Happenings


Breaded Yellow Squash Rings

With the abundance of fresh vegetables that we grow, or get donated to our school over the harvest season, we are always looking for ways to involve children in the cooking of new snacks.  When the children get involved in […]

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Eclipse at Children’s House Preschool

Eclipse activities filled Children’s House on Monday. Students arrived eager to understand the event, prepared with eclipse glasses or even some pinhole viewers made at home. Several students made their own viewers in art, using cardboard boxes and tinfoil, while […]


Earth Day

Garden Day Earth Day

Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to invite families out to our school garden to prepare the plot for the season.  Earlier in April we had spent a day preparing the soil and planting some of the cold hardy seeds, […]


The People In The Neighborhood

Who Are The People In Our Neighborhood? Taking our circle time song (“The People In the Neighborhood”) and act out with our miniature people to the streets. Our preschoolers headed out for a rainy day walk.We asked the students, “Who […]

Neighborhood

Different Abilities

Learning About Different Abilities

Learning About Different Abilities in the Classroom Our current story features a picture of a family with a member of the family in a wheelchair. Different abilities are abundant in our world and we have had a few opportunities to […]


Making Play Dough

Last week’s rain had us looking for extra indoor fun, so we made our own play dough. Any sort of recipe draws a crowd and is a great opportunity for us to integrate math and literacy in a fun, hands-on […]

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Pear

Pear Tree Visit, part 1

Blossoming Before Our Eyes The April air is sweet with the smell of fruit tree blossoms. On Friday, the Children’s House science explorers set out to see how nature was blooming at our beloved, prolific pear tree! With paper and markers in hand, […]


The Garden Begins

Our first weekend at the garden this year was a lot less work than last year.  Last year we built garden beds, put in irrigation, and shoveled mountains of dirt and wood-chips. This year we were able to reap the […]


Earth Day

Everyday is Earth Day for Children’s House Preschoolers

Why limit Earth Day to one day of the year, when our planet needs to be looked after everyday?  Children regularly use sticks, rakes, bags and gloves to clean out Elmer’s 2 Mile Creek behind our school.  Team work is […]