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TAC Field Trip to Fort Snelling

TAC Field Trip to Fort Snelling

The TAC took a field trip to Historic Fort Snelling.  While there, they explored the different buildings of the fort, learned about life as a soldier in the 1800’s, watched a cannon demonstration and learned how to march with the …
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Music

Music

Musical instrument play, singing, and listening to different types of music all benefit children in many ways. Music and Thinking Skills Music is a powerful tool that helps children learn new thinking skills. When children play with musical instruments, they …
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Science Exploration

Science Exploration

Ms Christy (a parent to two of our Aardvarks) visited our classroom and led us in a number of science experiments.  The Aardvarks observed how different items float in water vs carbonated water (and watched raising rise and sink in the …
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Aardvark Yoga

Aardvark Yoga

The Aardvark class recently took a field trip to the Burnsville Library for a Yoga Story Time.  The Aardvarks had a blast learning some new stretches and learning how to relax their bodies. According to an article from parents.com, “The …
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Raindrops

Raindrops

The Penguins practiced using their small motor skills by sticking blue tissue papers squares to contact paper in the shape of a rain drop.

Volcano

Volcano

The Kinder-Plus class spent some time learning about volcanoes, and building their very own volcano out of paper mache’ .  On a beautiful day in May, the Kinder-Plus (with the younger classes observing) shared their volcano knowledge and erupted their …
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Penguin Field Trip to Woodlake Nature Center

Penguin Field Trip to Woodlake Nature Center

The Penguin class recently took a field trip to Woodlake Nature Center.  We spent the morning walking the trails, looking at birds, tress, snakes, and baby geese.  We also spend time playing with sand, dirt and sticks in the play area.

Exploring Nature

Exploring Nature

Spending time in Nature is important for people of all ages.  While exploring nature, children learn: *new vocabulary *concepts of texture, color, weight and size *to group objects into categories *to observe similarities and differences *to appreciate nature, and develop …
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Box Tops For Education

Box Tops For Education

Thank you to everyone who clips Box Tops for TLC ELC.  In February we set a goal to collect 2500 Box Tops, and we collected 3,607!! That means we earned $360.70.  To celebrate, we had a center wide ice cream …
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The Kinder Plus and the Mitten

The Kinder Plus and the Mitten

The Kinder Plus class began learning about the letter “Mm”.  Activities included journaling about something that started with the letter M (many chose to draw their mom), sounding out and brave spelling M words, looking around the room for M …
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