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Thematic Units:

Fire Safety and Prevention

Nocturnal Animals

Pumpkins and Scarecrows

Halloween Fun

 

Language/Emergent Literacy:

Letters - S, T, M

Word Family - "an"

Color Word - Orange

Math:

Numbers - 4, 5, 6

Sorting - Same/Different

Shape - Triangle

 

Science:

Seasonal Changes

 

Social/Emotional:

Self-Awareness

 

October has been filled with so many new learning adventures and challenges. Each week we set out on a new, exciting Fall related theme.

We practiced a Fire and Severe Weather Drill during Fire Safety Week.

We participated in several Science Experiments including making "Elephant Toothpaste, Pumpkin Tortillas, dissecting a pumpkin, and Homemade Lava Lamps. (Just to name a few!)

We had so much fun making Fall related Art! The list is endless.

On Friday, October 25th, our Staff all wore Breast Cancer Awareness tshirts to show support of such a great cause and to honor those survivors and those who fought a fierce battle! Thank you, Mrs. Heather Howell, for the awesome shirts!

Friday, October 29th, was our annual Fall Festival. We had such an awesome time! There were game booths, prizes, face painting, hot dog meals, popcorn and pie (to go)!

This month we studies about our families, ourselves and Fall Harvest. We studied the Letters Cc, Aa, Zz and Numbers 1, 2, 3.

We had fun doing activities such as shucking ears of corn then using the corn to paint with.

We learned about fall leaves. We even used our hands to create neat leaves! We also made adorable handprint vegetables.

Grandparent's Day was Sunday, September 12, 2021. On Friday, September 10, 2021, we celebrated their day by inviting all Grandparents to have lunch with their little ones. Mrs. Maria and Mrs. Linda created an amazing set up in the school age classroom and Mrs. Maria made homemade lasagne. It was delicious!

On Friday, September 24, 2021, Kindergarten celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day with some fun Johnny Appleseed projects. That was a blast!

Employee of the Month

September 2021

Analisa Tolley - Kindergarten

Congratulations, Analisa!

Next month we look forward to the annual Fall Festival and class pumpkin decorating contest!

 

 

 

Week of: August 2, 2021

"Crazy Kitchen Chemistry"

This week was so much fun! It was all about Science and Cooking Projects!

 

We made flour paint, raised salt paintings, flour painting (made from our flour paint), scratch n sniff paint then painted with it!

We conducted experiments such as floating M&Ms, Candy DNA (edible Science), how to keep fruit from turning brown, lemon sink, and rainbow wizard's brew!

Next week we will wind down summer with the "End of Summer Bash"!

And we can't close this week's blog without recognizing our Employee of the Month: Miss Rose (School Age). Miss Rose is new to Lighthouse, replacing Miss Alejandra. She has done an amazing job with the children and we see many great things in her future!

Week of: August 9, 2021

"End of Summer Bash"

We wind down Summer 2021 this week with a week dedicated to the end of Summer.

It is a bittersweet week because some of the children will be leaving us for the school year, some of our littles are big boys and girls and beginning a new journey starting school.

We tried to pack as much fun into this week as we could! We made bird feeders, 3D rainbows, paper plate sailboats, paper bag kites and much more!

We played a hilarious game of "Cheeto Head". For this, we placed shower caps on our heads and covered the shower cap with shaving cream. Then, we tossed cheetos on each other's heads. The idea is to get as many cheetos to stay in place on top of the head as possible! It was so much fun!

We also made pizza bagels! Those were so so good. Who knew four ingredients could be so easy and so tasty?!

Our school age summer campers attended Main Event on Wednesday for the last field trip of Summer. This was a lot of fun playing bowing, golf and arcade games. Plus, we ate pizza for lunch before returning to Lighthouse.

We ended the week with an End of Summer Class Party.

Next week, we will begin reviewing our academics and adjusting to our academic schedules. We have a lot of fun activities planned for the Fall Semester. Stay tuned!

Week of: July 26, 2021

"Around the World in 5 Days"

This week we studied about different countries and their cultures from around the world.

We experienced their different lifestyles through Science, Arts/Crafts, Games and Cooking Projects!

For India, we decorated our very own Mandala and made a Two Minute Fruit and Cracker Dessert.

For Africa, we made African Paper Plate Necklaces.

For Egypt, we participated in a cup pyramid experiment.

We also studies The Netherlands and France. For France, we made a Sugar Wafer Eiffel Tower.

This was a uniquely fun week!

On Wednesday, the School Age Summer Campers visited It'z Pizza in Pasadena. That was  a lot of fun. They played games, won prizes and played bumper cars.

On Thursday, everyone participated in the following Safety Drills: Fire Drill, Severe Weather Drill and a Center Lock Down.

Please join us next week for the End of Summer Bash!

 

Week of: July 12, 2021

"Mad Scientist Week"

This week was all about Science! We created so many fun concoctions.

We made Mad Scientist Headbands and badges. We also participated in a fun balloon challenge game! Everyone really enjoyed that.

We all made homemade giant bubbles. This was a cool experiment! The first batch flopped. So, we made it again and this time, it worked better. That's what Science is all about!

On Wednesday, the School Age Summer Campers attended a Field Trip to Kid's Creations. They created awesome resin art! This was a neat place to visit in case you are looking for something interesting to do with your kiddo!

We finished the week making homemade lemonade, lava lamp experiments and puff paint creations!

We can't wait to see what next week has in store. Join us then for "Summer Olympics Week".

 

 

Week of: June 28, 2021

"Stars & Stripes: All American Week"

This week we focused on all things "America" and "Fourth of July".

We played a social game called "Patriotic Colors". We finger painted flags. We made fireworks out of toilet paper tubes. We made "Magic Milk Fireworks" in Science.

So many fun things! Too many to count! 🙂

The School Agers embarked on a fun field trip on Wednesday to The Play Space in Webster. They had a great time! They even ate pizza while there!

Remember: Monday we are closed in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Join us next week for "The Great Outdoors!".

 

Week of: June 21, 2021

"STEM Week: Budding Builders"

This week we focused on STEM activities. We explored each component: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

We experimented with so many exciting projects and activities from a Leak Proof Bag, Summer Slime, Dancing Corn, Paper Chain STEM Challenge, Lemon Volcano to Straw Bridges!

On Wednesday, preschool and school age participated in an in-house field trip with Coach Billy for a fantastic STEM Class! That was so much fun!

Below are some pictures of the projects and activities. Enjoy!

 

Week of: June 14, 2021

"Superhero/Father's Day Week"

This week was so exciting! We had fun with Superheroes!

We made Superhero badges, Superhero handprint characters, toilet paper tube characters and much more!

In Science, we made Superhero Slime and made a Skittles Rainbow.

We ended the week by playing the "Aqua-man" game!

We would like to wish all of the wonderful fathers a Happy Father's Day!

 

 

Week of: June 7, 2021

"Crafty Campers"

The second week of Summer Camp is over and done with! We had such an awesome week.

We made so many exciting things and experimented with fun projects.

We made craft stick dolls, painted "pet" rocks and made pasta painted necklaces.

For Science, we made strawberry playdough, tie-dye slime  and sidewalk chalk paint. It was so much fun!

During outdoor play, we played a fun game of Ring Toss!

On Wednesday, our School Agers went on a Field Trip to The Ceramic and Pottery Center. They had so much fun creating their own painted ceramic sculpture.

School Agers ended the week with an ice cream bar party and preschool had popsicles!

 

 

Week of: May 31, 2021

"Kick Off Summer"

 

This week we crafted and created so many fun projects. We made homemade scented playdough, paper plate lighthouses, and homemade fans!

We met a few new friends and said goodbye to a few for the Summer.

Preschool and School Agers ended the week with a snocone from Kona Ice. That was a blast (and a surprise)! 🙂

Week of: May 17-21, 2021

Theme: Pond Life/Amphibians Week

May Learning Objectives:

Language/Emergent Literacy:
Letters -  W, X

Review All

Color Word - Yellow

 

Math:

Numbers 25-30

Shape – Review All

 

Science:

Compare Animals, Plants and Insects – Record Differences/Similarities

Identifying Sea Creatures

 

Social/Emotional:

Self-Help Skills

Independence

Manners and “Nice” Words

 

This week we learned about pond life and amphibious creatures. We studied pond related sight words. We identified and practiced writing the Letters Ww and Xx.

We played games such as Leap Frog, Turtle Crawl and Duck, Duck, Goose!

It has been a busy, but fun and exciting week!

Next week we will explore farm life and begin year end reviews.

 

Week of: May 3-7, 2021

Theme: Cinco de Mayo/Mother's Day Week

May Learning Objectives:

Language/Emergent Literacy:
Letters -  W, X

Review All

Color Word - Yellow

 

Math:

Numbers 25-30

Shape – Review All

 

Science:

Compare Animals, Plants and Insects – Record Differences/Similarities

Identifying Sea Creatures

 

Social/Emotional:

Self-Help Skills

Independence

Manners and “Nice” Words

 

This week we studied the Letter Ww and Number 25. We continued counting in Spanish and learning simple Spanish familiar words.

 

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo Wednesday by taking turns hitting a homemade piñata that was made right here at Lighthouse Learning Academy! That was so much fun! Poor Mrs. Maria had watch her fingers while were batting at it!

 

We practiced jumping jacks, Mexican Jumping Beans and the Mexican Hat Dance.

 

We sang a Mother's Day Song in honor of our Moms and made some special surprises!

 

Our staff would like to take a moment to personally thank everyone for the thoughtful gifts and kind gestures. We truly appreciate each and every one of you!

 

This has been a fun week filled with a lot of activities.  Join us next week for Under the Sea (Ocean Life) explorations!

Week of: April 26-30, 2021

Theme: Community Helpers

April Learning Objectives:

Language - Letters Q, U, V

Numbers - 22, 23, 24

Color Word - Purple

Shape - Cube, Sphere

Science - Bugs in Nature; Sink/Float; Grow a Plant

This week we studied the Letter Qq and Number 22. We learned what a Community Helper is. We learned there are many different types of Community Helpers and we learned what each do for us.

It has been a fun week making Firefighter Hats, practicing STOP, DROP & ROLL!

We also studied what XRays look like. We even made our own!

Friday, because it rained we could not go outside. What did we do? Had a dance party!!

We finished the week learning our colors in Spanish.

Join us next week for Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day fun!

Week of: April 19-23, 2021

Theme: The Rainforest

April Learning Objectives:

Language - Letters Q, U, V

Numbers - 22, 23, 24

Color Word - Purple

Shape - Cube, Sphere

Science - Bugs in Nature; Sink/Float; Grow a Plant

This week we studied the Letter Vv and Number 24. We also studied the layers of The Rainforest.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, preschool classes made individual Rainforest Pizzas. They really enjoyed this fun project!

During the week, we pretended to be Rainforest animals. We learned what they look like, how they move and how they sound. Did you know The Rainforest is home to many exotic, colorful animals?

We had a lot of fun this week. Join us next week as we study Community Helpers!

Week of: April 12-16, 2021

Theme: Watch it Grow! Plants and Gardening

April Learning Objectives:

Language - Letters Q, U, V

Numbers - 22, 23, 24

Color Word - Purple

Shape - Cube, Sphere

Science - Bugs in Nature; Sink/Float; Grow a Plant

This week we studied the Letter Uu and Number 23. We also studied the parts of a flower in detail.

We also learned new words in Spanish this week that fit our weekly theme.

Join us next week when we explore The Rainforest!

 

Week of: March 29-April 2, 2021

Theme: Bunnies & Chicks

April Learning Objectives:

Language - Letters I, J, Y

Numbers - 19, 20, 21

Color Word - Green

Shape - Rhombus

Science - Mixing Colors; Colors of the Rainbow

This week we had fun with the Bunnies and Chicks thematic unit.

We actually got to interact with a real live baby bunny! Some of us took pictures with the bunny. How neat that was!

We hunted stuffed eggs outside and had class parties with our friends. What an exciting time.

We practiced the Bunny Hop and sang "Here Comes Peter Cottontail". We even practiced our colors in Spanish by playing a game similar to Hop Scotch.

This week was more of a fun week with lots of arts and crafts and hands on activities. Next week we will study bugs and insects. That will be interesting learning about the anatomy of a bug.

Week of: March 22-26, 2021

Theme: Spring has Sprung!

March Learning Objectives:

Language - Letters I, J, Y

Numbers - 19, 20, 21

Color Word - Green

Shape - Rhombus

Science - Mixing Colors; Colors of the Rainbow

This week we began to focus on Spring! We studied Spring insects such as beautiful butterflies, Spring weather and colors of Spring.

We made Spring slime. We failed! Oh, well, we live and learn. It was a fun experience.

We painted Spring masterpieces using only our imaginations and we made ladybug paintings using our feet!

Story Time in the STEAM Lab

What a fun week we had. Join us next week when we have fun with Bunnies and Chicks.

Week of: March 8-12, 2021

Theme: Life Cycles

March Learning Objectives:

Language - Letters I, J, Y

Numbers - 19, 20, 21

Color Word - Green

Shape - Rhombus

Science - Mixing Colors; Colors of the Rainbow

This week we learned about Life Cycles (Frogs, Butterflies, Plants). We learned so much including the stages of a butterfly's development! Cocoon

Preschool even conducted an experiment with beans to see if they would sprout. They did!

Next week will be St. Patrick's Day fun!

Week of: March 1-5, 2021

Theme: Dr. Seuss Week

March Learning Objectives:

Language - Letters I, J, Y

Numbers - 19, 20, 21

Color Word - Green

Shape - Rhombus

Science - Mixing Colors; Colors of the Rainbow

This week we had fun with Dr. Seuss. We celebrated his birthday on Tuesday, March 2nd. Did you know the real Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel, was born in 1904 and died in 1991. He lived to be 87 years old! Wow!

We created lots of fun art projects such as The Lorax and Thing 1 and Thing 2.

We also practiced sorting shortest from longest and mixing the colors of the rainbow to see what colors we create!

Next week we will be studying Life Cycles! What fun that will be!

 

Week of: February 22-26, 2021

Theme: Western/Rodeo Week

This week was an incredibly fun week! We learned all about the Rodeo and Old West.

We ate like a cowboy on the range for lunch Friday (Cowboy Frank and Beans) and made western vests from brown grocery sacks.

Earlier this week, we made our very own Cowgirl/Cowboy Bandanas!

We took time out of the week to pose for a few western pictures! Boy, did they turn out great!

The real fun was the Horse Races! We had a blast with this activity!

Story Time in the STEAM Lab

More of this week's projects....

What an exciting, fun-filled week we had! Next week we will be studying Life Cycles! Check back to see what interesting things we learned!

Week of: February 8-12, 2021

Theme: Dental Health/Valentine's Day

 

This week was a busy week. We essentially had two thematic units.

 

For Dental Health, we learned about proper hygiene and how to clean our teeth. We learned some foods are good for your teeth and some foods are bad for your teeth.

Unfortunately, we could not have our annual Dental Health/Hygiene Presentation, however, Cammarata Pediatric Dentistry Group gladly donated the dental health kits to the children as they always do.

For fun, we decorated a tooth, pretended to brush a tooth, and created a smile with marshmallows.

Our school agers conducted a science experiment and made Elephant Toothpaste.

We celebrated Valentine's throughout the week, but the real fun began today. We decorated Valentine's hearts, counted using conversation hearts, created heart sensory bins for Science and had a class Valentine's party!

Story Time in the STEAM Lab

Valentine Class Parties!

 

Next week's theme is Friendship. We will talk about sharing, caring and what it means to be a friend.

 

 

 

 

Weeks of: January 25, 2021-February 5, 2021

Theme: Transportation

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The last two weeks we have learned all about modes of transportation. We learned about transportation by air, railway, water and road.

We made craft stick airplanes, boats out of construction paper shapes, and we made rocket ships from our names.

We also experimented with fizzing colors and made traffic lights.

Next week is Dental Health and Valentine's Week. We will have a busy week full of learning and fun!

Friday, February 12 we will have a class Valentine's Party!

 

 

 

Week of: January 18, 2021

Theme: Sun, Moon, Stars and Planets -

All about Space

 

This week we learned all about space. We learned the names of the planets and what they look like. We also learned facts about each planet.

This week was filled with many fun space projects. We made space wreaths, space playdough and we conducted an exciting science experiment called "Fizzing Planets". That was so much fun!

Next week we will be studying Transportation - by Air and Water. Stay tuned for those fun activities!

 

 

Week of: January 11, 2021

Theme: Animals and Winter Hibernation

How do animals stay warm in winter?

This week we studied Winter Hibernation and animals that hibernate during this season.

We learned not all animals hibernate in the Winter. Of the animals that do hibernate, we learned how long they hibernate. We also learned how they prepare for hibernation.

Our activities included the Letter B mini book, Where I Hibernate, Hibernating Animals Reader Booklet and we went on a "bear hunt".

Week of: January 4, 2021

Theme: Winter Weather

 

Welcome to our Spring Semester of fun and learning! We have so many exciting things planned this semester.

 

This week we studied Winter Weather. We made “snow”! That was so fun! Everyone enjoyed that project. Later, we made hot chocolate slime. That was a fantastic experiment for the senses!

We also studied the Letters B, G and N and Numbers 13, 14 and 15. Did you know that letter G is silent in some words such as gnat or gnaw? It also changes phonologically in the word laugh.

Next week we will be learning all about Animals and Winter Hibernation! We can’t wait to see what awaits.

Week of: December 14, 2020

Theme: Polar Express

This week was a bit different than our normal weeks. Each day had it’s own theme!

Monday – Marshmallow Chocolate Day (Serving hot chocolate w/marshmallows)

Tuesday – Christmas Crazy Hat Day

Wednesday – Gingerbread Day (Decorating Cookies)

Thursday – Ugly Shirt or Sweater Day

Friday –  Polar Express Day! Pajama Day  (Wear Your Favorite Appropriate Pajamas to School)

The children have participated in so many fun activities! We drank hot chocolate with marshmallows, decorated cookies, wore crazy/silly hats and much more! Friday, we cashed in “money” for a ticket to watch Polar Express. How neat that was!

We continued to work on our surprise Christmas gift! When weather allowed, we enjoyed the outdoors.

 

Thursday, we practiced fire and building safety with a visit from the Deputy Fire Marshal. We all did great!

 

And, of course, we had a Christmas Pizza and Ice Cream Party!

 

Next week is Christmas week! We will take a break from learning and enjoy arts and crafts, Christmas movies and fun Winter stories.

 

Week of: December 7, 2020

Theme: Winter Holidays

 

This week we have began decorating the center for Christmas. Our tree is now put up and decorated in the front window. It looks amazing. Thank you, Mrs. Maria and Mrs. Linda!

We have decorated snowflakes and stockings! We also began a special project that will take the week to complete! We can’t send it home yet. It’s a surprise!

PreK worked on tracing lines and shapes. They also worked on their names this week. They will continue this through the upcoming Spring Semester.

Bridge worked on tracing number words and shapes. They even made a special booklet showing off their skills!

Our littles were busy this week, too. They have participated in many fun projects. Some made Christmas trees with their feet while others made Snowmen Wonderland scenes and other awesome holiday decorations!

We are enjoying the Holiday music playing through the center. Everyone is really getting into the spirit of the holiday season!

We can't wait for next week - Polar Express Week!

 

Week of November 30-December 4, 2020

Theme: Gingerbread

This week the children have had fun learning all about Gingerbread, particularly the Gingerbread Man!

 

We have explored different art projects involving the Gingerbread Man. We also have stepped outside of the Gingerbread theme and began making fun Winter/Christmas crafts.

The weather has been touch and go this week, but we were able to enjoy some sunshine! And what fun that was!

 

Next week we will be exploring the theme Winter Holidays! We have so many fun things planned! Keep watching for blog updates to see the new things we learn and do.

 

 

Week of October 28, 2020

"Happy Halloween! Just a reminder that our Halloween Bash is Friday October 30th. We have several activities planned, and we are sure the children will have a good time. Children are welcome to wear their costumes to school but please write your child’s name on all parts of the costume. Also, please bring a complete change of clothes for your child to change into after the Bash."

Santa came to visit us and suprised our students with a gift! It was a joy seeing them all excited and blessed to have had Santa visit.

Santa 2019

November 22nd, 2019

Thanksgiving Feast

Thanks to all the LLA Parents for attending our Thanksgiving Feast and enjoying a great meal with our students.

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November 11-15, 2019

Our Students have been working so hard on making all these amazing projects for thanksgiving.

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October 28-31,2019

Fall Festival

Our Children looked absolutely adorable in their costume this year!!! They enjoyed playing games and getting all sorts of candy and prizes.

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October 21-25, 2019

For our Fall Festival we had a contest, the class with the most candy donations would win a Movie Day. The winners this year is our 2 year old classroom!

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October 14-18, 2019

This week we had our classrooms decorate a pumpkin for a contest. It was so much fun decorating these and having everyone vote for their favorite! The winning pumpkin is the “Evil Queen/Poison Apple”.

Pumpkin 2019

September 16-20, 2019

Who doesn’t love Whip Cream!!! This week our students had a blast playing with whip cream and working on sensory items. Hands on learning through play!

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My Five Senses

This week our children were so excited to learn about the five senses. They each had a project to discover something that has to do with this week’s theme.

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Celebrating Grandparents Day

This week we celebrated our grandparents. We had a luncheon for the grandparents to come and spend some time with the children. It was an amazing day!

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All About Me Week

This week our children were so excited to tell us all about them! We learned so much about them and enjoyed every little project. Even got these silly pictures.

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July 8, 2019- July 12, 2019

This Week our Students had an amazing week making their inventions for Invention Convention. Also created some fun memories at the Children’s Museum where they enjoyed about different careers and applying science.

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July 1st ,2019- July 5th, 2019

This week our students had a fun filled week, from classroom projects to our field trip to Main event. Our summer campers are slowly getting ready for school and enjoying the rest of summer that we got!

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June 24- June 28, 2019

This week our summer campers enjoyed their field trip to Marble Slab and had lots of ice cream preferences and we are so excited to see the projects keep increasing throughout the classrooms.

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June 17, 2019 – June 21, 2019

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This week our students have had a blast. Our School Agers had an in house field trip with a mobile gaming truck which allowed for them to play several different games. There was even giant Jenga! Our summer campers had such a marvelous time and they were so intrigued.

We had an excellent week and look forward to next week!

June 10, 2019 – June 14, 2019

This week our summer campers went to the park, splash pad, and to CiCi’s pizza. In addition, LLA had our first splash day of this summer!

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Thank you to Army and Mia’s mom (pictured left) for donating their cake for our students!

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June 3, 3019 – June 7, 2019

Summer Fun!

We have officially started our summer festivities. We are so excited for what we have planned this summer. If you have a summer camper and want a calendar of events and field trips, be sure to stop by the front office!

May 27, 2019 – May 31, 2019

The end of the year is quickly approaching! If your child is a school ager and they will be here through summer time, they must be registered for our summer camp program. We need additional paperwork for our summer campers, so please stop by the front office to make sure your child is completely registered.

April 15, 2019 – April 19, 2019

Our Easter Egg hunt was a success and our students had such a blast!

Thank you to all who donated eggs for the hunt!

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May 20, 2019 – May 24, 2019

Preschool Award Ceremony 

 

Our Pre-K and Bridge Class Graduation Ceremony was a success! Thank you to Ms. Amy for all of your hard work in planning and preparing this event. Thank you to our preschool teachers who have consistently educated, cared, and nurtured these students. We are so grateful for the parents and family members who came to the ceremony to show their support.

Please click HERE to check out our Face Book page to check out more graduation pictures!

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April 8, 2029 – April  12, 2019

We have our egg hunt and class parties on Thursday, April 18th.

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April 1, 2019- April 5, 2019

Bunnies and Chicks

This week we talked about bunnies and chicks! We even shared something exciting with our students. We told them that in just TWO weeks we will have a real bunny come in for the students to see! (There is a sheet posted in the front office, please let us know if you do no wish for your child to participate in this activity.)

March 25, 2019 – March 29, 2019

Life Cycles

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We got our caterpillars here just in time for our life cycle week! We are so stoked to watch the different stages of a butterfly. Our Bridge class went on an adventure to gather items around the preschool for their butterfly habitat.

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March 18, 2019 – March 22, 2019

Spring Has Sprung!

Happy Spring! Spring is officially here and we are so stoked! Our infant 2 class even decorated sugar cookies to kick off the start of spring.

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March 11, 2019 – March 15, 2019

?St. Patrick’s Day and Rainbow?

We hope everyone is having a fun and safe spring break week!

We are really enjoying the extra time we have with our School Agers this week! They have done some fun projects such as making Shamrock Shakes, Pull String Art, and M&M Cake Cookies!

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Our School Agers went on a field trip Friday, March 15, 2019 to Crocodile Encounter. They had so much fun and even got to “pet” a baby crocodile!

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In addition to covering St. Patrick’s Day and Rainbows, our classes have been hard at work with this week’s practice letter, “J”. Our Younger Twos and Older Twos created a four leaf clover out of their hand prints!

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March 4, 2019 – March 8, 2019

⛅All About the Weather?

Rainy, Cloudy, Sunny, Foggy, etc… we have been talking about each of these weather conditions. Our classes have been observing the weather very close this week. Each day our students have discussed the weather. We also have sang some fun songs such as “Rain, Rain, Go Away” and “Mr. Golden Sun”. We have had so much fun with this unit!

February 25, 2019 – March 1, 2019

Dr. Seuss Week!

We had so much fun this week! We read some Dr. Seuss classics and learned about poetry. We celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Our Bridge class even got him a special birthday cake!

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Cat in the Hat even came by to say hi to our students!!

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February 18, 2019 – February 22, 2019

?‍⚕️Community Helpers?‍?

This week was about helpers with in the community. We talked about doctors, nurses, chefs, bakers, astronauts, soldiers, teachers, dentists, mail carriers, bus drivers, coaches, babysitters, fishermen, plumbers, firefighters, farmers, librarians, and volunteers. We discussed their roles and  how each helper is important in our community.

Also this week, we had Go Texan Day: 2/22/19

We got to show off our Texan pride by wearing our western wear!

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February 11, 2019 – February 15, 2019

?Be My Valentine❤

Our staff has been busy preparing and decorating for Valentine’s Day. In fact, our staff members are competing in a door decorating contest for a free pizza and ice cream party for their classroom! Head over to our Face Book page to vote for your favorite door. (Click HERE!) Voting ends this Friday, February 15, 2019!

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Each class celebrated Valentine’s day by having their class party and exchanging goody-bags and cards!

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February 4, 2019 – February 8, 2019

?Dental Health Week?

This week is all about dental health! Today we had a dental hygiene presentation from Tots N’ Teens Pediatric Dentistry.

Thank you for coming to our school to teach our Pre-K and Bridge class all about this.

Our students enjoyed the presentation so much! ?

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?Transportation by Road and Railway?

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Last week we learned about transportation by air and water. This week we

learned about transportation by road and railway. Our students created a

number train, had class discussions about their parent’s cars, and even made “I Think I Can….” trains.

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January 21, 2019 – January 25, 2019

?Transportation by Air and Water?

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Our classes have been hard at work learning about all about the

different types of transportation by air and water!

This Thursday we had our Stretch N’ Grow All Star Sports Demo Day!

Our students loved it! The All Star Sports program focuses on the skills and

technique for Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Football, Field Hockey, and Track

& Field- complete with scrimmages for each sport! This class will be held

every Thursday from 9:00 am-9:30 am. It is not too late to sign up for this

wonderful program, see the front desk for information on how to sign up!

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January 7, 2019 – January 11, 2019

❄Arctic Animals?

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This week we covered arctic animals and learned some interesting new facts.

We discussed polar bears, walruses, arctic foxes, and more!

The preschool students worked hard at creating arctic animals out of paper plates.

These are displayed outside of their classroom. We love seeing our student’s artwork displayed in the hallways!

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Our Infant II class has been working on some new sign language and they sat very patiently while the teacher taught them!

These smiling faces always brighten our day.

December 31, 2018- January 4, 2019

☃❄Snowmen and Snowflakes☃❄

Happy New Year!

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We hope everyone had a safe and wonderful New Year’s Eve!

This week was all about Snowmen and Snowflakes! Our students practiced

writing their name, but with a fun twist on it. They wrote their name in

homemade snow! The students loved this.

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We have really loved the extra time we have got with our school agers

during their winter break!

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The school aged students have been able to make such great use out of our STEAM Lab this week.

Also, we would like to announce our January 2019 Employee of the Month.

Congratulations to Ms. Christina! Thank you for all of your hard work.

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December 24, 2018 – December 28, 2018

Merry Christmas! We hope everyone had an amazing holiday!

December 17, 2018 – December 21, 2018

❄Winter Wonderland☃

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We had such a wonderful week. Our students enjoyed their class parties. Thank you to all the families who signed up and brought stuff!

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Reminder: Lighthouse Learning Academy will be CLOSED Christmas Eve

(Monday, December 24th) and Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25th).

We will return to normal business hours on Wednesday, December 26th.

December 10, 2018 – December 14, 2018

?The Gingerbread Man?

This week we learned all about the gingerbread man!

Our Bridge class got to paint their own gingerbread men and they created their own hand print ornaments!

Our Infant 2 class explored their creative side by painting as a class. They had a tremendous amount of fun!

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Our staff has gone above and beyond this year for the holiday season!

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Lighthouse Learning Academy will be hosting a Parent’s Night Out on December 21, 2018 from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

We will provide dinner, have activities, and movies for the children. Any of our students are welcome to come!

This is $20 per child that must be paid in cash. This can be paid in advance or on the night of.

Make sure to sign up, there is a sign up sheet in the lobby on the front desk!

December 3, 2018 – December 7, 2018

❄The Polar Express!?

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November 26, 2018 – November 30, 2018

✨6 Pillars of Character!✨

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Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship are what we learned about this week.

These are the six pillars of character. We showed random acts of kindness all throughout this week!

Our classes discussed what each pillar meant to them and how they applied it to their everyday life.

November 19, 2018 – November 23, 2018

?Thanksgiving?

This week we discussed and prepared for Thanksgiving!

The students thought about and shared with the class everything that they were thankful for.

In addition, the classes talked about their favorite thing about Thanksgiving.

Some students enjoyed spending time with their families and others enjoyed all the yummy food!

Speaking of food, the students shared their favorite Thanksgiving side dish and dessert.

The Two’s classroom created adorable footprint turkeys to take home.

All of us enjoyed having our School Agers here during the fall break. They made great use of the STEAM Lab.

We hope each of you all have a wonderful and safe holiday!

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November 12, 2018 – November 16, 2018

?Health and Safety/ Safe Practices⚠

Our teachers have been hard at work creating lessons for Health and Safety week. We reviewed fire safety from Oct. 8 – Oct 12.

In addition to talking about safe practices, we also had our Thanksgiving Feast on Friday.

We had such a wonderful time. Thank you to all who showed up!

Congratulations to Keisha Fletcher and Amanda Carroll for winning our dessert and side dish contest!

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The Pre-K and Bridge class enjoyed making a Very delicious chocolate pie for the Thanksgiving Feast.

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Our students did such a wonderful job performing their special Thanksgiving songs!


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R E M I N D E R :

Lighthouse Learning Academy will be closed Thanksgiving Day (November 22, 2018) and the following day (November 23, 2018).

We will return to  regular business hours on Monday, November 26, 2018.

November 5, 2018 – November 9, 2018

????Fruits and Vegetables????

This week was all about fruits and vegetables! We discussed how important they are to have everyday.

The classes pointed out the fruits and vegetable with very meal that was served.

The Two’s class had fun painting grapes with their fingertips! They also talked about the color purple in both English and Spanish!

As always, the students had a blast with coach Rob from Stretch N’ Grow.

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✔Gentle Reminders:

-LLA has an attendance cut off time of 9:30AM. Every child must be in care before this time.

-As the weather is getting cooler, we ask that there is a jacket provided for the child(ren) for outside play time.

-Please refrain from bringing toys into the classroom as it causes a distraction.

-Please make sure to bring an extra change of clothes for your child(ren).

October 29, 2018 – November 2, 2018

?Creepy Crawly Insects??

Our students have been learning about the different types of insects this week!

Our Pre-K students each got to create their own spider and their own pumpkin.

Our students were able to go into our STEAM Lab to explore all different types of insects.

We hope you enjoy the pictures from this week:

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Here are some of our fall festival pictures from last week. We had so much fun!

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October 22, 2018 -October 26, 2018

??Autumn/Fall??

This week was so wonderful! The Fall Festival had such an amazing turn out!

Thank you to everyone who came and to all of the parents who donated candy, prizes and baked goods.

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Our Pumpkin Decorating Contest has come to a close! Thank you to all who voted for their favorite pumpkin.

All of our staff members did a phenomenal job decorating these! We were SO impressed with the outcome.

Congratulations to Ms. Rebecca for winning the contest! Her class will get a pizza party.

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Some of our smiling faces this week as we prepared for our fall festival!

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*Fall Festival pictures to come*

October 15, 2018 – October 19, 2018

??Trees  and Leaves ??

This week our students have enjoyed learning all about trees and leaves. We have discussed fall weather and the different colors of leaves.

Our students enjoyed looking outside their class window at the different types of trees and leaves.

Our Two’s classroom created a fingerprint tree craft to take home. Our Pre-K classroom explored their creative side by making

a leafy pumpkin. Speaking of pumpkins, we are getting ready for our center-wide pumpkin decorating contest! Each teacher has

received a pumpkin to decorate. These pumpkins will be on display in the front office next week to be voted on.

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October 8, 2018 – October 12, 2018

??Fire Safety & Prevention??

This week we discussed fire safety and prevention. The students discussed how they can prevent fires

by not playing with matches or lighters. We encourage families to talk about this at home as well.

Our staff has found creative ways to to incorporate this theme in their daily lessons!

Take a look at what has been going on this week at Lighthouse Learning Academy:

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?Reminder! ?

We are still in need of individually wrapped candy, novelties/prizes, and baked goods. If you feel

like you can help out, please bring your item(s) to the front office no later than Wednesday, Oct. 24th.

October 1, 2018 – October 5, 2018

??Harvest and Nutrition??

This week we have had a marvelous time learning all about Harvest and Nutrition!

You may have noticed the fall setup located near the front office. Feel free to take pictures of your child(ren) here!

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As our Fall Festival quickly approaches, we are asking for donations.

We are in need of:
-Individually wrapped candy
-Novelties/prizes
-Baked goods

The Fall Festival will be on Friday, October 26th. We are asking that all donations are turned in by Wednesday, October 24th.

The items may be brought to the front office. Thank you for your participation!

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Our wonderful team continued to show off their creative side this week! The students enjoyed helping

decorate their classrooms and giving their input.

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Now that we have our STEAM Lab up and functioning, we have been making great use of this!

Our school agers have made great utilization of this lab. Miss Tiffany brought the school agers who had homework

into the STEAM lab and assisted with any questions they had. The lab allowed the

students to focus on their homework with minimal distractions.

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Our infants and toddlers have had an extraordinary week exploring harvest and nutrition.

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September 24, 2018 – September 28, 2018

?A for Apple/Johnny Appleseed?

All of us here at Lighthouse Learning Academy have had a tremendous week. Our teachers have really gone

above and beyond! The theme this week was A for Apple/Johnny Appleseed! You may have seen the big apple tree in the

back of the building located near the Two’s Classroom. This was created by Ms. Linda and Ms. Maria.
Each student in the two’s class painted an apple that is now on the tree. Fantastic job Two’s, this looks amazing!
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October is approaching quickly, so Lighthouse is getting ready for fall! Our staff has been working extra hard this week on decorating their classrooms!

Below are just a few pictures of some of our fall decor and crafts!

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We loved Ms. Amy’s idea for her classroom door. The students all worked together to paint the background for the door.

In addition, each student got the opportunity to create a bat to put on the door. The students had so much fun

creating this and we love how it turned out!

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Thank you to all of our hard working staff who made this such a fantastic week!

Stay tuned for next week when we discuss Harvest and Nutrition!

September 17, 2018 – September 21, 2018

?Colors and shapes⭐

This week was all about colors and shapes! Our teachers and students have had so much fun with this theme.

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In our Infant and Infant 2 classes we reviewed our colors and shapes by using flashcards

and songs. In the Toddlers and the Twos class, Mrs. Maria and Mrs. Linda allowed their student’s to explore their

creative side by drawing shapes in shaving cream. The students in this class also identified different colored building blocks.

The students have had a blast!

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In the Pre-K classroom our students enjoyed reading stories and engaging in group discussion about

all of the colors and shapes located through out the classroom!

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September 3, 2018 – September 7, 2018

?‍?‍?‍?  My Family/Celebrating Grandparents?

This week here at Lighthouse Learning Academy we focus  ed on “My Family/Celebrating Grandparents.”

Our students enjoyed describing and introducing their families to their classmates. On Friday, September 7, 2018 we celebrated all grandparents by

hosting a Grandparent’s Day Luncheon. Thank you to all the families and grandparents that participated and made this event a success!

We enjoyed seeing and meeting each of you.

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Another fantastic week! Stay tuned for next week where we will explore The Five Senses!

August 27, 2018 – August 31, 2018

This week’s theme was All About Me! We took this week to get to know one another. Our students enjoyed the activities

and lessons their teacher planned. In addition to getting to know one another, our students have continued reviewing their letters and numbers this week.

These are some of our students in the Infant 2 classroom! We adore these pictures and love the participation from the parents!

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Take a look at some of our smiling faces below!

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We are also thrilled to announce the opening of our brand new STEAM Lab! STEAM stands for Science, Technology,

Engineering, Art and Math. This lab will give children the opportunity to learn computers, Smartboards, engineering and much more!

We are very excited about this new addition to our program. It is going to be a great supplement to our curriculum!

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We had such a wonderful week! Stay tuned for next week!

August 20, 2018

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This week our focus was “Getting to Know Each Other” and reviewing our skills. The children are so excited to welcome new friends and reunite with old friends who have been gone for the summer. This week is all about getting comfortable in our classrooms with our friends and staff, learning the classroom rules and new schedules.

Thursday is Fall picture day at Lighthouse. Laugh Out Loud Photography will be at the center taking fashion photography pictures. This company takes amazing portraits! We are excited to see the outcome!

This week you may have noticed the teachers working hard on their classroom environment. During this time, you may have noticed a change in decoration. These ladies have put a lot of thought into this. As a matter of fact, we made a contest! They have enjoyed the friendly challenge! In fact, we’d like to congratulate our School Age teacher, Miss Rebecca and our Two Year Old teachers, Mrs. Linda and Mrs. Maria. They worked very hard and we just couldn’t decide on one!

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Stay tuned next week for All About Me Week!

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This month we studies about our families, ourselves and Fall Harvest. We studied the Letters Cc, Aa, Zz and Numbers 1, 2, 3.

We had fun doing activities such as shucking ears of corn then using the corn to paint with.

We learned about fall leaves. We even used our hands to create neat leaves! We also made adorable handprint vegetables.

Grandparent's Day was Sunday, September 12, 2021. On Friday, September 10, 2021, we celebrated their day by inviting all Grandparents to have lunch with their little ones. Mrs. Maria and Mrs. Linda created an amazing set up in the school age classroom and Mrs. Maria made homemade lasagne. It was delicious!

On Friday, September 24, 2021, Kindergarten celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day with some fun Johnny Appleseed projects. That was a blast!

Employee of the Month

September 2021

Analisa Tolley - Kindergarten

Congratulations, Analisa!

Next month we look forward to the annual Fall Festival and class pumpkin decorating contest!

 

 

 

Week of: August 2, 2021

"Crazy Kitchen Chemistry"

This week was so much fun! It was all about Science and Cooking Projects!

 

We made flour paint, raised salt paintings, flour painting (made from our flour paint), scratch n sniff paint then painted with it!

We conducted experiments such as floating M&Ms, Candy DNA (edible Science), how to keep fruit from turning brown, lemon sink, and rainbow wizard's brew!

Next week we will wind down summer with the "End of Summer Bash"!

And we can't close this week's blog without recognizing our Employee of the Month: Miss Rose (School Age). Miss Rose is new to Lighthouse, replacing Miss Alejandra. She has done an amazing job with the children and we see many great things in her future!

Week of: August 9, 2021

"End of Summer Bash"

We wind down Summer 2021 this week with a week dedicated to the end of Summer.

It is a bittersweet week because some of the children will be leaving us for the school year, some of our littles are big boys and girls and beginning a new journey starting school.

We tried to pack as much fun into this week as we could! We made bird feeders, 3D rainbows, paper plate sailboats, paper bag kites and much more!

We played a hilarious game of "Cheeto Head". For this, we placed shower caps on our heads and covered the shower cap with shaving cream. Then, we tossed cheetos on each other's heads. The idea is to get as many cheetos to stay in place on top of the head as possible! It was so much fun!

We also made pizza bagels! Those were so so good. Who knew four ingredients could be so easy and so tasty?!

Our school age summer campers attended Main Event on Wednesday for the last field trip of Summer. This was a lot of fun playing bowing, golf and arcade games. Plus, we ate pizza for lunch before returning to Lighthouse.

We ended the week with an End of Summer Class Party.

Next week, we will begin reviewing our academics and adjusting to our academic schedules. We have a lot of fun activities planned for the Fall Semester. Stay tuned!

Week of: July 26, 2021

"Around the World in 5 Days"

This week we studied about different countries and their cultures from around the world.

We experienced their different lifestyles through Science, Arts/Crafts, Games and Cooking Projects!

For India, we decorated our very own Mandala and made a Two Minute Fruit and Cracker Dessert.

For Africa, we made African Paper Plate Necklaces.

For Egypt, we participated in a cup pyramid experiment.

We also studies The Netherlands and France. For France, we made a Sugar Wafer Eiffel Tower.

This was a uniquely fun week!

On Wednesday, the School Age Summer Campers visited It'z Pizza in Pasadena. That was  a lot of fun. They played games, won prizes and played bumper cars.

On Thursday, everyone participated in the following Safety Drills: Fire Drill, Severe Weather Drill and a Center Lock Down.

Please join us next week for the End of Summer Bash!

 

Week of: July 12, 2021

"Mad Scientist Week"

This week was all about Science! We created so many fun concoctions.

We made Mad Scientist Headbands and badges. We also participated in a fun balloon challenge game! Everyone really enjoyed that.

We all made homemade giant bubbles. This was a cool experiment! The first batch flopped. So, we made it again and this time, it worked better. That's what Science is all about!

On Wednesday, the School Age Summer Campers attended a Field Trip to Kid's Creations. They created awesome resin art! This was a neat place to visit in case you are looking for something interesting to do with your kiddo!

We finished the week making homemade lemonade, lava lamp experiments and puff paint creations!

We can't wait to see what next week has in store. Join us then for "Summer Olympics Week".

 

 

Week of: June 28, 2021

"Stars & Stripes: All American Week"

This week we focused on all things "America" and "Fourth of July".

We played a social game called "Patriotic Colors". We finger painted flags. We made fireworks out of toilet paper tubes. We made "Magic Milk Fireworks" in Science.

So many fun things! Too many to count! 🙂

The School Agers embarked on a fun field trip on Wednesday to The Play Space in Webster. They had a great time! They even ate pizza while there!

Remember: Monday we are closed in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Join us next week for "The Great Outdoors!".

 

Week of: June 21, 2021

"STEM Week: Budding Builders"

This week we focused on STEM activities. We explored each component: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

We experimented with so many exciting projects and activities from a Leak Proof Bag, Summer Slime, Dancing Corn, Paper Chain STEM Challenge, Lemon Volcano to Straw Bridges!

On Wednesday, preschool and school age participated in an in-house field trip with Coach Billy for a fantastic STEM Class! That was so much fun!

Below are some pictures of the projects and activities. Enjoy!

 

Week of: June 14, 2021

"Superhero/Father's Day Week"

This week was so exciting! We had fun with Superheroes!

We made Superhero badges, Superhero handprint characters, toilet paper tube characters and much more!

In Science, we made Superhero Slime and made a Skittles Rainbow.

We ended the week by playing the "Aqua-man" game!

We would like to wish all of the wonderful fathers a Happy Father's Day!

 

 

Week of: June 7, 2021

"Crafty Campers"

The second week of Summer Camp is over and done with! We had such an awesome week.

We made so many exciting things and experimented with fun projects.

We made craft stick dolls, painted "pet" rocks and made pasta painted necklaces.

For Science, we made strawberry playdough, tie-dye slime  and sidewalk chalk paint. It was so much fun!

During outdoor play, we played a fun game of Ring Toss!

On Wednesday, our School Agers went on a Field Trip to The Ceramic and Pottery Center. They had so much fun creating their own painted ceramic sculpture.

School Agers ended the week with an ice cream bar party and preschool had popsicles!

 

 

Week of: May 31, 2021

"Kick Off Summer"

 

This week we crafted and created so many fun projects. We made homemade scented playdough, paper plate lighthouses, and homemade fans!

We met a few new friends and said goodbye to a few for the Summer.

Preschool and School Agers ended the week with a snocone from Kona Ice. That was a blast (and a surprise)! 🙂

Week of: May 17-21, 2021

Theme: Pond Life/Amphibians Week

May Learning Objectives:

Language/Emergent Literacy:
Letters -  W, X

Review All

Color Word - Yellow

 

Math:

Numbers 25-30

Shape – Review All

 

Science:

Compare Animals, Plants and Insects – Record Differences/Similarities

Identifying Sea Creatures

 

Social/Emotional:

Self-Help Skills

Independence

Manners and “Nice” Words

 

This week we learned about pond life and amphibious creatures. We studied pond related sight words. We identified and practiced writing the Letters Ww and Xx.

We played games such as Leap Frog, Turtle Crawl and Duck, Duck, Goose!

It has been a busy, but fun and exciting week!

Next week we will explore farm life and begin year end reviews.

 

Week of: May 3-7, 2021

Theme: Cinco de Mayo/Mother's Day Week

May Learning Objectives:

Language/Emergent Literacy:
Letters -  W, X

Review All

Color Word - Yellow

 

Math:

Numbers 25-30

Shape – Review All

 

Science:

Compare Animals, Plants and Insects – Record Differences/Similarities

Identifying Sea Creatures

 

Social/Emotional:

Self-Help Skills

Independence

Manners and “Nice” Words

 

This week we studied the Letter Ww and Number 25. We continued counting in Spanish and learning simple Spanish familiar words.

 

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo Wednesday by taking turns hitting a homemade piñata that was made right here at Lighthouse Learning Academy! That was so much fun! Poor Mrs. Maria had watch her fingers while were batting at it!

 

We practiced jumping jacks, Mexican Jumping Beans and the Mexican Hat Dance.

 

We sang a Mother's Day Song in honor of our Moms and made some special surprises!

 

Our staff would like to take a moment to personally thank everyone for the thoughtful gifts and kind gestures. We truly appreciate each and every one of you!

 

This has been a fun week filled with a lot of activities.  Join us next week for Under the Sea (Ocean Life) explorations!

Week of: April 26-30, 2021

Theme: Community Helpers

April Learning Objectives:

Language - Letters Q, U, V

Numbers - 22, 23, 24

Color Word - Purple

Shape - Cube, Sphere

Science - Bugs in Nature; Sink/Float; Grow a Plant

This week we studied the Letter Qq and Number 22. We learned what a Community Helper is. We learned there are many different types of Community Helpers and we learned what each do for us.

It has been a fun week making Firefighter Hats, practicing STOP, DROP & ROLL!

We also studied what XRays look like. We even made our own!

Friday, because it rained we could not go outside. What did we do? Had a dance party!!

We finished the week learning our colors in Spanish.

Join us next week for Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day fun!

Week of: April 19-23, 2021

Theme: The Rainforest

April Learning Objectives:

Language - Letters Q, U, V

Numbers - 22, 23, 24

Color Word - Purple

Shape - Cube, Sphere

Science - Bugs in Nature; Sink/Float; Grow a Plant

This week we studied the Letter Vv and Number 24. We also studied the layers of The Rainforest.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, preschool classes made individual Rainforest Pizzas. They really enjoyed this fun project!

During the week, we pretended to be Rainforest animals. We learned what they look like, how they move and how they sound. Did you know The Rainforest is home to many exotic, colorful animals?

We had a lot of fun this week. Join us next week as we study Community Helpers!

Week of: April 12-16, 2021

Theme: Watch it Grow! Plants and Gardening

April Learning Objectives:

Language - Letters Q, U, V

Numbers - 22, 23, 24

Color Word - Purple

Shape - Cube, Sphere

Science - Bugs in Nature; Sink/Float; Grow a Plant

This week we studied the Letter Uu and Number 23. We also studied the parts of a flower in detail.

We also learned new words in Spanish this week that fit our weekly theme.

Join us next week when we explore The Rainforest!

 

Week of: March 29-April 2, 2021

Theme: Bunnies & Chicks

April Learning Objectives:

Language - Letters I, J, Y

Numbers - 19, 20, 21

Color Word - Green

Shape - Rhombus

Science - Mixing Colors; Colors of the Rainbow

This week we had fun with the Bunnies and Chicks thematic unit.

We actually got to interact with a real live baby bunny! Some of us took pictures with the bunny. How neat that was!

We hunted stuffed eggs outside and had class parties with our friends. What an exciting time.

We practiced the Bunny Hop and sang "Here Comes Peter Cottontail". We even practiced our colors in Spanish by playing a game similar to Hop Scotch.

This week was more of a fun week with lots of arts and crafts and hands on activities. Next week we will study bugs and insects. That will be interesting learning about the anatomy of a bug.

Week of: March 22-26, 2021

Theme: Spring has Sprung!

March Learning Objectives:

Language - Letters I, J, Y

Numbers - 19, 20, 21

Color Word - Green

Shape - Rhombus

Science - Mixing Colors; Colors of the Rainbow

This week we began to focus on Spring! We studied Spring insects such as beautiful butterflies, Spring weather and colors of Spring.

We made Spring slime. We failed! Oh, well, we live and learn. It was a fun experience.

We painted Spring masterpieces using only our imaginations and we made ladybug paintings using our feet!

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What a fun week we had. Join us next week when we have fun with Bunnies and Chicks.

Week of: March 8-12, 2021

Theme: Life Cycles

March Learning Objectives:

Language - Letters I, J, Y

Numbers - 19, 20, 21

Color Word - Green

Shape - Rhombus

Science - Mixing Colors; Colors of the Rainbow

This week we learned about Life Cycles (Frogs, Butterflies, Plants). We learned so much including the stages of a butterfly's development! Cocoon

Preschool even conducted an experiment with beans to see if they would sprout. They did!

Next week will be St. Patrick's Day fun!

Week of: March 1-5, 2021

Theme: Dr. Seuss Week

March Learning Objectives:

Language - Letters I, J, Y

Numbers - 19, 20, 21

Color Word - Green

Shape - Rhombus

Science - Mixing Colors; Colors of the Rainbow

This week we had fun with Dr. Seuss. We celebrated his birthday on Tuesday, March 2nd. Did you know the real Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel, was born in 1904 and died in 1991. He lived to be 87 years old! Wow!

We created lots of fun art projects such as The Lorax and Thing 1 and Thing 2.

We also practiced sorting shortest from longest and mixing the colors of the rainbow to see what colors we create!

Next week we will be studying Life Cycles! What fun that will be!

 

Week of: February 22-26, 2021

Theme: Western/Rodeo Week

This week was an incredibly fun week! We learned all about the Rodeo and Old West.

We ate like a cowboy on the range for lunch Friday (Cowboy Frank and Beans) and made western vests from brown grocery sacks.

Earlier this week, we made our very own Cowgirl/Cowboy Bandanas!

We took time out of the week to pose for a few western pictures! Boy, did they turn out great!

The real fun was the Horse Races! We had a blast with this activity!

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More of this week's projects....

What an exciting, fun-filled week we had! Next week we will be studying Life Cycles! Check back to see what interesting things we learned!

Week of: February 8-12, 2021

Theme: Dental Health/Valentine's Day

 

This week was a busy week. We essentially had two thematic units.

 

For Dental Health, we learned about proper hygiene and how to clean our teeth. We learned some foods are good for your teeth and some foods are bad for your teeth.

Unfortunately, we could not have our annual Dental Health/Hygiene Presentation, however, Cammarata Pediatric Dentistry Group gladly donated the dental health kits to the children as they always do.

For fun, we decorated a tooth, pretended to brush a tooth, and created a smile with marshmallows.

Our school agers conducted a science experiment and made Elephant Toothpaste.

We celebrated Valentine's throughout the week, but the real fun began today. We decorated Valentine's hearts, counted using conversation hearts, created heart sensory bins for Science and had a class Valentine's party!

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Valentine Class Parties!

 

Next week's theme is Friendship. We will talk about sharing, caring and what it means to be a friend.

 

 

 

 

Weeks of: January 25, 2021-February 5, 2021

Theme: Transportation

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The last two weeks we have learned all about modes of transportation. We learned about transportation by air, railway, water and road.

We made craft stick airplanes, boats out of construction paper shapes, and we made rocket ships from our names.

We also experimented with fizzing colors and made traffic lights.

Next week is Dental Health and Valentine's Week. We will have a busy week full of learning and fun!

Friday, February 12 we will have a class Valentine's Party!

 

 

 

Week of: January 18, 2021

Theme: Sun, Moon, Stars and Planets -

All about Space

 

This week we learned all about space. We learned the names of the planets and what they look like. We also learned facts about each planet.

This week was filled with many fun space projects. We made space wreaths, space playdough and we conducted an exciting science experiment called "Fizzing Planets". That was so much fun!

Next week we will be studying Transportation - by Air and Water. Stay tuned for those fun activities!

 

 

Week of: January 11, 2021

Theme: Animals and Winter Hibernation

How do animals stay warm in winter?

This week we studied Winter Hibernation and animals that hibernate during this season.

We learned not all animals hibernate in the Winter. Of the animals that do hibernate, we learned how long they hibernate. We also learned how they prepare for hibernation.

Our activities included the Letter B mini book, Where I Hibernate, Hibernating Animals Reader Booklet and we went on a "bear hunt".

Week of: January 4, 2021

Theme: Winter Weather

 

Welcome to our Spring Semester of fun and learning! We have so many exciting things planned this semester.

 

This week we studied Winter Weather. We made “snow”! That was so fun! Everyone enjoyed that project. Later, we made hot chocolate slime. That was a fantastic experiment for the senses!

We also studied the Letters B, G and N and Numbers 13, 14 and 15. Did you know that letter G is silent in some words such as gnat or gnaw? It also changes phonologically in the word laugh.

Next week we will be learning all about Animals and Winter Hibernation! We can’t wait to see what awaits.

Week of: December 14, 2020

Theme: Polar Express

This week was a bit different than our normal weeks. Each day had it’s own theme!

Monday – Marshmallow Chocolate Day (Serving hot chocolate w/marshmallows)

Tuesday – Christmas Crazy Hat Day

Wednesday – Gingerbread Day (Decorating Cookies)

Thursday – Ugly Shirt or Sweater Day

Friday –  Polar Express Day! Pajama Day  (Wear Your Favorite Appropriate Pajamas to School)

The children have participated in so many fun activities! We drank hot chocolate with marshmallows, decorated cookies, wore crazy/silly hats and much more! Friday, we cashed in “money” for a ticket to watch Polar Express. How neat that was!

We continued to work on our surprise Christmas gift! When weather allowed, we enjoyed the outdoors.

 

Thursday, we practiced fire and building safety with a visit from the Deputy Fire Marshal. We all did great!

 

And, of course, we had a Christmas Pizza and Ice Cream Party!

 

Next week is Christmas week! We will take a break from learning and enjoy arts and crafts, Christmas movies and fun Winter stories.

 

Week of: December 7, 2020

Theme: Winter Holidays

 

This week we have began decorating the center for Christmas. Our tree is now put up and decorated in the front window. It looks amazing. Thank you, Mrs. Maria and Mrs. Linda!

We have decorated snowflakes and stockings! We also began a special project that will take the week to complete! We can’t send it home yet. It’s a surprise!

PreK worked on tracing lines and shapes. They also worked on their names this week. They will continue this through the upcoming Spring Semester.

Bridge worked on tracing number words and shapes. They even made a special booklet showing off their skills!

Our littles were busy this week, too. They have participated in many fun projects. Some made Christmas trees with their feet while others made Snowmen Wonderland scenes and other awesome holiday decorations!

We are enjoying the Holiday music playing through the center. Everyone is really getting into the spirit of the holiday season!

We can't wait for next week - Polar Express Week!

 

Week of November 30-December 4, 2020

Theme: Gingerbread

This week the children have had fun learning all about Gingerbread, particularly the Gingerbread Man!

 

We have explored different art projects involving the Gingerbread Man. We also have stepped outside of the Gingerbread theme and began making fun Winter/Christmas crafts.

The weather has been touch and go this week, but we were able to enjoy some sunshine! And what fun that was!

 

Next week we will be exploring the theme Winter Holidays! We have so many fun things planned! Keep watching for blog updates to see the new things we learn and do.

 

 

Week of October 28, 2020

"Happy Halloween! Just a reminder that our Halloween Bash is Friday October 30th. We have several activities planned, and we are sure the children will have a good time. Children are welcome to wear their costumes to school but please write your child’s name on all parts of the costume. Also, please bring a complete change of clothes for your child to change into after the Bash."

Santa came to visit us and suprised our students with a gift! It was a joy seeing them all excited and blessed to have had Santa visit.

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November 22nd, 2019

Thanksgiving Feast

Thanks to all the LLA Parents for attending our Thanksgiving Feast and enjoying a great meal with our students.

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November 11-15, 2019

Our Students have been working so hard on making all these amazing projects for thanksgiving.

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October 28-31,2019

Fall Festival

Our Children looked absolutely adorable in their costume this year!!! They enjoyed playing games and getting all sorts of candy and prizes.

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October 21-25, 2019

For our Fall Festival we had a contest, the class with the most candy donations would win a Movie Day. The winners this year is our 2 year old classroom!

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October 14-18, 2019

This week we had our classrooms decorate a pumpkin for a contest. It was so much fun decorating these and having everyone vote for their favorite! The winning pumpkin is the “Evil Queen/Poison Apple”.

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September 16-20, 2019

Who doesn’t love Whip Cream!!! This week our students had a blast playing with whip cream and working on sensory items. Hands on learning through play!

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My Five Senses

This week our children were so excited to learn about the five senses. They each had a project to discover something that has to do with this week’s theme.

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Celebrating Grandparents Day

This week we celebrated our grandparents. We had a luncheon for the grandparents to come and spend some time with the children. It was an amazing day!

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All About Me Week

This week our children were so excited to tell us all about them! We learned so much about them and enjoyed every little project. Even got these silly pictures.

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July 8, 2019- July 12, 2019

This Week our Students had an amazing week making their inventions for Invention Convention. Also created some fun memories at the Children’s Museum where they enjoyed about different careers and applying science.

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July 1st ,2019- July 5th, 2019

This week our students had a fun filled week, from classroom projects to our field trip to Main event. Our summer campers are slowly getting ready for school and enjoying the rest of summer that we got!

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June 24- June 28, 2019

This week our summer campers enjoyed their field trip to Marble Slab and had lots of ice cream preferences and we are so excited to see the projects keep increasing throughout the classrooms.

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June 17, 2019 – June 21, 2019

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This week our students have had a blast. Our School Agers had an in house field trip with a mobile gaming truck which allowed for them to play several different games. There was even giant Jenga! Our summer campers had such a marvelous time and they were so intrigued.

We had an excellent week and look forward to next week!

June 10, 2019 – June 14, 2019

This week our summer campers went to the park, splash pad, and to CiCi’s pizza. In addition, LLA had our first splash day of this summer!

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Thank you to Army and Mia’s mom (pictured left) for donating their cake for our students!

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June 3, 3019 – June 7, 2019

Summer Fun!

We have officially started our summer festivities. We are so excited for what we have planned this summer. If you have a summer camper and want a calendar of events and field trips, be sure to stop by the front office!

May 27, 2019 – May 31, 2019

The end of the year is quickly approaching! If your child is a school ager and they will be here through summer time, they must be registered for our summer camp program. We need additional paperwork for our summer campers, so please stop by the front office to make sure your child is completely registered.

April 15, 2019 – April 19, 2019

Our Easter Egg hunt was a success and our students had such a blast!

Thank you to all who donated eggs for the hunt!

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May 20, 2019 – May 24, 2019

Preschool Award Ceremony 

 

Our Pre-K and Bridge Class Graduation Ceremony was a success! Thank you to Ms. Amy for all of your hard work in planning and preparing this event. Thank you to our preschool teachers who have consistently educated, cared, and nurtured these students. We are so grateful for the parents and family members who came to the ceremony to show their support.

Please click HERE to check out our Face Book page to check out more graduation pictures!

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April 8, 2029 – April  12, 2019

We have our egg hunt and class parties on Thursday, April 18th.

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April 1, 2019- April 5, 2019

Bunnies and Chicks

This week we talked about bunnies and chicks! We even shared something exciting with our students. We told them that in just TWO weeks we will have a real bunny come in for the students to see! (There is a sheet posted in the front office, please let us know if you do no wish for your child to participate in this activity.)

March 25, 2019 – March 29, 2019

Life Cycles

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We got our caterpillars here just in time for our life cycle week! We are so stoked to watch the different stages of a butterfly. Our Bridge class went on an adventure to gather items around the preschool for their butterfly habitat.

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March 18, 2019 – March 22, 2019

Spring Has Sprung!

Happy Spring! Spring is officially here and we are so stoked! Our infant 2 class even decorated sugar cookies to kick off the start of spring.

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March 11, 2019 – March 15, 2019

?St. Patrick’s Day and Rainbow?

We hope everyone is having a fun and safe spring break week!

We are really enjoying the extra time we have with our School Agers this week! They have done some fun projects such as making Shamrock Shakes, Pull String Art, and M&M Cake Cookies!

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Our School Agers went on a field trip Friday, March 15, 2019 to Crocodile Encounter. They had so much fun and even got to “pet” a baby crocodile!

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In addition to covering St. Patrick’s Day and Rainbows, our classes have been hard at work with this week’s practice letter, “J”. Our Younger Twos and Older Twos created a four leaf clover out of their hand prints!

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March 4, 2019 – March 8, 2019

⛅All About the Weather?

Rainy, Cloudy, Sunny, Foggy, etc… we have been talking about each of these weather conditions. Our classes have been observing the weather very close this week. Each day our students have discussed the weather. We also have sang some fun songs such as “Rain, Rain, Go Away” and “Mr. Golden Sun”. We have had so much fun with this unit!

February 25, 2019 – March 1, 2019

Dr. Seuss Week!

We had so much fun this week! We read some Dr. Seuss classics and learned about poetry. We celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Our Bridge class even got him a special birthday cake!

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Cat in the Hat even came by to say hi to our students!!

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February 18, 2019 – February 22, 2019

?‍⚕️Community Helpers?‍?

This week was about helpers with in the community. We talked about doctors, nurses, chefs, bakers, astronauts, soldiers, teachers, dentists, mail carriers, bus drivers, coaches, babysitters, fishermen, plumbers, firefighters, farmers, librarians, and volunteers. We discussed their roles and  how each helper is important in our community.

Also this week, we had Go Texan Day: 2/22/19

We got to show off our Texan pride by wearing our western wear!

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February 11, 2019 – February 15, 2019

?Be My Valentine❤

Our staff has been busy preparing and decorating for Valentine’s Day. In fact, our staff members are competing in a door decorating contest for a free pizza and ice cream party for their classroom! Head over to our Face Book page to vote for your favorite door. (Click HERE!) Voting ends this Friday, February 15, 2019!

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Each class celebrated Valentine’s day by having their class party and exchanging goody-bags and cards!

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February 4, 2019 – February 8, 2019

?Dental Health Week?

This week is all about dental health! Today we had a dental hygiene presentation from Tots N’ Teens Pediatric Dentistry.

Thank you for coming to our school to teach our Pre-K and Bridge class all about this.

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?Transportation by Road and Railway?

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Last week we learned about transportation by air and water. This week we

learned about transportation by road and railway. Our students created a

number train, had class discussions about their parent’s cars, and even made “I Think I Can….” trains.

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January 21, 2019 – January 25, 2019

?Transportation by Air and Water?

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Our classes have been hard at work learning about all about the

different types of transportation by air and water!

This Thursday we had our Stretch N’ Grow All Star Sports Demo Day!

Our students loved it! The All Star Sports program focuses on the skills and

technique for Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Football, Field Hockey, and Track

& Field- complete with scrimmages for each sport! This class will be held

every Thursday from 9:00 am-9:30 am. It is not too late to sign up for this

wonderful program, see the front desk for information on how to sign up!

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January 7, 2019 – January 11, 2019

❄Arctic Animals?

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This week we covered arctic animals and learned some interesting new facts.

We discussed polar bears, walruses, arctic foxes, and more!

The preschool students worked hard at creating arctic animals out of paper plates.

These are displayed outside of their classroom. We love seeing our student’s artwork displayed in the hallways!

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Our Infant II class has been working on some new sign language and they sat very patiently while the teacher taught them!

These smiling faces always brighten our day.

December 31, 2018- January 4, 2019

☃❄Snowmen and Snowflakes☃❄

Happy New Year!

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We hope everyone had a safe and wonderful New Year’s Eve!

This week was all about Snowmen and Snowflakes! Our students practiced

writing their name, but with a fun twist on it. They wrote their name in

homemade snow! The students loved this.

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We have really loved the extra time we have got with our school agers

during their winter break!

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The school aged students have been able to make such great use out of our STEAM Lab this week.

Also, we would like to announce our January 2019 Employee of the Month.

Congratulations to Ms. Christina! Thank you for all of your hard work.

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December 24, 2018 – December 28, 2018

Merry Christmas! We hope everyone had an amazing holiday!

December 17, 2018 – December 21, 2018

❄Winter Wonderland☃

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We had such a wonderful week. Our students enjoyed their class parties. Thank you to all the families who signed up and brought stuff!

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Reminder: Lighthouse Learning Academy will be CLOSED Christmas Eve

(Monday, December 24th) and Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25th).

We will return to normal business hours on Wednesday, December 26th.

December 10, 2018 – December 14, 2018

?The Gingerbread Man?

This week we learned all about the gingerbread man!

Our Bridge class got to paint their own gingerbread men and they created their own hand print ornaments!

Our Infant 2 class explored their creative side by painting as a class. They had a tremendous amount of fun!

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Our staff has gone above and beyond this year for the holiday season!

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Lighthouse Learning Academy will be hosting a Parent’s Night Out on December 21, 2018 from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

We will provide dinner, have activities, and movies for the children. Any of our students are welcome to come!

This is $20 per child that must be paid in cash. This can be paid in advance or on the night of.

Make sure to sign up, there is a sign up sheet in the lobby on the front desk!

December 3, 2018 – December 7, 2018

❄The Polar Express!?

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November 26, 2018 – November 30, 2018

✨6 Pillars of Character!✨

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Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship are what we learned about this week.

These are the six pillars of character. We showed random acts of kindness all throughout this week!

Our classes discussed what each pillar meant to them and how they applied it to their everyday life.

November 19, 2018 – November 23, 2018

?Thanksgiving?

This week we discussed and prepared for Thanksgiving!

The students thought about and shared with the class everything that they were thankful for.

In addition, the classes talked about their favorite thing about Thanksgiving.

Some students enjoyed spending time with their families and others enjoyed all the yummy food!

Speaking of food, the students shared their favorite Thanksgiving side dish and dessert.

The Two’s classroom created adorable footprint turkeys to take home.

All of us enjoyed having our School Agers here during the fall break. They made great use of the STEAM Lab.

We hope each of you all have a wonderful and safe holiday!

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November 12, 2018 – November 16, 2018

?Health and Safety/ Safe Practices⚠

Our teachers have been hard at work creating lessons for Health and Safety week. We reviewed fire safety from Oct. 8 – Oct 12.

In addition to talking about safe practices, we also had our Thanksgiving Feast on Friday.

We had such a wonderful time. Thank you to all who showed up!

Congratulations to Keisha Fletcher and Amanda Carroll for winning our dessert and side dish contest!

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The Pre-K and Bridge class enjoyed making a Very delicious chocolate pie for the Thanksgiving Feast.

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Our students did such a wonderful job performing their special Thanksgiving songs!


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R E M I N D E R :

Lighthouse Learning Academy will be closed Thanksgiving Day (November 22, 2018) and the following day (November 23, 2018).

We will return to  regular business hours on Monday, November 26, 2018.

November 5, 2018 – November 9, 2018

????Fruits and Vegetables????

This week was all about fruits and vegetables! We discussed how important they are to have everyday.

The classes pointed out the fruits and vegetable with very meal that was served.

The Two’s class had fun painting grapes with their fingertips! They also talked about the color purple in both English and Spanish!

As always, the students had a blast with coach Rob from Stretch N’ Grow.

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✔Gentle Reminders:

-LLA has an attendance cut off time of 9:30AM. Every child must be in care before this time.

-As the weather is getting cooler, we ask that there is a jacket provided for the child(ren) for outside play time.

-Please refrain from bringing toys into the classroom as it causes a distraction.

-Please make sure to bring an extra change of clothes for your child(ren).

October 29, 2018 – November 2, 2018

?Creepy Crawly Insects??

Our students have been learning about the different types of insects this week!

Our Pre-K students each got to create their own spider and their own pumpkin.

Our students were able to go into our STEAM Lab to explore all different types of insects.

We hope you enjoy the pictures from this week:

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Here are some of our fall festival pictures from last week. We had so much fun!

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October 22, 2018 -October 26, 2018

??Autumn/Fall??

This week was so wonderful! The Fall Festival had such an amazing turn out!

Thank you to everyone who came and to all of the parents who donated candy, prizes and baked goods.

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Our Pumpkin Decorating Contest has come to a close! Thank you to all who voted for their favorite pumpkin.

All of our staff members did a phenomenal job decorating these! We were SO impressed with the outcome.

Congratulations to Ms. Rebecca for winning the contest! Her class will get a pizza party.

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Some of our smiling faces this week as we prepared for our fall festival!

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*Fall Festival pictures to come*

October 15, 2018 – October 19, 2018

??Trees  and Leaves ??

This week our students have enjoyed learning all about trees and leaves. We have discussed fall weather and the different colors of leaves.

Our students enjoyed looking outside their class window at the different types of trees and leaves.

Our Two’s classroom created a fingerprint tree craft to take home. Our Pre-K classroom explored their creative side by making

a leafy pumpkin. Speaking of pumpkins, we are getting ready for our center-wide pumpkin decorating contest! Each teacher has

received a pumpkin to decorate. These pumpkins will be on display in the front office next week to be voted on.

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October 8, 2018 – October 12, 2018

??Fire Safety & Prevention??

This week we discussed fire safety and prevention. The students discussed how they can prevent fires

by not playing with matches or lighters. We encourage families to talk about this at home as well.

Our staff has found creative ways to to incorporate this theme in their daily lessons!

Take a look at what has been going on this week at Lighthouse Learning Academy:

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?Reminder! ?

We are still in need of individually wrapped candy, novelties/prizes, and baked goods. If you feel

like you can help out, please bring your item(s) to the front office no later than Wednesday, Oct. 24th.

October 1, 2018 – October 5, 2018

??Harvest and Nutrition??

This week we have had a marvelous time learning all about Harvest and Nutrition!

You may have noticed the fall setup located near the front office. Feel free to take pictures of your child(ren) here!

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As our Fall Festival quickly approaches, we are asking for donations.

We are in need of:
-Individually wrapped candy
-Novelties/prizes
-Baked goods

The Fall Festival will be on Friday, October 26th. We are asking that all donations are turned in by Wednesday, October 24th.

The items may be brought to the front office. Thank you for your participation!

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Our wonderful team continued to show off their creative side this week! The students enjoyed helping

decorate their classrooms and giving their input.

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Now that we have our STEAM Lab up and functioning, we have been making great use of this!

Our school agers have made great utilization of this lab. Miss Tiffany brought the school agers who had homework

into the STEAM lab and assisted with any questions they had. The lab allowed the

students to focus on their homework with minimal distractions.

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Our infants and toddlers have had an extraordinary week exploring harvest and nutrition.

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September 24, 2018 – September 28, 2018

?A for Apple/Johnny Appleseed?

All of us here at Lighthouse Learning Academy have had a tremendous week. Our teachers have really gone

above and beyond! The theme this week was A for Apple/Johnny Appleseed! You may have seen the big apple tree in the

back of the building located near the Two’s Classroom. This was created by Ms. Linda and Ms. Maria.
Each student in the two’s class painted an apple that is now on the tree. Fantastic job Two’s, this looks amazing!
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October is approaching quickly, so Lighthouse is getting ready for fall! Our staff has been working extra hard this week on decorating their classrooms!

Below are just a few pictures of some of our fall decor and crafts!

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We loved Ms. Amy’s idea for her classroom door. The students all worked together to paint the background for the door.

In addition, each student got the opportunity to create a bat to put on the door. The students had so much fun

creating this and we love how it turned out!

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Thank you to all of our hard working staff who made this such a fantastic week!

Stay tuned for next week when we discuss Harvest and Nutrition!

September 17, 2018 – September 21, 2018

?Colors and shapes⭐

This week was all about colors and shapes! Our teachers and students have had so much fun with this theme.

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In our Infant and Infant 2 classes we reviewed our colors and shapes by using flashcards

and songs. In the Toddlers and the Twos class, Mrs. Maria and Mrs. Linda allowed their student’s to explore their

creative side by drawing shapes in shaving cream. The students in this class also identified different colored building blocks.

The students have had a blast!

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In the Pre-K classroom our students enjoyed reading stories and engaging in group discussion about

all of the colors and shapes located through out the classroom!

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September 3, 2018 – September 7, 2018

?‍?‍?‍?  My Family/Celebrating Grandparents?

This week here at Lighthouse Learning Academy we focus  ed on “My Family/Celebrating Grandparents.”

Our students enjoyed describing and introducing their families to their classmates. On Friday, September 7, 2018 we celebrated all grandparents by

hosting a Grandparent’s Day Luncheon. Thank you to all the families and grandparents that participated and made this event a success!

We enjoyed seeing and meeting each of you.

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Another fantastic week! Stay tuned for next week where we will explore The Five Senses!

August 27, 2018 – August 31, 2018

This week’s theme was All About Me! We took this week to get to know one another. Our students enjoyed the activities

and lessons their teacher planned. In addition to getting to know one another, our students have continued reviewing their letters and numbers this week.

These are some of our students in the Infant 2 classroom! We adore these pictures and love the participation from the parents!

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Take a look at some of our smiling faces below!

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We are also thrilled to announce the opening of our brand new STEAM Lab! STEAM stands for Science, Technology,

Engineering, Art and Math. This lab will give children the opportunity to learn computers, Smartboards, engineering and much more!

We are very excited about this new addition to our program. It is going to be a great supplement to our curriculum!

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We had such a wonderful week! Stay tuned for next week!

August 20, 2018

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This week our focus was “Getting to Know Each Other” and reviewing our skills. The children are so excited to welcome new friends and reunite with old friends who have been gone for the summer. This week is all about getting comfortable in our classrooms with our friends and staff, learning the classroom rules and new schedules.

Thursday is Fall picture day at Lighthouse. Laugh Out Loud Photography will be at the center taking fashion photography pictures. This company takes amazing portraits! We are excited to see the outcome!

This week you may have noticed the teachers working hard on their classroom environment. During this time, you may have noticed a change in decoration. These ladies have put a lot of thought into this. As a matter of fact, we made a contest! They have enjoyed the friendly challenge! In fact, we’d like to congratulate our School Age teacher, Miss Rebecca and our Two Year Old teachers, Mrs. Linda and Mrs. Maria. They worked very hard and we just couldn’t decide on one!

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Stay tuned next week for All About Me Week!

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