Space Explorer week was a blast! We had the Adventure Science Center come to our center and teach us about the different planets, gravity, space food, and the three laws of motion. This was a great week to talk about space, considering some fun information found by NASA this week. NASA said Thursday that its Kepler spacecraft has spotted "Earth's bigger, older cousin": the first nearly Earth-size planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star similar to our own. Though NASA can't say for sure whether the planet is rocky like ours or has water and air, it's the closest match found yet. It will be fun to learn about when more information is generated.
Monday, July 20, 2015
What a blast we had last week! We got to make ice cream, butter, cookies, and boars head came for a visit so we could make chicken sandwiches. We are making great memories that will stay with us forever! They definitely got to use all their sense by touching, smelling, and tasting their own creations. We also got to use our fine motor, math, science, and literacy skills as well. What a fun way to learn and teach!
Monday, July 13, 2015
We all love special treats! Kona Ice came for a visit on a hot day! The children got to make their snow cones with whatever flavor they wanted. The children are so funny how they pick their "flavor" it's really by the color. They all left with red and blue mouths.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
We have had an amazing summer here at AoHV! We have changed up the theme every week, so it always stays exciting. This week is all about construction zone. In our enrichment room we have set up one of our computers to make the sounds of a construction zone. While hearing the sounds of hammers, trucks, and other heavy equipment the children will learn what the environment is like. They will also learn what different signs look like, and what a crossing guard does to keep them safe.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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
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
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!