During the teacher in-service weeks before the 2016-2017 school year began, Milestones staff worked hard to transform the spaces for the new year. The last week was exhausting, but the end product makes it all worth it. We want to thank our community for their your tremendous patience. Thanks to the parents who were able to help us during the week. Taking the time to help us made in-service easier and contributed to making a quality environment for our students. We completely transformed Milestones!
We have created an entire new environment for the children, therefore we want to have a fresh start. We will start the year by taking a lot of pictures in order to document the various projects we will participate in. Last week, we focused on getting to know each other and observing the children’s likes and dislikes. We want to teach the children how to use each space, which will help the children develop a sense of community. We created this space for them, therefore the must use and maintain the space together. We can’t wait to sea what’s in store!
Children are naturally curious and passionate about learning. In their pursuit of knowledge, they are prone to poking, pulling, pounding, shaking, and experimenting. When children experiment with their environment, they are engaging in scientific thinking through active involvement.
We experimented this week with various elements to create amazing reactions. We made an erupting volcano with baking soda and vinegar. We made oozing slime with borax and glue. It is fun to pull, poke, and pound. We created clouds with shaving cream, and made rain drops with food coloring. The children even made rock candy—they will have to wait a week for their candy to develop. The children loved to experiment independently by using their hands to explore the materials. We had so much fun being scientists.
It’s summer at Milestones, and that means camp! Each week we have tons of fun activities based on a single theme, such as the Ocean, Dinosaurs, and Cooking. Each theme will integrate, math, science, art, literature, and dramatic play, with each activity will emphasizing one of these topics in order to develop the whole child. View a calendar of the themes and activities for this month.