This morning we hear from Ms. Lynn. We think Todd Parr is her favorite author.
Located in western Loudoun County, BCC strives to provide childcare, prek, multiage, and adult programs in a friendly small-town atmosphere.
The Bluemont Community Center offers a wide variety of programs, including a school year preschool program, year round child care, summer camps for preschool through elementary age children, preschool sports camps, art classes for adults and children, multi age fitness classes, bus trips and much more. All of our facilities are also available for rent.
This morning we hear from Ms. Lynn. We think Todd Parr is her favorite author.
Ms. Linda makes bubbles in #Bluemont!
We hear from Ms. Lindsey again! #slipperyfish
Our teachers have done this project with the dinosaurs & the kids love it in #Bluemont.
Shadow Drawing - BRILLIANT idea for the Kids!
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Ms. Magan demonstrated how to create the immensely popular Grass Heads Project!
Grow grass seed in a cup. When the grass is long enough go ahead and give that grass head a hair cut!
More fun links to keep the kids entertained and educated about Earth Day.
This coffee filter planet Earth craft is a super easy and inexpensive craft to do with kids on Earth Day or while studying the planets.
We have some fun Earth Day Links we wanted to share!
#Bluemont #Earthday #Reuse #Reduce #Recyle
These Birdhouse Crafts for Kids will be enjoyed by children of almost any age. My kindergarten daughter always tells me, "Mom, I love art. I wish I could have art (class) every day!" She's always
#Bluemont staff shares beautiful photos of nature. #Earth #Beauty #Community
It's important that our children keep up their fine motor cutting skills. Gather your child-sized scissors and have him/her comfortably sit or stand to cut. Children need to be "grounded" to cut successfully. Have them stand to cut or sit down in a child-sized chair with their feet on the floor. Remember: elbow down, thumb up. I like to draw a smiley face on the thumb of their cutting hand so that they can see that "happy helper thumb" while they cut.
Here's a fun family activity using recycled plant/seed catalogs. It's that time of year! Do you have piles of seed catalogs like I do? Have your child cut out small pictures of flowers/vegetables by color and glue them to this rainbow page. If you want to go bigger you can use the backside of sturdy Christmas wrapping paper and trace a huge rainbow. Get the whole family involved!
Tape the paper to a table or floor and let the kids glue those glorious plant pictures on.
Free printable rainbow coloring pages and colored rainbows to use for crafts and other learning activities.
Happy Birthday to our fabulous teacher Mrs Lori Mcvey.
Scams are on the rise. Watch out for this one.
I received a call, saying I'd be disconnected unless I paid my balance immediately -- is this true?
Ms. Magan reads Love You When by Linda Kranz.
Tissue Paper/Cardboard Tube for Spring Flower Craft
You will need paper towel roll or toilet paper roll, paint (green or any color will do!) tissue paper in any colors, scissors, glue, stapler. Directions: paint your cardboard roll with green tempera paint or any color you may have on hand and let dry. Next cut small squares of tissue paper and decorate with glue on to your paper tube for stem. Cut out 6 paper tissue circles from large sheets of tissue paper: 2lg/ 2 med and 2 small. Grab the center of the circles at once and pinch all of the tissue together. Stuff all of your tissue paper in your flower stem and staple. Gently pull and arrange tissue for a beautiful spring flower bouquet!
Ms. Linda G shares a story from the Bluemont classroom.
Understandably, some children are afraid of masks. Here are some suggestions to help soothe the fears.
Experts suggest acclimating children to masks at home and drawing a connection to superheroes’ uniforms.
Here's an excellent resource from Scholastic!
Free online teaching resources and strategies to talk to preK and kindergarten students
Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services
Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging launches a virtual support group for caregivers. Details here: https://www.loudoun.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=5717
There are so many benefits to walking. Here's some motivation!
Walk your way to increased health, fitness, happiness and productivity. Discover the benefits of walking with tips for making a permanent lifestyle change.
Family game to play at home. Four Squares on Friday.
Four Squares What You Need: 8 or more players A kickball Chalk Instructions: On the blacktop, draw a large square with your chalk. Divide that square into four equal squares. Four players play at a time, with one person in each square of the court. The players take turns bouncing a ball from one squ...
Where can you get ideas for easy toilet paper roll crafts?!
Cool Toilet Paper Roll Crafts You NEED TO SEE! We have been Paper Roll Crafting with kids for 10yrs.. From Cardboard Tube Puppets to Rockets to Animals..
Ms. Linda says, "If you have one of these in your closets get it out. Put on some good music and twist away. Great abdominal workout."
Look what Ms. Lori Hill McVey found to accompany today's story about wind!
Spring is a great time to fly kites. I found a fun and easy kite making pattern* that is perfect for kids (today kids 2 to 9 used these kites!). They decorated their papers first before following these instructions to "assemble" their kites: Easy Kite Making... #Parenting #tips #tutorials
Looking for your next adventure? 📖 Gum Spring Library's head Teen Librarian shares some of her favorite comics on @hoopla digital.
Aren't familiar with Hoopla? Then you definitely need to watch! It's a comic-reader's secret weapon.
Ms. Kerry reads Like a Windy Day!
Like a Windy Day
Loudoun County Government
#Loudoun County has established a rental assistance program for Loudoun residents in response to COVID-19. Details here: loudoun.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=5698
Hello Bluemont Community -- here is an excellent project from the Maryland Science Center for older students and adults!
Welcome back to Maker Monday! Today we're going to be showing you how to weave your own baskets from an unexpected material—newspaper! Follow along with our tutorial and then try it out at home. When you're finished, share a photo to our page. Have questions? Ask them in the comments!
Thank you Ms. Lori for discovering this fantastic hands-on learning project to accompany Ms. Magan's video. #BluemontTeam #collaborate
Welcome to the Hands-On Play Party! Each week my co-hosts and I will share our ideas for a fun, hands-on activity! This is also a linky party for any hands-on learning activities for kids of all ages! So be sure to check out all the great links shared at the end of this post! If you are a …
Let's Get Rolling in #Bluemont.
Have you seen these signs on your walk through #Bluemont?
Ms. Magan reads the Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss.
Thank you KG for the link. As requested, here is a mask tutorial:
Ruth Rau of Mouse Loves Pig® shares a step by step guide to making a hand-sewn mask with elastic for Valley Health caregivers.
The #Bluemont Easter Bunny hopes you have a safe and happy weekend!
Ms. Ana is participating in the Million Mask Challenge group. People all over the country are making and donating face masks. She has made 300 so far! Way to go, Ms. Ana! #community
It's National Sibling Day!
Family game to play at home. #Caughtapeekin
Requirements Objective Description Everyone stands in a circle, and everyone puts their heads down. You count to 3, and on 3 everyone looks up and picks one person to stare at. If two people are staring at each other then they yell and jump back out of the circle. You keep going until you only …
It's not personal! The Easter Bunny just needs to keep a safe distance.
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We are located in western Loudoun County in the village of Bluemont. The center strives to provide services to the citizens of Loudoun County in a friendly small-town atmosphere. Bluemont is staffed by four full-time support people and many other dedicated teachers and child care professionals. The center itself is an old schoolhouse which opened in 1923, and served the community until the early 1960s. The school then sat empty until 1988 when the local community provided the spark to convert the building into a Community Center. The center is especially proud of its state-licensed preschool and daycare programs. With small classes and nurturing teachers, it is an ideal spot for young children to grow and learn. Please stop by the center and meet the staff and check out our programs
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