Category Archives: General

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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Penguin Field Trip to the Library

Penguin Field Trip to the Library

The Penguin class recently took a field trip to the Augsburg Library.  While there, they used their imaginations to play and also looked at many different books.  Exposing children to books at a young age helps to build a strong …
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Poetry with Seniors

Poetry with Seniors

The KinderPlus class is taking part in a 6 part Inter-generational Poetry Writing experience with some of the residents at Nine Mile Senior Living Center.   Zoe from COMPAS, (a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching through art) spent some time working …
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DuckTail Journals

DuckTail Journals

Each DuckTail child has their own journal in the classroom.  The journals are used for writing practice.  Each week a new letter is introduced and the children practice writing that letter in their journals, as well as simple words and …
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Show and Tell

Show and Tell

Each Friday, the Aardvark class participates in ‘Show and Tell’.  It is an activity that many look forward to all week! There are many benefits of having ‘Show and Tell’ a part of your child’s preschool curriculum. ‘Show and Tell …
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