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The young artists enjoyed painting with stencils. They came out great!

Today we used stencils. A stencil is a thin sheet of material, such as paper, plastic, or metal, with letters or a design cut from it, used to produce the design by applying pigment through the cut-out holes in the material. Stencils can be used on paper, canvas, walls, fabric and other items. A key advantage of a stencil is that it can be
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We created many fun things with the Magna Tiles in Science/Math Enrichment.

We had a great time building and creating with the Magna-Tiles.  Since they are magnetic it’s easier to build without them falling over.  The children begin to learn about magnetic principles, gravity and other science concepts.  They also learn basic engineering skills and they created a variety of structures and designs.  Magna Tiles also help develop fine motor skills, and critical thinking and problem
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This week Mrs. Roth’s class practiced numbers, learned about symmetry and used their immaginations …and more.

This week the children practiced their number recognition and counting skills.  We have been practicing counting to 20 and the children made watermelon slices and added fingerprint seeds by counting to 20. The children also learned about symmetry this week.  They used pieces of tape to divide things in half and decide if they are symmetrical.  The children also created symmetrical pieces of art
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The chefs had a great time making delicious Artichoke Spinach Dip and then eating it!

This week in Kids Cooking Enrichment we made a delicious Artichoke Spinach Dip.  We talked about what an appetizer is . The young chefs chopped the artichokes, grated the cheese and used a garlic press.  They mixed the ingredients and then cooked it in the pan.  Most of the chefs really enjoyed the dip.  The recipe is below if you would like to try
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We had fun reading and creating our own stories in Literacy Enrichment.

This week in Literacy Enrichment we read “A Pocket For Corduroy” by Don Freeman. The students had fun taking a picture walk through the story.  They discussed all the things/characters they noticed and predicted what they thought the story was going to be about.  There were some very creative predictions! We next developed our own simple stories by using pictures that we pulled from
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Mrs. Roth’s class had fun with the newly hatched chicks, planting and learning with an enviroscape.

This week the children were able to help welcome 12 baby chicks to the school as our eggs began to hatch on Monday night! The children were able to watch the chicks up close and even pet and hold them in their hands!! The children also did some fun gardening this week, planting their lima beans seeds in dirt now that the roots have
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THE CHILDREN IN THE 5 DAY PRE-K CLASS HAD A WEEK FULL OF WONDER AND AMAZEMENT!!!!

Over the past two weeks, the children patiently awaited the caterpillar’s transformation into butterflies.  They loved seeing the change and loved setting the butterflies free.  Their excitement continued with the arrival of a dozen eggs.  The children listened to the egg timer to ring and then would shout reminders to turn the eggs!  The best part of the week was seeing the children’s faces
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We learned about Picasso’s abstract art in Art Enrichment.

This week in Art Enrichment, we revisited a project we had done earlier in the year. We read a book about Picasso and focused on his abstract works. We noticed that in a lot of his paintings we could still tell the images were people but they didn’t have the features of a real person. We traced  our profiles on a sheet of paper
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We purified/filtered water in Science Enrichment

In Science Enrichment we made our own water filters by using coffee filters, cotton balls, rocks and sand.  We combined the different types of filters to see if that process worked better than a single filter.  We compared the results and discussed our findings. We talked about other ways to possibly filter the water.  Don’t worry though, we know the water still isn’t clean
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Mrs. Williams class had a fun week learning more about Spring time!

Continuing with our Spring lessons, we have been discussing insects and other bugs. This week had a real beehive to examine and we transferred “pollen” (Pom-poms) from a flower into a honeycomb. We also made beehives from bubble wrap and counted bees. During the week we read the story ‘Worm Weather’ ! We planted flowers and dug for worms in the dirt and we
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