WF, 9-15-2017

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Good Afternoon! Enjoy some of the pictures from our day.

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Breakfast: Brown rice cakes with peanut butter and pears.

Lunch:  Turkey and cheese on whole grain wheat tortillas, bananas/fresh fruit kabobs and cauliflower/cucumbers.

Afternoon Snack:  Pretzels and mozzarella string cheese.

Wee Sprouts:  Fresh cauliflower.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Rebekah

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WWF 9/15

Happy Friday!

Our older friends were interested in spending time at the outside art table this morning. Each drew multiple colorful pictures. Sophia said she was drawing a jungle and Mack got excited and drew on more than just his paper.

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Daniel fell in love with a red leaf we found in the grass! He held it in his hands to feel its texture and kept holding it up to the sky to admire it.

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Aggie was in the mood for stories today. She pulled books off the shelf to look through on her own and also listened to stories other friends had picked out for a teacher to read.

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Breakfast wad Kix and oranges. Wee sprout was peas. Lunch consisted of whole wheat tortilla with chicken and cheese, oranges, and peas. Afternoon snack was graham crackers and string cheese.

Link to photos: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtTCDmdhjIuliOUToZf0JBrcntTOrw

Have a good weekend!

Amanda

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WF, 9-14-2017

Good Afternoon!

We would like to wish our friend Emma a Happy 3rd Birthday! We hope you have a great day! Thank you so much for the delicious homemade chocolate zucchini bread and fresh fruit kabobs for our afternoon snack!

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We painted with sponges that were 4 different shapes. They were circle, rectangle, square and triangle. We dipped our sponges in a primary color and stamped them onto our papers. Since we were using the primary colors we also got to experiment making new colors.

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Some of us helped by taking the husk off the corn so we could have corn on the cob for lunch today!

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Breakfast:  Cranberry Almond Crunch cereal and pears.

Lunch:  Whole grain brown rice with turkey, bananas/oranges and corn on the cob.

Afternoon Snack: Homemade chocolate zucchini bread and fresh fruit kabobs.

Wee Sprouts: Fresh cucumbers.

Have a great Thursday evening!

Rebekah

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WWF 9/14

Enjoy the pictures from our day!

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Breakfast was Whole Grain Cheerios and oranges. Wee sprout was corn. Lunch consisted of whole grain brown rice with chicken, oranges, and corn. Afternoon snack was wheat crackers and block cheese.

Link to photos: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtTCDmdhjIuliOQK0XdE7KpCLBjQIw

Have a good night!

Amanda

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WF, 9/13/2017

Good Afternoon!

It was all about the HEXAGON this morning!

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Hexi-cards were available all morning for children to explore with! Lulu and Franklin worked together to make a pattern on the light table while Emma and Grady manipulated the hexi-cards on the island. Grady connected the hexi-cards based on matching colors. “This almost looks like a snake with two eyes!” commented Grady as he finished up.

K.4.1: Identify and describe geometric objects: circle, triangle, square, diamond, trapezoid, hexagon, octagon, parallelogram, sphere, and cube. (2006 standard)

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Maddie and Lulu sat at the island and worked with rhyming clip cards. While looking at the picture, they had to clip the picture that rhymed!

K.RF.3.1: Identify and produce rhyming words.

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In large group, we read ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish’. As I read, there were times where I stopped at the last word of the sentence and children filled in the missing word. They used context clues and came up with the rhyming words!

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Miss Melinda’s music time this morning was beyond engaging!

First, children who came to the music rug worked on rhythm patterns and tonal patterns. Then, we walked around the house; Miss Melinda played the drum and we marched to the beat! We switched between fast movements and slow movements. We even had to freeze and ‘strike a pose’! Not only were friends engaged musically but we also got to get up and move our bodies in a positive way!

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Breakfast– Whole grain oatmeal with PPC blueberries.

Lunch– Homemade egg salad on whole wheat bread, PPC grapes, and fresh cherry tomatoes.

PM snack– Banana and air popped popcorn.

Wee Sprout– Snap peas.

Have a lovely night.

-Mindy

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WWF 9/13

Today we played with the peg boards in the kitchen. Friends started by stacking their pegs in towers, and ended with sticking them on their fingers.

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We were full of energy outside and raced in circles around the track!

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Daniel and Aggie each spent time exploring under the habitrail. Then they both tried their hardest to climb up the slippery slide.

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Breakfast was Cheerios and banana. Wee sprout was corn. Lunch consisted of egg salad sandwiches, corn, and grapes. Afternoon snack was rice cakes with cream cheese.

Link to photos: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtTCDmdhjIuliOI2Kwl_Sk8rrTft1w

Have a good night!

Amanda

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WWF 9/12

Today we played at the sensory table…

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Gave high fives…

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Played in and on the log house together…

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And raced bikes!

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Breakfast was Kix with grapes. Wee sprout was peas. Lunch consisted of whole wheat tortilla with hummus, grapes, and peas. Afternoon snack was homemade zucchini muffins and block cheese.

Link to photos: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtTCDmdhjIuliOEhYM_b5-rmYs5dzA

Have a good night!

Amanda

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WF, 9/12/2017

Good Afternoon!

Anna requested the unifix cubes this morning after breakfast. Anna and Lucy each took a unifix tray and filled it up using a variety of colorful cubes.

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Maddie and Lulu used the trays to create a pattern by sorting colors. Lulu solved a problem aloud: “I need nine yellow cubes and I already have seven. So, that means I need two more yellow cubes!”

Various friends used the pattern books too! A pattern was started and it was our job to finish it.

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When the swimmers were off perfecting their back strokes, Miss Rebekah made zucchini muffins with everyone else! We used a rather large zucchini that we picked from the garden—the muffins were a big hit!

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Emma brought in mussels that she found near Detroit over the weekend! Miss Melinda pulled out the computer to research mussels with our friends. Emma’s mom sanitized the mussels so we were able to use our sense of touch to explore the mussels.

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Breakfast– Kix and PPC raspberries.

Lunch– Hummus on whole wheat tortillas, banana/orange, and fresh cherry tomatoes from the garden.

PM snack– Freshly baked zucchini muffins and string cheese.

Wee Sprout– Cherry tomatoes.

Have a great evening.

-Mindy

Link to pictures: WF 9/12

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WF, 9/11/2017

Good Afternoon!

This week, we’re focusing on the following FAB’s:

K.W.2.1: Write most uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet, correctly shaping and spacing.

K.W.2.1: Identify and produce rhyming words.

K.G.3: Model shapes in the world by composing shapes from objects and drawing shapes.

K.4.1: Identify and describe geometric objects: circle, triangle, square, triangle, diamond, trapezoid, hexagon, octagon, parallelogram, sphere, and cube. (2006 standard)

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In large group, we read ‘Happy Birthday, Tacky!”. Throughout the story, we found three words that we wrote on the chalkboard. After, we came up with as many rhyming words that we could think of for each word. We talked about how these are ‘word families’ because they are similar! Lulu commented, “We came up with the most rhyming words for cake!”

K.W.2.1: Identify and produce rhyming words.

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This morning, the older group went to the farm for the first time this season! We started off the day by taking a walk back to the cornfields which was about a two mile walk—phew!

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When we got back to the farm, we fed the turkeys using some wild flowers. We found out that turkeys have fuzzy ears so that it prohibits bugs from getting in their ears! They sure do like to peck! Smile

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Brooms were brought out so we could do our weekly cleaning before heading to the pond to look at some creatures that were caught! We saw a few snapping turtles, a frog, and some minnows.

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Before getting back to Wee Friends, we grabbed some of Miss Charlotte’s eggs to bring back to school. We were very careful carrying them!

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Back at Wee Friends, children used dominos to make designs!

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Breakfast– Whole wheat bagel with peanut butter and PPC pears.

Lunch– Whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce, PPC apples, and fresh corn on the cob.

PM snack– Whole milk yogurt and PPC raspberries.

Wee Sprout– Carrots.

Have a great evening!

-Mindy

Link to pictures: WF 9/11

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WWF 9/11

Enjoy the pictures from our day!

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Breakfast was whole wheat toast with butter and banana. Wee sprout was corn. Lunch consisted of whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce and cheese, grapes, and corn. Afternoon snack was graham crackers and string cheese.

Link to photos: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtTCDmdhjIuliN9d9ONDNX3doVS9_w

Have a good night!

Amanda

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