Thursday, November 19, 2009

November Happenings!

November is flying by! Since my last post we've had a visit/demo from a local Tae Kwan Do studio. The kids loved it! It amazes me how they listen so well to the instructor during this enrichment activity. I also like how the instructor talks with them about stranger awareness. You can never talk to little about that topic with young children.

We also had an enrichment activity from the U of I's Vet med's wildlife department. They brought two owls and a hawk. The kids were very interested in them, but then one of them "pooped" and you should have seen the excitement. Come to find out that it wasn't "poop" at all but urine. Very interesting!

Our fundrasing event at a local department store was another great success! Thanks to our parents that pitched in and worked in the store and selling the coupon books! Coop couldn't be such a success without the parents!

Thanksgiving art:

Take a clear latex glove, fill the fingers with different colored tissue paper, fill the thumb with red tissue paper, fill the body of the glove with rice or sand and voila, you have a turkey!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Love this community!

Our school is very lucky to have a large, prestigious University in our community. Last week the four year olds visited the University's poultry barns. They had a great time learning about chickens, their eggs, and playing with baby chicks. The two educators, a husband and wife team, were extremely knowledgable about the chickens, and they were wonderful about educating at the children's level. A wonderful time was had by all!

The school's Halloween party was a great success! Lots of food, games, prizes, and costumes were enjoyed! It's always nice to see our student's entire families having a great time too!

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