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Corn Dog Muffins and Caramel Apples! Delicious!

We had another delicious Kids Cooking Afternoon Enrichment Class.  Most of the chefs gave these two foods a thumbs up!  They gobbled up the Tiny Corn Dog Muffins and enjoyed the Caramel Apple slices. For the Corn Dog Muffins, we used hot dogs and Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix. We practiced cracking eggs, slicing and mixing.  We used an apple slicer to slice up the apples
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We had a MAGNIFICENT week with Mr.M!

The children in the 5 Day Pre-K class had a week filled with MAGNIFICENT fun and learning!  The children started the week by meeting Mr. M and learning about all the foods he loves to munch on using his munching mouth.  They enjoyed all the “M” activities that were planned for the week.  The children also began a unit on outer space by using
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Vowels and Syllables…

In Reading Enrichment we read the book “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes and talked about how important it is to be kind to each other.  We also discussed how we each have our own names and how they are all special.  We practiced vowel sounds and did some vowel recognition activities, including recognizing the vowels in our own names.  We also talked about syllables and clapped
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We worked together to make an amazing quilt in Art!

In art today, we looked at pictures of Maritza Soto quilts and discussed how quilts were made. We also talked about our work being a collaborative effort; we would all have a square for the quilt, decorate it, and then put all of the pieces in a design that we agreed upon. The final product is amazing!

We had fun with a Floating Ping Pong Ball Experiment.

Today in Science Enrichment we learned about Physics with a Floating Ping Pong Ball experiment.  The children each made a cone out of paper, placed a bendy straw in the hole of the cone and sealed the holes around the straw.  We placed ping pong balls and other types of balls such as styrofoam into the cone and we blew air through the straw
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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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Zucchini Fritters and “Dirt” Pudding!

We made Zucchini Fritters and Chocolate Oreo “Dirt” Pudding.  Most of the chefs enjoyed both, especially when we added ketchup to the fritters.  They had fun grating, chopping, dicing and crushing the ingredients.  We also talked about fractions when adding the ingredients together (1/3 cup plus 2/3 cup). We also used a manual hand mixer to make the pudding. Finally, they enjoyed eating!  After
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What Weighs More?

We had fun weighing different objects such as crayons, pennies, candy hearts, unifix cubes, and dice. For example, we would check to see which is heavier, 6 candy hearts or 1 die? The children took turns using the scales and figuring out which was heavier. We also used the terms more and less, heavier and lighter. The children kept a record of the objects
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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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It was a fun week celebrating Valentine’s Day and meeting Mr. X.

The children in the 5 Day Pre-K class had a wonderful week preparing for Valentines Day. We hope you loved receiving your special valentine in the mail!  The children loved meeting Mr. X and learning why he is different from the other Letter People. He likes words with an X at the end.  We also learned that is is okay to be different and
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