Early Childhood West

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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      We started off the week with our first Kindergarten field trip to the pumpkin peddler! Thank you to the parents who volunteered to drive! They enjoyed picking out a pumpkin! The younger children also went on a pumpkin hunt sponsored by the Gleaners. They had the opportunity to find a pumpkin, listen...
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  October work continues this week as we introduce new science work; leaves and trees.  The West classroom began this unit this week, and also fall tree art work along with it.  The West classroom explored the squaring chains this week, introducing this beautiful math material into their classroom.  This work introduces the concepts of...
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Despite the warmer weather this week, fall is present in the classrooms! Our practical life work has changed to a fall theme as well as some art work like fall doppers and apple trees. Both classrooms also continued using scissors in the classroom to cut paper, the next skill from cutting clay. In Sensorial, the...
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Painting at the easel was one new experience introduced this week in Early Childhood.  Using red paint, students could use the easel to paint an apple, extending our apple unit in Science.  Along with this unit, we taste-tested different types of apples:  Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, and Granny Smith!  This activity was done on...
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