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From the blog

Cookies, Community, and Cocoa!

For the second year in a row, we got ready for the winter break with a week of cookie baking all leading up to a celebration with staff, students, and families. During the week families volunteered their time to come into the classroom to bake cookies with their children’s classes. Some families who did not…

A warm start to December

We are in the last month of 2022 and we are keeping busy in all of our classrooms. Here are some highlights from the first week of December. Last week our toddlers created a new batch of playdough. The children took turns adding the different ingredients to a large mixing bowl. They mixed it all…

Remember Remember the Month of November

Continuing with our theme of involving our students in meaningful ways in their communities, we have been exploring food diversity, practicing our handy-person skills, and exploring community spaces such as the Old North End farmer’s market, Roosevelt Park, and the Riverside Community Garden! We also welcomed a children’s book author Linda Di Sante, whose beautiful…