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Happy Spring!

We spent the week with Ms. U “Unusual Umbrella”. On Monday, we read an unusual story called “Zig and the Magic Umbrella” and created a page in the story about what we would if we had magic umbrella…what would our umbrella turn into and where would it take us? Then we had a visit from the lizard guys who taught us interesting fact about
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French Toast and fruit…Delicious!

In Kids Cooking Enrichment we made French Toast and Fruit Salad.  We practiced and learned how to crack eggs.  We mixed the eggs and dipped the bread so that the french toast can be cooked.  We also cut up bananas and apples.  Most of the class really enjoyed the french toast with syrup and fruit…and asked for more! We also talked about how adding
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New 3 year old class added for the 2018/2019 school year

Community Nursery School of Metuchen is happy to announce we are adding an additional 3 year old morning class for the 2018/2019 school year! Call 732-491-2240 to make an appointment to tour the school, or stop in during the school day. CNS is located at 270 Woodbridge Avenue, in the First Presbyterian Church building.


“LADYBUG, LADYBUG FLY AWAY HOME”

 IN LITERACY ENRICHMENT THE CHILDREN WERE INTRODUCED TO THIS POEM WHICH FOCUSED ON THE ‘AN’ WORD FAMILY (AN, CAN, PAN, FAN…).  WE DISCUSSED THE WORDS THAT RHYMED IN THE POEM AND THEN PLAYED A GAME AS A GROUP SOLVING RIDDLES USING THE ‘AN’ WORD FAMILY PICTURE CARDS.  IN SMALL GROUP THE CHILDREN CREATED ‘AN’ WORD FAMILY BOOKLETS WRITING THE ‘AN’ WORD THAT COMPLETES THE RIDDLE.  WE
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Finger painting in the style of Iris Scott

In Art Enrichment we discussed impressionism and showed pictures of works from Monet.  We talked about how the impressionist painters were more concerned with light and color than the details of an object.  These painters liked to work outside and use the natural daylight to highlight the colors and shadows; we also talked about how they had to paint quickly before the daylight changed
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We talked about the upcoming holidays in Mrs. Williams Young Learner Class this week!

In anticipation of the upcoming holidays we read Horray! It’s Passover! and Happy Easter Mouse! The children spent the week dyeing paper eggs with liquid watercolors and shaving cream. They also did number matching with eggs and found “baby chicks”. In the coming weeks we will continue to discuss spring and new animals being born. We will also be learning about different animals that
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The children in the 5 day Pre-K had a “redo” week with MR. R!!

Because of last week’s RIDICULOUS weather, the children spent another week with Mr. R.  Not only did they rainbow write R’s and make rainbows but they found words that started with R to put on RAINBOW HEADBANDS.  They also make REMARKABLE RIBBONS to tell everyone what they could do that is remarkable.  The children brought them home to hand on their REFRIGERATORS!!!!  They children
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We painted beautiful Sunbursts in Art Enrichment.

This week we used rulers to draw straight lines through a dot on the center of our page. After all of our segments were drawn, we painted each segment using different color tempera cakes. We discussed painting the opposite segments with the same color to create symmetry. They were all different and very colorful.  The young artists really enjoy working with paint and they
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Welcome Spring!

It was a colorful week in Mrs. McLaughlin’s class as we welcomed Spring and discovered the colors of the rainbow.  On Monday, we came in and checked our traps and found that the leprechaun left us sweet treats!  We sorted Fruit Loops cereal pieces for our pot of gold projects.  We rolled dice to determine how many gold coins would be in our pots. 
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The children practiced their gross motor and fine motor skills with many fun games and activities this week!

For the past two weeks, the three-year-old class has continued to explore all different types of balls in our ongoing ball study.  the children have been learning about how balls of different sizes and weights can affect speed acceleration using ramps.  They have also been exploring and how high balls can bounce depending on their size, weight and what they are made of. The
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