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Nature walk fun!

Today we took full advantage of the warm weather and we went on for a LONG nature walk around Mackworth Island. We explored the paths and saw budding plants. Spring is here, and we talked about the subtle but sure … Continue reading

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Shadows and Reflections-continued

Another week into the Shadows and Reflections unit! We are reading Kittens for a Day by Ezra Jack Keats:   For sensory play, we have our sand and treasure hunt set up: For table art, we created “stained glass” with … Continue reading

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Shadows and Reflections (week 3)

We have explored this scientific unit through various interactive centers, and our budding scientists are near experts on the topic of shadows and reflections. Perhaps one or more of them will grow up to be the next Neil deGrasse Tyson, … Continue reading

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Spring fever!

Today we enjoyed our mini nature walk around the island, and we played outdoors (in light layers!).   Don’t forget… we are still learning about shadows and reflections.  Can you find their shadows? Also, we wanted to say THANK YOU … Continue reading

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Newsletter March 4

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Shadows and Reflections (Week 1)

ASL Vlog Available at: https://youtu.be/eZNqaIMpMJA Hello families and friends! What a busy couple of weeks it has been since our February break! The children definitely got the recharge they needed.. they came back fresh and ready to play! We started … Continue reading

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World of Color week 3

ASL Vlog Available at: https://youtu.be/h2mlKRn4ErQ Can you guess what we are studying this week? Ice cream! We have been reading Wemberly’s Ice Cream Star by Kevin Henks. We added an ice cream stand/truck to the block/drama centers.  Be sure to … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Color! (week 1)

Hello! This week we started a brand new unit- The Wonderful World of Color.  As always, colors make for fun learning in preschool-aged children.  We read 3 books this week: Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh, White Rabbit’s Book of … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year

We have been studying the Chinese New Year, and what fun it has been!  We decorated our centers to focus on the traditions carried out in China. For our writing center, the children practiced writing on trays filled with red … Continue reading

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Snow!

Our Mackworth Island Preschool kiddos had fun in the snow today!  

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