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Let them play………with BLOCKS!!

As a preschool teacher I understand the extreme value of Block Play for young children. According to Linda Taylor, "blocks enhance children's problem-solving abilities, mathematical skills, and language and literacy abilities. Constructing 'creat[…]
Posted January 26, 2021

Merry Christmas!

    Some scenes from our joy-filled Christmas celebration![…]
Posted December 22, 2020

Literacy Learning

Play-based “lessons” allow children to learn while doing the thing they love best, playing. That is why it is so critical to provide intentional experiences that interest children. When children have an opportunity to see letters in books and […]
Posted November 06, 2020

Congratulations To Our Rising Kindergartners!

On May 21st, the teachers gathered to celebrate our graduating Pre-K and JK students. It was one fabulous parade! We will miss these children and their families and wish them well as they begin a new chapter!   [embed width="720" height="Y[…]
Posted June 02, 2020

Making a witches brew with after school scientists

Our after school scientists are discovering an interesting phenomena. Bet you didn’t know that a pumpkin can explode!! Just add vinegar and baking soda to a freshly carved pumpkin, watch and see the surprise! Perhaps it’s a Halloween brew?! […]
Posted October 22, 2019

Mat Man: Who knew one could learn so much from a floor person?

From PreK Teacher Mrs. Anders ~ The other day, during Circle Time, I asked the children to help recreate a person on the carpet.  I asked them what I would need to do so.  Each child had his or her hand raised, poised, ready to share answers, su[…]
Posted October 08, 2019

A great start to a new school year

We have had an exceptional first few weeks back at school! Everyone is learning the routines quickly and having a great time playing with friends old and new! - Mrs. Rawls  […]
Posted September 28, 2019

What Can PreK Do With “10 Black Dots?”

From PreK Teacher, Mrs. Anders ~ The PreK class has been enjoying reading the book, 10 Black Dots by Donald Crews.  In it, the author asks, "What can you do with ten black dots?" He then uses large black circles, embedded in the illustrations, […]
Posted March 21, 2019

Pre-K Artists in Residence

From Pre-K Teacher Mrs. Anders ~ While the ART center is always a very busy and important area of any preschool classroom, the Pre-K children have taken their love of art to a new level.  It is widely known that when children partake in art activ[…]
Posted February 07, 2019

PreK Creates with “Loose Parts”

This year, the PreK is spending much of its time exploring, investigating and creating with “Loose Parts.” Loose Parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways[…]
Posted September 23, 2018
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