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The Sunshine kids are known to get pretty corny!

As the local season of harvest comes to a close, our girls and boys enjoyed one last feast of corn on the cob. First, the children all took turns shucking the ears. In this, they learned about this vegetables anatomy, including the husk, the silk and the kernels. Later, our Sunshiners used ears to roller paint with autumnal colors. This was a bit messy, but super fun. Lastly, for morning snack, the students all chomped away on mini cobs of corn. Yum!

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The official Magic Garden vegetable and flower plots have been harvested and readied for autumn. The Starburst students, though, have made a rather keen observation: our sunflowers are still thriving remarkably! During trips to the playground, the girls and boys admire the towering golden blooms. This sparked yet another educational adventure. After snapping countless photos, each pupil took part in a painting workshop with Ms. Aislinn. The results are magnificent! Incorporating STEM exploration, the children dissected flower heads, examining the plants anatomy and counting the seeds. Take a peek at all the adventures!

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall…”

The Moonbeam kiddos have kicked off a new unit of exploration: nursery rhymes! Fusing all areas of learning, the children have particularly enjoyed the timeless treasure, “Humpty Dumpty.” During Circle Time, the girls and boys were treated to a lively felt board re-telling with Ms. Alia. Building on this experience, the children later built their own wall using cardboard brick blocks and acted out the key events. Very cool! The children also crafted their own little clumsy, cracked-up fellows, as well as a bulletin board wall. Check out all the fun!

Can you hear the beat?

Music is always a staple in the Rainbow Room! “The Ants Go Marching” is a timeless classic and current favorite in the classroom. Singing along and parading about has prompted the children to snatch up some instruments and create their own rhythm. During Circle Time, the students took part in a joyous drum circle. Expanding this interest, the Rainbow friends then crafted their own percussion pieces, using takeout containers, as well as buckets of vibrant paint. The girls and boys even experimented with beats, drumming on the tire obstacle course on the top playground. Bang, bang! Check out all the fun in full color!