Thursday, July 6, 2017


The Summer Program at the Barnes Early Childhood is in full swing! Our students have been busying playing and learning both inside and outside!  Weekly water days are enjoyed by all ages. Our summer program runs through August 24, 2017.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Last Days of School

Goodbye 2016-2017 school year! You flew by! We can't believe today is the last day for our elementary programs, and tomorrow is the last day for our Barnes program. What an awesome school year! Thanks for learning and laughing with us.

For those joining us in the summer, we will see you on Monday June 19th at the Barnes Early Childhood Center. Our program hours will remain the same, 7:15am-6:00pm. We are looking forward to soaking up the sun with you this summer.

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Our Barnes Pre-K class has been busy in the school garden. The Pre-K students, along with their teacher Ms. Sam, have been weeding, watering, planting, and spending time in the garden. The students grew flowers and plants inside their classroom and are now ready to transplant them out into nature. This is an awesome learning experience for the class! We are always seeking donations to help our garden grow. Our currents needs are: child sized gloves, a watering can, and yard waste bags. Thank you for supporting our garden!

Thursday, May 18, 2017


We have been enjoying the sunshine and warm weather by making the outdoors an extension of our learning space! In addition to free play time where students can run, climb, swing, and hang out with friends, we have been bringing our learning centers outside. Outdoor learning activities include things like a nature scavenger hunt, the sand and water table, drawing pictures at the picnic table, using the parachute and playing large group games. Throughout the rest of the school year and summer, we will be maximizing our time outside. Please be sure to send in sunscreen and a water bottle for your child!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Month of the Young Child

Last month we celebrated the month of the young child an emphasis on family culture. Each student in our program is a member of unique culture and brings with them new ideas, thoughts and traditions. We want to celebrate the ways we are different, and the common threads that we all share. Our month was divided into 4 focus weeks. We spent time learning about the various traditions families in our program have. We also spent time looking at maps and pictures from our neighborhood, our state and our world. We listened to music from a variety of time periods and cultures. Lastly, we invited family members in to our program to share something from their family culture- a language, a song, a recipe etc.

We really enjoyed getting to learn more about each family. Thank you for sharing your items and resources with us.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Author's Tea

Pre-K students at Maire invited friends and family to join them for an 'Author's Tea' this morning. Students have been working hard to author and illustrate their own picture books. The morning began with tea, hot coco, lemonade and various treats to share. After, students read their books with their loved ones. Each student wrote an author's biography about themselves too! Families were able to color a tea cup, play a tea-cup stacking game, and a take a photo together at the selfie station. We are so proud of the amazing work done by our students and their pre-k teachers!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Dr. Seuss

Yesterday we celebrated Dr. Seuss's 113th birthday! Classrooms read a variety of Dr. Seuss books including Green Eggs and Ham, and Hop On Pop. We talked about the silly rhyming words and interesting illustrations in each book. Classrooms also celebrated by painting some of their favorite Dr. Seuss characters, and patterning that famous 'Cat in the Hat' hat.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” -Dr. Seuss