Friday, November 27, 2009

I promise...

Ok ok, I know I need to get better about updating for you guys, but things have been pretty hectic lately. All of my spots are now full and we are all still adjusting to having new kiddos here.

How was everybody's Thanksgiving? Mine was fabulous! Food, friends, and family! What could be better? I also went shopping today! Yes, I braved the crowds in search of all of those killer sales. Let me tell you, I was at Walmart before 5 AM this morning and did not leave until after 7. I got some great stuff though! I am so glad that I went. This was my first black Friday adventure, and it was totally worth it. I am on my second pot of coffee though, lol. Woke up at 2:30 to be in line at Kohls by 4. Still going strong!!

As for the kiddos, they are all absolutely amazing! Thank you all so much for allowing me to be a part of your child's life! This week we worked on the letter C, the number 3, the triangle, and the color green. Next week we will be moving on to D, 4, star, and yellow. Our theme this week was music. For arts and crafts we made tambourines, horns, and other stuff. We read a lot of books involving music and sang and danced a lot. Next week our theme will be dinosaurs. Since I now have ALL boys, I am sure that next week will be a big hit!

Just an advance reminder... I will be closing early on December 23rd and I will not be open on the 24th and 25th. I will resume care on the 26th.I am also sending out a reminder of some of my policies and proceedures, you should receive those this coming week or the week after.

As always... Much love and thanks!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Here is a pic of Mr. Kyler outside a couple of weeks ago for mom and dad!
Also, there are a couple of pictures from today while we were having our first half of our Halloween party! We will continue the fun when naptime is over!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Slacking, lol.


I am so sorry that I have been slacking on updating my blog for you all! I still have some pictures from our outside time that I have not uploaded yet. I will do that after I finish this update. Today has been fun! We did "Footprint Ghosts" this morning for arts and crafts. They turned out so cute! I can't wait for you to see them. The ground is still mushy from all the rain, so instead of going outside today, we watched Garfield's Halloween cartoon. For lunch today we had corn dogs, green beans, and mandarin oranges.

Tomorrow, our Halloween Party is going to be so much fun! We have fun games planned, and lots of goodies for the kids. We have bought each of the kids a pumpkin to paint and hopefully the weather will be nice and we are planning on going outside to play "Ghost Ghost Witch" it is a Halloween version of "Duck Duck Goose". This afternoon we are going to work on our letter "a" and our number, shape, and color of the week. I am hoping to master these this week, so next week we can move on to something else.

That's all that I have for now! Hope you are all having a great day like we are!

Much love and thanks!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lesson Plan 10/26/09

This week's theme is "Halloween". We have lots of fun stuff planned for arts and crafts this week (all centered around Halloween!). I went to the library today and got books to go with our theme, and also, I am headed to the video store in a little bit to get some Halloween themed cartoons. Don't worry, we won't be plopped in front of the TV all day, but I thought it might be nice to have a little treat during snack time this week. AND... don't forget about our Halloween party on Thursday!

And now for tomorrow's lesson plan!

Fine Motor Skills- Cars and Bean Counting
Gross Motor Skills- Musical Chairs
Group Learning Activity- Flash Cards and Tracer Page (We are doing the letter "a" again because not everybody is getting this alphabet thing!)
Arts and Crafts- Paper Plate Pumpkins
Story 1- There's a Monster Under my Bed!
Story 2- Dr. Seuss's ABC's (Audio Book)

Children's Meal Plan 10/26/09-10/30/09

Hey there parents! Here is our menu plan for the upcoming week.

Mon- B- Blueberry Muffins
S- Toast with Nutella Spread
L- Meatballs and breadsticks with dipping sauce and pineapple
S- Chex Mix

Tue- B- Waffles
S- Strawberry Nutri Grain Yogurt Bar
L- Peanut butter and Jelly Sandwiches with Pretzels and Pears
S- Banana

Wed- B- Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit
S- Orange Smiles
L- Chicken Nuggets with Carrots and Fruit Cocktail
S- Animal Crackers

Thu- B- Scrambled Eggs with Cheese and Whole Wheat Toast
S- Ritz Crackers with Peanut Butter
L- Mini Corn Dogs, corn, and Peaches
S- Graham Crackers

Fri- B- Cereal with Banana
S- Goldfish Crackers
L- Beanie Weanies with Peas and Ritz Crackers
S- Fruit Snacks

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lesson Plan 10/23/09

Fine Motor Skills- Sidewalk Chalk and Baby Wask
Gross Motor Skills- Ride Bikes and the Ants go Marching One by One
Group Learning Activity- Flash Cards and "a" tracing page
Arts And Crafts- Sunflowers
Story 1- Red is Best
Story 2- Alphabet Under Construction
Story3- Audio Book (Dr. Seuss's ABC)

Above is my lesson plan for today. Also, since it is too cold to go outside and play for too long, we will not be going outside both times today. Instead I rented a movie and we are going to have a movie time this afternoon. I rented Elmo in Grouchland so that is what we will be watching. For lunch today we had Dinosaur Chicken nuggets with carrots and green beans and pineapple chunks. Right now it is naptime. When everybody wakes up we will have our snack, today for our afternoon snack we will be having a Strawberry Nutrigrain Yogurt Bar.

We have a new friend joining us on Monday! His name is Bentley. We are all excited to welcome him. He is picking a fun week to start! This coming week our theme will be Halloween. We have lots of fun activities planned as well as some really cool arts and crafts stuff! On Thursday the 29th, we are planning a Halloween Party with the kids from the in home childcare next door. We are asking every parent to bring one "goody" to share with all of the kids. There will be aproximately 10 little ones. It doesn't have to be edible, it could be fake tattoos, or little goodie bag type stuff.

Thats all I have for now!

Much love and thanks!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Schedule 10/22/09

Ok, so I know I am a little late with posting this new schedule, but better late then never!

6-8) Arrival and Breakfast
8-8:30) Table Time
8:30-9:30) Group Learning Activity
9:30-10) Circle Time and Story
10-10:30) Snack
11:30-12)Free Play and Prepare Lunch
12-12:30) Lunch
12:30-2:30) Nap time/Quiet time
2:30-3) Snack
3-3:30) Arts and Crafts
3:30-4) Circle Time Review and Story
4-5) Outside
5-6) Free Play and Pick Up