Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TASK Puts on Old McDonald Play for AOHV

We have had a wonderful summer so far in the TASK room! We have been swimming at the YMCA, toured Ace Hardware, ATA Martial Arts, Marble Slab, we have pizza parties, we go to the park every Monday and have Water day every Friday! Today was the most fun as we made farm animal masks and put on a musical show with Mr. Brad & Mr. Johnny! We are so proud of our big kids for being such wonderful role models for the younger classes.





Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Safari Week

We are having a blast for Safari week!  The realistic animals have been a big hit.  We have enjoyed so much watching them stop and look at the animals.  Dress up day was a great day as well.  We had all kinds of Safari Animals here!  The children have learned so much about Safari animals and Safari's. Great times at The Academy of Harpeth Village!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A Day at the Lake

This week we are learning about a day at the lake. Tuesday Ms. Anne taught the children how to cast a rod.  The children were so cute trying to place their thumb on the button to release the line.  We could certainly tell which children know how to fish!   All the children got to try it.  Some were great and others you could tell it was their first time.  All in all they had a blast!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pre-K 2 Prom!

Our pre-k 2 class had an awesome time at their prom which was a western/hoedown theme. We had a mule/wagon ride that took them around to see their new school, where they will attend kindergarten. The teachers, parents, and children had a blast! They ended the night showing off their western/hoedown dancing skills. The children danced a square dance with partners, line danced
and ended their performance dancing with their parents.  What a fabulous way to wrap up a fun filled school year and kick off Kindergarten Boot Camp.








Sunday, May 17, 2015

MUD DAY!

When engaged in sensory play children use all their senses. As children pour, dump, scoop, and explore they are learning about spatial concepts (full, empty). It's not just about making a mess and getting dirty; it is an essential component to learning that encourages exploration and discovery through play. They had a blast!








Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How does my baby communicate?

Long before children say their first word, they communicate through their cries, coos, facial expression, and body language. From birth, babies begin to develop two sets of communication skills: receptive and expressive skills.

Receptive communication is the ability to receive and understand a message from another person. Babies demonstrate this skill by turning their head towards your voice and resounding to simple directions.

Expressive communication is the ability to convey a message to another person through sounds, speech, signs, or writing. Crying , babbling, and using body language are examples of your baby's early expressive skills.

We help encourage your baby's communication development by...
Smiling, talking, playing, and reading with your baby every day to help develop the communication skills needed to build meaningful relationships with peers, caregivers & loved ones which aids in their personal development resulting in success through the school years.



Thursday, April 23, 2015

Family Picnic!

We absolutely love packing up a picnic and inviting our families out to eat in the fresh air. What a perfect day for the occasion! Thank you to everyone who came to enjoy this outdoor event!