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Sparkly Christmas Decorating Aids in Fine Motor Development

The three/four-year-olds in Mrs. Jones' class are in the Christmas spirit and practicing their fine motor skills at the same time! Students are using tongs to sort and count sparkly red, green and silver pom-poms. They are “decorating” a magneti[…]
Posted December 10, 2014

Thanksgiving at St. Mary’s Means Community and Friendships

On Nov. 25, St. Mary's welcomed parents, grandparents and friends to school for Grandfriends day. The day was the final celebration of a variety of Thanksgiving-inspired units in our classrooms and allowed the children to share songs with our guests […]
Posted November 26, 2014

Little Scientists Inspect Nature, Record Observations

Leaves, pine cones, twigs and bugs! The students in Mrs. Garter's class are diving right in to a new science center filled with all kinds of natural things to explore. "They are eager to try new activities, and they love using the magnifying glas[…]
Posted November 16, 2014

A Trip to the Farm

A recent excursion to a classmate's family farm allowed for the students in Mrs. Jones' three/four-year-old class to see, touch, smell and hear about animals that they may have only read about in books. The students got to see the chicken coop, bees[…]
Posted October 27, 2014

A “Fine” Time Lacing, Beading and Making Shapes

Fine motor tables are the latest addition to Mrs. Garter's center activities. The three-year-olds in her class work within small groups on activities like lacing string through dinosaur boards and beading large wooden beads onto strings. "The childr[…]
Posted October 27, 2014

“The Leaves are Falling One by One…”

During circle time in Mrs. Garter's three-year-old class, students listened and sang along to "The Leaves are Falling One by One," and then went outside to collect their own leaves on the playground. "We counted them and talked about how they looked[…]
Posted October 21, 2014

Dancing, Singing and Supporting Verbal Fluency and Coordination

Singing and dancing helps children develop coordination, balance, strength and control, and the three-year-olds in Mrs. Jones' class are more than happy to get shaking! In addition to supporting gross motor development, movement activities help chil[…]
Posted October 13, 2014

Puppet Show Supports Early Literacy Skills

Students in the 3s classes and older were delighted to participate in a puppet show presented by special guests from Kaydee Puppets.  Two shows, "Animal Tales" and "Little Red Hen's Wild Wacky Week," included a variety of friendly characters and gav[…]
Posted October 08, 2014

3-Year-Olds Explore with Paint, Trains and Play-Doh

Mrs. Garter's 3-year-olds are settling in to the routine of being in school. The boys and girls have discovered that they love the independence of getting to school in the morning and hanging up their bags and putting away their snacks and folders al[…]
Posted September 21, 2014

Pizza Partying

The three/four-year-olds in Mrs. Jones' class got a chance to make pizza this week, working from a recipe that had words and pictures. "The children practiced tracking the print on the recipe to help develop concept of word," Jones said. "They could[…]
Posted January 23, 2014