Happy Hanukkah 2018!

 

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Students at The Little School of Waldwick have been enjoying learning about Holidays Around the World during our December thematic unit. Over the past week, Little Schoolers have been exploring the meaning of Hanukkah as well as the traditions of food and fun. Students played Dreidel and won some gelt (Hebrew for money)! Today, they even enjoyed traditional latkes for lunch and talked about the symbolism of frying the potato pancakes in oil, remembering the miracle of the oil that lasted for 8 nights.

Little School of Waldwick students are also learning about other traditions and holidays celebrated around the world. Christmas, Eid, Diwali, and Kwanzaa are among the holidays that we have been sharing together.

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We Voted! Election Day 2018

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The votes are in! Students at The Little School of Waldwick participated in Election Day by stepping into The Little School Ballot Booth and casting their vote for their favorite snack! Apples and Bananas came head to head for Decision 2018. Students learned that majority overrules. After all ballots were cast – turns out the apples won by a landslide!

Students also used their math skills to graph and find the winner of our snack election! Democracy in action, folks!

Follow the link for the full album of photos from today:

Election Day 2018

 

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The Little School of Waldwick Nature Walk

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How lucky our Little School of Waldwick students were to have such great weather on their Nature Walk today! Our students from Building One went on a Science Exploration Nature Walk to get a first hand look at what they have been learning about during their science lesson. We explored the changing color of leaves, different leaf shapes, pine cones and more! Visit us on Facebook for photos from the science adventure. Like and follow our page to receive notifications when photos are added!

Follow the link for the full album of photos from today:

Nature Walk 2018 Photos

 

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Halloween Festival 2018

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Students at The Little School of Waldwick had a Spook-tacular time celebrating Halloween last week! Our Preschoolers put on a fantastic Parade and Performance for all of their family and friends. The celebration continued with a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, games, food and fun!

Follow the link to see video and more photos from the special day:

Halloween 2018 Video and Photos

 

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Fire Safety Week 2018

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Our Little Schoolers had a special visit from the Waldwick Fire Department on Tuesday, October 9! Our students have been learning all about Fire Safety during Fire Prevention Week and impressed the fire fighters with their knowledge of Stop, Drop, and Roll as well as Emergency Procedures.

Follow the link for more photos:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JVuk9gNykbF84M9F6

 

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Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday Party!

 

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What a wonderful back to school season it’s been so far!

We began our apple theme earlier this month with a lesson on legendary pioneer Johnny Chapman, who was born on September 26, 1774. Johnny was known to many as Johnny Appleseed, and was a pioneer who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia. He became an American legend due to his kind and generous ways, and his leadership in conservation.

We celebrated on Johnny’s real birthday, September 26th, with a ton of apple fun that included apple picking, tasting and graphing our favorite apples. We had lots of fun learning activities and singing about Johnny Appleseed!

Here are some photo highlights below!

 

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Back to School!

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Students had so much fun during their Orientation Days at The Little School, reconnecting with friends and meeting new ones! Painting, play dough, and fun in the play room were just some of the exciting activities our Little Schoolers enjoyed. We are looking forward to another amazing year of fun and learning at The Little School.

 

Visit the link to see more pictures from our Orientation Days:

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Dino-mite week at The Little School Summer Camp!

 

Digging for fossils at The Little School Summer Camp

Digging for fossils at The Little School Summer Camp

Our Preschool Summer Campers had a great Dino Week at The Little School of Waldwick Summer Camp. Last week, our little campers became junior paleontologists! They learned about dinosaurs, explored the earth, dug for fossils and exhibited their findings last Friday afternoon!

 

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Having fun at The Little School of Waldwick Summer Camp

Having fun at The Little School of Waldwick Summer Camp

Having fun at The Little School of Waldwick Summer Camp

Having fun at The Little School of Waldwick Summer Camp

Digging for fossils at The Little School of Waldwick Summer Camp

Digging for fossils at The Little School of Waldwick Summer Camp

Having fun at The Little School of Waldwick Summer Camp

Having fun at The Little School of Waldwick Summer Camp

Digging for fossils at The Little School of Waldwick Summer Camp

Digging for fossils at The Little School of Waldwick Summer Camp

Having fun at The Little School of Waldwick Summer Camp

Having fun at The Little School of Waldwick Summer Camp

Little Paleontologists at The Little School of Waldwick

Little Paleontologists at The Little School of Waldwick

Students explore fossils during Dinosaur Week at The Little School Summer Camp

Students explore fossils during Dinosaur Week at The Little School Summer Camp

 

Camp goes Camping – The Great Outdoors

 

Roasting marshmallows at The Little School of Waldwick campground.

Roasting marshmallows at The Little School of Waldwick campground.

 

Crisp air, trees, birds, butterflies, and so much s’more!… The Little School of Waldwick campers had their backpacks ready and set up their tents for a fun week of camping! We got the campfire started as we learned how much fun a week of the great outdoors can be! Campers enjoyed a nature walk and camp cookout right here at The Little School campground!

 

Looking through binoculars on a nature walk near The Little School of Waldwick

Looking through binoculars on a nature walk near The Little School of Waldwick

Discovering flowers.

Discovering flowers.

So much to discover on our nature walk at The Little School Summer Camp

So much to discover on our nature walk at The Little School Summer Camp

Searching for the perfect addition to his nature walk collection.

Searching for the perfect addition to his nature walk collection.

Searching for the perfect addition to his nature walk collection.

Searching for the perfect addition to his nature walk collection.

Collecting things for a nature walk collage at The Little School.

Collecting things for a nature walk collage at The Little School.

Searching for the perfect addition to his nature walk collection.

Searching for the perfect addition to his nature walk collection.

Roasting marshmallows at The Little School of Waldwick campground.

Roasting marshmallows at The Little School of Waldwick campground.

Roasting marshmallows at The Little School of Waldwick campground.

Roasting marshmallows at The Little School of Waldwick campground.

 

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Teddy Bear Spring Picnic

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The beautiful Spring weather on Friday was a cause for celebration. Especially because our Teddy Bears finally woke up from Hibernation! Here at the Little School of Waldwick, we enjoyed a picnic lunch with our bears as they emerged from their Winter Hibernation Cave. Our afternoon, preschool enrichment class had a special spelling Egg Hunt to find the letters H-O-P as we hop into Spring!

Click the link to see pictures from our special spring day!
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