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Students at The Little School of Waldwick celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss with a pajama party and a delicious green eggs and ham lunch! Oh, and a quick tip: We didn’t use green food coloring to make the eggs green for our Little Schoolers. The eggs’ green color comes from puréed organic spinach!
Our fun day was filled with whimsical rhymes from Dr. Seuss books and striped cat hats! Students practiced rhyming words by constructing “word families” during language arts. Students even measured their own feet after reading Seuss’ The Foot Book. A great time was had by all. Wearing pajamas and tall hats – it was a ball!
Students at The Little School are learning all about winter and hibernation! We asked our students to bring in a teddy, and together they put their little teddy friends into a cozy handmade hibernation cave. They will emerge this spring, just in time for The Little School annual teddy picnic, where students welcome back their little furry friends into the warmer weather.
Our little school students also explored snow art the Monday after the big blizzard! They spray painted snow mounds and made a mosaic of colorful, frosty art. They had such a blast!
Stay warm out there,
The Little School put on the annual holiday show which included a very special “It’s a Small World” theme, where our students wore native dress in celebration of cultures and religions from around the world. Our students also performed holiday classics and did their own impressive interpretations of ‘Magical Menorah Candles’, ‘Chorus of Christmas Trees’, ‘Kwanzaa Kinara Candles’, and our very own ‘Magnificent Manger Scene’, among many others. Even Santa joined us at the end of the performance to celebrate, take photos, and share gifts! What a special performance and afternoon it was.
Thank you for all who came to celebrate with us and a round of applause for our Little School performers who did such an amazing job!
Below is a collage, link to full holiday show album, and video. Enjoy it all and happy new year!
A very special thank you to Little School mom, Shaziya, who shot and produced our video!
Wishing you a safe, happy and prosperous new year!
At the Little School last month, we had such a wonderful and meaningful Thanksgiving Show. Our students learned all about the history behind the very first Thanksgiving through lessons, crafts, and songs. They put on a spectacular performance and we are so grateful for them and for all of you.
Yesterday, Thursday, October 29th, our Little School students along with their family and friends celebrated our Annual Halloween Parade and Spooktacular!
We had the sweetest, spookiest parade of princesses, superheroes and even some gouls! Afterwards, our little ones performed a medley of super spooky songs, we then picked pumpkins from our very own Little School patch, decorated them, and had lunch together.
What a wonderful way to celebrate with our Little School family. Thank you to all who joined us!
Please enjoy the photos and videos below and have a safe and fun Halloween!
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 Johnny’s birthday on Friday, September 25th 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!
We had an absolutely wonderful day at the annual Little School Circus! The weather was beautiful, the children excited and ready, and all of you wonderful parents, family and friends gathered under the big top to watch the magic unfold.
We had ringmasters, tight rope walkers, lion tamers, silly seals, acrobats and so much more! We loved sharing this with you all and creating all these special memories together.
Below are some photo highlights from the day! Enjoy!
The Little School graduating class treated their mothers to an elegant brunch and performance.
They sang songs filled with words of love for all their mothers to show their appreciation. Our students created special handmade hats and necklaces for the mommies to wear during the party. The walls were adorned with decorations made by the children, including a hand-drawn portrait of their mom! After their performance, students invited their mommy to sit while they served them muffins, fruit, cheese and crackers, and of course iced tea! A real treat for all of our hard-working, amazing Little School moms!
The Little School’s Director and educational staff strongly believe that there is an important connection between family and school, especially during the early years. As your child’s primary teacher and first educator, a parents role in their child’s early education is critical to their success!
Each year, we celebrate mothers at our Annual Mother’s Day Tea Party, a special event for students of our graduating class.
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.
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.
The Little School of Waldwick is a great choice for your children. When you visit the school, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Great learning environment for little ones.
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!!
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 …
Our son entered The Little School in 2009 and as he graduated this spring, we could not be happier with how far he had come both academically and socially. When I first toured The Little School and met with the school director, Maria Stavrou, and her staff, I knew I came to the right place. Her passion for education, her enthusiasm and commitment to the children under her care, and her cheerful and warm personality truly permeates through the school and her wonderful teaching staff do mirror and…
The Little School of Waldwick is by far the best preschool/daycare out there. It offers a full educational curriculum while the children play all day long. I have my 3rd child there now who is thriving as well as my 2 older boys did while in attendance. My boys both read early and gained a lot of confidence both academically and socially which I wholly attribute to the Littke School. They are amazing at making each child and his/her parent feel important and well attended to. Ms. Maria and her s…
Any parent would be lucky to find The Little School of Waldwick for their child. Having experienced another preschool with my oldest child (now at TLS) I now know that not all preschools are created equal. For my children, TLS has been an amazing environment — a day of flowing through theme-based classrooms leaves little room for toddler distractions and the children come away with real learning experiences that set a crucial foundation for the future. The teachers are incredibly caring, enthusi…
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…