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Peek at The Westboro Learning Center

Oct 20th, 2018

Peek at The Westboro Learning Center

It’s hard to believe, but preschool registration and re-enrollment time is right around the corner!! We know you have a lot of choices in the borough area for preschools, and we understand that choosing the right preschool for your family and child is a big decision. For this reason, over the next few weeks we will be featuring some blogs and posts to help you in the decision-making process.

This week we wish to give you a peek at our preschool classes:
Have you been keeping your eye on The Westboro Learning Center and wondering what our program looks like in action? Here are some photos and a typical weekly parent email to help you get an idea of the balanced, developmentally appropriate program we offer:

Good afternoon Preschool Families!
What an exciting week we had investigating apples! We had 4 different types of apples in the science center this week to investigate. We learned that scientists use their senses to observe things. We felt how smooth the apples were, looked at their skin to note color and any dots or spots, and noticed that there were stems at the top! On Thursday we learned that fruit comes from flowers, and we found the remnants of the flower at the bottom of the apples!

We also taste-tested 4 different kinds of apples this week and baked an apple pie on Tuesday and apple crisp on Friday. The children really enjoyed helping to measure the ingredients, getting to smell the different items and then taking turns to mix it all up!

Our pretend center this week was a farm stand with a cash register, pretend money, a magnetic letter sign, and all our food was sorted into bins by color. The children loved being the cashier with our electronic cash register! The sensory table had flour and oats in it with measuring cups and spoons, and we had 2 crafts in our art center this week. We began the week using apple halves as stamps. We noticed that if we cut the apples one way we see two ovals with the seeds in the middle, but if we cut it the other way, we see a star! Later in the week we added a “Patchwork Apple” craft to the art center in Miss Stephanie’s room and Miss Becky’s group added paper-plate apple painting. We also added a magnet board to our classroom this week. At this center we had a drawing of an apple tree with magnetic red, green and yellow apples (pom-poms) on it. The children picked and sorted the apples, then counted to find out which color had the most.

In our math readiness lessons this week we focused on the vocabulary of top, middle and bottom, 1 to 1 correspondence with counting, and sorting items by size using the vocabulary of big, medium and little or small. In literacy readiness we focused on singing our ABC’s, and we continued to learn to make some letters with play dough and our wood pieces. In our handwriting readiness lessons, we learned the names to each of our fingers (thumb, pointer, tall-man, ring and pinky) and applied this to learning how to hold a marker. We then applied our learning of top, middle and bottom to starting a line at the top of our dry ease board and drawing all the way to the bottom.

Next week is sure to be special with a community helper theme!

Have a wonderful long weekend; we look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!
Miss Becky & Miss Stephanie

If you would like to come in and see our program and classrooms first hand, call or email Betsy Johnsen, our Co-Director (bjohnsen@nullwestborolc.com, 508-366-0400). In the coming months we will be announcing new programming in addition to our preschool and Caregiver& Tot classes that we are currently running. Be sure to like us on Facebook to keep up to date!
Come see what we have to offer your family!

Westboro Learning Center is located in Central Massachusetts, convenient to surrounding towns such as Northborough, Southborough, Hopkinton, Ashland, Marlborough, Grafton, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Framingham, Holliston, and all other Central Massachusetts and Metro West communities.