Haunted Hallway and Halloween Parades
The best part about Halloween is seeing the kids in their costumes and hearing them say “trick or treat!” Here at Empower, we are lucky enough to have a preschool on site and to get to see students parade around the building all dressed up in their costumes. They are accompanied by parents, younger siblings and teachers who also dress up. It is truly a treat to hand out treats to these amazing kiddos.
Also, a huge thank you to Children’s Academy teachers and staff for once again creating the haunted hallway! It looked amazing.
Ms. Amy’s Class Reaches Out to School Impacted By Hurricane Irma
While learning about how people are the same and different and that we should all be kind and helpful to one another, Miss Amy’s class decided to send good wishes to an elementary school in Florida that had suffered some damage in the recent hurricane. The students made an artistic banner with pictures of Niagara Falls and the inspirational quote:
“Promise me you’ll always remember…
You’re Braver than you believe,
Stronger than you seem,
Smarter than you think and
LOVED more than you know.”
—-Christopher Robin (literary character)
Ms. Shaila’s Class Learns about Hypotheses, Measurement and Farming
Ms. Shaila is really good at packing multiple disciplines into one lesson and engaging students so that they don’t even realize they are learning! That was certainly the case this month. Students learned about the fall harvests that are occurring on farms all around them, including equipment and animals that are an important part of this process. They colored in pictures of farm animals and equipment and used soft cotton balls and string, which engaged their senses and provided an additional layer of learning.
Ms. Shaila also taught students about testing hypotheses and measurement by having the children guess how far a pumpkin would roll and measuring this distance. Ms. Shaila then rolled the pumpkin and measured the distance again to see how close students’ predictions were. Students had a ball doing this activity.
Open House for Children’s Academy Families Held
Families of Children’s Academy students had a chance to come in, meet teachers and staff, get progress reports and see first hand some of the projects their children have been working on. It was a wonderful and well attended event.