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.

Goodbye 2022

Hello 2023!

Have a SAFE and HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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!!!