Early Childhood West

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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 wood and covered eggs with tissue paper. Additionally, we studied and explored birds...
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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 had the opportunity to demonstrate their lessons and share their work. Thank you to all our guests that shared in our special week. The Early Childhood West classroom introduced Food Prep and...
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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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  The West classroom is also celebrating Spring through Art! Children are practicing their pre-writing skills to hold a fork, dip into colored paint and create spring flowers. To expand on our interest in our Africa unit we are making a rain forest. The children are reinforcing their fine motor skills by pin punching small...
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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 life,...
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Our school community celebrated Montessori Education Week with a Wild West theme!  We kicked-off the festivities with a school-wide assembly on Monday where the teachers led everyone in a fun line dance.  Other activities included dressing like a cowboy/cowgirl, showing school spirit with MSBG wear, and wearing wild western hats!  Children brought in canned items,...
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           What an exciting week in Early Childhood! Transferring water with a baster was introduced in both classrooms as part of our practical life unit. This skill works on concentration and hand-eye coordination. We also introduced banana slicing as part of our food prep lesson. The East classroom began to study...
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We celebrated Valentine’s Day this week in Early Childhood.  Children explored painting a heart at the easel, lacing hearts, and making and delivering valentines.  Students created individual valentine bags in our classroom and passed out valentines to friends.  We enjoyed a small treat as a class on Wednesday.  Thank you to the families who donated...
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Celebrating the Chinese New Year was a focus in early childhood this week.  We had the opportunity to enjoy a presentation from the Tam family and explored artifacts, photos, and customs from this holiday.  Students created dragon masks and tails and went on a parade through the school!  In art, students also painted hearts at...
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