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Friendship Fun

For friendship day: the children cut out their heart, chose a partner, and marble painted.  They had to figure out how to get the marbles to move (up, down, side to side, forward, backward, all around) What a great way to encourage team work and build their oral language skills.  Check out the end result!  …Continue reading

Parent Meeting: Fantastic Fine Motor

I just want to start out by saying thank you all so much for coming to the parent meeting today!  The children are beyond excited to have you in their school home…and so are we 🙂 And we hope you found a special spot for your new pet 😉 Strengthening your child’s fine motor muscles …Continue reading

Design Builders

The children have learned that we create letters and numbers with big lines, small lines, big curves, and small curves.  We use the curriculum called Handwriting without Tears.  It focuses on using simple terms to encourage proper letter formation.  As you have noticed, we do not use worksheets to teach the children.  Children learn best …Continue reading

Snow Much Fun!

Well, we have FINALLY been able to get outside and play in some snow!  The children loved it.  We are hoping we can get more opportunities to enjoy the snow by playing in it and not by looking at it from inside:)  Now, let’s keep our fingers crossed that this ice goes away!!

Calming with Yoga

We do many activities to calm ourselves when we get super excited, frustrated, or to just be mindful about our bodies.  For example: smell the flower, blow out the candle.  Close our eyes and count to 10.  And then there is yoga. 🙂  A wonderful site you can go onto is Cosmic Kids Yoga.  The …Continue reading

Going a Little Stir Crazy?!?! :)

Hopefully everyone is staying safe and warm!  It is incredibly cold out there and I haven’t left my house since Tuesday.  I know we are going a little stir crazy over here:)  I thought I would share some activities you can do at home to help you, if you are feeling like us, lol! Since …Continue reading

Peppermints, Parent Winter Fair, Playful Hunt, and PJ’s!

Did your child tell you about their candy experiment?!  First, they put on their lab coats, safety goggles, and gloves as they prepared to be scientists 😉  Then, they poured their cups with water and were given two peppermint candies. One of the first things they noticed was that the candies had a pattern: red, …Continue reading

Field Trip!

We have been approved to attend a field trip to the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit on January 30, 2019!  There is NO cost to you.  Bus transportation will be provided (one child/one adult).  Details of the field trip will be given closer to the date. We are very excited for this field trip!

Important Reminders

I would like to remind you of some very important dates that are coming soon.  On Wednesday, December 19th, we will be having our winter parent fair at the Cotter Early Childhood Center.  You should have received a note in your child’s folder.  The address is 13929 Osborne St. Dearborn 48126.  The phone number is 313-827-6150.  …Continue reading

Fine Motor

**This will be a lengthy post;)**  Fine motor skills are crucial for all children to develop.  These are the muscles in the hands that help aid in buttoning, zipping, cutting, proper letter formation, hand-eye coordination; just to name a few.  I spoke with some of you at conferences about how you can help your child …Continue reading

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