Thursday, June 30, 2022

Ooey Gooey Week

 The summer curriculum at AOFC is not only fun but incorporates learning through different themes each week and this week is no exception we kicked off  Ooey Gooey week with slime, foam, shaving cream, paint, ice just to name a few! The shaving cream pit on the playground was a hit and there was lots of shaving cream being tested on hands, faces, hair and anything else you could think of to see how it felt! There was slime to explore in classrooms, finger paint, play dough, ice chalk, and finally a foam party on the playground!! It was definitely a sensory explosion this week and the kids had a ball! Everyone had a blast learning,  touching, and feeling their way through Ooey Gooey week! 



Shaving cream madness! 


Slime!!


Look at that awesome foam! 


Buddies in the Foam!


Finger Painting is the best! 


Floam!! It looks like snow! 




Thursday, June 23, 2022

Preschool Percussion

 We had a very special guest visit us yesterday at AOFC, Mr Clifford is a percussionist and specializes in preschool drumming programs. He brought all sorts of drums and percussion instruments for the kids to play and listen too. Several of his amazing drums were from Africa as well as shakers made from rocks and one that was even a large dried pea pod. The kids were mesmerized and couldn't wait until it was their turn to play the stand up drums. There was even a lesson on sound as Mr Clifford would play a drum very loudly and then asked them to listen to the difference when he played it softly. The kids loved dancing, playing drums and learning all about the percussion instruments.




Loving playing those drums! 


Is it loud or soft?


This is so much fun! 


Many hands make lots of sound! 


Clapping to the beat! 


Yay for the drums! 


Is this loud or soft?! 


What does this sound like?! 


A shaker like a pea pod! 

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Ice Cream Social

 I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!! We had lots of friends screaming for ice cream at our AOFC ice cream social where you could top your ice cream with sprinkles, whipped cream and cherries. There were lots of smiling kids and parents enjoying the yummy ice cream and visiting with friends. We love seeing all the excitement and ice cream concoctions that were enjoyed that day.  



Cheese for ice cream! 


All done! 


Waiting for his ice cream! 


Loving the ice cream! 


Look at that smile! 


She is serious about her ice cream! 


We all scream for ice cream! 


Yummy! 


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Water day!

 The long awaited day is finally back, the day of the week that everyone comes in bathing suits to school, its WATER DAY!!  Our friends at AOFC love water day and they especially like to tell new friends who haven't ever done it before what it's all about! The water slide was back in action as well as water tables with some new toys ready for playing and when the playground door opened it was water day time!! The kids were so excited and we had the perfect sunny day for them to enjoy all things water! It's back for the summer and though it doesn't last long, every second will be enjoyed until the very last day!! We love Water Day at AOFC! 



Making a big splash on water day! 


Going down the slide together! 


Loving the water tables! 


Trying to see if the fish will swim! 


Sprinklers are so fun! 


SPLASH! 


Got in the first run on the water slide!  


Testing it out first! 


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Summer playground safety tips

 The temperature has started rising and here at AOFC we want to make sure that all our teachers and kids are being both having fun and being safe while playing outside. Staying hydrated is the key to avoiding heat stroke and we ensure that both teachers and kids have multiple water breaks while playing outside in the summer.  Wearing breathable layers of clothing, staying in the shade when possible, drinking lots of water, wearing a hat are all things that can help prevent kids and adults from becoming overheated.  These are just a few of things you can do to not only have fun but stay cool as well! It's important to keep our kids and teachers safe and happy so they can have fun in sun at AOFC this summer! 



Protecting himself from the sun with a hat and sunglasses! 


Wearing light breathable clothing is the way to go while playing outside! 


Finding some shade to take a break! 


Lots of water is the key to staying hydrated outside! 


Taking a water break! 


Lounging in the shade of the playground!


Not only cool but smart too by protecting her eyes from the sun! 


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Mud day!

 We got down and dirty with Mud day at AOFC from mud pies to buckets of mud, the kids had a blast playing in pools of mud on the playground! They ran trucks through it, made castles, pies and just let it run through their fingers all while have so much fun! At first, some approached the mud a bit hesitantly but once they figured out what it was as well as what it felt like, there was no stopping the mud play!  When they were done, a quick rinse of their hands and feet washed all the mud day fun away only to return next summer! We love mud day! 



Mud day fun! 


Making mud pies!


Girls like mud too! 


Muddy Princess!


Exploring the mud! 


He loves playing in the mud! 


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

AOFC's 2022 Prek Prom

 This year we had a blast at AOFC's annual Pre K Prom and with a Super Hero theme the night was filled with costumed Pre K's ready to save the day! From Batman, Wonder Woman, Cat Boy, The Incredibles and a few other costumed friends, the night was filled with balloons, dancing, yummy food and even a visit from Spiderman himself! Everyone had so much fun and seeing all the parents and kids dressed up as different Super Hero's made the night that much more! It's definitely a special night and one that everyone looks forward to each year and we can't wait to see what next year's Pre K prom theme will be! 



Super Hero's for the win! 


Some of our favorites on display! 


We made Pre K into Super Hero's! 


Look at this awesome Super Hero Spread! 


The Balloon guy and his assistant! 


These two cute Super Heros are ready to keep away the bad guys 


Batman and The Hulk are ready to save the day! 



Wonder Woman with her awesome flower balloon!