Early Childhood East

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Our students are completing many Practical Life works in preparations for closing our classroom community for the year.  Chair scrubbing and cubbie scrubbing were introduced and allowed the children to take ownership over cleaning their own spaces!  These multi-step works also refine their sense of order and independence, as well as lengthen concentration.  We also began...
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EC enjoyed the beautiful, sunny weather this week! Our week began out in the gardens planting and watering flowers. Children enjoyed some fun multi-step practical life works this week including grating soap and using the grated soap to then make bubbles with a whisk. In Art, they created bubble prints! Shaving cream on a table...
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May brings flowers and Early childhood began the week by arranging beautiful flowers into a vase! On Wednesday, we explored and celebrated Cinco De Mayo and tasted salsa and guacamole!  The East cohorts learned about sink and float and extended this concept into a science experiment! They also used mosaic tiles to form a picture and...
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We began our week with new science units studying landforms!  The students explored this topic using 3-D models and water, as well as animals.  Our grass we planted on Friday has been growing steadily and many students were able to use scissors to trim theirs!  Peace activities this week included the beautiful rain stick work...
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We welcomed each other back from our break and were all excited to get back to work!  Our Kindergarten students were able to visit the Lower Elementary classrooms to briefly meet the teachers and observe the work they’ll get to see in first grade.  All of our students enjoyed engaging new math units when East and...
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This week has brought on a lot of egg work as Easter is soon approaching. The children continued their exploration of food prep by peeling, slicing, and tasting a hard-boiled egg. In Art, watercolors were used for a crayon resistant egg design. The students also extended their polishing skills by polishing a beautiful porcelain bunny. The...
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Our week began with new Sensorial experiences and units.  West introduced baric, experiencing the different weights of objects.  East introduced rough and smooth.  The touch tablets are beautiful works that go along with both of these units.  East also introduced the sensory circles on the movement rug and transferring water using a dropper.  West students...
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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this week we had many themed works. These works included cutting a shamrock, painting shamrocks, making a shamrock collage, and sifting coins from a sensory bowl. Books and coloring pages were also out. The West cohort also explored finger painting! We also enjoyed the next food preparation work this...
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Spring art projects and new math units were a focus in Early Childhood this week!  The East classroom created colorful rainbow collages on the art shelf.  West students enjoyed creating shamrocks using pepper prints.  Our math shelves were full of hands-on, engaging graphing and measurement works.  Students could choose to graph colors, animals, or cars and extend...
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Happy March! The Early Childhood classrooms began the week pouring water from 1 to 1. Our new geography unit on “my country” was also introduced. Children explored facts all about the United States of America. The East classroom also worked with watercolor painting. The “Farm” was introduced in language. This small environment grammar work involves labeling...
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