Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Ooey Gooey Sensory Bins!

It’s Ooey Gooey week at Seaboard Lane this week! The kids are really getting into all the messes we’re making. Sensory bins are a safe and almost-not-messy way to contain the fun while still being able to let the kids feel the textures. Out Toddler 3 class was getting into bubbles and out Toddler 4 was having fun with slime. It is important to let kids this age make a mess! 



 

Monday, June 6, 2022

Art Week- Jackson Pollock

Summer themes have begun! It is Art Week here at Seaboard Lane and all the classrooms are in full art swing. Preschool 3 was experiencing the art world like Jackson Pollock this morning. They were making art splatter and getting really creative with it. This type of group activity is great for class bonding and learning to build off each others' ideas. Letting everyone get involved and seeing their end result is truly special at this age. Something they all can be equally proud of! 





Thursday, May 19, 2022

Bug Building

 Seaboard Lane was busy building bugs this week. This made for an involved sensory and fine motor project for all skill levels. The kids enjoyed using their creativity to come up with any bug they wanted. They used play-dough, pipe cleaners, beads, buttons and stickers to make them (insert googly eyes.)






Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Circus Is In Town

 Preschool 3 is busy at the circus this week! Our teachers are giving the kids time to interact with their lesson plans. Learning all about what goes in to the circus. From the animals and acts, to the structure and the food. Each day the kids are getting a chance to try out a different part of the circus. Today they tried walking on the tightrope! They all did a great job! 






Friday, April 29, 2022

Tummy Time!

TUMMY TIME! Our infants are getting the most out of their exercise routines these days. They are hard at work getting their tummy time in and gaining more control over those big body muscles. Tummy time is important at this age to strengthen their upper body muscles so they can master the next step of sitting up. Most babies this age are starting to reach for things and roll for objects on the floor. Before we know it, they will be running around! 




Wednesday, April 20, 2022

 Out with pajama day, in with Superhero Day! The kids love their dress up days and it is nice to switch it up every once in a while to something new. Superhero day was a big hit and of course of teachers take it to a whole other level. Pre-K 1 had a backdrop put up so the kids could really feel their powers coming through. They had a great time pretending and getting into their character for the day! 





Monday, April 11, 2022

Butterfly Creations!

 Pre-K One is focused on BUGS! They are learning about various bugs and their body parts. Each child was asked to draw their own butterfly and make sure the different parts were shown. Most of the kids drew a whole "butterfly family." We love seeing their imagination come out when they are asked to draw something from their imagination versus a picture in front of them. 






Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Imaginary Zoo Animals

 Pre K 1 was using their imagination to come up with their own zoo animals. Some of them got a bit goofy, however, they took their ideas and ran with them! They were asked to name it, draw it and "make it real" on paper. They were very proud of what they came up with. Letting the kids freely think of how they envision an object or idea is a great way to get them thinking outside the box. 





Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Spring Planting

 It's officially spring here! Our Pre-K 1 class was busy planting their very own plants this morning. One of our students brought in enough for everyone to enjoy and learn about the process of seeds-to-plants. We can not wait to see what each brings!





Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Exploring New Tastes

 Infant 2 was exploring a few new tastes today! Some of them were loved, and others, not so much. Most of our infants at this age have dabbled into our school menu by now and are very opinionated about what they like and do not like. It is important to have them taste and feel the food on their own so they can use all their senses while eating a meal. It allows them to think about how something feels and even smells. Using all these senses is how most children begin to choose their own taste pallet and decide what they like. 




Thursday, March 10, 2022

Just a bit of color...

 To say it was a bit messy is a total understatement! Pre-K 1 practically turned themselves blue and purple over this fun sensory activity. It's just shaving cream and food coloring but they had the best time! Doing this type of sensory is an important part of developing imagination at this age. Touching and feeling something to create a permanent opinion or thought about a certain object or idea. We love that our teachers are not afraid to let the kids explore like this and are just as excited as them to participate! 





Monday, March 7, 2022

Superhero Day!

Special dress up day in the Pre K classes! The kids love to have extra fun days when they can be whoever they want. They played their characters out on the playground and had a great time using their imaginations with their friends. This is a huge part of developing empathy and understanding of others in their early years. 



Almost there!

 As Pre-K 1 nears the end of the alphabet, they are eXploring the letter "x." Using their visual sense and learning "x" is for x-ray! Both of our Pre-K classes are doing a great job with their creativity!