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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!


We had fun with Picasso Faces

We talked about abstract paintings: A non-lifelike portrayal of real life objects.  We compared realist pictures to abstract pictures. We also discussed profiles as the side view of our face, as opposed the looking at someone straight in the face.  Next we read a short biography on Picasso.  


Polly Who? Polymer!

We each filled our 1 quart plastic bag with water.  We each took sharpened pencils and pushed them through the bag, into the water and out the other side of the bag. The water didn’t spill out!  Plastic is a polymer.  Polymers are made of long chains of small particles called molecules.  They are also flexible (bend easily) so they form around the pencil
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We made (and ate) a food feast in Cooking Enrichment Class today.

Today in Kids Cooking Enrichment Class we had fun making crescent roll-ups and next we cut them into pinwheels.  While they were cooking we cut up vegetables and made a dip.  Last, but not least, is dessert!  We decorated Turkey cupcakes!  We had fun preparing everything and then eating!