This week we asked the girls a few questions about their year in pre-k. Kids say the funniest things or nothing at all! We did laugh out loud and you will too. Enjoy!!
Spring Coffee Event was enjoyed by all!! Wonderful celebration!!
Our girls always enjoy activities which involve other divisions. Our latest activity was hosted in the Innovation Lab where lower school girls are challenged to create and engage in activities which incorporate the elements of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The fourth grade girls invited our little “bees” to the innovation lab where they created scooters in celebration of the Trike- A-Thon. Our girls were mesmerized and the fourth grades were wonderful examples for our girls as they were poised and eager to share what they created with the 3-D printer. What fun it is for our little ones to see what they can look forward to as they continue their journey in this amazing learning environment.
When was the last time you worked on a 1000 piece puzzle. How did you feel when you put that last piece into place? Personally, I feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and pride. Through the course of this school year your girls have become master puzzle investigators. The accomplishment of achieving their goal of completing a 9 piece puzzle to 35 pieces or more brings so much satisfaction to them. Overcoming the challenges involved in solving a puzzle gives them a sense of achievement and pride within themselves. Puzzles also cross many disciplines from alphabet letters, shapes, numbers and theme puzzles such as flowers, bugs, transportation, fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Puzzles are invaluable to your girls so on the next rainy day dust of a puzzle and see the magic come alive in your daughter’s eyes as you work together from the beginning to end!!
What a great day for our girls as the rode with vigor for the children at St. Jude... We thank the middle and upper school girls for their help and our girls enjoyed snow cones on the playground after the race!!! Thanks to all who donated their time and treasures.
The Pre-Kindergarten Bee Project was a very successful venture for our students. They learned about recycling, sustainability, and the process of gardening. In addition, they worked collaboratively to create an object to depict our theme. This project was unique to Hutchison because we are known as the “Hutchison Honeybees.” The availability of our garden and farm located on our campus is another unique aspect of our project. Our horticulturist, Meggan Meakin, has guided us with an informational talk and video about bee pollination, the creation of honey, and the planting of biodegradable milk cartons for the garden. The girls learned that planting in these cartons, collected from our dining hall, could be an example of recycling and repurposing materials. The girls loved the idea of providing flowers for pollination and nectar to create honey in our bee hive at the farm. They created a “honeybee” with the milk cartons incorporating STEM skills of measuring, estimating, and planning the bee design. Finally, the girls actively planted the flowers in the garden space and determined the materials needed to produce healthy, vibrant flowers for the bees.
Recycling of everyday materials taught valuable lessons in sustainability of our earth while repurposing containers we use every day. This process and project also encouraged the importance of recycling in their homes while eating and drinking healthy and nutritious foods and beverages.
The skills learned from working together are important parts of personal and group development. By working together children develop confidence in their own abilities.
Team work can help children work on developing the following skills:
Spring Story Workshop
Drawing Pictures together
Building in the blocks
Writing notes to teachers and friends
My Favorite...Sharing Stories Together
Reflection: I have recently seen an “explosion” in the classroom….Our girls are working together in the block area, creating pictures together, telling stories together and a byproduct of the skills listed above is how our girls give each other complements and encouraging words. Those actions make my heart so happy. I am so very proud of them and I know you are too!
Meet Mrs. Prewitt & Mrs. Clanton
..."Within a structured and nurturing environment, Hutchison encourages each student to develop a lifelong joy of learning, to sharpen her intellectual curiosity, to cultivate artistic expression, and to strive for physical well-being" ...Hutchison philosophy.