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.