Easter Outside Play 2017

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

I’m delighted to share with you all some pictures of our Easter adventures held on Good Friday 4/14! Every year, I plan fun week-long activities and an Easter Egg Hunt to close out the week. This year, our CES crew enjoyed various Easter coloring pages, one bunny/egg art + craft and the biggest piece of all — you guessed it, the hunt!

Each class (PK3, PK4 and Kindergarten) had their very own egg hunt in the Bancroft (Sharpe) courtyards at specific times. CUTENESS OVERLOAD as the staff and I watched them search for colorful plastic eggs. Some were even dressed in glitter that contained different prizes!

To go along with the egg hunt, students got to make very their own bags, which served as our mini craft that week. Did you hear about all the fun we had?? If not, check the pictures below to see for yourself:

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Celebrate With Our Yoga Instructor, Ms. Ayana On Her NEW Books!

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

As many of you may know, one of our enrichment instructors, Ms. Ayana, teaches the yoga class at Bancroft and JO Wilson. Our students absolutely love when she’s present for a little wind down, meditation time. And hey, the staff enjoy it also; and we’ll never be able to thank her enough!

However, what we CAN do is support her new journey as an author! Ms. Ayana and her daughter recently debuted their children’s books, “10 Little Beautiful Souls” and “ABC’s Of Yoga”.

Soon you’ll be able to purchase them online! I’m not sure about you, but I am ready to get my copies and see what else Ms. Ayana has in store 🙂 Stay tuned for additional information about supporting her new books.

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Team Building + Team Work Time In Kindergarten!

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

As aftercare instructor for Kindergarten at Bancroft, I’m always coming up with ideas on how my students can better understand what it means to be kind to others, correct manners and knowing the difference between right and wrong. Well, last week, we took the entire 5 days together to read and study a book called, “7 Habits of Happy Kids” by Sean Covey. 

Kindergarten absolutely loved this book, but probably not as much as me! If you haven’t checked out this book yet, read about it below:

In The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, Sean Covey uses beautifully illustrated stories to bring his family’s successful philosophy to the youngest child.

For the Seven Oaks friends, there is always something to do. Whether they’re singing along with Pokey Porcupine’s harmonica or playing soccer with Jumper Rabbit, everyone is having fun and learning all sorts of things. These seven stories show how practicing the 7 Habits makes this possible for the whole Seven Oaks Community.

From learning how to take charge of their own lives to discovering how balance is best, the Seven Oaks friends have tons of adventures and find out how each and every kid can be a happy kid!

So we discussed so many topics from showing kindness towards others to distinguishing from right/wrong (but in a FUN way!) So after finishing 5 of the stories, we spent the last day team building which included taking a task and completing it as one team. They also enjoyed free drawing their favorite part of story of the book. See what happened below!

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