Play Ball!

Let the playoffs begin - this week at Hawthorn Hill, we showed our spirit by dressing out with our favorite Boston Red Sox attire!  From our youngest infants, to toddlers, to preschoolers, to school-age, all the way to educators - we sent off the ‘sox’ with as much spirit as possible!

We took a moment to recognize the value of teamwork and enthusiasm - it is most certainly never too early to become a ‘fan’ and show your spirit.  Our amazing educators incorporated the baseball theme into the Preschool 2 classroom by having the boys and girls draw the ‘stitches’ on the baseball, allowing them to practice their fine-motor skills - how neat!  

From Hawthorn Hill Preschool: ‘GO SOX’ - let’s bring home another championship!  

Exploring 'Fall'

Hawthorn Hill students had a fun-filled Summer that was enriched with outside of the classroom experiences like Acres of Exploration, Cheerleading, Parkour, and Musical Theatre!  Though Summer ‘vacation’ may be officially over, we are continuing to implement some of the activities we have developed over the Summer into our school-year curriculum!

Today the tide officially brought in Fall, and we could not be more excited for this new school year!  We are thrilled to WELCOME back all of our students for the new school year!

Our Preschool Two friends started their day by telling us what the ‘Fall’ season means to them; here are a few of their great responses:

I.O. weather changes

K.K. apple picking

C.H. close the pool & pumpkins

T.R. raking leaves

O.S. jumping in leaves & Halloween

T.M. pie

After their lesson time inside, the boys and girls went on an outdoor exploration walk to look for their very own ‘Fall findings’ that they could incorporate into an art project.

In the afternoon, our Preschool 1 friends followed Preschool 2’s lead, and went on a Fall scavenger hunt! The boys and girls were so excited to find all of the acorns before the chipmunks and squirrels could hide them away, because after all they need to eat this winter!


We are excited for what is instore for this Fall at Hawthorn Hill - stay tuned!

V is for Volcano!

Our Preschool 2 boys and girls have been busy building and painting a volcano that they could 'erupt' this week, for their very own science experiment!  There was lots of excitement in the classroom when Karlyn mixed the baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring! Here is what the boys and girls had to say about 'What they know about Volcanoes:'

  • When volcanoes are old, they erupt! - CH
  • Rocks can heat up! - CL
  • Lava can shoot out! - CH
  • Geyser comes out of the top! - EM
  • They erupt! - GC
  • They are 'near' dinosaurs! - VM
  • They explode! - CM
  • Some are underground! - CL
  • They heat up water! - CM
  • When they heat up water, its called a "hot spring!"
  • When lava hits cold water, it turns into rocks! - CL
  • Some organisms live in volcanoes! - EM

'Hopping' into Spring!

Last week was a busy and fun-filled week at Hawthorn Hill!  

Melissa has been working hard to capture fantastic Spring photos of Hawthorn Hill boys and girls for our first Playground Improvement Fundraising efforts!  We can't wait to see all of the photos hopefully by the end of this week!

Families and Friends joined us on Friday for our annual Easter Egg Hunt!  We were so impressed by the participation and excitement we had on campus!

After the Egg Hunt, Preschool 1 continued the fun by making their own pizzas and having a pizza party for lunch!  

The excitement of Spring is very much in the 'air' at Hawthorn Hill - we are looking forward to April showers bringing May flowers!

 

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!

What better way to kick off our very first blog post than on Dr. Seuss Day?  Children will be exploring Dr. Seuss' wonderful stories with their teachers and making colorful art to accompany their reads.

Dr. Seuss (Theodore Seuss Geisel) was born on March 2nd, 1904, and is most well known for his children's stories such as: The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Green Eggs and Ham. Children in our Preschool and Toddler programs have already read How the Grinch Stole Christmas, watched the cartoon video, and even shared a visit from Mr. Grinch himself this past winter!

For further reading and learning about Dr. Seuss, please visit http://www.seussville.com/.  It is a fun website that is child friendly!