Now this is what I call summer weather!

>I knew this morning coming to work that we must take advantage of this wonderful cooler (80’s!) summer weather. My courage is not quite up to the walk to Barnett’s, but I thought we would definitely go to the park for some playtime. The children were very excited when I told them during circle time […]

Lions, and tigers, and bears, (and monkeys, and camels, and zebras)!

>Yesterday was our much anticipated trip to the safari. We had the most wonderful time. I had three parents join our class for the trip, and that was such a blessing to have those extra helpers. We somehow avoided the heat of the day, which was my main concern. We began with the petting zoo […]

Make new friends, but keep the old…

>Today we had two new friends join us! Keegan and Audrey came to play. Keegan is 5 and will be heading to kindergarten in the fall, and Audrey is 3 and will be back at Bright Beginnings when school starts. We are very happy they are with us, and glad to have new faces at […]

A good day for a picnic…or not

>Today was a great Friday as we finished up our zoo study. The kids are so excited to go to the Safari on Tuesday. They wonder if it is like the zoo? I say no, we will touch some animals in the petting area, but have to drive around to see the others because they […]

Bike Washing

>Today was a great day…we started in centers and many of us flocked to the block center to use the blocks to make a zoo for our animals. We wrote on the signs in the block center “zoo” and “Please do not feed the animals!” They enjoyed setting up the zoo together. When the zoo […]

More Zoo Fun

>Today we continued our zoo theme. After playing in centers we went outside to enjoy the great summer weather. The kids had fun in the water table, riding trikes, and moving all (and I do mean all) the toy cars, trucks, trains, tractors, dump trucks, etc. up onto the porch to create their own toy […]

> Ms. Beth had to go to the doctor today, so Ms. Debbie came to play and have fun with us! In her words:Today we… talked about where Randy and I have been and where we are goingRead Good Night Gorilla and found the little mouse on each page.explored the zoo animal stickers and made […]

Girls Only

>Today we had only five children at school due to the holiday. We had all girls! Needless to say,we did not leave the dress up room all morning during free choice centers. We played hair parlor for awhile with me being the only client and all five girls acting as stylists. Some pf the girls […]

A Walk to the Library

>Today we only had six children at school. With such a small group, and the weather being a lot cooler than is has been the past few weeks, I thought “what better day for an impromptu visit to story time at the library?” We got there in plenty of time to get settled in for […]

Another WET Wednesday!

>Today we had another Wet Wednesday! I bought a new beach ball sprinkler that was fun, but did not hold a candle to the slip & slide! They LOVE that thing! We had a lot of fun, of course!!! We did a zoo math activity this morning in the manipulative center, and read From Head […]