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Filed Under (2's, 3's, 4/5's, Families) by jaruszewiczc on 24-11-2015

Today is our Thanksgiving celebration – the children have been busy making the food, decorations, and talking about what the holiday means to us. Seashells (2’s) snapped beans, always a good fine motor activity and they like to listen for the “snap.” Sunflowers (3’s) made pumpkin muffins, which requires following a recipe and calling on lots of math concepts – following an algorithm [the recipe],  sorting, measuring, one-to-one correspondence, counting, collaborating and taking turns AND watching the clock once they are in the oven. Butterflies (4/5K) peel and make applesauce, using the “old fashioned” peeler, which they think is the best gadget ever – and, not so easy as it looks to operate; they figure out how many children are in school, count out one apple for each child, and then peel and cut them into chunks for the big pot. We like to encourage families to involve kids in cooking activities for lots of reasons, as academic concepts aside these kinds of activities especially when connected to happy experiences with family, stay with children for all their lives. Later today we have lots of parents and relatives coming to help us set up and EAT!

For any of you traveling over the holidays, be safe and we will see you next week:)IMG_0010 IMG_0006 IMG_0498

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