Our playschool started Monday the 13th. The weather here in Lombard, Illinois is still good..not too hot or cold. It’s the right climate for many outdoor walks, play, and expeditions. Until the weather changes, we will do many activities outdoors, including taking our daily walks. This week they found a cricket and went searching for frogs…..
Our focus this week was getting the children back in a routine. We all know that they had no regular bedtime, wake up time or even time to focus on learning…but the reality is – fun is over!! At Lil Bebe Academy we have a schedule of activities and each hour is planned (unless someone gets sick or something). Anyways this week we talked about how they enjoyed the summer, how to form friendships, who they are (self), and school roles.
Our sentence of the week was ‘My favorite….belongs……’ Each child had to make up sentences daily using these words. Our arts and craft were sewing and pasting. We used foam art to paste on a square foam then we used ribbon to sew around the foam. The children did not use needles instead they used their fingers – this is a good fine motor skill. The science activity was using vinegar and baking soda to make a volcano. We got a lot of oohs and aahs. Our Friday movie was The Lion King.
Arts n Crafts – Lacing to help their fine motor skills
See how their finger muscles are working to get this through
They found a cricket
Cricket desperately trying to make a run for it
With all the commotion you would think this is the real Jiminy Cricket. They were really into this cricket, or not.
The truck that had them talking and counting
Searching for Frogs..these children are always looking into the bushes for insects and animals
Science – there can’t be a week long lesson without science
Baking Soda & Vinegar
Wait for it….wait for it
Pretty cool right?
Movie Day…..The Lion King to end the week
And that is how they have fun at Lil Bebe Academy!