Mud Season = Mud Kitchen (Getting Messy at ONE Arts)

The snow is melting and the playground is turning muddy! That means a longer time playing outside and the introduction of our mud kitchen. A mud kitchen is a chance for children to get messy in open-ended play. You can see the children working on early math skills as they scoop and measure. They areContinue reading “Mud Season = Mud Kitchen (Getting Messy at ONE Arts)”

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 notContinue reading “Cookies, Community, and Cocoa!”

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 beautifulContinue reading “Remember Remember the Month of November”

Starting the School Year off Strong (September at Colchester)

I cannot┬ábelieve the first month of school has passed us and now we are moving into the fall. It’s been a busy month in all our classrooms. Here are some highlights from the month of September: The Infant room has been spending a lot of time outside exploring┬ánature. On the playground, they have been enjoyingContinue reading “Starting the School Year off Strong (September at Colchester)”

Fall is Here, Ring the Bell!

Our Burlington students have been enjoying the fall and all that comes with it–new colors, new smells, and a little chill in the air! This week in the preschool we have been going on adventures and learning about colors and textures in nature. We splash in puddles and talk about what makes things wet, andContinue reading “Fall is Here, Ring the Bell!”

Smiling Faces, Exciting Places!

This month at Burlington we have welcomed many new students and staff! Our preschool room in particular has tripled in size and we are so excited to learn about our new students and watch them grow! This week in the preschool we have been exploring what it means to be a family! The preschoolers haveContinue reading “Smiling Faces, Exciting Places!”

Celebrating our First Preschool Graduates!

We are proud to announce that the first class of preschoolers has graduated from ONE Arts Colchester! On the final day of summer programming, the preschool teachers prepared a very special celebration to recognize these trailblazing students and wish them well in kindergarten. There was much excitement in the air as graduation grew near. YoungerContinue reading “Celebrating our First Preschool Graduates!”