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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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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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We made QUACKAMOLE and ROOSTER’S ROASTED SALSA for our CINCO de MAYO celebration!

In Cooking Enrichment this week we had fun preparing for Cinco de Mayo by making some delicious food.  We did a lot of chopping, mashing, pressing and mixing. We made Quackamole and Rooster’s Roasted Salsa!  They really enjoyed it with chips.  The recipes are below if you would like to make some at home.  After the chefs worked and ate we read “Chicks and
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We made crayon monoprints in Art Enrichment.

We peeled paper from old broken crayons and then used pencil sharpeners to get wax shavings.  The artists randomly put the shavings onto the watercolor paper.  The students  next placed the watercolor paper on the table with waxed paper over it and a towel on top.  We used a hot iron to melt the shavings and gently pulled off the wax paper being very
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We had a great Earth Day week enjoying many fun activities and a trip to a farm.

We welcomed Earth Day with Ms. Ee also known as  “Exercise Energy” and made bouquets of flowers to decorate our classroom.  We read a colorful story named “Elmer” and sponge painted the elephant from the story.  We observed our caterpillars form into cocoons.  It will be so exciting to see them turn into butterflies!  Our class trip to the Rutgers Cook Campus Farm was
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We had fun learning about BUBBLES in Science Enrichment

We learned about surface tension while making bubbles!  Molecules in a liquid are attracted to each other and make the top of the liquid very tight.  The surface tension is also what causes water to form drops and bubbles.  We talked about why they are round, even when we blow them from a square, and what makes them last longer.  We also learned how
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