TerraNichol Academy of the Arts

Weekly Blog April 20th-24th, 2015

Learning Lab Exploration

Bees were buzzing around the learning labs as students discovered the many bee projects. We searched for bees in Eco-Village performing their work duties and found a scout bee gathering nectar! We used bee puppets to act like bees and pollinate eco-village. We had a tasting of honey butter and local honey. Hands down we decided it was a tasty treat! We are looking forward to learning more about these fascinating and hard working creatures next week as we continue our projects!

In honor of earth day we began a few Earth Day Murals and discussed ways that we can be helpful to our world. Students were very enthusiastic about recycling, conserving energy, composting, and taking care of animals. We also created suncatchers by upcycling and painting old cd's. Students also designed nature sacks to take along with them on nature hunts or to use for treasure collections!
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Earth Day Parade 2015

Thank you to Miss Barbara for leading our Earth Day Parade! We appreciate those parents who attended and participated in the parade as well. It was nice to sing, dance, and play a beat for our beautiful Earth! Remember Every Day is Earth Day!

We look forward to seeing our families at the Earth Day Festival on Sunday from 11am to 4pm at Buchan Park. TerraNichol Academy will be there promoting nutritional waste free lunches. Stop by and purchase materials from our Eco-School store including soaps, soy crayons, smencils, bug spray, lip balm and sample some non toxic, hand sanitizer!

A Night At the Art Museum

Students are AMAZING! They have really been inspired by the production of the play! We are so eager to put the final touches on the show, continue working on our choreography and costume design! Don't forget to share videos and pictures of your amazing actor practicing! The students love watching each other's videos. Students are focusing on Lines Got Rhythm, Art Studio, and Wet Paint. Practice practice practice. We have suggested that they sing and dance into a mirror, video themselves and then watch it and practice in front of family and friends. Encourage your child to be doing the choreography while they are singing as this is the most difficult element to the show!

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4th-8th.

Ever wanted to show how grateful you are to the teaching team? Or just how much you appreciate them? We strongly believe that teachers play a key role in every individual's development, evolution, and success and sometimes a simple "Thanks" is all teachers need to feel valued. Let's take time to celebrate your child's teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week!

Krisha (Moizelle's mommy) is looking for more committee members and for parents who want to contribute. Jennifer Arp (Lucas' mommy) and Tyler Hardy (Sydney's daddy) have offered to help as well.

Krisha's email: Krisha.Mota@genusplc.com

Jennifer Arp's email: j23wolf@hotmail.com>

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.

Brad Henry

TerraNichol Academy Calendar!

May 1st: School Closed Teacher Professional Day
May 4th-8th Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8th Tea Party for Mommies 8:15-9:00
May 21st Early Dismissal for all Students. No lunch on this Day. Dismissal at 12:00 for all students
May 22nd School Closed for performance of A Night At the Art Museum
May 29th Last Day of School for VPK only students

TerraNichol Academy of the Arts

TerraNichol Academy of The Arts School is the kind of school parents expect, educators celebrate and children adore. Our approach to learning celebrates the great potential of young children, with the goal of nurturing self-motivated, life-long learners. The learning labs are guided by our Master Teachers as well as the Founder of TerraNichol Academy of The Arts Preschool with low teacher-to-child ratio to allow for one-on-one engagement and thoughtful observation.