Thursday, April 28, 2016

It's a bird....It's a plane...It's a helicopter!

Today at the CDLL, children were given the option to take a field trip to see a helicopter land at Finch Field House. On the way to see the helicopter some children pretended to soar like a helicopter. Children waited patiently for the helicopter to land. Once the helicopter landed, Head of the Michigan National Guard Major, General Gregory Vadnais came to greet the children. A few of the children saluted the General, while others shook his hand.

CDLL Children: "We want helicopter!"

David: "We waited for so long!"

Daniel: "Army guard guys came out of the helicopter."

Teaching Strategies Objective: #11 Children demonstrate positive approaches to learning. 
April 28, 2016
Ms. Hallgren and Ms. Vedder

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Outside Fun!

Today was a beautiful day! The children had so much fun playing outside. During large group the children went out to the zen garden and played red light green light, which is always a hit!

 Teaching Strategies Gold: Objective 4: Demonstrates traveling skills 

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday!

Today was wacky Wednesday in the CDLL. Many children and staff members dressed in their wackiest clothes and had their wackiest hair styles. The children got really into it! It's awesome to see so much participation in spirit week. Keep it up!

Objective 36: Explores drama through actions and language
Lauren Reiter

A Wacky Day!

Today is Wacky Wednesday! Which means that the children had the chance to wear their wackiest cloths and wackier hair! Today was full of sunshine, silly smiles, and just having a great ol' time!

Kayla Tanner

Teaching Stratigies Gold #33 Explores the visual arts

Monday, April 25, 2016

Did You See What I Saw?

Today was the first day in the Maple Room where a real saw was available for the children to use.  The children were directed to use gloves while they used the saw to protect their hands and a teacher was right behind the child at all times who used the saw.  The children realized how tough the piece of wood was and learned about blowing the saw dust away to see how far down the wood had gotten.  They learned all about safety and being careful with sharp tools while they waited for a turn.

"It's really fun." - Ashtin 

Miss Viges

Teaching Strategies Gold # 28 - Uses tools and other Technology to perform tasks

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Rainy Days and Worms!

As we are finally rolling into spring the weather has changed many times! Today it was a rainy spring day so the worms had surfaced from the ground. Many of the children at the CDLL noticed all of the worms and other bugs laying in the sidewalk as they walked into the CDLL. When it was time to go outside many of the children wanted to see what other bugs they could find on our playground! Danny, Sarah, and Lamar chose to get two containers to put their bugs in and went on a hunt! 

Danny said; "Look what we found! We found Roly-polies and more worms!" 

After showing a teacher their findings, Lamar told Danny, "Lets walk around the whole playground to see what we find!"

Ms. Seamans

Teaching Strategies Gold # 25 & 26

Demonstrates Knowledge of the Characteristics of Living Things
Demonstrates Knowledge of the Earth's Environment

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Body Investigation

In the Walnut Room there's lots of new things for the children to explore and see at the investigation table. One of those things being the human body, which has different organs, a brain, heart and more to be able to look at and place in its proper area. The children identify that these are all things that we have in our bodies and are used to help keep us healthy and living.

"We have to see where this part goes."- Stephen
"He needs this to live." - Carter B.
"Look it's our brain!"- Stephen

Teaching Strategies Gold Objective 29: Demonstrates Knowledge About Self
Ms. Juzyk