Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In The News

Check out this NY1 news report about the Snug Harbor event.
One of our parents makes a cameo at the end of the video!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Snug Harbor Chinese New Year Event

Today several families joined Mary Ann at the annual Chinese New Year event at Snug Harbor in New York. The day began with a dragon dancer in the Chinese Scholar's Garden. The kids could not believe that the dragon was close enough for them to touch, and later in the day we overheard some of the kids giggling about the dragon bumping into them!The dragon was dancing to a loud and pounding drumming.After the dragon dance, we made our way to the Music Hall for the special dance performance.

Chinese Lanterns

The artwork that the children created at school was turned into lanterns for today's event, and we were thrilled to see them hanging along the stage at the Music Hall! The children were so proud to see their artwork so prominently displayed. :)The lanterns returned home with us today and will be hung up in the hallway at school this week. Pop in to take a closer peek!

The New York Chinese Cultural Center Dancers

The highlight of today's event at Snug Harbor was a performance by the New York Chinese Cultural Center Dancers. The show began with another performance by dragon dancers, and was followed by almost two hours of different dances and performances. It was incredible, and everyone in attendance seemed captivated from start to finish! Thanks to Mary Ann for coordinating such a spectacular outing, one that the kids and parents alike will remember for a long time!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Picture/Video Reminder

Just a quick reminder that if anyone has pictures or video that you would like posted on the blog, please let us know! Thanks!!

Parent/Child Night

Since Father/Child Night was snowed out earlier this month, tonight the children had both fathers and mothers with them for a special night at the school. The children showed their parents around the classroom, did work together and sang songs at circle time.

More Parent/Child Night Pics

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Chicks Have Hatched!

The children were thrilled to come back to school after a long weekend to find that their eggs from Farmer Sarah had hatched! As of Tuesday morning, 10 fluffy little chicks were hopping around and checking out their new living arrangements!
Chick #11 was a little late to the party, so he spent some time warming up in the incubator before being moved in with his brothers and sisters. Here he is chirping and squawking away, looking for his family. As soon as he was moved in with the other 10 chicks he immediately hopped over to them and buried himself in their fluffy bodies. They huddled around him, chirping away and keeping him warm and safe. It was so amazing to see mother nature in action like that!The children were bursting at the seams to sneak a peak!Then they each got to take turns holding the chicks, gently stroking them with two fingers.