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The 3 Year Old’s had a super fun week!

Even though it was a short school week, the 3’s still packed in the fun!  On Tuesday and Wednesday the children celebrated a great school year with their Spring Fling Celebration!  Three hours of outdoor exploring and fun had the children participating in a water balloon toss, basketball and soccer games, a bean bag toss and a fun game of “keep it up” with
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Mrs. Roth’s class had fun with kites, pony rides and exploring both playgrounds.

This week the children learned about how kites fly and how to make a kite.  the children decorated their own kites and answered a talking prompt about where they would fly if they were kites. We also learned about horses,  the jobs they have, and how they can help people. On Wednesday and Thursday two ponies visited the school and the children were each
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The Children Had A Fun-filled Week With Their Letter People Friends!

  The children in the 5 Day Pre-K Class had a busy week.  The Letter Person, Ms. S., stopped by with supplies for the children.  They enjoyed making letter flags to prepare for a surprise given to them by the Letter People.  Later in the week, all the Letter People came to visit for the day!  They wrote a story about the children.  Each
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The Chefs in Kids Cooking Enrichment Made Delicious Macaroni and Cheese this week!

This week in Kids Cooking Enrichment we made Macaroni and Cheese.  The chefs grated the cheese, measured the ingredients and mixed them.  They patiently took turns mixing the cheese sauce and then adding the pasta.  Almost every single one of them gave the Macaroni and Cheese a thumbs up.  A few wanted seconds!  The chefs did an excellent job! If you would like to
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In Literacy Enrichment we played a game creating words ending in -ug. It was fun!

In Literacy Enrichment we read the book  “The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle.  The children really enjoyed the book. We then developed -ug word families (bug, lug, dug, mug…) by playing a game. The children would pop the beginning letter sound into the word family creating the -ug words.  They also wrote the words.  They next completed a color bug book and identified the
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Mrs. McLaughlin’s Class had fun with Mr. X and learning about insects.

Our class spent the week celebrating with our last letter person Mr. X,  “X marks the spot”.  We read some interesting books this week about insects including “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs” , “Bugs A-Z” and “Bugs on Parade“. The children enjoyed identifying bugs and discussing their habitats.  We also made watercolor coffee filter flowers with paint using an eye dropper which is great for working on
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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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