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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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Cutting and Gluing with the Aardvarks

The Aardvark class had fun cutting scraps of paper and gluing them onto hearts for a Valentine’s Day project. When children cut with safety scissors,  they are learning: *to control the small muscles of their hands *hand-eye coordination *concepts of …
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Chipmunk Celery Science

Chipmunk Celery Science

The Chipmunk class conducted a science experiment using celery, water and food coloring. Each child chose what color food coloring they wanted to add to their water.  Next they placed the celery in their cup, and now they are watching to …
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Aardvark Obstacle Course

Aardvark Obstacle Course

When the weather doesn’t cooperate, and its too cold to go outside, we get our large muscle time in Fellowship Hall.  Fellowship Hall time can include free play, organized games such as swim fishy swim and musical hula hoops, kicking …
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Aardvark Sledding Field Trip

Aardvark Sledding Field Trip

The Aardvark class bundled up and headed to Southwood for a morning of sledding.  The kiddos made MANY trips up and down the hill-everyone napped good that day!  The Aardvarks did a great job sharing their sleds with their friends, …
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Our Growing Turtles

Our Growing Turtles

A visit to our Turtle room:  These kiddos love to crawl, walk, climb and explore!

DuckTape Friends get read for Valentine’s Day

DuckTape Friends get read for Valentine’s Day

The DuckTape Friends class used pipe cleaners, beads and their small motor skills to create beaded hearts to decorate their classroom.  In addition to a fun project, beading helps build small motor skills, strengthens visual discrimination skills and helps build hand-eye coordination. …
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Visit to Nine Mile Senior Living Center

Visit to Nine Mile Senior Living Center

Each month the DuckTape Friends and Kinder Plus classes take a field trip to the Nine Mile Senior Living Center.  While there, they sing songs, do an art project and share a snack with the residents. Each month the DuckTape …
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