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Pre-K Gets Building!

Every Thursday morning, Mrs. Hendrix's Pre-K class pushes back the furniture in the classroom and spends the morning building. “When children build with blocks, they have a hands-on opportunity to explore math and science concepts,” Hendrix sa[…]
Posted February 22, 2017

A Bear Cave in the Classroom

After enjoying bear puppets, the children in Mrs. Jones' 3/4-Day class have been creating a bear cave in the classroom. Over several days, the children were invited to paint a large box that would become the cave. Natural blocks, rocks, pinecones and[…]
Posted February 15, 2017

Puppets Promote Language Development, Imagination

Recently, puppets have been incorporated into the dramatic play area in Mrs. Jones' 3/4-Year-Olds classroom. The class read "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and used the puppets to help tell the tale. The children have been delighted to use the puppe[…]
Posted February 02, 2017

Christmas Cheer and Fine Motor Skills

The children in the three/four-day class have been enjoying fine motor activities centered around Christmas. Students are using tongs to sort Christmas-themed erasers; creating candy cane patterns with pony beads and pipe cleaners; and using tangram […]
Posted December 14, 2016

Open Time Means More Experiences, More Friends

Each morning when they come in, the children in Mrs. Jones' Three/Four-Day class and Mrs. Fogg's Three-Day class participate in Open Time. "The doors are opened between the two classrooms, and the children are afforded more opportunities to intera[…]
Posted November 17, 2016

Growing a Garden in JK

The children in Mrs. Dixon's Junior Kindergarten class have been enjoying the beautiful Fall weather by working with other classes to create a garden in the front of the school. Dixon said gardening offers many learning opportunities, including le[…]
Posted November 16, 2016

All About SPIDERS in PreK

Mrs. Anders & Mrs. Johnson's Pre-K class spent the better part of October learning about SPIDERS  - a perfect segue from their studies about all the different creatures that live together in Anthony D. Fredericks' book, "Under One Rock." The […]
Posted November 02, 2016

Inspiring a Sense of Wonder in Nature

"At St. Mary’s, we believe in connecting children with nature as often and as early in their development as possible," said Shannon Jones, 3/4-Day teacher. Jones' class went on a nature walk this week to look for signs of Fall. Students explored[…]
Posted November 01, 2016

Three-Day Children Find Out “What Makes a Rainbow?”

After reading "What Makes a Rainbow?" by Betty Schwartz, the children in Mrs. Fogg's three-day class couldn't wait to start creating. Using several mediums such as finger paint, water color, and easel paint, the children were allowed to explore h[…]
Posted October 28, 2016

Making Bread with “The Little Red Hen”

This week, Mrs. Hendrix's Pre-K class has been reading "The Little Red Hen," a classic story about work ethic and personal initiative. In the story, a little red hen finds a grain of wheat and asks for help from the other farmyard animals to plant[…]
Posted October 19, 2016