to get messy. We talked about Halloween, Fall and all the orange pumpkins we will see.
They’re welcoming Alex! We are so excited to have Alex join our Little Lambs family. We have had Alex’s parents as part of our family for many years and it's incredible to have Alex join us at last. Alex joins the rest of our little ones as they begin their journey of learning. Looks like they are off to an amazing start!
- Miss Elizabeth
During the month of October, our little lambs will learn about letters D,E and F, number 2, the color orange, triangles and…. Community Helpers! There are so many different helpers that keep our communities safe, clean and able to be enjoyed. We will concentrate on police, firefighters and township employees. It is important that our little lambs are able to recognize how these people impact our communities and learn from an early age to be responsible citizens! We will also enjoy Halloween festivities, so come and join us on Tuesday October 31, 2017 at 3:45pm for our annual Halloween Parade! October is always an exciting month!
- Miss Jenn
Since it's the last week of September, we decided to show you our family tree. The children really enjoyed painting it with each other. Now they enjoy walking by and being able to show each other their families. They get so excited seeing their pictures in the middle of the hall way each morning. We are all one big family at Little Lambs.
- Miss Sabrina
This week, the preschool class is working hard on "All about Me" posters to take home for the end of September. Choosing colors they like, each preschooler has colored in an outline of themselves on poster paper and chosen stickers and pictures that they like most to decorate their poster. By Friday afternoon, these posters will be fully decorated and adorned in fun facts about them so they can put them up at home!
- Mister Pat
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