Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! A reason to devour chips and guacamole🥑…I’m in. We’re a school that believes in no holiday left behind—so Cinco de Mayo may be on Sunday this year, but we’ll still find a way to celebrate it at school. We enjoyed Mariachi music throughout the day and created pet rocks, and wearing our Cinco de Mayo hand-made headbands we danced the Mexican Hat Dance, earning a treat bag. SO FUN! Then we satisfied our palates with cheese quesadilla’s topped with sour cream, green apples, orange Jell-O, chips with fresh salsa, bean and Nacho Cheese dip, brownies and orange juice—a delicious experience. Later we get to enjoy Danimals, and even get to have Tamales at lunch thanks to Christine Hagedorn, who made this holiday feel even more authentic. Thank You!

HAPPY EASTER!

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🐣🍭🐰😉🥚👯‍♂️😎Get this, the Easter bunny was already here! I know! We are super excited. He filled our baskets and, according to his note, hid candy-filled eggs for us to search for—yay!!! Before our hunt we created adorable “Easter Bunny Refrigerator Magnets” and nifty “Easter Tote Bags”. And then with the “Bunny Hop” song resonating in the background we hopped the Bunny Hop all the way to play “Pin the Tail on the Bunny” and performed the movement activity “I am Bunny Pink Ears” earning a gift: a chocolate bunny treat. And then we engaged in a romping good time playing “Bunny Bingo” and “Bunny Match”, earning a soft bunny friend. Then we had the best decorating Easter Cookie contest, thanks to Aiden’s mom, Christine Hagedorn. Thank you for the sweet donation—it was so much fun! Then we enjoyed our special snack feast of carrots with Ranch dip, colorful eggs we dyed, cheddar bunny crackers, spring cupcakes, mandarin oranges and pink lemonade. After we gorged our little bodies we remembered that the Easter bunny had visited and hunted for Easter eggs! Sugar high here we come…
Happy Easter to all you little bunnies out there.

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya. Yes, once again the wee little folk in the Teddy Bear class with our traditional Irish music playing and wearing our personally crafted shamrock headbands enjoyed a Go-Green party. Unfortunately, even though we created the fanciest leprechaun trap, ever, we did NOT catch a leprechaun. I know! Next year, folks, next year. Oh and boy did our leprechaun make a big mess on our playground, but he made up for it by leaving us some delicious rainbow treats. We had so much fun painting our St. Patrick’s Day Sun Catchers, playing Toss the Magic Gold Coin, Find the Shamrock and a St, Patrick’s Day Match Game earning prizes, treat bags and bubbles! Then we watched Green eggs and Ham and feasted on green cream cheese celery sticks, green applesauce squeezes, green Jackfruit puffs, green chips with green dip, Lucky Charms cereal, sprinkled shamrock cookies, scrumptious St. Paddy’s cupcakes and green Kiwi lemonade punch—and a special thanks to Christine Hagedorn for the yummy breakfast muffins. They LOVED them!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May the luck of the Irish be with you all!

20th Anniversary

I am eternally grateful to every parent who has ever enrolled their child in my preschool center. Because of wonderful and supportive parents I have been able to follow my passion and do what I love. Here’s to 20 successful years in business. I look forward to many more fabulous years teaching.

Thank you!

MISS LORI

1999-2019

KIDS FIRST 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLAGE 2

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Our Pinkalicious affair was quite eventful. We played a riveting Valentine Match Game, and a Hide the Heart Scavenger Hunt, and then had our own Painted Cellars event painting with our own mini easels—adorable!  We also had a Valentine Cookie Decorating Contest and won prizes—a special Monkey Friend and a cute mini Valentine Mailbox. After that we sang “I Love You” with Barney and checked out our special Valentines from our classmates. Then it was on to devouring Sweethearts, Heart Sprinkled Cupcakes, Vanilla Cupcake Fish Crackers, Strawberry Pink Danimal Yogurt, Cheese Sticks, Red Delicious Apples, Red Jell-0, Strawberry Sensation Fruit Roll-Ups and Chillin’ Cherry Juice Drinks. And then we proceeded to enjoy watching a Valentine movie: Madly Madagascar. A special thank you to Christine for the Be My Valentine Heart Cakes—they were a big hit! And I LOVE my Teddy Bear and cool shaped coffee mug—it will get lots of use. And Thank you Heather for the heart felt dark chocolate bar and considering me an Endangered Species—I am honored. Have a Beary Happy Valentine’s Day all you love-bugs out there. Love, the Teddy Bear Class.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! What a magnificent celebration we had. We started out by putting on our blinking Christmas light necklaces and creating a Holiday Ornament. And then off to hear the Little Christmas Elf story and sing the Winnie the Pooh version of, The Twelve Days of Christmas. And then we added our Santa hats to sing Raffi’s, It Must Be Santa, which motivated us to put on our bell adorned reindeer antlers and perform Jim Reeves, Jingle Bells. This encouraged us to dance around the tables to, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. And then we were motivated to let the games begin. We wore our blinking Christmas light bulb headbands & necklaces while participating in THE PIZZA WALK (earning a present), and then we played a HOLIDAY MEMORY GAME (earning an holiday bucket filled with gifts) and then a BEAN BAG TOSS HOPSCOTCH (earning a chocolate Santa). Then we had fun getting involved in a CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING contest (winning stickers). Then it was time for our HI PIZZA MAN story to prepare us for our surprise delivery person—who wasn’t a Pizza Cow like we suspected. And then on to our huge feast of; pizza, oranges, raisin & peanuts, fruit roll-ups, peanut butter & pretzels, frosted cookies, gingerbread men, marshmallow trees, chocolate pudding, candy canes and strawberry kiwi juice drinks. Our bellies were more than satisfied. To wound down the day’s festivities we watched “Olive the Other Reindeer” 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 thanks to Christine Hagedorn for the adorable blinking necklaces and headbands, and to Heather Waddle for the special, quality, full-size dinosaurs for each child. Christian enjoyed handing them out to each friend and they were beyond grateful; super cute!
Thank you!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Turkey Day, Little Turkeys! First we created pine-cone turkey centerpieces to take home. Then we played the game: “Turkey-Turkey Whose Got The Turkey”, and then we sat down to savor a yummy feast of turkey, cranberry, olives, raisins, mixed nuts, blueberries, juicy apples, cheddar cheese cubes, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, oranges, cookies, Fruit Roll-Ups, brownie bites, pumpkin & berry pie (with whipped cream), cranberry juice 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 thankful for all of my preschool parents (past and present) who have supported me on my relocation to Chico, their kids who I miss every day and to my new preschool parents who have been super supportive and conscientious, raising incredible, funny and intelligent little turkeys; full of character and charm. And a special thank you to Christian Heather Waddle for my lovely sunflowers. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!! I am grateful to all of you and look forward to the year ahead. 🙂