PreK-4C kicked off April with Mr. B and a study of bugs and insects. The children learned all about the life cycle of a honeybee, and used pattern blocks to construct fun mosaics. In addition they practiced their numbers 10 through 20, by building bug towers and reviewing concepts like more, less, most and equal. They also had fun with process art, using “baking soda paint”. The students witnessed the chemical reaction of baking soda and vinegar and how it impacts the blending of primary colors to make new colors! One of the favorite things we did this month was our trip to the Rutgers Farm! We learned how to take care of all the animals, what kind of food they eat, and even got to pet some of them! We also did a study of chickens, as we prepare for the baby chicks to come and visit CNS next week. Finally, we had a fun visit with the Lizard Guy! Not only did we meet several reptiles, but we got to touch and feel all different types of unique and memorable animals.
CNS has been an absolute blessing for my family. I couldn’t think of a better place for both of my children to have their first experience of school. My daughter Julia attended CNS for two years: in the three-year-old program and then for the four-year-old pre-K program. She is now in 2nd grade and looks forward to picking up her younger brother from CNS everyday and giving all of her former preschool teachers a big hug. She has such great memories of her time there. My son Joey is now in his second year at CNS in Mrs. Smith’s pre-K class. This is the first year we tried out the afternoon enrichment programs and we are thrilled with how fun and exciting his days are. Joey adores Mrs Smith and all of his classmates and he really loves the art, music, & cooking enrichment classes. Both of my children love going to school every single day because of the support, love and acceptance they received at CNS. Plus, Joey says “It’s so much FUN!!”
The staff at CNS has become our extended family and the friendships we have made with other CNS families are going to be lifelong. I am going to be so sad next year when my youngest is ready to move on to kindergarten and our time at community nursery school will be over.