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We played Snowman and Santa tic-tac-toe and read a book with character puppets we made.

We had a fun afternoon in Stay and Play playing games together including Snowman and Santa tic-tac-toe.  We did some building and then made our own puppets for the characters in the Gingerbread Mouse by Kathy Bratun.  We acted out the book as Mrs. McLaughlin read the story. We had a great afternoon!


Tutti A Tavola A Mangiare!!!

We had a great time cooking Italian food together today!  We started off by making a salad and homemade Italian salad dressing. Next we made garlic bread and then the pasta!  It was delicious!!  For dessert we made and ate pizzelle.  We talked about Italian family traditions too.  It was a wonderful afternoon!    


Reading Enrichment was all about rhyming and beginning sounds today!

In Reading Enrichment we played a Guess and Check Game practicing our beginning sounds.  We worked in pairs to describe pictures with the other child’s beginning sound card.  The teacher checked everyone’s beginning sound pictures and asked each child to name their beginning letter sound.  We also played a “Cookies and Milk” beginning sound rhyming game using the letters C and M.  We also read
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We painted beautiful poinsettias in Art today.

Today in Art Enrichment we painted festive poinsettias using petal shaped sponges and then added some sparkle.  They came out lovely!


In Science this afternoon we had fun doing an experiment.

We did a fun experiment today in Science Afternoon Enrichment class.  We learned that vinegar is an acid.  It reacts with the salt to remove something called copper oxide, which was making the pennies dull.  We also did experiment with a lemon/salt  and an orange juice/salt solution. The lemon solution also cleaned and the orange juice did too but not as well. We decided there
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Today We made Apple Crisp and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade! Yum!

We had a busy time in Cooking Class today.  We first sliced apples for the Apple Crisp. Next we measured and mixed the ingredients together. We all took turns. While it was baking we hand squeezed lemons to make lemonade and we all loved it. After the Apple Crisp was ready we ate it.  It was delicious!!! We had a great afternoon! \  


21 ELEPHANTS AND STILL STANDING

In Science Enrichment we built bridges strong enough and stable enough to hold 21 elephants!  We used upside down cups and cardboard strips.  We found that paper towel tubes weren’t stable and small cardboard tubes were not strong enough.  We needed to support the middle of the cardboard or it sagged.  Popsicle sticks were too narrow.  We discussed what it means to be stable
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Tacos and Churro Chips! We had a great time in Kids Cooking!

Today in Kids Cooking Class we made and ate tacos and churros! It was fun cutting up the lettuce, grating the cheese, cutting up olives, making the taco sauce and cooking the meat.  When the taco bar was all set up we made the Baked Churro Chips and the Iacona Fancy Sauce! (See the recipes below)   They were delicious! We also read a fun
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The Children Were Introduced to Letters A,P,B,F,L and Their Sounds In Reading Enrichment

We played a letter identification game together.  The children pulled picture cards out of the mystery bag and named the beginning sound. We read “Little Fox’s Surprise”.  During our read aloud, children identified the clues and the letter the clue began with.  An example of this is “A” for Acorn. In Small Group the children matched beginning sounds to the picture cards and wrote
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We learned all about the “at” family in Reading Enrichment today!

Today in Reading Enrichment we learned all about the “at” family and we traced the beginning letters to “at” words.  The children enjoyed the book “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!” by Lucille Colandro.  We found the rhyming “at” words in the book .  We also had fun playing a letter vest game. It was a great afternoon!