Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s What We’re Thankful For…

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

This year for Thanksgiving we only had two days for activities right before the extended break. On the first day, each class discussed the holiday and talked about their favorite part and favorite holiday food! We then colored turkeys only using the warm Autumn colors, as we’d previously studied the different colors of the leaves.

On the next day, we make THANKFUL TREES! The students were instructed to color and cut out (Kindergarten only cut; PK3 & 4 teachers helped cut for them) a tree bark and leaves; glue them down and write what they are thankful for on each leaf.

So many funny answers from the little silly gooses, but I think each and every one of the projects included “Mom and Dad” so they are DEFINITELY thankful for you guys! Take a look…

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Enrichment With Ms. Ayana (Yoga) + Creative Movement (Ms. Gigi)

Hello Parents, Guardians + Friends!

Enrichment as certainly been a joy for our little CES friends so far!  This year, we’ve been hanging out with Ms. Ayana in Yoga and the ever so colorful Ms. Gigi in Creative Movement. If you had to ask your child which they liked better, they’d probably tell you that it’s a hard choice! However, our students have asked about Mr. Dale in Capoeira so, hopefully we can get him back for next semester after the holidays!

In addition to Enrichment, we also make sure to give students enough time for outside play, free play (centers), free draw and coloring! This blog is featuring our PK4 class with teachers: Ms. Destinee, Ms. Gladys + Ms. Keith.

Nevertheless, take a peek at how much CES is enjoying this year’s fun…

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Halloween Party 101: Character Day, Pizza + Pumpkin Crafts!

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

Every year at Bancroft, we celebrate the Halloween season with a pizza party, candy, costumes + crafts! This year was no different. Special thanks to our Director, Mia Stewart for supplying the pizza and Ms. Rosales for introducing a fun 3D craft project creating very COLORFUL pumpkins! And how about the costumes?! We had so many different creatures, super-heros and princesses… let’s take a look!

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Happy New School Year… Let’s Catch Up! (Bancroft)

Hi Family, Friends + Guardians!

We know, we know — It’s December of a new school year and you’ve probably been wondering “Now what in the world has my child been up to in after-school?!” Well before we get into all of that, let’s play catch up from the end of last year! We had such a fun time ending the year on a good note, I absolutely must show that part of the CES experience!

As always each year, we end with a popsicle party outside on the playground — each class together! On this particular day, our dear Creative Movement instructor got to join us.  The girls also hula-hooped and well the boys, kicked around the soccer balls. And all of us created art with some chalk!

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We surely hope that our last year’s Kindergarteners are enjoying 1st grade this year!!