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!
We feel so fortunate to have discovered the Little School of Waldwick. What an amazing place. Our daughter has been there for 2 years and we do not want her to graduate! It is such a creative environment with multiple, themed rooms which the children circulate throughout each day – and the teachers and director Maria S. make every child feel so special and loved. We especially like the half-day and full-day options which make it a great place for working and non-working parents alike. And the su…
The Little School was an extension our family. Not only did they always feel loved, they were challenged to try new things. They developed a love for learning that cannot be replaced. My favorite story is the anatomy project. At 5, the entire class created paperbag “bodies” with a set of lungs, stomach and bladder, veins, etc. made of plastic bags and strings. They could blow in a straw and make the lungs blow up or drop a nickel down to the stomach. One day in the summer, the kids were playing …
The Little School of Waldwick is the best nursery school out there. The director, Miss Maria does a super job with her program. Her children do all sorts of terrific projects as a group, like building a cave for polar bears while at the same time learning all about winter animals. She puts on grand show, like a circus at the end of the year and a mother’s day brunch. Once you walk into the school, you’ll see what I mean. It’s a spectacular place for kids. Love it.
My daughter Katiya had gone to The Little School for 3 years and she LOVED it. She came home everyday and shared something new that she had learned. She had grown & matured so much within days, weeks, and months from the experience that, that school has taught her, it was AMAZING!!!! Maria and the staff have showed so much love to my daughter, they were like our extended family. I also loved the anatomy project. All the holidays that they taught the children was superb. I had tears in my eyes at…
The Little School is, by far, the BEST and ONLY place to have your child begin his/her school life. My 2 boys went there years ago – the formed their love of school and gained their sense of being and self-confidence. Through song and crafts and computers, they learned about “Voting” on Election Day, the “Mayflower” on Thanksgiving and “Hibernation” in the winter, just to name a few. Everything done at The Little School is done with a Pop and a Wow. Just walking inside, you take in the cleanline…
The little School of Waldwick is the best preschool in the area. My children thrived there and were more than ready for kindergarten. Miss Maria and her staff provide such a warm and loving learning environment. The hours are flexible and the curriculum is varied and fun for the kids.I can’t imagine going anywhere else.
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 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!!
The Little School of Waldwick is a terrific school. The director, Ms. Marie is a wonderful person who is dedicated, caring and enthusiastic about creating a nuturing environment for children to learn and develop. The staff at the Little School are great with the kids. They are attentive and provide wonderful learning experiences. They offer many enrichment programs and fun activities for the kids to participate in. They make learning fun and exciting. My little boy is always so eager to go to sc…
Little School of Waldwick is FANTASTIC! Both children attended for 2 years each prior to Kindergarten. They were well prepared for their elementary education. Mrs. Maria & staff are wonderful. The facility is clean, comfortable & safe. I couldn’t be happier with the decision I made for my children & their pre-school experience. My oldest is now a steaight A 5th grader !!!