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Early Childhood Center-School Year 2016-2017

"Play is the highest expression of human development."
Welcome to The One School At Temple Beth Am, Celebrating the Whole Child. We understand and respect that every child is essentially, ‘the one.’ Every child is unique. The specifics of how we nurture and grow each child are dependent entirely upon the needs of the child. This is how we celebrate each child - by engaging him or her at his or her point of need. The One School partners with every parent to ensure every child is championed and educated as an individual.

The One School is a NAEYC Accredited, Reggio Emilia Nature-inspired school, serving ages 18 months to five years. The One School offers certified teachers, a low student/teacher ratio, an emergent creative curriculum and specialty areas of study including science, art, music, foreign language and nature study. The One School’s curricula are supplemented by young family programs and parenting workshops, an infant and toddler program, Family Center, Summer Camp, after school enrichment classes and an active and instrumental Parent Teacher Organization. A commitment to contribute to the community and the world at large is also a part of the school’s social justice philosophy.






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March 2, 2017 

Dr. Seuss Week

We had such a Seuss-tacular week! The Shining Stars fell totally in love with Dr. Seuss...they were just mesmerized by his stories! Here are some of the fun activities we did for Dr. Seuss week:
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January 27, 2017

The Shining Stars Trip to Israel, Mexico and China

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January 24, 2017 

High touch High Tech 





January 18, 2017


Children Around the World

Ms. Lorraine Arcus came to visit The One School to help teach the Shining Stars all  about different countries and their cultures.  She brought costumes, instruments, music, and dolls from different countries.  The children had a wonderful time!  
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December 23, 2016

Chanukah 


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December 15, 2016 

Candle Making 

As an extension of our class Chanukah lessons, the Shining Stars created handmade candles to use for their family Chanukyahs. Marching to Chanukah music, the children repeatedly dipped their wicks into melted wax until the candles were nice and "fat."
December 6, 2016

CHANUKAH STORY


Ms. Lorraine Arcus from the CJE (Commission for Jewish Education) visited our school to help to retell the story of Chanukah. Our preparation includes the gathering of boxes, stuffed animals for ideals and making a menorah for the story. Lorraine brought costumes and props for the children to use. The children dressed up as the characters in the story. Lorraine narrated the story as the children acted out their part. The culmination of the play was the miracle of the oil which lasted for 8 days. The child performed the Chanukah story, during an interactive read along. The children enjoyed being the "actors" of the play, while learning the reason why we celebrate this holiday today. 



December 1, 2016

Friendship and Shapes

Ms. Stacie from the Palm Beach library visited the One School this week. She read books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, performed flannel board stories, and engaged the children in musical activities all about friendship and shapes.


November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!


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November 18, 2016

Fall Day and Stone Soup

The Shining Stars celebrated Fall Day at the One School and kept warm with some homemade "Stone Soup." They not only practiced knife cutting skills, but also experienced the value of sharing. They all know that it takes more than stones and water to make delicious soup; It takes a village of love.

November 15, 2016

High-tough High-tech




November 4, 2016

Gardening

The Shining Stars learned that our school garden plants need not only sun and water, but also some tender love and care (along with cow poop) to help them grow. Thank you Ms. Paula and Ms. Kerrie for helping the children plant lettuce plants and pepper and tomato seeds.


October 31, 2015

Fire Safety

Firefighter Bob and his crew taught the Shining Stars all about fire safety.
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October 27, 2016

The Bear Ate My Sandwich 

Today, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County brought its "Read For the Record" program to the One School. Ms. Sandra, who works for the town of Jupiter, visited our class and read the amusing book The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, by Julia Sarcone-Roach. We extended Ms. Sandra's lesson with a tasty cooking craft and brown bear tea party, emphasizing the letters T and P. We also used the sandwich theme in fun letter identification and letter/sound connection games.












October 21, 2016

Sukkot

The Shining Stars enjoyed wonderful times celebrating Sukkot, the Jewish fall harvest festival. The children built a classroom sukkah, a temporary hut covered with branches and decorated both the classroom and TBA sukkot. They filled holiday mitzvot, commandments by shaking the lulav and etrog and welcoming guests to eat, sing, and play with them.
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October 11, 2016

Our Bones

Ms. Ann from High Touch High Tech  came to teach the children about our bones.  Ms.Ann brought in a  "Shelton" puzzle the size of five year old child. Some of the children laid on top of the puzzle to compare their size to the puzzle.  Then each child had the opportunity to look and  feel bones from a cow.  We discussed which foods were good for our bones.  These foods contain "calcium". 






September 30, 2016

Caterpillars

The Shining Stars were thrilled to find caterpillars in our garden. They brought two into the classroom and are excitedly awaiting to have butterflies,




  



 

 



September 22, 2016



Apples, Apples, Apples

This week's theme, "All About Apples," afforded the Shining Stars a variety of learning opportunities. For a tasty math lesson, the children tried red, yellow, and green apples and graphed their favorites. Another math lesson involved using apples to measure each child's height and then graphing the results. On Thursday, the children became chefs and made their own applesauce. They cut apples into tiny pieces and then added them to a crock-pot to cook with a little water and cinnamon. Many commented that the applesauce was better than that from the store! Lastly, the week rounded out with both fiction and nonfiction books about apples.




September 14, 2016 

Yoga with Ms. Stephanie 


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September 13, 2016

Science High Touch High Tech

The Shining Stars Explored their Five Senses with Ms. Cheryl  from High Touch HighTech. SIGHT-they used glasses to see a rainbow. SOUNDS they had three different eggs with large beads,beans and rice. TOUCH -Ms Cheryl gave them pads to use the heat of the body parts like  our hands, feet and our whole body that changed colors.  TASTE  they were given jelly beans  and asked to eat the bean and hold their nose  and taste it then let go and tell her if there was a difference in taste.


September 8, 2016

My Gym

The first week of every month the children have the pleasure of enjoying my gym with Coach Jay. On our  first day with Coach Jay we  had a wonderful learning experience. They warmed up their bodies with some stretches and continued with relays through a tunnel, jumping over  three hurdles and ending their activity by zig zaging through orange cones. Coach Jay helped each child with a forward roll.  
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September 2, 2016

What color are our eyes?

In our class there are 7 brown, 4 blue, 2 green and 1 hazel eyed person.



August 30, 2016

Fuzzy Fun

Science is loads of fun, just some baking soda, vinegar, food coloring and pipettes then watch the chemical reaction!  

August 26, 2016
Fun with Our 5 Senses
This week, we had fun investigating our 5 senses taste, smell, sight, touch and sound..
We tasted sweet strawberries, sour lemons, salty pretzels and a bitter olive.
We smelled mint levers, vanilla, cinnamon, lemon, and stinky cheese
Sight we looks at different colors. 
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For Sound we made shakers 




 August 19, 2016

SHINING STARS 1 FIRST WEEK

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What a wonderful first week as Shining Stars.  We made new friends and were reacquainted with our ones from last year.We painted with a Buddy at the easel, make recycle collages and our Shabbat place-mat. 


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