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We have been busy exploring, learning, practicing and playing!

It has been a busy few weeks in the 3’s classroom.  From voting in a mock election where the children voted on snack and the book of the day, to seasonal and Thanksgiving projects, the children have been learning, sharing and exploring new things. Building their fine motor skills and practicing scissor cutting, the children painted Fall leaves, created corn stalks and pumpkin pies,
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This week was all about the letter S: from Sticking Stickers to our letter S, to Shape Sorting to Sharing the Slide in the Sunshine with good friends who make us Smile!

This week we celebrated Halloween with many fun activities. The children painted pumpkins, played a pumpkin ball toss, sorted spooky Halloween items and listened to many fun Halloween stories including, “Skeleton Hiccups”, “Halloween Mice” and “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat.”  We sang Halloween stories and wrapped up our party days with a tasty feast!  Thank you to all the families
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We had a wonderful week learning about the letter Pp and exploring Pumpkins.

This week the children learned about the stages of how pumpkins grow and had a chance to get messy exploring the inside of real pumpkins, The children did sequencing projects about pumpkins, made paper pumpkins and learned all about our letter of the week, Pp. The children also worked on a number counting project and created personalized spiders for Halloween. Thanks to Mother Nature,
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This week the children created abstract acorn paintings and worked on their number recognition and counting skills. We had fun working and playing together!

This week the children created abstract acorn art paintings using real acorns to roll over their papers creating zigzag lines and circles.  Be sure to check out your budding artists’ work hanging on our bulletin board!  In small group the children worked on number recognition, counting, and placing the correct number of acorns on trees. Outside the children used their strength, coordination and gross
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We learned about Fire Safety & “Stop, Drop, and Roll”. We also learned about the Letter Dd & did fun projects together.

This week the children learned about Fire Safety with a special visit from the Metuchen Fire Department Monday morning.  They practiced “Stop, Drop, and Roll” and what they should do in case of a fire. The children practiced fine motor skills and letter tracing, created apple and worm projects and learned about our Letter of the Week: Dd.  The children had outdoor fun with
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The children had an apple tasting of red and green apples and practiced writing the letter A.

The children had another wonderful week exploring apples and the start of the fall season.  We turned our kitchen area into a Farmer’s Market for the month of October, where the children can pretend to be shoppers and store owners buying and selling fruits and vegetables! The children practiced writing the letter A and created two different apple projects.  They also did a taste test of
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This week we celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day, learned about the letter /Aa/ and had fun together!

This week the children celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day and all things apples!  They created apple trees, and counted and sorted apples by color.  We introduced our first Letter of the Week: the letter /Aa/. We also made lots of time for fun and laughter both indoors and outside! Just a reminder that Lunch Bunch begins Monday and Tuesday of this upcoming week. Children can
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We had a fun week exploring!

Even though we had a short week, the children had a chance to explore our learning centers, build sand castles in the sand box and play a lively game of soccer!  Just a reminder that CNS will be closed Thursday and Friday, September 21-22.  Enjoy the long weekend!  


We had another wonderful week at Community Nursery School!

The three year old class completed its first full week of school.  I am so proud of what a great job they did on their own, making friends and learning about our classroom.  The nice weather allowed the children to explore the playground and get some exercise. Inside the classroom, we learned several new songs. We also created self portraits, completed coloring sheets all
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We had a wonderful first week of school!

Welcome back! What a beautiful start to school for our 3 year olds!  It was such a pleasure to meet so many parents and grandparents this week, and to begin to get to know our new class of three year olds! Our orientation day and first one hour class was a great success and I’m happy to share that the children are doing a
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