The Westshire Fair The preschoolers had an exciting morning at the Westshire Fair today. We checked out the recycled art projects that students throughout the school made, listened to a group of students from K through 5th grade drumming with the music teacher, and then get to pet two calves that were visiting the school. After we saw the calves, they all ate donut holes and drank apple cider while we took a hay ride around the school grounds, and another highlight for many of the kids was the maple syrup cotton candy everyone was given. What an exciting day!
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Fun at the River We've visited the river three times already this fall. The kids have had a ball digging in the sand, building with the rocks, drawing with sticks, getting wet, and throwing rocks into the water. While playing at the river we explore concepts like: why do bigger rocks typically make bigger splashes? Does the splash size change if I drop the rock from a higher place? How many rocks can I stack before they fall (count the rocks)? How can I make a tower that is higher? What happens when I pour water into the sand? Where does it go? I want the shovel my friend has. What should I do? These are only a few of the concepts that the kids work on while having fun and playing. Who knew you could learn so much when you play!
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First Week of Preschool 2021 We've had a fantastic first week of preschool school. The kids and staff are getting to know each other and having fun doing all sorts of activities from painting and drawing to climbing and digging. We've built sand castles, rock structures, Magna Tile towers and more. This year the preschoolers are also getting a chance to go to PE, music, art, and Library. What a treat! On Thursday we walked to the brook and and played in the water and sand. The kids loved to see which rocks made big splashes and which made small ones. We talked a lot about safety: how deep they can wade, how and where to throw rocks so as not to hit anyone, and where to walk so as not to walk in front of a hurling rock. They did a great job being careful, staying safe and having fun. Don't forget that Monday is Labor Day, so we don't have school. We'll see you all on Tuesday. Have a great weekend.