Rocky Hill Cooperative Nursery School
Dec 11

A book to tell us what lives in, near, on and under an evergreen!

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Dec 11

Way back in the dark ages, (ok, in the 70’s) when I was in college, it was drummed into our heads that we should be concerned with the PROCESS of art, rather than a product. I still believe it. I’ll admit, sometimes we make a product type project, but often it will have a different learning objective.

With process art, the children explore materials and techniques. Adults usually have no clue what it is. A product is exactly that. It looks like something. In preschool, there is probably a lot of adult help.

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Dec 11

Candles, paint, paper and children!

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Dec 07

We’ve been so busy at school, the poor blog has been neglected! Parent conferences are done, and December is upon us!

December can be a tricky month in schools. The holidays are looming… but which holidays? Some schools respond by banning holidays altogether. Some do Christmas all day, everyday.

At RHCNS, we’re about family. One of the things that draws families closer is tradition. Celebrations. Every year, I survey families to see what holidays (if any) they celebrate, how they celebrate, and if they want to share.

The major holidays, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa all use candles. We can’t forget children’s favorite: birthday candles! We explore, create, and learn about fire safety!

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Nov 09

Our students LOVE Pete the Cat! Our “guinea pig” got to hang out with the artist/illustrator of Pete The Cat, James Dean!

Then, the “pig” and Mrs. Linden got to meet Eric Litwin, the author/singer/songwriter! Mr Eric signed a book to “The kids at Rocky Hill Cooperative Nursery School!”

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Nov 07

Monday, November 5 was our first day back after Hurricane Sandy. Despite the fact that we lost power AGAIN during school, we had a guest sign language interpreter AND our Halloween party, we had a chance to vote in our own election.

We didn’t however, vote for the President.

The children cast votes for “who” would accompany me to the NAEYC Conference in Atlanta GA.

The candidates were:

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Oct 29

At RHCNS, we’re all about family. Family is the foundation of your child’s life… hopefully the one constant that will last a lifetime.

Here are some photos of our classroom “campfire” with parents, big and little siblings, many who are also alumni…

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Oct 29

We’re loving our overhead projector!

Building with translucent “lego-type” blocks as a team:

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Oct 03

We visited a farm, so of course we had to turn our room into one!

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Oct 01

Today we visited Norz Hill Farm in Hillsborough, NJ. We had a fun hayride through cornstalks to see the animals. I started singing “Bumping up and down on a big hay wagon!”
We saw some really fun animals, including Zonkeys!

A friendly Percheron!

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