Sports and Games Week has been a total success! We especially loved earning an award for Being A Good Sport. What a great time we all had playing numerous games (Chess, Sports Spot It, I-Spy Sports, Connect Four, Checkers, Candyland, Balloon War, Sneaky Snacky Squirrel, and Ninja Turtle Tic Tac Toe), and engaging in a variety of sports (Parachute, Ping-Pong, Baseball, Basketball, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Velcro Catch, Scoop Ball, Badminton, Football, Soccer, Bowling, Frisbee, and Golf ).
HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
We had quite the Fiesta! It was so much fun dancing the Mexican Hat Dance and earning prizes, and then feasting on quesadilla’s, chips and a variety of dips. YUM!
The Easter Bunny was HERE! He not only filled our Easter Baskets full of fun treats, but he also hid candy-filled eggs for us to search for! We created an adorable “Easter Craft” engaged in a romping good time playing Bunny Bingo and Bunny Match, and performing the Bunny Hop Dance all the way to play Pin the Tail on the Bunny where we got to win Treats and Toys. And then we did the movement activity I am Bunny Pink Ears earning a Chocolate Bunny Treat. Then it was on to our special snack feast of baby carrots, fruit snacks, Easter cupcakes, sprinkled cookies, Jell-O, pink lemonade and our own Easter Eggs that we decorated!. And then we went on our Easter Egg Hunt! What a fabulous party.
Happy Easter to all you little bunnies out there.
And a special thank you to Maddie Scalvini for the fancy gift box she gave me, and the individual gift boxes she got for each student. What a wonderful generous and thoughtful thing to do. Thank you…you rock!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Top o’ the Morning!
The wee little folk in the Teddy Bear class did the Irish jig to our traditional Irish music, and proudly wore our personally crafted shamrock headbands most of the day. But sadly, we did not catch a leprechaun this year—I know! We really thought this would be the year. It was sure a surprise to see the big mess they made in our playroom! Jeesh! Of course, they did leave us some rather delicious green rainbow candy treats, which made up for their shenanigans. We started our party festivities by Decorating a Shamrock Cookie. Then we Played a Lucky Coin Toss Game, a Wild Shamrock Match Game, Find the Shamrock, and a St. Patrick’s Day Bingo game—winning St. Patrick’s Day Stickers, Rainbow Lollipops, Slime, Green Dice, and nifty Treat Cups!
We also watched Green Eggs and Ham, listened to the story “Lizzie the Lazy Leprechaun” and feasted on green Jell-O, green chips with green dip, Lucky Charms cereal, oranges, festive shamrock cupcakes, celery with green cream cheese, rainbow fruit roll-ups, and green punch. 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!
We started our Valentine’s Day Party by first coloring a WOODEN HEART CRAFT and DECORATING A HEART COOKIE to win a Heart Tube of M&M’s, Treat Bag and a Mailbox. Then we played a riveting HEART MATCH GAME and won a Treat Cup & Box of Chocolates and played VALENTINE BINGO and won a Soft Monkey Friend! 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, strawberries, delicious red apples, Scooby Doo snacks, butterscotch pudding, applesauce, a marshmallow heart sweetheart mix, peanuts & raisins, and strawberry milk. And then we proceeded to enjoy watching a valentine movie: Madly Madagascar! And to wind down the festivities we read a “Pinkalicious” story and “Valentine Cats”. Thank you to all the kids and their parents, the Valentines were spectacular this year!
A special thank you to Theodore for the gorgeous flowers and special candle, and to Malcolm for the nifty Valentine wooden spoons and dishtowel, and to Avery for the cute pink Love-Bug. I feel so loved!!!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Our Pajama Day New Year’s Party was outrageous and so much fun! We had an indoor snowball throw competition, listened to Auld Lang Syne, talked about the countdown celebrations around the world on New Year’s Eve, and played a riveting Penguin Match Game for letter P and for winter, earning a treat bag of surprises! Then we heard the story The Night Before New Year’s Eve, and enjoyed feasting on pancakes with syrup! Then we sipped cocoa with marshmallows and munched on popcorn while watching The Polar Express.
Have a SAFE and HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!
Merry Christmas from KidsFirst LearningCenter !
We had a magical celebration. First, we colored our Holiday CRAFT BAG, and then we heard the LITTLE CHRISTMAS ELF story and sang the Winnie the Pooh version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. We added our Santa hats to sing Raffi’s It Must Be Santa, which then motivated us to put on our bell adorned reindeer antlers and perform Jim Reeves Jingle Bells. And then we played games! We played THE PIZZA WALK (earning a Present & Chocolate Santa) while dancing to Run, Run Rudolph, and then we played THE HOLIDAY MEMORY GAME (earning a prize) and then THE BEAN BAG TOSS HOPSCOTCH (earning a treat bag). Then we had fun getting involved in a CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING contest (winning treat cups). Then it was time for our HI PIZZA MAN story to prepare us for our surprise delivery person! This year it was a REINDEER! And then on to our huge feast.
Our bellies were more than satisfied. To wind down the day’s festivities we watched “The Flight Before Christmas” opened our stockings that Santa filled last night and then heard the adorable story SIX SNOWY SHEEP, and then finally took a long hard winters nap. As the big man in the red suit always says, “Merry Christmas to all…and to all a good night.”
P.S. A special thank you to a few parents who made this the BEST CHRISTMAS PARTY EVER! Thank you to Nerissa & Aaron who helped make this year extra special by contributing treat bags for every student. And an enormous thank you to Nerissa & Aaron, Maddie Scalvini & Ethan, Kathryn Buckles Dewey & Jake, and Erin & Travis for surprising me with fancy, generous and thoughtful gifts. I am overwhelmed with appreciation and so grateful to everyone.
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!!!
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!
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!