Rocky Hill Cooperative Nursery School
Jan 25

Our brand new logo designed by Jeff Linden, RHCNS Class of 2000.

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Jan 21

January has been a busy month so far, as we explore Jan Brett’s books, gingerbread stories, kittens and mittens! Check out her great website at www.janbrett.com.

Have you heard about our gingerbread adventures? The children started off by examing a gingerbread cookie. We smelled them, looked at them touched them. Then… we each took ONE bite! Then we made a graph, “Which part did you bite first?” Most people bit the head first, then the arms, then the legs. We had to create a new category for our “helping dad,” since he ate his cookie in one bite!

We’ve read five version of the gingerbread story, with more to come! With our gingerbread stories, we can compare and contrast the characters and the events. In some, the cookie gets eaten, but that’s because what do we do with cookies? We eat them!

Why did the gingerbread cookie jump on the fox’s back? We found out when we put a cookie in water! In cold water, it didnt’ change much, but in warm water it dissolved! We also experimented with melting snow, sugar, paint and even crayons!

There’s a new “gingerbread town” on our bulletin board! Open a door to a house and look inside!

There’s so much to do this month, and everything leads to such great
discussions! For example, mittens. A simple word, an everyday object.

The children have had such fun acting out The Three Little Kittens, and losing and finding their mittens! Being the Mother Cat is very popular… they love admonishing their “kittens,” “What? Lost your mittens? You naughty kittens, then you shall have no pie!” In Jan Brett’s The Mitten, many animals squeeze inside a boy’s mitten! We matched, sorted, talked about same and different. We act that story out too, but we hide under a parachute!

We can have a pair of mittens. A pair of shoes. A pair of socks.
We can have a pair of pears! But wait! We can pare a pear! We can even pare a pair of pears!

We’ve been going out and playing in the snow; the children are getting so self-sufficient putting on their own snowpants, boots, hats and gloves! It’s a great month!

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Jan 14

Thanks to all who came on Saturday! If you did not have a chance to come and would like to learn more about our program, call our number to request an observation day. You’ll be contacted to set up a date, and you and your child can come in and spend the day with us. Come and see what we’re like; it’s the best way to see if we’re a good fit for you and your family!

Call 609-924-9521 and leave a message!

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Jan 02

RHCNS is looking for alumni and their families to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary!

On Saturday, May 2, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, we will be hosting a 50th birthday party!

The festivities will take place behind the Borough Hall at the Nursery School, 15 Montgomery Avenue, with a rain date of May 3rd, same time.

There will be games and activites for the children and hopefully everyone will have a chance to catch up with old friends and see some familiar faces.

If you have any photos that you wouldn’t mind giving us, then please bring them with you to the event as we are hoping to make a scrapbook for the school. Could you make sure that the people are named and the photos dated- thank you.

In keeping with the school’s cooperative spirit, we are asking every family to bring a dish of food to the party. Cake and drinks will be supplied.

Can’t make it? Send a “birthday” card for our scrapbook!

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