Early Childhood West

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  Halloween is soon approaching and the children have enjoyed many Halloween-inspired practical life and pre-language works this week! We introduced tray sweeping with little ants and spiders! In Practical Life, the students also learned how to use a mallet for pounding work. Pounding golf tees into clay and tacks into cork board with shapes....
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  We started the week out with some gross motor activities as children used a balance beam or a balance board to control their balance! Our first special math unit was introduced this week about greater than, less than, and equal to. Ask your child about the “Greedy Duck.” We focused on our fine motor...
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  Beautiful fall weather inspired many works in the classrooms this week.  Each class continued working on tweezing sunflowers, some even the mammoth variety!  We then utilized these to create sunflower art.  We continued with our rotation of science units and completed apple art, and tree art as well.  In the East classroom, students explored mirror...
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  Early Childhood continues to explore colors; adding secondary color work to the art shelf. The red rods were introduced this week; another visual discrimination work about long and short. We also received beautiful sunflowers to tweeze the sunflower seeds which we will save for a project! The East classroom worked on table scrubbing, a...
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  Our week began with celebrating International Day of Peace!  We wore blue as a school community and created Pinwheels for Peace to line our sidewalks.  Thank you for participating in this celebration!  On our Geography shelves, we introduced the Hemisphere puzzle map, introducing the colored continents.  Our first Sensorial unit this year is exploring colors. ...
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The EC students started this week out by collecting peace sticks. Each child finds a stick that represents them. The sticks will be placed in a bundle in our peace corner to represent our classroom community. The children enjoyed painting their peace sticks for this special project. In Sensorial color box 1 was added to...
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We continued welcoming our friends to our communities this week in Early Childhood.  In the Peace area, we added the friendship trees and friendship strings, where children who feel they’ve been peaceful or kind to someone can hang beautiful objects as a representation.  We also demonstrated the peaceful way to raise a hand on the line...
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Our first full week of school has brought many new works and exciting activities! Specials started this week for the students including music, Spanish, Kindergarten Art, and Kindergarten P.E! More areas of the classrooms were opened and introduced including our Peace Corner, Sensorial area, and the movement shelf. Within the Peace corner, the peace rose...
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  A big, warm welcome back to all of our MSBG families!  Whether you are brand new to our program, or a family who we’ve worked with for years, we are truly grateful to have you at our school.  Orientation week in Early Childhood went very smoothly, especially with all of our new safety procedures.  The...
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Thank you for all your participation in our community week activities this week! We cannot believe the school year has come to a close and especially closing in distance learning. We enjoyed closing our classroom communities and school community with all of you. From our daily themed festivities, to our class videos, and seeing you...
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