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Learning About Hibernation in Our PJs

Recently, the three/four-year-olds in Mrs. Jones' class got to roll right out of bed and come to school in their pajamas! In addition to teachers and students wearing their pajamas to school for a day, the children were invited to bring small stuffe[…]
Posted February 19, 2015

Promoting Expression, Self-Esteem and Sensory Integration with Finger Paint

"...let the children experiment, play, imagine and create the world they want to live in." - Sally Fallon Morrell and Dr. Thomas Cowan The children in Mrs. Anders and Mrs. Fogg's Pre-K class got the chance to dive right into cold, slimy, messy finge[…]
Posted February 19, 2015

Teacher Spotlight: Wendy Dixon

Wendy Dixon, Junior Kindergarten Lead Teacher Years at St. Mary's:  six Background and Education B.S. Early Childhood Education, Radford University Reading Endorsement NK - 12,  Radford University Kindergarten teacher for 1[…]
Posted January 31, 2015

Brrrrr! Embracing the Cold and Painting Ice

The three-year-olds in Mrs. Garter and Mrs. Kuhla's class have been embracing the cold weather by exploring and having fun with ice. The children have been painting circular, square and rectangular blocks of ice with water colors using brushes, spon[…]
Posted January 24, 2015

Construction Work and ROBOTS!

Since the beginning of school, the children in Mrs. Dixon's Junior Kindergarten class have been making robots and exploring new centers that feature construction dramatic play. "We began this investigation as we do with all investigations - with tim[…]
Posted January 16, 2015

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

Running, Jumping and Climbing with the Twos

Crawling, walking, running, jumping and climbing! The two-year-olds in Mrs. Britt's class seem to always be in motion, from the classroom to the playground to the block room. The addition of a new ramp and stairs in the classroom has added to the exc[…]
Posted December 10, 2014

The Season for Christmas-Inspired Learning Experiences

Our classrooms are filled with the magic of the Christmas season, and the children in Mrs. Dixon's Junior Kindergarten class have been enjoying activities that share holiday messages and joy. "While store-bought mangers can be fun, the children have[…]
Posted December 08, 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

Celebrating the 50th Day of School

This past week, students in Mrs. Anders and Mrs. Fogg's Pre-K class celebrated the 50th day of school by eating cupcake halves - they are half-way to the 100th day of school and a huge celebration. "Counting down to the 100th day of school is an opp[…]
Posted November 24, 2014

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