Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Pumpkin GUTS!

Our infant friends had a blast exploring the inside of a pumpkin with their hands, finger, and even their little toes! 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Family Trees!

Fall is for your Family at The Academy, and with that, our Pre K students made Family Trees!

Take a look!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Turtle Hunt!

We know that animals make great companions and playmates, but animals are also wonderful teachers. Children know that a pet will love and accept them unconditionally, which builds self-esteem. What's more, research suggests that social, emotional, and cognitive development is enhanced when a child cares for a pet. Some studies have found that pet ownership can encourage language and communication skills, because children tend to talk to their animals — to confide their feelings, show affection, give commands, and sometimes even incorporate them into their pretend-play scenarios.

This week our toddler friends have been exploring Pets! They hunted for the pet turtle in a bucket of other toys!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Enrichment Time

Taste buds are sensory organs that are found on your tongue and allow you to experience tastes that are sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. How exactly do your taste buds work? Taste buds have very sensitive microscopic hairs called microvilli. Those tiny hairs send messages to the brain about how something tastes, so you know if it's sweet, sour, bitter, or salty. Thank you to Ms. Hannah and the Prescholar Enrichment classes for teaching us all about our mouths and tongues!

Making lips and a tongue!

Lips and tongue art!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Harvest Hash Trail Mix!

 Our friends enjoyed a fun snack to-go this afternoon!
~Happy Fall, Y'all!~

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Fire Truck Visit!

Unfortunately, many kids will try to hide from a fire, often in a closet, under a bed, or in a corner. But if taught basic fire facts, they'd be better able to protect themselves. Teach your kids that fires spread quickly, that most fire-related deaths are not from burns but from smoke inhalation, and that dangerous fumes can overcome a person in just a few minutes.
Kids should learn to:
  • cover their mouths and noses with a moist towel or an article of clothing to keep out dangerous fumes while evacuating
  • crawl under the smoke to safety, staying as low to the ground as possible (smoke always rises)
  • touch any door (not the doorknob) to see if it is hot, and if it is, not to open it — find another exit
  • locate the nearest stairway marked "Fire Exit" if they live in an apartment building, or a fire escape if the stairway isn't accessible — kids should know to always avoid elevators during a fire
  • never stop to take personal belongings or pets or to make a phone call (even to 911) while evacuating
  • never go back into a burning building once safely outside
  • stop, drop, and roll to extinguish flames if an article of clothing catches on fire
Kids should also always be dressed for bed in flame-retardant sleepwear.

Special thank you to our friend Sadie in Prek 2, her dad DustinFranklin Fire Dept. for speaking with us about fire safety!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

October is for....

Health and Safety Month! Our friends learned the importance teeth brushing today! Take a look at the fun below!

"brushing my teeth"