enrichment2enrichment A:  magical mystery tour

For students between three years six months and five years old.
When you venture on our magical mystery tour, anything can happen!Ogres run wild, dragons sing, and pirates sail to a land where imagination is king.  Grab your scuba gear as we dive down under the sea and don’t forget your binoculars as we forage through a tropical paradise!  Take magical wings and become airborne as we fly back in time to a land where dinosaurs roam freely or stop along the way at a medieval village with knights, princesses, and even fairies!  This class celebrates a child’s sense of wonder through fabulous and fanciful children’s literature, while simultaneously incorporating higher-level science and social studies concepts.  Enchanting art, music, drama, and cooking activities will allow our imaginative and kinesthetic skills to flourish!

enrichment B:  fizz, bubble and pop

For students between three years nine months and six years old.
How do you turn a class of learners into a roomful of wide eyes and giggles?  The answer is by providing fascinating experiments that children will create and explore for themselves.  From spinning eggs to shadow and light rooms, these activities will turn your child into a super scientist!
We will investigate our five senses, kitchen chemistry, the solar system, our human body and more. For example, during our kitchen chemistry unit, our Fizz Bubble and Pop students will work with their own set of test tubes, mixing everyday kitchen ingredients and discovering what happens when certain ingredients are mixed.  They will bake cakes, leaving out an essential ingredient in each one. Will their predictions be correct?  They will find out when they see and taste the finished results!  Our goal is to stimulate you child’s sense of curiosity and discovery and help your child evaluate his or her natural surroundings.

enrichment C:  world travelers

For students between four and six years old.
Grab your passport and imagination as we get ready to travel around the world!  Using literature and video as our guides, World Travelers is an exciting and challenging curriculum that expands children’s horizons beyond the school into the wider world.  Our young travelers will use foreign languages, art, cooking, science experiments, and song and dance to develop respect and understanding for other cultures.  History and geography concepts are stimulated through hands-on activities, while field trips further advance our “World Travelers” understandings. Some of the countries we have studied include Mexico, Japan, China, Russia, India, France, Italy, Australia, Israel, Costa Rica, and Kenya.

enrichment D:  hello america

For students between four and six years old.
From lobstering in Maine to apple-picking in Washington, children will visit every corner of our glorious country and learn about each state’s unique history and personality.  The USA will come alive through arts, social studies, science and cooking.  Great literature and special field trips will help make our journey even more exciting!  With each state, we focus on one important aspect. For example, when studying the state of Vermont, we learn about the maple trees and maple syrup. We read a non-fiction book or two to learn more about the process of maple syruping and then a fun fictional tale such as Pancakes, Pancakes. Following this, the children will have the opportunity to cook their own pancakes and pour on Vermont maple syrup and compare it to corn syrup. Using our senses helps us learn even more about Vermont!