Monday, May 18, 2009


This year I planned a small graduation ceremony to honor all my students but mainly Kylie, Toddy and Chase who were graduating from Learning Adventure Preschool! We had the get-together at Heritage Hills community pool. Joanne helped me decorate the pavilion so nice. We grilled hot dogs and everyone brought yummy food to share. The children enjoyed swimming...until the storm came. And it rained and rained and thundered! We thought it would pass and then it just got worse....but the show must go on!!
We did our little program and had a blast.
Here is the whole group.
I didn't get a shot of all 3 graduates together....but these 2 pictures are show them all!
I had many moments on Friday where I was so sad that this year has come to an end! The parents gave me a wonderful scrapbook of the year. This is something I will cherish forever. I look forward to the years ahead but this group will always hold a special place in my heart. These children gave me so much confidence. They were always so excited to come to school and I loved seeing their smiling faces each morning. How lucky I have been!!
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Field Day!

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Chase giving the chicken limbo a try! How low can you go?
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Face painting!!
Everyone gave it a try....the green noses was pretty! Of course the children loved painting our faces as well....I had green hands even!
Savanna's clients-Addy and Camryn
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There were even water balloons! This was the children's favorite!!
Kylie was going after her mom while Savanna and I were having a battle at the end of the driveway!
The boys won this round of tug-of-war.
This Kool-aid stand was a hit with Isabel and Toddy. The enjoyed taking orders and passing out snacks!
Not sure why Trent is making that face! He is cute even when he frowns!
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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Fox's Pizza!

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The children LOVED going to Fox's Pizza! They went back into the kitchen, walked into the refridgerator, played with some pizza dough and then got to make their very own personal pan pizza! They could choose from all the toppings....but for some reason they all wanted pepperoni! ha:) It was very hard to get good pictures of them creating their pizzas but here is what I have! It was so much fun and we hope to make this a tradition with Learning Adventures!!
The owners were so impressed with their pizza-making skills that some were offered jobs right on the spot!
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x, y, and z!

Here are just a few pictures of our activities during these last few weeks of school!

The children enjoyed creating these pictures using different sizes and textures of yarn.

We also talked about the sun during our /y/ week. After looking at different pictures of the sun on the internet the children painted their own suns by mixing yellow and red.
During the /x/ week we played the game "X marks the spot". We took turns hiding the red x somewhere in the room. The person hiding it would give direction on where to find the x (around the yellow table, to the left of the trash can, under the chair,etc. ) One book we enjoyed that week was "How I Became a Pirate". In this story the main character helps pirates hide their treasure in his backyard. He drew a map for the pirates so they could find it again. We imagined that we had treasure also in our backyard and the children drew a treasure map complete with the "x" to mark the spot! The children also helped write and illustrate a class book "The Fox Has Six ___?".
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The children had fun creating these zebra headbands and playing a zebra friend game.
To end our study of all our zoo friends the children created a zoo. I pulled out some animal pictures from National Geographic magazines for them to cut out and glue on a large banner. Some even drew water or cages around their animals.

We also created personal pizza's that the children cut into 4ths to make a puzzle. This activity was to prepare us for our fieldtrip to Fox's Pizza!

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