Early Childhood East

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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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We celebrated the first day of Spring this week with food preparation, making dirt pudding!  Students began with using a mortar and pestle to crush Oreo cookies for the “dirt”.  A few days later we prepared chocolate pudding then used our practical life skills of spooning, scooping, and tonging to create the treat. The East...
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  It has been a busy week after Spring Break! All of our Early Childhood students were so happy to be back working in the classroom and catching up with their friendships. Their social-emotional growth at this age is such an integral part of our curriculum! This week, both classrooms introduced new work in practical...
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