May all the families of BTCC have a wonderful Easter Weekend!
There is a sign-up sheet at the BTCC entrance for volunteers to help clean up our playground next Friday, April 22nd. BTCC will provide pizza for supper, please sign up so I have an idea on how much to order. If the weather is not ideal, we will postpone to Friday, April 29th instead.
BTCC is hiring! Please help spread the word. Playing with kids all day, keeps a person young at heart, that is my selling line!
All parents are always welcome to enter BTCC. It works well with the security door to drop off and pick up your children at the entrance, although if you ever want to step inside it is ok! DHS does require anyone entering the building sign in on the sign in sheet outside the entrance. Feel free to come on in!
Happy Easter from some of the Tigers!
This week the older Ducks were busy stacking blocks, pushing toys around the room, and trying to get into trouble! The smaller Ducks kept busy sitting in the bumbo seats and highchairs watching the big kids run around playing on the floor. We also have some rollers, and the jumpers are a favorite hangout place.
This week the Bears dobber painted eggs, colored Winnie the Pooh and played with play-do. Other activities included playing with the tool bench, building with Legos, and filling the grocery carts with toys and play food and dumping all over the room! The Bears played duck, duck, goose, and ring around the rosy, they also practiced a tornado drill.
This week the Tigers colored boiled eggs with shaving cream and liquid watercolor paints. For art the Tigers also made bunny headbands, colored Easter pictures, and made an Easter egg sun catcher. Other activities included singing and dancing, practicing writing their names, number, and ABC flash cards, and practicing a fire drill. Jessica and MacKenzie quizzed the Tigers on what to do in case of a fire, and which exit to use depending on where the fire was. This really got their minds turning and is always a good thing to talk about and be prepared for! In the gym the Tigers played with the parachute, and Jessica lead the kids in a game of duck, duck, goose. Wednesday the Tigers went to the library and Miss Patty read books about spring animals and had puppets to play with, that was fun!
This week the Lions played outside and in the gym after school. Thursday was exciting with a non-planned early out, the Lions actually got to play in the Lion room, while the Tigers napped!!
We are excited to introduce Jenna Kelchen to our team at BTCC! Jenna has a 3-year-old daughter, Teagen, who attends BTCC. Jenna will be working in the Duckling Room. BTCC is still looking to hire more full and part time help, spread the word!
It seems all but 3 of our babies are all grown up! We average 12 kids in the Duckling room each day, and out of the 12, 10 eat table food. Mealtime is busy! The smaller 3 ducks are growing fast as well! Activities in the Duckling room include, rolling around on the floor, sitting in the bumbo seats (big ducks try to sit in them too!) dumping toys out, and picking them back up, repeating words the teachers say, like animal sounds and other kids’ names, and they love running around the room and banging against the registers!
This week the Bears welcomed 2 new kids into their classroom, Max and Alaina. They talked about the letter W. For art the Bears dobber painted a W and colored a whale and a worm. They also practiced a tornado drill and ran races in the gym. In the classroom they have tons of options for free playtime, including a tool bench, kitchen set with grocery carts, and toy cars and a road.
This week the Tigers learned the letter W. Tiger room activities included, painting a paper plate watermelon, writing their names, cutting paper, playing bingo, talking about the weather, and helping put cots out for nap time. We also changed the toys out in the Tiger room, so there are lots of different options for them to use at free play, including castles, stackable colored counters, my little ponies, and mini fruit counters. Of course, the magna tiles are always a favorite!
The Lions were lucky to spend last Friday and this Monday at BTCC all day long! They played with army guys and castles, a variety of board games and put together floor puzzles. Monday the library hosted the movie Clifford, which the Lions (and some Tigers) attended. Other activities included painting, cutting and glittering Easter pictures.