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September, 2013

Fall Postcard Exchange

We’re going traveling….postcard style! Our 4s class is participating in a Postcard Exchange with other preschools throughout the United States…and even England and Latvia! This is our second year participating in the exchange…a great opportunity to learn about new places! Each child created the front of a postcard with a message on the back that …Continue reading

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What Is Big Body Play and Why Is It Important?

You might hear us talk about ‘big body play’, but do you know what it is? In this article by Francis Carlson she says… Big body play is the very physical, vigorous, boisterous, and sometimes bone-jarring play style many children love and crave.  Five things you should know about big body play Big body play …Continue reading

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Let the Letter Learning Begin!

The 3s Class is learning to recognize the first letter of their names. Using first names as a springboard for letter recognition helps children feel connected to the letters; it’s exciting to hear a 3-year-old exclaim, “Hey that’s MY letter!”  when he encounters the first letter of his name in print. Letter knowledge is one …Continue reading

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‘Flip’-ing over Crayons & Lines!

  Today the Co-op kids learned proper crayon grip using our special ‘flip’ crayons from the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. First we taught the children the song, Pick Up a Crayon, a fun song that explains the proper grip; it goes like this: Pick up a crayon, Pick up a crayon, This is easy to …Continue reading

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Ready for the New School Year!

  The Co-op classrooms are clean and shiny and just itching for the kids to come back to sing and play! Monday is the first day for our 4s class and Tuesday is the first day for our 3s and we just can’t wait! It’s going to be another fun-filled year at the Co-op!

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