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We had a fun week learning about nature.

This week the children in Mrs. Roth’s class enjoyed a lot of animal activity!  We watched as our caterpillars emerged from their chrysalis and became butterflies. The children had an opportunity to be wrapped in crepe paper to feel what it must be like inside a cocoon.  The children then broke out of their crepe paper cocoons just like our butterflies.  On Thursday and
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Mrs. Roth’s class had a great week talking about Spring time and learning about safety!

This week the children spent time observing our Catapillars that are now fully in their cocoons waiting to transform into butterflies. The children made butterflies of their own using water bottles to spray paint to create colorful wings. The children also planted lima beans by wetting paper towels and placing the beans in clear plastic bags. we hung these in the windows so we
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Mrs. Roth’s class had fun this week with animals, caterpillars, letter sounds and talking about Spring.

This week the children continued learning about different animals as part of our ongoing animal unit. This week our focus was on animals that enjoy water, wet areas or rainy weather, such as fish, frogs, toads, turtles, ducks and worms. The children have been closely observing our caterpillars as they come closer to becoming butterflies.  Each caterpillar more than tripled in size and some
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We learned about the Letter Ll and were able to enjoy the beautiful Spring weather!

This week we started exploring our learning unit on animals, insects and reptiles.  The classes had an exciting visit from the Lizard Guys,  where the children were able to see lizards, snakes, turtles and spiders up close and learn about their habitats.  The children were even able to pet a python or anaconda snake! The children were also introduced to the letter Ll and
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The children practiced their gross motor and fine motor skills with many fun games and activities this week!

For the past two weeks, the three-year-old class has continued to explore all different types of balls in our ongoing ball study.  the children have been learning about how balls of different sizes and weights can affect speed acceleration using ramps.  They have also been exploring and how high balls can bounce depending on their size, weight and what they are made of. The
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We had another fun-filled week with Dr. Seuss!

Despite some snowfall mid week, the children had a great and busy week at school!  We continued to celebrate Dr Seuss’ birthday and all things rhyming with books like “One Fish, Two Fish”, “The Foot Book”  and “Put Me in The Zoo”. We started our mini study on balls and spheres, which will continue all month!  The children brainstormed all the things they know
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Mrs. Roth’s Class had fun celebrating Chinese New Year and meeting a robot…MC Blue!

This week the children celebrated the lunar new year by reading books and  exploring the symbolism and objects used during Chinese new year celebrations.  The Tuesday /Thursday children made lanterns. The Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday children made Chinese parade dragons. On Thursday the children had a visit from MC Blue, a recycling robot that taught the children about what items can and can’t be recycled and what happens to garbage that can’t be
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We had a great time celebrating Valentine’s Day and President’s Day this week!

This week the children were busy celebrating two holidays.  We celebrated Valentine’s Day with an ice cream party and made beautiful cards for mom and dad.  The  children also discussed ways that we show love through words and actions. We also had a visit from a dental hygienist this week who showed the children the proper way to brush their teeth. We discussed foods
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We had fun preparing for Valentine’s Day and National Dental Week.

This week the children started to get into the spirit of Valentines Day, creating adorable cards for their parents using fine motor skills and practicing writing their names!  They also played with Valentine themed toys, including creating heart bouquets and sorting puffy balls by color! The children also worked in teams to create large floor puzzles, using their observation skills to turn the pieces
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We had a great time participating in many fun activities with our friends.

We celebrated pajama day as part of our clothing study and created pictures of ourselves in our favorite pajamas. We also had a great time making bird feeders using paper towel rolls, honey and cracked corn.  Each child brought their feeder home  to help feed the birds who have a hard time finding food in the cold weather months. We have been practicing writing
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