Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter Egg-stravaganza 2019!

Every year at AoSL we celebrate Easter with a special visit from the Easter bunny, egg decorating, and lots of fun treats.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Cute Bunnies!

Take a look at some of AoSL's cutest Easter Bunnies!


By embracing the natural curiosity about bugs, we teach kids to work with nature rather than against it. We model “observing” before “interacting.” It’s important for kids to learn to observe before interacting, so they don’t harm a helper. They learn that even the tiniest creature can help make a difference in the natural world. Sometimes fascination can lead to fear if a kid touches a bug they shouldn’t or gets stung by a territorial bee. Teaching them to “look before they leap” is a great lead into a lesson about the social hierarchy of the insect world. Teaching kids to observe bug behavior is another great learning tool. Through careful observation, we learn whether the bug is a friend or foe in the garden.  

Drew her very own spider and spider web

Special guest visit from a tarantula.

Tarantula visit

Painting lady bug rocks

Painting lady bug rocks

Monday, April 15, 2019

Puppet Show Monday!

While continuing to explore their Frogstreet Press theme of nursery rhymes, Preschool 1 put on a puppet show, featuring The Three Billy Goats Gruff!

So attentive during the puppet show.

Puppet show!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Blue Pinwheels for PREVENTION

April is known nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month. We have 207 pinwheels in our yard, representing each child in attendance at AoSL! We're letting the entire world know we stand up and speak out against child abuse!

Excited to place their pinwheels in the ground

Placing pinwheels

207 pinwheels representing every child enrolled at AoSL. We stand up and speak out against child abuse!

The Week of the Young Child...Tasty Tuesday: Exploring Kitchen Gadgets!

In celebration of the National Association of the Education of Young Children or NAEYC's The Week of the Young Child, we had Tasty Tuesday: Exploring Kitchen Gadgets! Take a look at some of the fun below!

Is this how you work a pot?

Learning about pots and pans!

Painting with Kitchen Tools

Learning all about gadget we can use in the kitchen!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Farm Animals!

This week our 4-5 year old friends explored farm animals and life on the farm. We even had a friend's grandpa bring by a live chicken!

Meeting real chickens!

Petting a real chicken!

"Milking a cow"

Farm animal match!

Farm animal yoga poses!

Farm animal worksheet!