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We made a fun Earth Day project in Art Enrichment

In Art Enrichment we discussed Earth Day.  We each gave suggestions on how we can help the earth and save resources. We next read a story written by kindergarteners called “Our Class is Going Green“. It was great! Our art project was making paper mache bowls using old newspapers and flour/water paste. When they are dry, we will be able to paint them! The
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Rumble in the Jungle!

In Literacy Enrichment Class we read “Rumble in the Jungle” and listened for character descriptions (traits).  After each of the jungle animals descriptions, we named a trait the children heard and recorded it on a chart.  The students also created their own jungle animal picture form the story and named one fact about the animal.  The children illustrated and labeled their drawings. We played
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Seed Balls…How do they work?

Seed Balls are a great method of reclaiming areas of your garden that have become thin or barren.  The clay vessels that you create for your seeds and soil offer a fun way to plant your seeds while providing protection for the exposed seeds.  The balls protect the seed from the heat of the sun.  They’re heavy enough to be unaffected by the wind
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We had a week full of fun and learning and lizards!

Sorting and graphing our favorite type of transportation are wonderful math activities and making name trains that carry only things that start with the beginning sound of your name is a wonderful reading activity. Creating roads to have cars drive on and painting with wheels on a car were fun ways to learn about transportation. The children enjoyed their small group activities that had
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We learned about the Letter Ll and were able to enjoy the beautiful Spring weather!

This week we started exploring our learning unit on animals, insects and reptiles.  The classes had an exciting visit from the Lizard Guys,  where the children were able to see lizards, snakes, turtles and spiders up close and learn about their habitats.  The children were even able to pet a python or anaconda snake! The children were also introduced to the letter Ll and
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Happy Spring!

We spent the week with Ms. U “Unusual Umbrella”. On Monday, we read an unusual story called “Zig and the Magic Umbrella” and created a page in the story about what we would if we had magic umbrella…what would our umbrella turn into and where would it take us? Then we had a visit from the lizard guys who taught us interesting fact about
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French Toast and fruit…Delicious!

In Kids Cooking Enrichment we made French Toast and Fruit Salad.  We practiced and learned how to crack eggs.  We mixed the eggs and dipped the bread so that the french toast can be cooked.  We also cut up bananas and apples.  Most of the class really enjoyed the french toast with syrup and fruit…and asked for more! We also talked about how adding
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New 3 year old class added for the 2018/2019 school year

Community Nursery School of Metuchen is happy to announce we are adding an additional 3 year old morning class for the 2018/2019 school year! Call 732-491-2240 to make an appointment to tour the school, or stop in during the school day. CNS is located at 270 Woodbridge Avenue, in the First Presbyterian Church building.


“LADYBUG, LADYBUG FLY AWAY HOME”

 IN LITERACY ENRICHMENT THE CHILDREN WERE INTRODUCED TO THIS POEM WHICH FOCUSED ON THE ‘AN’ WORD FAMILY (AN, CAN, PAN, FAN…).  WE DISCUSSED THE WORDS THAT RHYMED IN THE POEM AND THEN PLAYED A GAME AS A GROUP SOLVING RIDDLES USING THE ‘AN’ WORD FAMILY PICTURE CARDS.  IN SMALL GROUP THE CHILDREN CREATED ‘AN’ WORD FAMILY BOOKLETS WRITING THE ‘AN’ WORD THAT COMPLETES THE RIDDLE.  WE
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We talked about the upcoming holidays in Mrs. Williams Young Learner Class this week!

In anticipation of the upcoming holidays we read Horray! It’s Passover! and Happy Easter Mouse! The children spent the week dyeing paper eggs with liquid watercolors and shaving cream. They also did number matching with eggs and found “baby chicks”. In the coming weeks we will continue to discuss spring and new animals being born. We will also be learning about different animals that
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