Friday, February 20, 2015

Valentine's Fun!

On Friday, February 13, 2015, our classrooms enjoyed having Valentine's Parties. Our friends enjoyed passing out valentine's to each of their classmates, and then they enjoyed some very yummy snacks. 

Our Pre-K friends all made Valentine's bags for all their Valentine's they were given. Ms. Elizabeth was also was given some very sweet Valentines. 

Ms. Shanice PS3 friends started off with a healthy snack and then they finished with sweets! 

In PS2 we had a friend stop and smile big while enjoying her food.There was also several parents that enjoyed the party as well.  

After our Pre-K friends finished passing out their Valentine's, they sat down to eat a yummy snack. They had veggies, fruit, cheese, crackers, and cupcakes!

In our Toddler class we snapped this cute picture of a friend. She was practicing walking with the chair after the party was over. 

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Thursday, February 12, 2015


Sometimes it can be hard to fix a healthy meal for your family. Often it is faster to grab fast food or do a microwave dinner. 
 When we have time to fix something healthy, we may wonder what
should go on the plate.
  According to, Untied States Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion there are 10 ways to build a healthy meal. 

1. Make half your plate veggies and fruits.
Vegetables and fruits are full of nutrients and may help to promote good health. Choose red, orange, and dark-green vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and broccoli. 
2. Add lean protein
Choose protein foods, such as lean beef and pork, or chicken, turkey, beans,, or tofu. twice a week, make seafood the protein on your plate. 
3. Include whole grains
Aim to make at least half your grains whole grains. Look for the words "100% whole grain" or "100% whole wheat" on the food label. Whole grains provide more nutrients, like fiber, than refined grains. 
4. Don't forget the dairy
Pair your meal with a cup of fat-free or low-fat milk. They provide the same amount of calcium and other essential nutrients as whole milk, but less fat and calories. Don't drink milk? Try soymilk (soy beverage) as your beverage or include fat-free or low-fat yogurt in your meal. 
5. Avoid extra fat
Using heavy gravies or sauces will add fat and calories to otherwise healthy choices. For example, steamed broccoli is great, but avoid topping it with cheese sauce.  Try other options, like a sprinkling of low-fat Parmesan cheese or a squeeze of lemon. 
6.Take your time
Savor your food. Eat slowly, enjoy the taste and textures, and pay attention to how you feel. Be mindful. Eating very quickly may cause you to eat too much. 
7. Use a smaller plate at meals to help with portion control. That way you can finish your entire plate and feel satisfied without overeating. 
8. Take control of your food
Eat at home more often so you know exactly what you are eating. If you eat out, check and compare the nutrition information. Choose healthier options such as baked instead of fried. 
9. Try new foods
Keep it interesting by picking out new foods you've never tried before, like mango, lentils, or kale. You may find a new favorite! Trade fun and tasty recipes with friends or find them online. 
10. Satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way
Indulge in a naturally sweet dessert dish---Fruit! Serve a fresh fruit cocktail or a fruit parfait made with yogurt. For a hot dessert, bake apples and top with cinnamon.  

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Peak Inside The Life Of Our Toddler Class!

A normal day inside our Toddler class, ranges from free play to reading books! Mrs. Jessica and Mrs. Irma love getting to sing, read and do art projects with their class. All of the children enjoy coming to school to see their teachers and also see what the new day brings!

Mrs. Jessica and a friend are enjoying doing some art and completing her masterpiece! 

While a few friends are doing art, Mrs. Irma and a couple of other friends were enjoying reading a ABC book! 

One of the toys that our friends in the Toddler classroom enjoy  are the pegs and the peg boards. This friend has three pegs in the board and getting ready to put in a  fourth! 

Another child enjoys playing with the lacing beads. She stopped long enough for this photo opportunity!

Our friend that was working hard with the peg board took time to show another friend how to get the pegs into the small holes. So sweet!

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