Rocky Hill Cooperative Nursery School
Jun 26

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I think is one of the most important thing we do every year!  Imagine a child in a dark, smoky room. A person looking and sounding like Darth Vader stretches out his/her hand. What will s/he do?

Our wonderful Rocky Hill firefighters come every year to show us how they put on their gear, the highlights of their truck, and how to shoot water out of the hose!

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A fire truck in our parking lot!

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Piece by piece, the firefighter gets dressed.

 

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Now the heavy helmet…

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The mask so they can breathe..

 

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High fives for the fully dressed firefighter!

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The fire company is right near us!  They can come to us, or we can walk through the fields to them!

 

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Using the fire hose!

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Look how far is goes!

Thank you once again, Rocky Hill firefighters! Thank you for all you do!

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Jun 26

Typically, I don’t do a lot with holidays. We usually spend one day on each holiday, inviting parents to share their traditions.  Our biggest holiday, by far, is Mothers Day!  As a parent co-op, parents and staff work together.  To honor our moms, (we’re not in school for Father’s Day!) we have a Mothers Day Tea every year.  The children get SO excited! They plan and prepare the menu. Mothers don’t do ANYTHING except show up that day. The dress code is “Preschool Fancy,” meaning they can dress anyway they choose!  Gifts  and cards are prepared and wrapped. The children serve their moms and do the clean up!  Grandmothers are invited too!

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No peeking, Moms!

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All dressed up and cooking for Mom and Grandma!

DSC_0022 DSC_0023 DSC_0183The muffins are definitely made by each child!

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Moms finally come in!

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Food is served, icing is wiped off of arms!

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Sharing a fruit salad.

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Big hugs!

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Presents are given, the children get SO excited!

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“Here, Mommy, I’ll put it on!”

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Each child is interviewed and asked about their mother.

We even set up a “photo booth” for special family pictures!  Thank you parents,  for all you do!

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Jun 26

We explored habitats.   We went on a hike at Duke Farms in Hillsborough to see a few.  (I actually went twice, since our schedule allows us to take trips with small groups of children.)

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Looking over the stone wall at the water below.  One child to another, “Don’t even THINK of climbing this wall!”

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This wall allowed us to view wildlife without them seeing us!

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Turtles!

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We heard the waterfall before we saw it!

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Wow!

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Duke Farms provides online checklists for  children. They can mark the items they’ve seen as well as the colors they’ve observed.  Here, mother and son work together!

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“Did we see a frog?”

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Working together, sharing information.

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“What did YOU see?

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