Posts tagged playground

Pre-K Carwash

CarwashI always admire the skill building activities activities our teachers come up with. One hot day in June, on my workday we had a “carwash” – all tricycles, cars, ride-on toys and other vehicles were washed by the preschoolers.

It was a real low-work day for the working parents, all the kids were so busy and fascinated by this new activity. The children worked so well in teams and they stayed surprisingly dry too.

If you think about it, there is so much the kids can learn from this fun activity. Teamwork, sharing, taking care of and being responsible for their own needs and their own stuff, cleaning. Just like out motto: Learning Through Playing!

And it wasn’t just that the kiddos loved it – everything was sparkly clean at the end.

Pre-K Carwash June 10

Pre-K Train Ride Field Trip

We had beautiful weather for our field trip, the kiddos were very excited. We took the train from San Bruno to Burlingame and walked to Washington Park. The playground with monkey bars and big sand-water tables was new and exciting to the children and they really enjoyed their little adventure.

What a fun field trip!

When we wanted to leave the train was almost 15 minutes late and we sat and sang for a while. I also filmed some of the singing, I hope I’ll get around to posting it soon, stay tuned…

See the images in the Flash Gallery below. These galleries do not work on most smart phones – for sure not on the iPhone – in case you use one of these please click here to see many of the photos

Pre-K Train Ride Field Trip May 2010


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Kids photographing Kids

Leilani took her camera to school and shared it freely. I took a few, a few photos, elementary school aged kids took a few, but almost all of the photos were taken by the Millbrae Nursery School preschoolers, the Pre-K class. I am a little sad, this was one of their last days together, this fall most of them will be in Kindergarten

Most of the photos were taken in the beautiful and spacious playyard, it is the biggest playground I have ever seen at a school. I always admire how happy the children look, this is especially true if they are taking pictures of each other, and no adult prompts them to “smile for the camera”.

That was among the photos, I thought it makes a good alternate title for this post. “What I See”

Playing a ball game

See many more images in the Flash Gallery below. These galleries do not work on most smart phones – for sure not on the iPhone – in case you use one of these please click here to see all the photos

playyardmay10

Spring Party

Below is a youtube video of the party:

And another photo gallery with pictures from David, Andy and Sonja. If you have more to add please email me the pictures.

Springparty 3/2010

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Birthday Party for the 2 Year Olds

The 2 year-olds celebrated a birthday a few weeks ago. The weather was beautiful the children got to run around outside and chase bubbles, what a fun event!

Thanks David for the great photos and the bubble machine.

Birthday Party 2 2010

The 2 year olds celebrated a Birthday a few weeks ago. Cake, bubbles, what a fun event!

As always with the Galleries, SL means slide show. The photos are small, so FS (full screen) will not work here.