December, 2018

Courtney Owens

Over the past week the children started practicing for their Christmas Show multiple times a day. This will be their main focus for the next few weeks.

Work Time:

Sandpaper Letters: This child is tracing and identifying the sounds of the letters ‘e’ and ‘t’  and connecting the sounds with the initial sounds of different objects like elephant and train.
Movable Alphabet: This child is saying the words of different objects and phonetically spelling them: rth for earth, bir for bear, hmr shrc for hammer shark and trdl for turtle.
Zipping: This child is developing his independence and concentration while also gaining finger control and dexterity to manipulate a zipper.
Tying: This child is learning how to care for himself while developing a sense of independence and refining his fine motor skills and coordination of movements to successfully tie the shoes.
100 Board: These children are memorizing where the tiles should go and be placed on the 100 chart, while also learning to identify names of the numbers 1 through 100 and how to write each number.
United States Map: This child is learning the names of the states and where they are located on a map.
Play-dough Letters: This child is developing her fine motor skills while also learning how to  form the letters of the alphabet.

Guest Reader


Christmas Show Rehearsal | December 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium, 2300 4th St.)

Christmas Show | No Afterschool care available (student pickup by 3:15pm) | December 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium, 2300 4th St.)

Pajama & Show-N-Tell Day | December 21

Young children who spend after hours daycare suffer from stress which could make them shyer in later life. A study has found the stress levels of toddlers in creches are around a third higher than those who stay at home. While children at home with a parent become more relaxed over the course of the day, those in childcare grow more anxious. Children who spend more than eight hours in childcare are the most stressed, based on saliva samples taken by researchers and tested for the stress hormone cortisol. A study suggests this is because they miss their parents and have upsetting conflicts with other children.

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>