Category Archives: General

Science

Science

Tornado Tim and Sonic Sherry came back to visit the DuckTail and KinderPlus classes, this time to talk about our sense of smell.  We learned all about our Olfactory system.  We can not see smells because the molecules are too …
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Mt St Gooey

The KinderPlus class spent some time learning about volcanoes.  They also worked together to build a paper mache volcano, which they named Mt St Gooey.  The younger classes were lucky enough to get to watch the Kinders erupt their volcano, …
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Similarities and Differences

The DuckTail and KinderPlus classes recently went to a play at Stages Theater.  The play was called “Whoever You Are,” and based on the book of the same name by Mem Fox.  The story focuses on the similarities and differences …
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Wooden Toys

Wooden Toys

A special thank you to Phil Lagarde (Tracy McGuinness’s uncle) for donating homemade wooden toys for each child at TLC ELC.  Phil makes these toys for an organization called T.L.C. Toys.  T.L.C. Toys donates toys to needy families, shelters and …
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Creole

Creole

The DuckTail class gained a new friend in March.  Richenard joined us from Haiti, and speaks Haitian Creole.  Though she is picking up English very quickly, the DuckTail class had fun learning some basic Creole words.  They have mastered counting …
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Nature Play

Nature Play

Some of our staff recently took a training on ‘Natural Playscapes’.  The theme of this training was the importance of children getting outside and playing with nature.   Natural playgrounds such as old/dead trees are better for children to play on …
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Each month, Tornado Tim and Sonic Sherry come visit the DuckTail and KinderPlus classes.  Last month, Sonic Sherry taught us about ways we can help our planet by reducing the things we use, recycling plastic, glass and paper, and reusing …
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Mud!

Mud!

The Chipmunk class had a blast playing with mud! Not only is mud fun to play with, it also many benefits: *helps develop gross and fine motor skills *helps build communication skills, promotes working together *mood altering (dirt helps center …
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Heggie’s Pizza Fundraiser

Heggie’s Pizza Fundraiser

We are excited to introduce a new fundraiser – Heggie’s Pizza!  This next year, we will be introducing some new fundraising opportunities as we are focused on generating extra funding for the playground upgrade this next year. Heggie’s Pizza is a …
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Chipmunk Field Trip to Edinborough Park

Chipmunk Field Trip to Edinborough Park

The Chipmunk class recently took a field trip to Edinborough Park.  Field trips like these, along with our large muscle time in Fellowship Hall, dance class and time outside on our climber, help to build children’s large motor skills. Working …
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