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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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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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Having a Great Time with Mr. G!

The children in the 5 Day Pre-K had a wonderful week.  They met Mr. G and helped take care of the Earth.  He didn’t realize he needed to throw away his GOOEY GUM!  The children taught him to reuse, reduce, and recycle.   Mr. G brought many different kinds of GAMES with him and the children enjoyed playing them all.  The best part of the
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We made S’mores Brownies in Cooking Enrichment! Delish!

In Cooking Enrichment we made s’mores brownies aka jazzed up brownies.  We practiced our egg cracking and mixing skills.  We also talked about the many different things you can add to a box brownie mix to make it your own.  Some of the things the chefs talked about adding were vanilla, graham crackers, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and so on. We also tasted dark chocolate
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