Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Nursery Rhymes!

A child's imagination is a powerful and unique thing. It's not only used to make up stories and games, it's a key factor in their creative thoughts and can define the type of education, career, and life they have. With this imagination comes a cultural literacy; fairy tales often include different cultures and ways of doing things. They also teach children right from wrong. Standing strongly within fairy tales of magic horses, glass slippers, and wolves blowing down houses is an underlying purpose. It's in a fairy tale's DNA to have a strong moral lesson, a fight between good & evil, love and loss, and these lessons rub off on children.
This month, we are proud to focus our attention on fairy tales and nursery rhymes as we help each child at our center grow, learn, and play!

Painting sheep!

Picking up sticks to lay them straight!




Coloring a pail for Jack and Jill!


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Leprechaun Traps!

March means St. Patrick's Day, and we hear leprechauns like gold! Each friend was able to take home some leprechaun bait and a gold coin, in hopes of catching a leprechaun at home! 

SO MUCH FUN! 






Monday, March 11, 2019

Travel Week!

Today Pre K continued their March theme of “Things That Move.” Travel is a change in location. Transportation is how one gets there. This week the kiddos will explore places that people travel, the ways by which they might reach their destinations, and the thoughtful planning and preparation that come before, during, and after the choice of location and getting there. Today, they went to South America! They learned about the different countries on the continent, looked at some pictures of foods one might eat there, saw the different flags, learned about Machu Pichu, the Incas, and the statue of Christ the Redeemer; looked at photos of famous parts of the continent like Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia and the Amazon rainforest, and learned about the rainforest itself and the various animals within its limits.





passport ready!
passports and luggage ready!

on the "plane" to South America.

flying on the plane to get to South America

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Mardi Gras 2019...AKA PARTY GRAS!

The history of Mardi Gras can be traced back to the Middle Ages. During these times people would eat heartily the night before they had to start fasting on Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras was introduced to Louisiana when French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville landed just south of today's New Orleans on March 2, 1699. Since it was the night before Mardi Gras, he named the landing area "Point du Mardi Gras". In 1703 the first Mardi Gras was celebrated at the small settlement of Fort Louis de la Mobile.
The history of Mardi Gras can be traced back to the Middle Ages. During these times people would eat heartily the night before they had to start fasting on Ash Wednesday. Other traditions sprang up during the Middle Ages including the serving of the king's cake in 12th century France. In early England, this day was a religious day where people confessed their sins in order to get ready for Lent. Mardi Gras was introduced to Louisiana when French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville landed just south of today's New Orleans on March 2, 1699. Since it was the night before Mardi Gras, he named the landing area "Point du Mardi Gras". In 1703 the first Mardi Gras was celebrated at the small settlement of Fort Louis de la Mobile.

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The term Mardi Gras can often refer to the two weeks leading up to the final day which is called Mardi Gras Day or Fat Tuesday. The Monday before is sometimes called Fat Monday or Lundi Gras. The celebration goes by different names throughout the world. Other names include Pancake Day, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, and the Tuesday of Carnival. The official colors for the holiday are green, gold, and purple. Green stands for faith, gold stands for power, and purple stands for justice. Private clubs called krewes organize the events and parades in New Orleans.

We celebrated Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday with fun masks, colorful beads, lots of noise makers, and a giant school-wide parade!  









Teachers of the Month--March

Congratulations to our March ITERS Teacher of the Month, Ms. Anitha and our March ECERS Teacher of the month, Ms. Venus!!








Monday, March 4, 2019

Dr. Seuss Week!

This week  we are celebrating the fun and silly world of Dr. Seuss! His 115th birthday was this past Saturday March 2nd!

Making Hats


Showing off his name hat.



Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sunny School Days

We love when the sun shines, and we can go outside! Sunny weather brings playground fun!







Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Imagination Station!

Imagination is what stays when teachers are gone from their students’ lives. It’s what students have taken from a creative classroom and into real life. While basic knowledge and facts are important building blocks, imagination is the synthesis of that knowledge. It’s the vehicle that gets learners from point A to point B on their own. Our friends in Pre K 2 used their imaginations this week to travel to far away lands, try new foods, and more!


In the magic box using our imagination today! Ava said she wanted to go to Paris, she saw many attractions and ate the finest of foods.
In the magic box using our imagination today! Nancy wanted to go to the North Pole! Ms.D’Ericka took her on a train ride like the Polar Express! She also wanted a hot tea with lemon to watch the snow from the window.

In the magic box using our imagination today! Christiana went on a Disney tour. She met many magical Disney characters along the way. She got to meet Belle and dress up as her too. She wore a beautiful yellow gown to dance in she got her makeup done and hair sprinkled with pixie dust.
In the magic box using our imagination today! All smiles from Bristol in the box she went on a Disney cruise ship! She got to meet Ariel, she saw dolphins, and danced so much.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Valentine's Day 2k19

We had our annual class Valentine's Day parties yesterday! The kiddos always enjoy a fun party, complete with special snacks!