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We made PAPER in Science Enrichment

Before making our own paper we went through our class recycling bins and found different types and colors of paper to recycle.  We made a paper pulp using used paper, hot water, a blender, and a mould and deckle.  The students selected the colors they wanted and added a little sparkle to some of them. We also read “The Earth and I” by Frank
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We had fun with the clouds, rain and rainbows…

We had a fun week talking about the weather, especially clouds, rain and rainbows.  We also did some great crafts.  We always enjoy playing together!  Luckily we were able to go play outside several times this week too.  Hoping Spring comes soon and we can spend even more time playing together outside!  We read Little Cloud by Eric Carle. After the story we  painted 
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We had a fun week with Mr. Q and also with learning about farms in preparation for our trip next week!

The children of the 5 day Pre-K class had another fun-filled week.  Mr. Q spent the week with the children.  They searched for q’s in a letter hunt, they made quilts, and Mr. Q helped them make a list of QUESTIONS that the children want to learn about farms.  The children learned why farms are important and they became “farmers” by planting  vegetable seeds. 
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Mrs. Roth’s class had fun this week with animals, caterpillars, letter sounds and talking about Spring.

This week the children continued learning about different animals as part of our ongoing animal unit. This week our focus was on animals that enjoy water, wet areas or rainy weather, such as fish, frogs, toads, turtles, ducks and worms. The children have been closely observing our caterpillars as they come closer to becoming butterflies.  Each caterpillar more than tripled in size and some
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Lots of peeling, mixing, folding and mashing in Cooking Enrichment…and of course eating!

In Cooking Enrichment the chefs worked very hard peeling and then mashing potatoes. We then mixed the prepared chopped meat, vegetables and gravy together to make the Meat Pie with the mashed potatoes on top.  While the Meat Pie was cooking in the oven we made our Chocolate Cream Pie.  The recipe is at the bottom of the page.  Everyone tried the Meat Pie
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We made a fun Earth Day project in Art Enrichment

In Art Enrichment we discussed Earth Day.  We each gave suggestions on how we can help the earth and save resources. We next read a story written by kindergarteners called “Our Class is Going Green“. It was great! Our art project was making paper mache bowls using old newspapers and flour/water paste. When they are dry, we will be able to paint them! The
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Rumble in the Jungle!

In Literacy Enrichment Class we read “Rumble in the Jungle” and listened for character descriptions (traits).  After each of the jungle animals descriptions, we named a trait the children heard and recorded it on a chart.  The students also created their own jungle animal picture form the story and named one fact about the animal.  The children illustrated and labeled their drawings. We played
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Seed Balls…How do they work?

Seed Balls are a great method of reclaiming areas of your garden that have become thin or barren.  The clay vessels that you create for your seeds and soil offer a fun way to plant your seeds while providing protection for the exposed seeds.  The balls protect the seed from the heat of the sun.  They’re heavy enough to be unaffected by the wind
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We had a week full of fun and learning and lizards!

Sorting and graphing our favorite type of transportation are wonderful math activities and making name trains that carry only things that start with the beginning sound of your name is a wonderful reading activity. Creating roads to have cars drive on and painting with wheels on a car were fun ways to learn about transportation. The children enjoyed their small group activities that had
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We learned about the Letter Ll and were able to enjoy the beautiful Spring weather!

This week we started exploring our learning unit on animals, insects and reptiles.  The classes had an exciting visit from the Lizard Guys,  where the children were able to see lizards, snakes, turtles and spiders up close and learn about their habitats.  The children were even able to pet a python or anaconda snake! The children were also introduced to the letter Ll and
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