Early Childhood East

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  Early childhood has been working on closing our classroom community.  We have been polishing our wooden work, scrubbing tables and chairs, and cleaning our cubbies.  This extension of our practical life work allows the children to practice skills learned all year as well as build a sense of community as we work collaboratively in...
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  Early Childhood began the week with making Friendship Pins for friends and teachers in the classroom. This is a special end-of-the-year work that uses fine motor skills and concentration! This work is also rooted in kindness and courtesy, as the children make then give these memorable tokens of friendship. Additional lessons in the Early...
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Early childhood smelled amazing this week as the classrooms began a culminating food prep:  making cinnamon bread!  This practical life activity entails measuring, scooping, pouring, whisking, kneading, and stirring.  After each child participates in preparing his or her own personal loaf, the bread is left to rise and finally baked to perfection.  East students enjoyed...
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Early childhood has been busy preparing special projects for Mother’s Day!  Each child worked to create a special project, including decorating and wrapping each gift.  We are so excited to share them with families.  Also, this week, both classes prepared bean burritos as a food preparation lesson.  This culminating work allowed students to use tonging,...
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    What a busy and fun week in Early Childhood! The East classroom introduced the Geo-Boards and Slicing Mini-Cucumbers in Practical Life. When using the Geo-Boards, students stretch various rubber bands over pegs creating geometric shapes and strengthening hand and finger muscles. Fine motor skills and focus are demonstrated while slicing our mini-cucumbers. Children...
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We hope you had a wonderful long weekend!  To celebrate Earth Day, each child planted his or her own grass to grow in the classroom.  We will tend to it daily and watch as the seeds grow into grass right before our eyes!  The children also celebrated with Earth Day art exploration. In the East...
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Early childhood continued in the food preparation curriculum this week with egg slicing.  Students used tonging skills to choose an egg, crack and peel it, then use the egg slicer.  Finally, students could enjoy eating!  Also in practical life, students polished a glass bunny and colored Easter eggs. Additionally, East studied and explored reptiles in...
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  What an exciting week at MSBG as we welcomed so many grandparents and special visitors! The Early Childhood classrooms were a buzz and the children were excited to demonstrate their lessons and share their work. Thank you to all our guests that shared in our special week.   This week the Early Childhood East...
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Kindergarten students had the opportunity to go to Campus Pollyeyes on Tuesday!  After a tour of the kitchen, we had the chance to see the preparation of the dough and what it takes to make each pizza or breadstick.  Students were invited to make their own pizzas and experience the consistency and texture of each...
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This week, Early Childhood explored Spring through Practical Life and Art activities! The East classroom cut mirror image spring flowers. This allowed the children to concentrate on holding scissors and cutting a fine line, while also igniting their ‘WOW’ moment when they discovered the image is a full flower once unfolded. They also explored painting...
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