Make a Fibonacci Valentine!

Join us on Monday, February 8, to learn about the Fibonacci sequence and make a Valentine! For kids in grades 2-6.

STEAM fibonacci valentine jpeg

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Let’s Pretend

This week, Ready, Set, Kindergarten! was all about pretend. Kids love to pretend, and we had lots of pretending to do. We pretended to be lots of different kinds of animals, we used our imaginations to see all kinds of things in the clouds, and we read some fun books about pretend.

After the stories, everyone made their own scary (and happy, silly, etc.) faces.

Happy, scary, funny, and silly faces

So many faces, one sheet isn’t enough!

To see all the photos, click here.

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STEAM: Invisible Ink

Who doesn’t love a secret message? During Full STEAM Ahead this week, the kids learned some interesting things about secret messages.

Did you know that in ancient Greece a message would be tattooed on someone’s head, then when their hair grew long enough to cover it, they would be sent to deliver the message, their head would be shaved again, and there would be the message!

Our secret messages were much simpler. We mixed baking soda and water and wrote messages on white paper with q-tips. When the messages were dry, we painted them with grape juice concentrate. The chemical reaction of the acid and the base revealed the message!

Writing secret messages

Painting with grape juice concentrate

The final results

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Roar! We are the dinosaurs!

Dinosaur books

Tonight Pajama Storytime was all about dinosaurs. We roared, we marched, we chomped, and then we were tired and lost to bedtime!

The kids made their own dinosaurs, too.

 

To see all the photos, click here.

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Mittens & hats & scarves, oh my!

Today in Ready, Set, Kindergarten! we heard stories about mittens, hats, and other winter clothing. We played a game with winter clothes-all the kids were really great at figuring out the riddles. And we had free play time instead of a craft today.

A future engineer?

Something for everyone

To see all the photos, click here.

Here are some links to information about the importance of play for children:

The New York Times
Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development
Child Action, Inc.

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What goes up…

…must come down!

Yesterday in Full STEAM Ahead, our junior engineers tried building tall towers using only plastic cups. It was not as easy as it sounded.

Was it more fun to build the structure or to watch it fall down? They couldn’t decide!

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The snow is coming, the snow is coming…

 

 

 

The Ossining Public Library is planning a delayed opening for tomorrow, January 23. If all goes well and we get little or no snow and the roads are clear, we will open at noon. Check our website or facebook page for updates tomorrow.

Stay warm and safe!

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