Thursday, March 15, 2018

St. Patrick's Day on Pi Day

It was so much fun to celebrate two holidays in tot school this week.  Everything was green and filled with thoughts of pi.  Our second week of tot school was a little more rough with tears than our first week, but I fully expect them all to find that playing in tot school is a blast.  They are all such sweethearts and I look forward to learning and growing with them all year.
 Our sensory bin was filled with green play dough and split peas.  There was much scooping and dumping with spoons and bowls.  One of the favorite past times at the sensory table is to pour all of the sensory item down the hole in the middle of the table.  We added a bucket under the table and now they fill the bucket!
Some of our other activities included painting, stamping, tearing paper, playing outside with chalk and balls, and building with castle blocks.  I can't wait to explore our animals theme next week!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tot School 3-7-18 School Tools

Tot School is in full swing as of this morning!  On our first day of tot school our theme was "School Tools".  We played with all the school tools that we'll see throughout the year.  The kids LOVED the sensory table that had half filled with pink rice and the other half with green play dough and play dough scissors.  There were also blocks, tot packs, books, musical instruments, and more blocks.
 We were able to spend a little more than 30 minutes outside today.  We took out the box of balls and the kids had fun playing on the swings, talking to the chickens, and playing in the playhouse.
It was a great start to a wonderful session of tot school!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Makerspace Camp Information

I've had requests to clarify what a Makerspace camp means.  I had a blast this morning with a makerspace camp and we made a little video to show you.  
The short answer is: Robotics is for coding and programming robots.  Makerspace is for building them.  There are still spots available for Spring and Summer Makerspace camps in Aurora, CO near Quincy and Buckley.  Contact me at InitiateLearningCO@gmail

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Spring Break Camps

Though it doesn't feel like it with all this cold Colorado weather, Spring Break is just more than a month away.  Come play with us!
Spring Break Camps:
Robotics 1 Mon/Tues March 26/27 9-noon
Robotics 2 Mon/Wed/Fri March 26/28/30 1-4pm
Makerspace Camp  Tues/Thurs March 27/29 1-4pm
Writing Workshop Thurs/Fri March 29/30 9-12

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tot School

Have you heard the news?  I have tot school starting in just 3 weeks. Tot School is an amazing theme based exploration of books and manipulatives intended to be a child's first experience away from mom.  Tot school is a drop off, once a week adventure.  I'm hosting tot school starting this spring and all the way through May 2019.  Then I'll start a year of preschool A and follow that with a year of preschool B.  Most kids that go through my whole program are reading and know the foundations of math before they begin kindergarten.  Plus, we have a TON of fun along the way!  Check out our Tot School theme based curriculum here.  Check out past tot school classes here.  What are you waiting for?  Come over and check it out for yourself!  Contact Miss Amanda at littleadventurespreschool {at} gmail {dot} ... you know the rest!

Sunday, February 11, 2018


Robotics has become a wonderful part of my life.  After having the pleasure of taking a Carnegie Mellon University course aimed at teachers who are teaching robotics I feel on fire with the love of all things robotics and coding.  I can't wait to share that with you!  I'm currently teaching Elementary Robotics for Cherry Creek School District and I have a number of upcoming SPRING BREAK and SUMMER robotics camps that I'm hosting (not affiliated with Cherry Creek Schools).  Feel free to shoot me an email at nexushomeschool@gmail for more information.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Kindergarten Prep

Hello families that have sweet preschoolers starting kindergarten this fall!  I'm excited to present a Kindergarten Prep camp to target all the awesome skills every child needs to have before kindergarten.  I may not have been able to teach them kindergarten, but consider this a Preschool A and Preschool B Boot Camp.  All the good things smashed together in an outrageously amazing adventure!  Shoot me an email to request registration forms.  I look forward to hearing from you!