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We had a great time with “The Three Little Kittens” and doing some fun letter matching activities.

We recited the poem “The Three Little Kittens” together and used a board with felt board pieces to act out the poem.  The students took turns saying the poem while others acted it out hiding and finding the mittens.  Everyone had a chance to play a part. The teacher next used clothespins to hang mittens with letters on them in random order.  The matching
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The children enjoyed their afternoon in Adventures in Literacy.

In Adventures in Literacy we learned all about the letter “B”.  We also practiced writing our “B” ‘s. We next read “Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?” by Bill Martin, Jr together and made some very cool hats. It was fun acting out the different animals parts from the book, especially roaring like a bear!  It was a great afternoon of learning
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We made sand art inspired by the Navajo in Art Enrichment.

Today in Art Enrichment we talked about lines and creating depth in our pictures. We also refreshed our memories and discussed the term “Landscape.” We made sand art inspired by the Navajo. We drew simple lines across our paper and made landscapes. Each section created by our lines were filled in with different colors of sand. We think they are beautiful!

We talked about Sir Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion and did some fun experiments. We also read a great book!

We talked about Sir Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion which states that an object at rest remains at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same velocity (speed and direction) unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. We did some fun experiments/activities to prove this using an egg, a glass, a pan and a paper roll. We used paper
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Cooking was all about pizza! Yum!

We had fun grating the mozzarella cheese and making our own individual delicious pizzas in Kids Cooking! It was great!  For dessert we made the icing for our yummy cupcakes, spread it and added rainbow sprinkles.  We then had a feast!  It was a wonderful afternoon!  We also read “The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza” retold by Philemon Sturges.  It was a fun
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We read “The Snowy Day” and talked about all the fun things you can do in the snow.

Before reading “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats, we brainstormed what we all do in the snow.  We talked about making snowballs, building a snowman, making snow angels and sledding.  While reading the story we talked about how the boys in the book explored while walking in the snow.  We used a snow globe to discuss how snow moves and what it does.
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We had fun learning about the Letter “M” in ‘Adventures in Literacy’.

In our 3 year old Extended Day ‘Adventures in Literacy’ Program, we read “If You Give A Moose A Muffin” by Laura Numeroff.  We next had fun doing a letter “M” scavenger hunt in the classroom.  The children each took all the “M”‘s they found and put them onto a map to solve the “M” maze.  After we were done with the “M” maze,
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We learned about the Art of Keith Haring and then we created our own pictures.

We saw some of Keith Haring’s artwork and talked about the bright colors and how there are no details in the people’s faces or clothing. We also talked about the motion depicted in the pictures. The children traced pre-cut shapes and then colored the shapes.  They also decorated the background.  Some of the children also created shapes with wiki stix. Next, they painted their
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We learned about Coding in Science Enrichment.

Coding in simple terms is telling a computer or website or app what you want it to do.  Coding helps teach problem-solving skills, develop new ways of thinking and helps take the fear out of making mistakes or failing.  It teaches persistence in finding a way to solve your problem. At the preschool level, we are laying a foundation for children to think like
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In Kids Cooking we discussed the Food Pyramid and Healthy Food choices.

In Kids Cooking class we discussed the Food Pyramid and how important it is to make healthy food choices.  We made BLT’s (bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich).  We washed the tomatoes and lettuce and we used a salad spinner which was fun!  We talked about how vegetables grow.  For example, we talked about how tomatoes grow on vines.  We also discussed that there are different
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