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The Chefs in Kids Cooking Enrichment Made Delicious Macaroni and Cheese this week!

This week in Kids Cooking Enrichment we made Macaroni and Cheese.  The chefs grated the cheese, measured the ingredients and mixed them.  They patiently took turns mixing the cheese sauce and then adding the pasta.  Almost every single one of them gave the Macaroni and Cheese a thumbs up.  A few wanted seconds!  The chefs did an excellent job! If you would like to
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In Literacy Enrichment we played a game creating words ending in -ug. It was fun!

In Literacy Enrichment we read the book  “The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle.  The children really enjoyed the book. We then developed -ug word families (bug, lug, dug, mug…) by playing a game. The children would pop the beginning letter sound into the word family creating the -ug words.  They also wrote the words.  They next completed a color bug book and identified the
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The young artists enjoyed painting with stencils. They came out great!

Today we used stencils. A stencil is a thin sheet of material, such as paper, plastic, or metal, with letters or a design cut from it, used to produce the design by applying pigment through the cut-out holes in the material. Stencils can be used on paper, canvas, walls, fabric and other items. A key advantage of a stencil is that it can be
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We created many fun things with the Magna Tiles in Science/Math Enrichment.

We had a great time building and creating with the Magna-Tiles.  Since they are magnetic it’s easier to build without them falling over.  The children begin to learn about magnetic principles, gravity and other science concepts.  They also learn basic engineering skills and they created a variety of structures and designs.  Magna Tiles also help develop fine motor skills, and critical thinking and problem
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The chefs had a great time making delicious Artichoke Spinach Dip and then eating it!

This week in Kids Cooking Enrichment we made a delicious Artichoke Spinach Dip.  We talked about what an appetizer is . The young chefs chopped the artichokes, grated the cheese and used a garlic press.  They mixed the ingredients and then cooked it in the pan.  Most of the chefs really enjoyed the dip.  The recipe is below if you would like to try
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We had fun reading and creating our own stories in Literacy Enrichment.

This week in Literacy Enrichment we read “A Pocket For Corduroy” by Don Freeman. The students had fun taking a picture walk through the story.  They discussed all the things/characters they noticed and predicted what they thought the story was going to be about.  There were some very creative predictions! We next developed our own simple stories by using pictures that we pulled from
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We learned about Picasso’s abstract art in Art Enrichment.

This week in Art Enrichment, we revisited a project we had done earlier in the year. We read a book about Picasso and focused on his abstract works. We noticed that in a lot of his paintings we could still tell the images were people but they didn’t have the features of a real person. We traced  our profiles on a sheet of paper
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We purified/filtered water in Science Enrichment

In Science Enrichment we made our own water filters by using coffee filters, cotton balls, rocks and sand.  We combined the different types of filters to see if that process worked better than a single filter.  We compared the results and discussed our findings. We talked about other ways to possibly filter the water.  Don’t worry though, we know the water still isn’t clean
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We made QUACKAMOLE and ROOSTER’S ROASTED SALSA for our CINCO de MAYO celebration!

In Cooking Enrichment this week we had fun preparing for Cinco de Mayo by making some delicious food.  We did a lot of chopping, mashing, pressing and mixing. We made Quackamole and Rooster’s Roasted Salsa!  They really enjoyed it with chips.  The recipes are below if you would like to make some at home.  After the chefs worked and ate we read “Chicks and
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We made crayon monoprints in Art Enrichment.

We peeled paper from old broken crayons and then used pencil sharpeners to get wax shavings.  The artists randomly put the shavings onto the watercolor paper.  The students  next placed the watercolor paper on the table with waxed paper over it and a towel on top.  We used a hot iron to melt the shavings and gently pulled off the wax paper being very
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