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Music and Movement

On January 4th our focus was on movement. We read The Tortoise and The Hare and talked about the lesson the fable is teaching us – slow and steady wins the race. We drew some pictures illustrating the story, and for some more fun we then split into teams and ran relay races! It was hard to get good pictures because we love to
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Spelling their way to success!

The afternoon enrichment class had a lot of fun! They read the alphabet rescue book, learning about the wacky adventures of lowercase letters. The kids then put their spelling skills on display by solving spelling puzzles! The kids worked together to spell the words pictured on the pieces. Between the puzzles, letter matching, and story our kids had quite the exciting day! Click on
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STEM: Buildings inspired by historical landmarks

In STEM this week the children looked at pictures of historical landmarks and tried to build a small scale model using different sized blocks. Working either individually, in pairs or in a small group the children had fun trying to figure out the best way to duplicate the landmarks. Examples of what they tried to build were The Tower Bridge in London, The Golden
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Another Great Week of Afternoon Enrichment!

Literacy Enrichment – The children read If You Give A Moose A Muffin using story props to sequence the story events.  They also put letters into “ABC” order.   Cooking Enrichment- We made Macaroni and Cheese from scratch and everyone enjoyed it.  We practiced grating the cheese and measuring, adding and stirring the ingredients.  It was delicious! The following week we made our own version
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We Had a Great Time Learning Together in Afternoon Enrichment!

Adventures in Literacy   –  The children read and sequenced the story “The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie”.  They also played letter games such as Boggle Jr and they paired rhyming words.  ART Enrichment – We learned about Henry Matisse and created our own Matisse inspired art! Kids Cooking-  We made Teddy Bear French Toast!  We cracked the eggs and dipped the bread. 
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We Learned About Lots of Wonderful Things in Afternoon Enrichment!

Literacy Enrichment This week in Literacy Enrichment the children learned about position words by creating a “Where Is The Turkey” book.  They really enjoyed placing the turkey in different positions. Art Enrichment     This week in Art Enrichment we each created our own art using geometric shapes. STEM ENRICHMENT Food Chain! We read The Magic School Bus “Gets Eaten” which talks about food chains in
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WE HAD A SUPER WEEK IN AFTERNOON ENRICHMENT!

COOKING ENRICHMENT: The young chefs had a great time slicing and cutting to create their very own pizza mummy.  Next, they made “ghost” vanilla milkshakes.  We found that most of them liked everything except for the olives (used as the mummy eyes).  They had a great time and  a lot of fun! LITERACY ENRICHMENT: In Literacy Enrichment we talked about rhymes and ending sounds. 
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We Had An Exciting Week of Afternoon Enrichment Classes!

We had so much fun learning together in the Afternoon Enrichment classes this week. In STEM we built pendulums with pvc pipes and strings. The children worked in teams to build structures they thought were sturdy. We attached balls of different sizes and weights to the string to knock out structures down. We also attached a bag full of paint to the string and
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We Had Fun Learning Together in Afternoon Enrichment!

Literacy Enrichment We had fun playing a game called Alphabet Puppy Chow and finding letters and matching them to the sheets!  We read some wonderful books together too.  We had fun together! Cooking Enrichment We made Pumpkin Rice Krispie treats by mixing rice krispies and melted mini marshmallows.  We put a tootsie roll on top to make the stem and added a green leaf/vine. 
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Another Super Week of Afternoon Enrichment.

STEM ENRICHMENT Our class planted tulip bulbs in Hale Park; we can hardly wait for spring to see the results! We learned that bulbs have their own source of food inside them and we decided that the bulbs looked like onions in the inside and outside. The group came to the conclusion that onions are bulbs too! COOKING ENRICHMENT This week we made delicious
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