Balancing the Scales!

Preschoolers are curious creatures. Science experiments, math problems, engineering ideas, and current technology fuel their curiosity for the world. Learning how to observe, experiment, build, manipulate, create, problem-solve, and question are amazing tools for the future! This simple scale offers up so much room for experimenting with how heavy or how light different materials way as well as comparing and contrasting them. Lots of
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Stacking!

There are tons of benefits to stacking toys! Hand-eye coordination by stacking the pieces on top of each other, your child is developing a connection between their arms, hands and fingers and being able to place the piece down. Problem solving skills, this one is multifaceted in that your child will learn the size of pieces that can go on top of each other,
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Ms. Robin Circle Time!

Our kiddos enjoyed a visit from our local librarian Ms. Robin! Preschool is an excellent venue that prepares young children for kindergarten and future academic endeavors. Aside from learning about patience and understanding of time, preschoolers also learn about other tools they need to be successful. Circle time in a preschool setting increases a child’s awareness of language, physical and sensory experiences. They are
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2018 Art Show

Each year our Art Show tends to get bigger and brighter, even though we think we can’t possibly out-do ourselves from the prior year. 2018 was no exception, as we were finding blank wall space to hang extra canvases 30 minutes before we opened the door, but everything found a home and looked beautiful. Our teachers are Pinterest Queens and know that they can
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2017 Art Show & Auction

We have successfully produced another Art Show worthy of fine art recognition and our students created some gorgeous pieces together. This year we had not chosen a theme prior to the planning of the projects, but in the end we think that our theme was “Circles and Other Shapes” as that’s what ended up happening in the majority of our projects. Everyone asks each
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The Snow is Getting Deeper

The month of January left us nearly buried, thus it’s very own hashtag #JanuBuried started popping up around the basin. We were able to get to school and have class for a handful of days, and even one complete 5 day week before the next snow day happened. We’re so fortunate to live in Tahoe, but our kiddos are even more fortunate because they
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The First Week of Preschool & PreK was AWESOME!

We started off the school year with a fantastic week of preschool and pre-k! Our Tahoe kids are the happiest preschoolers on Earth and we have a wonderful group of three and four year olds this year. Teachers around the world dream of the smooth first week that we had, and we ended the day on Friday discussing what made it so perfect. It
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Skier / Snowboarder Craft

Since we live in Tahoe we tend to talk about skiing and snowboarding A LOT in our classroom during the winter. Students come back to class super excited to tell us about their adventures on the hill; especially after a big storm or a school vacation. We spent the first week back from the Holiday Break talking about snow and ice sports, which is
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Halloween Crafts

We’ve decided that this is the perfect place to showcase some of the crafts & science projects that we test out in our classroom. Many of our ideas come from other teaching websites & blogs, and MANY of our ideas come from Pinterest, but some of our ideas are just our own, and we think it’s time to start sharing them with the world!
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An Extraordinary Art Show

Our annual Art Show was a huge hit this year and we’re sure that it’s going to continue to grow year after year. The kids worked in many different artistic mediums and were able to choose a great theme to base all of their artwork around: “Lake Tahoe”.  We talked about our surroundings, our wild animal neighbors, the water, the seasons, and even the
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