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We began our week studying new science units. The East classroom explored and identified animals and their tracks. The West classroom discovered the difference between magnetic and non-magnetic while learning what a magnet is. In Practical Life, the students enjoyed pulling string cheese for a new food preparation work and then having the opportunity to...
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Happy New Year and welcome back!  The children were so happy to settle back into their work and routines in Early Childhood, and it feels wonderful!  We began our week reviewing how to safely walk in the classroom, and the procedure for choosing and unrolling/rugs to prepare for work.  We introduced new work at the...
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The spirit of the holiday season was present in early childhood this week.  We continued learning about the customs of Christmas.  Wrapping and delivering a gift to a friend was a work in the classroom.  We also constructed candy canes with red and white beads and pipe cleaners.  On the art shelf, we created beautiful wreaths using...
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We continue studying the Holidays in the month of December. This week we learned about Kwanzaa and Christmas. For Kwanzaa, children made kinara’s, weaved a mat, and learned about the colors, seven principal ideas, and history of the cultural celebration. For Christmas, the children decorated a tree and learned about the history and significance of...
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We welcomed the month of December by studying the traditions and customs of Hanukkah.  Creating dreidels, placing candles in menorahs, and painting the Star of David were just a few works explored in the classrooms.  Students studied books about Hanukkah as well, including traditional foods included in some family celebrations. The East class began a new...
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We are feeling Thankful! We reflected on what we are thankful for as Thanksgiving is soon among us. Hanging in the hallway are the children’s thankful art and pictures you can read about! In Practical Life, both classrooms learned how to set a place at the table, put feathers in a turkey, and filled a...
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We started the week off talking about Veterans Day. We read a story, had a moment of silence, and sent happy thoughts to all our veterans past and present. Both classrooms continued working with care of the environment works including folding washcloths, rolling socks, napkin rolling and silverware sorting. All skills that they can help...
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Our first food preparation for this year was introduced in Early Childhood-grape plucking!  The children enjoyed learning the sequence of selecting a cluster of grapes, tonging them onto their tray, and plucking each one from its stem.  Of course, the final step is eating and enjoying!  A sincere thank you to the families who donated...
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Halloween is here! The Early Childhood classrooms have had some fun and festive work this week! From tonging spiders, pounding golf tees in a large pumpkin, and sweeping ants, practical life has been spooktacular! The children also had the opportunity to draw a face on a pumpkin, marble roll a spider web, and find hidden...
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Early childhood began our week discovering new science lessons, nutrition and leaves and trees.  The East class explored types of leaves, labeled parts of a tree, and created beautiful art work with fall colors.  West students created a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices and practiced sorting food groups.  Polishing gourds was introduced in practical life,...
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