HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Our little turkeys had ourselves a gobble of good time. We created our own little Cookie Turkeys: using Oreo cookies, Rollo’s, malt balls and candy corn for our edible decoration and created pinecone turkey centerpieces to take home. For our events we played TURKEY TOSS, winning a SOFT FRIEND, and THANKSGIVING BINGO, winning a treat bag. And then we sat down to savor a yummy feast of turkey, olives, cranberry raisins, peanuts, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, juicy apples, mandarin oranges, cheddar cheese cubes, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, blueberry muffins, brownie bites, pudding, applesauce pouches, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and eggnog. And then we got to relax our little turkey bellies by watching A Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving and The Mayflower Voyagers. This year I am super thankful to all my preschool students and their wonderful parents who have supported me…I couldn’t be here without you!

I am grateful to all of you and look forward to the year ahead. Thank you!!!

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!! 🎃👻🧙🧛‍♂️🍬🍭

We had a spectacular HALLOWEEN BASH in the KIDS FIRST Teddy Bear Class! It was a pretty scary and thrilling event. Luckily, we had two jack-o’-lantern’s, a Spiderman, and a T-Rex to protect us. We had the best time doing a Halloween Craft, listening to our hilarious Skeleton Hiccups book, dancing during our Pumpkin Walk contest, playing a Witch Hat Ring Toss Game, and spinning around in circles to pin the Nose on the Big Orange Pumpkin, winning prizes and treats. The Monster Mash, Purple People Eater, Witch Doctor and Walking Through the Cemetery songs brought us into the Halloween spirit while we feasted on our Halloween appropriate snacks! And then winding down the activities watching silly Halloween cartoons on PBS KIDS made it a huge success.

A special thank you to Maddie Scalvini (Theodore’s mom) for providing the spectacular treat bags for every student and the unexpected, unique gift for me. Wow! Thank you so much. This made my day.

Have a great time TRICK OR TREATING Everyone!

HAPPY 4th of JULY!

Happy 4th of July!🇺🇸🎇🧨🥳🎉🍰

#4thofjuly2022

We had SO much fun! First, we colored our Independence Day Teddy Bear Plaques, and then we played a Patriotic Cupcake Memory Game, and a 4th of July Bingo Game—winning prizes and treats! And then we had the best time participating in a fun Balloon Toss game with red, white, and blue water balloons—earning a 4th of July popsicle. Then we created a U. S. A. Flag Cake to enjoy at our Traditional Independence Day Picnic along with Submarine Sandwiches, Chips, Jell-O, and Watermelon.

Have a fabulous 4th of July everyone!

HAWAIIAN LUAU

Aloha! 🌴🥥🥰

Celebrating our end of the school year HAWAIIAN LUAU for all students who’ve earned their “Pin of Honor” was a total blast! With traditional Hawaiian music playing in the background, we began our festivities, doing a hula dance and coloring a wooden fish to earn a flamingo friend. Then we played Aloha Bingo earning a toy shark. Then we decorated our Sun Visors and won a treat bag and performed our Humuhumunukunukuapua’a song (wearing our Fish Hats), earning a splash ball. After that we had the best time doing the Limbo Activity. This led us to our feast of Hawaiian Pizza, Potato Chips, Jell-O, Fruit Kabobs, Sprinkled Cupcakes and Hawaiian Punch. After our delicious meal we relaxed and watched a fun Movie. Aloha!

#HAWAIIANLUAU

Sports and Games Week

Sports and Games Week has been a total blast! 🏁🏐🏓⛳🏈🎾🥎🥏⚾🧢⚽🏸🏑🏀

Aside from creating cool sports bookmarks and playing fun games from Candyland to Balloon War Cards, we’ve been learning how to play a variety of sports; baseball, basketball, bowling, ping pong, frisbee, golf, football, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, scoop ball, velcro-catch and soccer; ending theme with a traditional ballgame feast of Cracker Jack’s and peanuts. What fun it has been!

#sports

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO

We once again celebrated by enjoying Mariachi music throughout the day and dancing the Mexican Hat Dance. And we got to earn treat bags—YAY! Then we satisfied our palates with cheese quesadillas and chips with Tostitos salsa and salsa con queso dips, and orange juice—a delicious experience.

HAPPY EASTER!

The Easter Bunny was HERE!!!👏🐰❤️

And not only did he fill our Easter Baskets full of fun treats, but he also hid candy-filled eggs for us to search for! Our party started off by doing an adorable “Easter Craft” and performing the Bunny Hop Dance all the way to play “Pin the Tail on the Bunny” where we got to win a Treat Bag. And then we did the movement activity “I am Bunny Pink Ears” earning a Chocolate Bunny Treat. And then we engaged in a romping good time playing “Bunny Match” earning a Soft Bunny Friend. Then it was on to our special snack feast of baby carrots, bunny crackers, colorful fruit roll-ups, graham teddy bears, tangerines, potato chips, Easter cupcakes, sprinkled cookies, unicorn Jell-O, pink lemonade, and our own Easter Eggs that we decorated! And then we went on our Easter Egg Hunt! What an awesome party!!!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

☘️Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

Top o’ the Morning! The wee little folk in the Teddy Bear class had our traditional Irish music playing all morning, and proudly wore our personally crafted shamrock headbands most of the day. But no, we did not catch a leprechaun this year—I know! We really had high hopes. Those little rascals are just too quick. And they once again made a big mess on the playground! They did leave us some rather delicious green rainbow candy treats however, which made up for their shenanigans. We started our day by Decorating a Shamrock Cookie & Created a Silly Leprechaun Owl Magnet Craft. Then we Played a Lucky Coin Toss Game (winning a Leprechaun Toy & St. Patrick’s Day Glasses), a St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Game (winning a Rainbow Lollipop), and a St. Patrick’s Day Memory Game (winning a Treat Bag). We got to also watch Green Eggs and Ham and listen to the story “Lizzie the Lazy Leprechaun” before feasting on green Jell-O, green apples, green applesauce drinks, Lucky Charms cereal, green cream cheese filled celery sticks, cheddar cheese sticks, avocado chips with guacamole dip, frosted shamrock cookies, scrumptious festive shamrock cupcakes, and rainbow fruit roll-ups , followed by green apple juice. And then we enjoyed a special St. Patrick’s Day movie.

May the luck of the Irish be with you, today!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

💖Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone! 💖

For our pinkalicious affair we painted a WOODEN HEART CRAFT and DECORATED A HEART COOKIE to win a Heart Tube of M&M’s. Then we played a riveting HEART MATCH GAME and won a special Teddy Bear Friend! Afterward we played FIND THE VALENTINE and won a Treat Bag! Then we sang “I Love You” with Barney and checked out our special valentines from our classmates. Then it was on to devouring Valentine cupcakes, grape Jell-O, delicious red apples, Scooby Doo snacks, sweethearts, fun dip, rainbow fruit roll-ups, potato chips, strawberry D’animal smoothies and pink milk. And then we proceeded to enjoy watching a valentine movie: Madly Madagascar! Thank you to all the kids and their parents, the Valentines were spectacular this year!