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With the abundance of fresh vegetables that we grow, or get donated to our school over the harvest season, we are always looking for ways to involve children in the cooking of new snacks.  When the children get involved in the whole process from planting…

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Children’s House teachers are elated to announce the news of their National Association of the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) Accreditation.  NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all…

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Eclipse activities filled Children’s House on Monday. Students arrived eager to understand the event, prepared with eclipse glasses or even some pinhole viewers made at home. Several students made their own viewers in art, using cardboard boxes and…

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Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to invite families out to our school garden to prepare the plot for the season.  Earlier in April we had spent a day preparing the soil and planting some of the cold hardy seeds, and this day was dedicated to mulching…

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Who Are The People In Our Neighborhood? Taking our circle time song (“The People In the Neighborhood”) and act out with our miniature people to the streets. Our preschoolers headed out for a rainy day walk.We asked the students, “Who are the people in our…

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Learning About Different Abilities in the Classroom Our current story features a picture of a family with a member of the family in a wheelchair. Different abilities are abundant in our world and we have had a few opportunities to explore the topic in our…

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Last week’s rain had us looking for extra indoor fun, so we made our own play dough. Any sort of recipe draws a crowd and is a great opportunity for us to integrate math and literacy in a fun, hands-on way. This version is one that does not require…

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Blossoming Before Our Eyes The April air is sweet with the smell of fruit tree blossoms. On Friday, the Children’s House science explorers set out to see how nature was blooming at our beloved, prolific pear tree! With paper and markers in hand, we walked…

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Elaine started juicing some vegetables for our snack juice with Symphony, but the interest quickly grows. She incorporates science skills by asking the children to hypothesis the outcome.  The children predict how much juice will come out of re-juicing…

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I have eight legs, with 4 to 8 claws.  I can be found in the Himalayas at 20,000 ft and in the depths of the ocean at 13,000 ft below sea level. I can survive in temperatures as hot as 300 F and as cold as -324 F. I can survive without water for 10 […]
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