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We talked about what Folktales are. We also did some matching of upper/lowercase letters and practiced cutting.

This week in Reading Enrichment we talked about Folktales.  The children learned that Folktales are stories that are told over and over again, so the story changes over time. Our Story: The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf We discussed the differences in this version of the story compared to others we had heard. In Small Group we matched upper with the
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Shapes, Shapes, Shapes! I can’t resist these shapes!

In Art Enrichment this week we learned that tape doesn’t absorb our paint.  The tape left white lines between our shapes.  We used it to create geometric shapes on our canvas.  We talked about triangles, rectangles, rhombuses, trapezoids, and pentagons.  We then counted the number of sounds in each shape.    


The 5 day Pre-K class had a Fabulous week of Fun with Ms. F.

The children had a busy week in the 5 day Pre-K class.  They enjoyed the visit from the firefighters and eating a special snack.  They had a FANTASTIC week with Ms. F doing so many FUN and FABULOUS activities with her.  The children are excited for our downtown field trip this coming Tuesday!    


We did some fun science projects with baking soda and corn starch in Science Enrichment.

 


We had a great week including a visit from the Metuchen Fire Department. We learned how to “Stop, Drop, and Roll” and we also enjoyed learning about Mr. H this week.

This week we met Mr. H “happy hair” and worked on our scissor skills cutting green yarn to make happy hair.  We also decoded letters for the phrase happy halloween and made ghosts with our hands.  We read some books from Mr. H like “Where Is Mr. H?”, “Who Will Help?” and “Henny Penny“.  All of the books discussed sharing.        


We learned about Fire Safety & “Stop, Drop, and Roll”. We also learned about the Letter Dd & did fun projects together.

This week the children learned about Fire Safety with a special visit from the Metuchen Fire Department Monday morning.  They practiced “Stop, Drop, and Roll” and what they should do in case of a fire. The children practiced fine motor skills and letter tracing, created apple and worm projects and learned about our Letter of the Week: Dd.  The children had outdoor fun with
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We had a great week learning about fire safety, playing games and reading books together.

We spent our week learning about being safe, fire drills and how firefighters help us.  We played games, read books and made projects together to help us learn.


In Reading we had fun retelling and sequencing a poem. We also made letters with Kinects toys.

We enjoyed retelling and sequencing the poem “The Five Little Apples.”. The children noticed the order of the animals going from smallest to largest.  They retold the story by acting it out with felt animals using a felt board.  It was a fun afternoon! We were also busy building letters with Kinects toys.      


We made and enjoyed delicious pancakes and sausage in Kids Cooking Enrichment class this week.

We had a great time making pancakes and sausage.  The children learned about cooking safety and hygiene.  They also learned how to set the table and we talked about table manners.  We also cleaned up together. We read “Pancakes, Pancakes” by Eric Carle and talked about the steps to making pancakes and how important it is to eat a good breakfast.      
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The children made monoprints in Art Enrichment this week!

  The children made monoprints by painting on plastic surfaces, drawing designs in the paint with cotton swabs and placing the paper over the paint.  We discussed the prefix “mono” and its meaning.  We also mentioned that each piece was unique or a one of a kind.