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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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IT WAS ANOTHER FUN WEEK OF AFTERNOON ENRICHMENT!

We had a wonderful week in Art Enrichment learning about Impressionism.  We finger painted some beautiful paintings in the style of famous Brooklyn painter Iris Scott. This week in Adventures in Literacy we talked about letters and their sounds! We focused on beginning sounds and used our mystery boxes. In Cooking Enrichment we made delicious pancakes from scratch measuring and adding the ingredients, cracking
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THE AFTERNOON ENRICHMENT CLASSES WERE EXCELLENT!

In Art our inspiration was Wassily Kandinsky’s color study with circles in squares. We read The Noisy Paint Box by Barbara Rosenstock and illustrated by Mary Grandpré about Kandinsky’s life and how colors and music were linked in his mind. We also discussed the concept of abstract art. In Music and Movement we continued introducing the guitar to our Tuesday class friends and we
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WE HAD A VERY BUSY AND FUN WEEK OF AFTERNOON ENRICHMENT CLASSES!

We learned so much together in Afternoon Enrichment this week!  In Kids Cooking we made Rainbow Toast!  We painted (food coloring&milk) and buttered the toast and everyone gave it a “thumbs up”. We continue to learn new important cooking rules and learn how to use different cooking tools. In STEM Enrichment we read 21 Elephants and Still Standing by April Jones Prince and Francois Roca. 
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WE HAD AN INCREDIBLE FIRST WEEK OF AFTERNOON ENRICHMENT CLASSES!

Our Afternoon Enrichment classes provide additional learning opportunities in a variety of special interest areas including Art, Kids Cooking, STEM, Adventures in Literacy and our newest addition this year is Music & Movement. We had a wonderful start this week in our Afternoon Enrichment classes!  The children did some great hands on projects and experiments.  These classes continue to prove that learning is truly
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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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