Thursday, June 28, 2012

Parent Date Night Out (6/23/12)

Thank you so much to all of the families and businesses that participated in our Parent Date Night Out last Saturday, June 23rd! We got so much positive feedback from everyone involved and hope to host this event again soon!

Here is what our CMLC staff and children enjoyed doing while the parents spent a relaxing night out:

We ate delicious cheese pizza and garlic bread sticks from Bellagios Pizza!

We made some Crazy Dough and added Kool-Aid to make it colorful and smelly...the good kind of smelly!:)

We got messy while exploring with shaving cream!

We played with our favorite toys!

We made Lobster Art! The teachers tickeled fingers and toes while painting the kiddos' hands and feet for this project!

Thanks again to Staccato Gelato, Nectar, The Green Microgym, A Cena, Mike's Drive In, Iron Horse, and Philadelphia's Steaks and Hoagies for helping Creative Minds give our valued parents a night of fun and relaxation! We love our local businesses!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Paper Mache Bee Hive!

The Sellwood Kindergarteners experimented with Paper Mache! In order to create their bee hive, they used newspaper dipped in a water/flour mixture for the first few layers over the balloon. Then they combined a mixture of white glue and water for the outer layers, making it nice and solid. White paper is good to put over the newspaper at the end so that you can paint on a smooth white surface, again they used the glue/water mixture.  The Kindergarteners then painted the paper mache balloon, made some bugs to glue on, and attached styrofoam bees and wasps to wires flying around the hive! This was Teacher Aaron's favorite part! Check out the photos below!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sellwood's Huckleberry Class

The younger infants have had quite a busy month! We welcomed a new baby (Welcome Clay!), new toys, and have enjoyed lots of sensory activities in the classroom. The infants loved our fun art projects, geared towards helping them enhance their fine motor skills. They have also enjoyed numerous strolls to the park and even fun water play in the classroom! How fun!