On March24 - To
celebrate Spring, Clark Preschool welcomed Farmer Chris from Quiver
Farm, Pennsburg, Pennsylvania with his chick hatching project. Farmer
Chris arrived with a live rooster, Jack, a hen, Jill and all the
necessary equipment to take care of the eggs and chicks once they have
The Farmer set up an incubator and presented a short
presentation to the children and Mrs. DeAngelis, “The Chief Egg
Tender.” The children learned how to care for the eggs for the rest of
the week by checking the temperature, turning the eggs, and keeping the
water trough full. All the children were given the opportunity to pet
On Friday, the eggs will be turned for the last time,
extra water will be added to the trough and left untouched for the
weekend. Sometime on Monday the chicks will start to hatch. As they
dry off the children will put the baby chicks in the brooder box as
shown in the presentation. On Thursday the chicks will be picked up and
taken back to the farm. Incubating and hatching chicken eggs is a
hands-on learning experience. We are all excited for the Quiver Farm
project. Farm education is FUN! Science, caring, compassion and
responsibility….all curled up in one egg!
March 13. Mrs. LaManna's class welcomed Mrs. Raguseo as today's guest reader. Mrs. Raguseo read the book titled, Pigeon Poop by Elizabeth Bagley and Mark Chambers, followed by a simulated hands on activity for the children.
March 12. With Saint Patrick's Day approaching....Mrs. Consiglio's class welcomed a special reader, Mr. Peterson who introduced the children to the Irish culture and traditions.
On Friday, February 27, Gus Kalikas, Athletic Director and the members of the Crusader Athletic Leadership Council visited the Preschool to read Dr. Seuss books for the 18th Annual Read Across America Day. It was fun watching the High School Student Athletes as they interacted with the children. The Seussical celebration will kick off the week of reading across the nation to aide in the improvement of literacy skills. In the early grades when reading is an important focus, students show are absent miss critical instruction time. Research shows that early literacy plays a key role in g the enabling of learning experiences that are linked with academic achievement, reduced grade retention higher, graduation rates and enhances productivity in adult life. Both groups not only enjoyed the experience, but learned a lot while doing it!
March Calendar of Events at the Preschool
The 18th Annual ReadAcross America continues throughout the month of March. The Seussical celebration will kick off a month of reading across the nation to aide in the improvement of literacy skills. Special guest readers will be visiting all the classrooms throughout March. In early grades when teaching is an important focus, students who are absent miss critical instruction time. Research shows that early literacy plays a key role in the enabling of learning experiences that are linked with academic achievement, reduced grade retention, higher graduation rates and enhances productivity in adult life.
March 3 - Begins Nutrition Month
Lori Kowalski, RNPreschool Nurse will present the My Plate unit to the classrooms three times a week for four weeks. The children, parents, and staff are informed of My Plate, developed by the United States of Agriculture in June 2013. The nutrition unit is taught to develop better eating habits and exposure to foods the children may not experience in their daily diets. My Plate was designed to remind Americans to adopt healthier eating habits One half of your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables, and the other half of your plate should be filled with whole grains and lean protein with a low fat dairy on the side. For further information visit their website. ChooseMyPlate.gov
March 25 - 9:15-12pm
Preschool Field Trip to the Papermill Playhouse
The Preschool will be attending
the The Theatreworks Inc. presentation of "Rainbow Fish"
at the Papermill Playhouse in Milburn, N.J.
Sending wishes of love and joy for a wonderful Holiday Season. School reopens on January 5th....see you in 2015!
The Preschool Staff