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Karen Nesser
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Kindergarten Optometrists: Exploring Our Vision!
A few months ago, a routine vision screening at school turned into so much more as students became very curious about their experiences. When we returned from the vision screening, students were very curious as to why they had to have their eyes checked at ...

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Earth Day at TALES!
Our class had a great time learning about being green at the TALES Earth Day Symposium. First, we learned about different kinds of pollution and how it hurts the Earth, people and animals. Then we learned about ways that each of us can help the Earth by rec...

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Making Pizza!
Last week our class went on exciting trip to Pizzeria Uno, where we got to experience making our own pizzas! First, we spread the sauce over our pizza dough. the dough was already rolled out for us in a circle.   Next, we sprinkled the cheese over the pizza...

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Happy 100th Day!
 Our Kindergarten students are 100 days smarter! This past week we celebrated our 100th day of school in a variety of fun a meaningful ways. Students made a necklace of 100 pieces of cereal and counted them out on 100s charts. We sang a song and read a poem...

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The Creation Station!
Our class has begun a new choice time center, the Creation Station! Here, our young engineers can use found open- ended materials and use their imaginations to create.    First, students explore the possible materials in the Creation Station bin. We've coll...

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We Made Soup!
                   I t's been pretty chilly around here, and we've been warming up by making our own vegetable soup! First, we read the classic tale  Stone Soup. After talking about the story, we thought about what we would want in our own soup. We made a l...

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Kindergarten STEM Challenge - Building 3D Shapes
Our class has been exploring 3D shapes (cones, cubes, rectangular prisms, pyramids and cylinders) and we have noticed these shapes everywhere in our classroom and in our homes. This week we had the hands on experience of building these shapes through our fi...

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We are Artists!
Today was our first art class with our resident artist, Mr. Daniel. Mr. Daniel is a painter who works with the Studio in a School program. This week we were introduced to real molding clay and we discussed all the things we can do with it to change its shap...

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SIgns on the Farm
Last week our class visited the Queens Farm Museum. We noticed many signs that were helpful to people visiting the farm and to the farmers who work there. There were many signs to label the kinds of vegetables growing. We also notice large signs telling peo...

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Learning About Diwali
       In Kindergarten we spend a lot of time talking about different kinds of holidays and traditions around the world and in our community. This week we learned about the Hindu festival of Diwali. Diwali is coming this weekend.  We had a parent visitor fr...
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