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This week we have learned all about amphibians! The kiddos LOVE the different works, especially the life cycle of the frog. We discovered the Amazon Rainforest in South America, and learned all about the Toco Toucan. We ended the week celebrating Diwali, which is an Indian holiday. The kiddos were able to make sand sculptures, try different foods, and dress up in traditional clothes. They had a blast!

The kiddos have been so excited all week for the Trike-A-Thon tomorrow! If you have not turned in your child's permission slip, please do so by tomorrow morning. Children with no permission slips cannot participate, so please be sure to send them in. Also, I sent out an email this week with a link to sign up for fall conferences. Be sure to sign up soon so you can get the time spot that works the best for you! =)








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We have continued our studies of arachnids, and the kiddos are really into it! Enrichment friends painted and labeled their own spiders, and they are masterpieces! We have also added new works on South America, and the kiddos are very excited about them.
The Fall Festival is this Sunday from 1-3. We hope to see everyone! Also, conferences are coming up soon, so please be on the lookout for an email about signing up for a time that day.  =)






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Open house was great this year! The kiddos really enjoyed showing off their classroom, and they were all beaming with pride. It made my teacher heart very happy!  This week we ended our North American study with a lesson on Guatemala. Enrichment friends made Mayan worry dolls, and they had so much fun. We began talking about South America and worked with the puzzle map. The kiddos have loved learning about arachnids, and we went on a nature walk to see how many spiders we could find on campus. We ended the week sharing apples together and soaking up the beautiful weather.  Enjoy the long weekend! =)
















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It is hard to believe it is fall outside- it is so hot! But the week has been full of sunshine, and the kids have had a good time soaking it up. This week we continued our studies about Native Americans, and we explored Native American homes and customs. We also learned about crustaceans, and the kiddos were "wow-ed" by the fact that they have exoskeletons!
The kinder friends enjoyed their field trip to the Children's Theatre...we think they would have been happy to just ride the bus around town! The "big school bus" is always super exciting for the kiddos.  =)









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We have had a busy week of discovering new things! We continued learning about the early Americans and how they lived, and got to see some amazing antiques such as iron candle makers, oil lamps, and lanterns. The kiddos could not believe that there was no electricity back then! We also studied Native Americans, and the enrichment friends made Native American feather necklaces. We talked about our beautiful state and enrichment friends painted maps showing the different land areas in Alabama. We learned that mollusks have a foot attached to their head, and the children thought that was the coolest fact ever! We ended the week with enrichment and K friends making action paintings based on the work of Jackson Pollack. What a week of learning! =)




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What a week despite Hurricane Irma! We made homemade applesauce to celebrate the cooler weather, and the children LOVED it. Each child helped making it, and we enjoyed the applesauce together outside after the apples slow-cooked all morning. We have learned about fish and echinoderms, and studied the parts of a starfish. We have also begun studying our country, and have discussed the significance of our flag. We are beginning to learn about early America, and the enrichment friends had a special surprise today when they were able to make homemade butter from scratch with Mimi (my mother in law, Helen Latham).  She shared stories of making butter on her farm as a child, and had antique butter churners for the kiddos to explore. They loved it, and thought the butter was delicious! =)