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.
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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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!
The little school has changed are lives in so many ways,I could not believe all the different things they do for my son. From spelling and reading(that’s right reading and he’ just turned five) to all the little shows the kids put on for us. He all ways tells me about his teachers and the fun things they do together. makes me wish I went to a school like this when I was five, But even better my son gets to. Thank you little school!!
My three children have all been students at The Little School and are so well prepared for elementary school that it almost seems as if they were home-schooled. In fact, Maria, the director, and the extraordinary teachers treat every single student with love and personalized attention which fortifies their strengths and gently addresses the needs of every child in each area where he or she requires a little extra help. Each teacher is carefully selected and trained by Maria. They all bring the s…
My daughter attended the Little School of Waldwick and they are great. My daughter has a learning disability and Miss Maria was great with her. She improved so much and did great when she moved onto kindergarten. Thank you Little School of Waldwick !
The Little School of Waldwick provides a terrific education to young children. The director, Miss Maria is so involved with the education of each child. My son learned so much in the 2 year she was there. the teachers are wonderful too.
The Little School of Waldwick is an amazing place where enthusiastic, caring teachers instruct and guide in a creative, nurturing, and fun-filled environment. Fostering creativity is impotant to me at this stage. As soon as you step foot in TLS, you will see how Mrs. Maria and her dedicated staff of teachers have created a magical, inspiring place for children to enjoy and thrive while learning. Our twin girls simply love going to school there. They look forward to going to school and love there…
The Little School of Waldwick is truly a one of a kind experience! I walked into the little school a year ago and was blown away. I have never seen a nursery school quite like this. Every room in the school is based on a theme and I’m telling you the room set up, with large murals and designs, etc will take your breath away. It’s simply incredible! The education is top-notch. My child is 4 years old and will write 2 or 3 whole sentences by herself. She knows how to do basic math, she can read sm…
If you want a premiere nursery school for your child, then go to the Little School of Waldwick. I toured quite a few school before my wife and I chose them. We thought they had the best facilities and most courteous staff. We were right. Having been there two years now, this school amazes us all the time. They put on great holiday festivities and have THE most amazing circus, with the children participating as the show people, at then end of the school year. Terrific school. They get my vote.
My twin girls are students at The Little School of Walkwick, and I can say that there are probably other pre-schools that are very good, there is no school that is better than The Little School. The owner and teachers ensure that each child learns globally as well as specifically depending on the child’s needs. The productions — thanksgiving show, winter show, and annual circus to name a few — provide the children with a wonderful learning experience and self-esteem. The learning environment is …
I agree the Little School is really “Bergen’s Best -Kept Secret”. This school is awesome, from the Mother’s Day Tea Party, Donuts With Dads(Father’s Day), the Circus Show, Movie Nights (1 night per month), Thanksgiving Show just to name a few. The teachers are very warm, loving and dedicated.The love and the attention that the children receive is wonderful. Go Little School!
The Little School of Waldwick is THE BEST KEPT SECRET!!! My kids wake up every morning and look forward to going to school. They teach our children while assessing and fulfilling individual needs to assure each student is successful. The teachers all work together to provide a positive, nurturing, clean and safe environment. They instill teamwork, self confidence and encourage individuality. This school is a DREAM!!! Thank you to Mrs. Maria and all the teachers! You are greatly appreciated and v…