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    Preventing the Spread of Germs

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    As New England's brisk weather settles in during these late autumn months, we are reminded that the flu is nipping at our heels. Once you hear that first sneeze or cough in your child's classroom, you fear that your child will be the next to catch the bug. The truth is that germs spread in preschool just as quickly as they do in a petri...

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    Emotional Intelligence from the Beginning

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    You may have read about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the news recently and thought, “That sounds familiar!” In fact, SEL has been roaming the halls of Beginnings School since it’s very beginning in 1985. Our teachers attend weekly clinical trainings, conducted by founder and clinical psychologist, Dr. Donna Housman, in order to utilize...

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    Beginnings Graduates!

    Jonathan Sommer       

    Our SPARK kindergarteners reached an important milestone this week, when they graduated! We were so happy to share this special time with them, and our Beginnings Families. The graduation ceremony featured songs that the children had learned, a recap of the year from their teacher Angela, and (of course!) diplomas!! Families and children alike...

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    At Home and At School

    Jonathan Sommer       

      We had a great time at this year's annual end of the year picnic. It truly was a celebration of all the wonderful things that we've accomplished over the past year. Children have learned, grown, and found new friends- some of whom will last a lifetime. Whether this year was your first at Beginnings, or if this year marks your child's...

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    Summer Preview: Auction, Picnic, and Summer Explorations

    Jonathan Sommer       

    We've got summer on our minds; today's high temperature is forecasted to be 94 degrees, with some meteorologists saying that we could break the old record of 96 degrees! Today's outside time featured water play, and the children were thrilled- running, squealing, and having a wonderful time. Next week will feature our end of year picnic....

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    Going…Going…Gone!

    Jonathan Sommer       

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    Tomorrow is the last day to place bids in our Art Auction. These wonderful works were inspired by the masters and created by our own little artists. You can see each of the paintings by clicking here. Any (or all!) of them would make great additions to a play room, bedroom, or any family space in your home. Let's get the bidding started!!

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    Rosebuds Take Yoga!

    Jonathan Sommer       

    Our Rosebuds (1 and 2 year olds) enjoyed a great yoga class this week. Their instructor remarked about their ability to pay attention, and how hard they worked at each of their poses. We're so happy that they were able to learn the benefits of yoga (flexibility, balance, relaxation, mind-body awareness) at such a young age. They learned the...

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    Fun Recipes from Beginnings’ Classrooms

    Jonathan Sommer       

    This month our teachers Karen from the Jr. K Moon room and Liz from the Star preschool room brought some fun recipes into the classrooms and the results were delicious! Moon Room Banana Bread 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed 1/3 cup melted butter 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup) 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1...

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    Beginnings School Holiday Gift Drive

    Jonathan Sommer       

    Beginnings Gift Drive!  Yesterday all of the gifts donated for our annual gift drive were delivered to the Department of Children & Families in Framingham, MA.  The toys, clothes, and other very needed items will be truly appreciated by the families.  Each...

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    Protecting Our Children by Helping Them Feel Safe and Secure

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    In light of the tragic event that has recently occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, as parents and teachers we are left with the most basic and fundamental question of how do we protect our children and help them feel safe and secure - not only when they are with us but also when they are apart from us. Both...

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