Friday, November 15, 2019

November 11th - 15th, 2019



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As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, we are reminded of the Holy Child tradition to reach out to needy families in the community. This year, we have identified 12 local families who are in need of our support. We will deliver baskets filled with fresh food, groceries and baked goods to these families the morning of Sunday, November 24, 2018 beginning at 8am. 

This year we will be supporting families at St. Charles in Drexel Hill, St. George in Norwood and St. Laurence in Upper Darby. The Seventh and Eighth Graders will bake desserts under the direction of Dr. Kellich. The 3rd and 4th graders will make cards and placemats to personalize the baskets. We kindly ask each student to help provide other items needed for the Thanksgiving dinner. 


**Nursery 3 students are being asked to donate two large jars of applesauce.**



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We have begun snack table during our Montessori work period.

How it works:  Each morning the children are told what is on the menu.  For example, 2 grahams, 4 apple slices or a banana.  When the children are hungry during the work period, they may go get a snack if a seat is open at the table.  No more than 3 at a time may be at the table.  The child gets their name tag (name recognition) from the table, places it in the basket, gets a napkin, their snack and pours their water.  YES!  I just said pours:-)

What it promotes: independence, respect and self awareness.












SCIENCE

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In science this week e blew up a balloon using vinegar and baking soda.  When the vinegar (the acid) and baking soda (the base) are mixed together it causes a chemical reaction which blows up the balloon.  

How? When the two are mixed together they create a gas called carbon dioxide.  Gasses need a lot of room to expand so the CO2 starts to fill the bottle and then moves into the balloon to inflate it.  We thought it was pretty cool!!







Image result for work zone clip art for kidsWe continue to work hard learning new lessons during Montessori work period.  










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Thanksgiving Break: Tuesday, November 26th will be a Noon dismissal.  No lunch will be served. No HCA Plus.  There will be NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, November 27th, Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th.



Have a great weekend!

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