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Katelynn created a very colorful heart

 

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City planning
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Kellan had fun creating mixed-up vehicles
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Joseph and Caden constructed a long chain of bunny-links

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Amazing splotch art creations

 

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Sophie’s heart art

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Kellan carefully balanced markers on trucks!
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Katelynn arranged the Toy Story characters in a heart shape!

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Wonderful watercolor paintings

 

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Eva-Lea’s colorful island

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Playdough ‘Cate’ by Cate
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Balance and poise
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Sticker collage
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Cate’s habitat for turtles and frogs

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Eva-Lea’s fashion pajamas

 

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Amber’s happy faces

 

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Archie and Caden’s dino battle

 

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Kellan creating with both hands!
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Katelynn building with Legos

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Sophie’s ‘notes’ in my book

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Quinlan’s math

 

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Cars on parade
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Restaurant-store-house
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Explorations in sand

 

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Mr. Rutger
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Touching Eltrut the turtle
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Penguins on the ice–that is nice!
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Sophie and Quinlan creating with many colors
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Slipping and sliding on the ice

 

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Amber’s block building
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Emily-Rose’s happy cat

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Twisting yarn to make candy canes
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The children create fabulous play spaces
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Winter = Glitter snowflakes
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Busy artists
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Creating on dry-erase boards–a favorite activity
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Erin designed a paper house for her doll!
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Emily-Rose working on her numbers
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Caden working on the dry-erase board
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Decorating Christmas cookies–yum!
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Festive stars
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Kellan stamping his Christmas party bag
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Quinlan creating a winter scene
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A magnet-wand star by Caden
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Sophie and Katelynn’s block design
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Decorated pinecone trees
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Donald’s playdough s’more
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Santa’s on his way!
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Marble paintings drying in the kitchen
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Marble painting in action
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Quinlan’s own block design!
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Decorating the tiny tree
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A very busy art table!
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Creating on dry-erase boards

 

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Sophie’s hand wreath
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Donald’s ‘teacher’ sculpture

Fun with playdough

 

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Guess who I am

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Hand and foot painting = fun!
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Ornaments hanging on the tree
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Emily-Rose creating a candy cane
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Quinlan’s building
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Marley decorated the room with the ornaments too
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Testing weight-balance with Christmas ornaments
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Building tall towers
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Katelynn and Charlotte’s laced spools
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Creating a Christmas card for Miss Elizabeth
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A lovely December picnic
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Sophie and Quinlan were working on math problems
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Sophie creating a lovely tree

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Creating at the art table

 

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Decorating Christmas trees
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A festive alphabet
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Decorating chalk trees
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Counting our way to Christmas
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Erin’s cookie—yum!
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Archie and Caden working on their art ideas
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
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Lacing cards are great for fine-motor skills
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Lobster vs Crab
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Designing marble mazes
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Erin making peg pictures
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Sorting the vehicles by color
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Creating on dry-erase boards
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Tasty Thanksgiving treats
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Making applesauce
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Who will win: Tarantula vs Scorpio
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Working on cards for families
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Now I know my ABC’s…
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Painting at the easels
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Caden working at the art table
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Katelynn working on her art for a special card
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Favorite color chart
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Now that’s a rainbow!
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Erin and Kellan building with the blocks
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Katelynn, Archie, and Joseph working with the colorful pegs
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Emily-Rose sorting the vehicles by type
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Katelynn’s bristle block pizza
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Cate’s funny character
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Amber working on her shimmery art
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Archie and the green sharks
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Apple and pumpkin pie—double treat-double sweet!
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Cate creating with playdough
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Kellan lined up cars on the freeway
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Charlotte creating art for a friend
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Erin and Caden’s metal/magnet sculptures
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Sophie’s metal tent
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Erin’s building
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Caden’s Lego vehicle
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Amber, Cate, and Erin’s building
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Amber’s journal entry

 

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Archie and Erin ‘dancing’ on the completed Spiderman puzzle
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Emily-Rose’s block building
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Cate’s portrait of a teacher
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Cate’s ladder-style tic-tac-toe
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It’s baby Wayne—so sweet!
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Donald working on a collage:  magazine, scissors and glue!
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Quinlan’s colorful acorn
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Cate’s chalk turkey
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Kellan delivering blocks to his work site
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Archie stacked the men into two towers
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Katelynn and Charlotte setting up their house
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Block City before it all fell down!
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Emily-Rose creating her art
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Sophie’s stacked cups—looks like a Christmas tree!
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Quinlan creating art for a friend
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Donald balanced the cars
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Amber’s drawing of baby Wayne–sweet!
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Sophie wrote her whole name on the board

 

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Creating with popsicle sticks
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Games of Color-Shape Bingo
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Big game of Superhero Memory
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Matching colors using peg pictures
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Archie and Quinlan’s pirate slide
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Cardboard brick house complete with pets and food!
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Brown Day journal entry
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Emily-Rose’s snowman
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Marley’s dry-erase art
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Stirring the brownie batter
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Cracking the egg
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Wonder what we’ll be —wait and soon you’ll see!
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Writing on the chalkboard =  fine motor + literacy skills
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Quinlan’s design can fold closed!
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Eva-Lea working at the art table
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Decorating cookies
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Two pumpkins that weigh more than crayons, markers and plastic pumpkins—amazing!
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Sorting the ‘treats’ by type and color = math
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Playing Halloween Bingo
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Marshall, the fire-dog, building with blocks

 

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Belle working on a puzzle
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Black Shadow Ninja creating pumpkin faces
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Batgirl carefully coloring a pumpkin

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Pumpkin pieces for painting pumpkins!
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Sophie made a felt-face pumpkin to match our jack-o-lantern
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Katelynn spelling with cookies
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Erin’s marble maze

Our pumpkin, before and after carving

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Creating at the chalkboard together
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Kellan and Quinlan’s tower
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Erin’s castle
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Working on our Let’s Find Out pumpkin page
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Water play = fun and science
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Creating purple
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Cate’s block design–fabulous!
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Creating on the dry-erase boards
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Sophie’s happy pumpkin
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Painted pumpkins in a row
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Eva-Lea’s family portrait
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Amber tracing the alphabet
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Sophie working with glue and rippy bits
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Purple Day grapes
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Cate in chalk
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Charlotte’s purple block tower
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Happy Jack-o-lanterns!
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Orange = Red + Yellow
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Marvelous magnets
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Cutting out the painted pumpkins
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Kellan balanced blocks on balanced buckets!
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Superman to the rescue!
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Erin’s name leads the letter parade
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Investigating the beauty of butterflies
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An amazing flexi-block pathway
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Tracing the ABC’s
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Pumpkins today—Jack-o-lanterns next week!
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Archie, Katelynn, and Quinlan set up all of the dinosaurs
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Erin found all of her magnetic letters
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Can you tell the real leaf from the artwork leaf?
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Eva-Lea’s ‘rippy bits’ art
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Charlotte brought in a beautiful orange leaf for Orange Day!

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Visiting with the Elkins Park Firefighters

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Creating with finger-paints:  blue + yellow = green
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Tic-tac-toe—cats and ghosts in a row

 

Quinlan lined up all of the supplies needed for his art idea

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Cate used magnets to spell her name and Mom’s!
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Archie’s spooky Halloween scene
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Charlotte and Erin working on their calendar
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Quinlan’s ‘bones’
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Katelynn’s farm train
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Eva-Lea and Emily-Rose’s art ideas
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Who can this be?
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Marley’s circle of faces
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Caden carefully arranged all of the stampers in a row
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Eva-Lea’s chalk jack-o-lantern
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What we know about bones
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Now the pumpkins are Jack-o-lanterns!
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Quinlan’s colorful artwork
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Sophie’s journal matched our Green Day snack perfectly!
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Green Day snack!
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Erin, Katelynn and Joseph’s building
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Donald’s domino path
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Kellan carefully arranged the blocks on the truck
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Art anywhere–even in the hallway
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That is one giant green leaf!
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Paper bag pumpkin patch
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Quinlan’s paper and tape pathway
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Halloween Memory
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Archie’s alien playground
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Stringing beads is great fine-motor work

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Creating with glue and metallic leaves
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Painting with red, yellow, and blue 
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Guess who wrote her name on the chalkboard?
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Emily-Rose’s domino/block design
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Tic-tac-toe—three in a row!
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Happy is…..
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Building with dominoes and colorful blocks
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Weighing pumpkins on the scale
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Funny faces saying ‘Boo’ to you!
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Playing in the blue sand
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Blue Day journal entry
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Katelynn’s train going by at a high rate of speed

 

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Action shot of Donald’s dominoes tumbling down
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Joseph’s blue block building
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Charlotte and Cate working on a large floor puzzle
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A bright sun by Emily-Rose
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Erin planning out her store
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Erin’s high-rise,  complete with rooftop garden
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Kellan’s marvelous maze of markers
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Katelynn’s bunny link tower
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Emily-Rose setting up a game of Memory
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Archie’s wild roller-coaster

 

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Sophie’s snail and shadow
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Amber’s decorated chalk heart
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Team 2 cutting bananas for the muffins
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Team 1 slicing bananas for the recipe
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‘Painting’ with water

 

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Yellow Day journal entry
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Joseph’s yellow block building
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Eva-Lea’s family
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Quinlan decorating his tile
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Scoring a basket!
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Creating with playdough–trucks galore!
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Scrubbing fish and making discoveries during water play
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Caden’s block building
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Amber’s baby brother
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Our Little Red Riding Hood costume masks
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Red + White = Pink!
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Building super-tall towers

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Red Day journal entries
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Teamwork to build a bed
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Cate’s habitat for turtles and frogs
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Donald’s red high-five
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Who can this ‘transformer’ be?

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Decorating aprons
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Cate’s dry-erase creation
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Emily-Rose’s cat
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Sophie and Quinlan playing tic-tac-toe
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Pin-art faces are funny
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A tower to the ceiling–amazing!
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Biking on a beautiful day!
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Quinlan’s sorted shapes
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Caden’s truck garage
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Is that a bear over there?
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Creating on the chalkboard
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Katelynn’s acrobats
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Cate the cookie-maker

 

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Amber and Katelynn’s castle

Playdough = creativity

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Donald and Archie’s colorful tower
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Experimenting with sand

 

We love being outside

 

Busy artists

 

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Eva-Lea creating her art in the hallway
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Donald and Quinlan’s tall tower

 

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Kellan’s bristle block design
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Donald’s penguins