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What Weighs More?

We had fun weighing different objects such as crayons, pennies, candy hearts, unifix cubes, and dice. For example, we would check to see which is heavier, 6 candy hearts or 1 die? The children took turns using the scales and figuring out which was heavier. We also used the terms more and less, heavier and lighter. The children kept a record of the objects
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Happy Valentine’s Day! The waffle hearts we made were delicious!

The chefs in Kids Cooking Class had fun slicing strawberries and bananas to put on top of the heart shaped waffles they made.  They also made chocolate ganache and added powdered sugar and whipped cream!  It was another great cooking class!  The recipe for the chocolate ganache is below if you would like to try it at home.  Some of our chefs enjoyed their
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“There’s a Wocket in My Pocket” by Dr. Seuss was a fun book!

We read a great book today called “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket” by Dr. Seuss.  We picked out the rhyming words and talked about ending sounds. As a group we played with the Letter Wands Jar pulling sticks and practicing our ending sounds.  For example, for the ending sound -et we made the words pet, jet, set, met and wet.  The students made
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“Reflections” on Art…

We first looked at pictures of houses on the water.  We noticed the many different shapes in the architecture.  We looked at the reflection in the water and noticed how the shapes are a little different and we talked about the colors in the reflections too. We used pastels to draw a line separating the land and the water.  We next used different cut
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We had a bright flourescent-like afternoon in Science Enrichment.

In Science Enrichment Class we talked about what glows (is flourescent) and what doesn’t.  We used a flashlight and a black light to check which items glow or not.  We asked the children for a hypothesis on whether some of the items will/will not glow. We made ice cubes out of water and tonic water.  One of the students thought the ice cubes with
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Homemade biscuits, homemade butter and jam! Delicious!

This week we made biscuits and butter in Kids Cooking.  We mixed the ingredients for the biscuits and then rolled out the dough with a french rolling pin and then cut out the biscuits.  We next made homemade butter using a mixer!  After the biscuits were baked we added the butter and some jam.  They were delicious!  The recipes are below if you want
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We had a great afternoon in Adventures in Literacy reading about snow!

We had a great afternoon talking and reading about snow and all the fun things we can do in the snow.  We read “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats.  It was a fun book and we all enjoyed it.  We decided to make pretend snow angels just like we would on a ‘snowy day’.  It was great!  We next did two fun winter
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We practiced tracing and identifying letters and we read and re-told stories in Reading Enrichment class.

In Reading Enrichment we discussed with the students that stories can be created by drawing pictures.  As the teacher read the story, the students listened and a teacher helped them draw exactly what they were hearing. The students later explained what their picture was and how it related to who/what the story was about. During our class we also practiced tracing and identifying our
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The children had fun in Art Enrichment making a paper filigree emoji card.

QUILLING –  PAPER FILIGREE The children had a great time making  paper filigree emoji cards.  It was an excellent fine motor activity and fun too! Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.  The paper is rolled, looped, curled. twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make
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We made delicious burgers and homemade potato chips! YUM!

In Kids Cooking this week we made hamburgers and homemade potato chips. We started with the condiments…fried onions and sliced pickles. We cut up onions and talked about why they make us ‘cry’. We also talked about what pickles are made of. Next the potatoes! After peeling the potatoes and slicing them with a mandolin, we baked them.  We compared store bought chips to
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