Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

The TASK kids had such a great day out of school today! They started off their morning in cozy pajamas with pancakes! Then they made the Classroom Palm tree into a Pine tree and decorated ornaments to put on it! After that they went outside and enjoyed a full hour of sunshine & fresh fall breeze and had a jump rope competition! ( The high score was 27). The children this week have enjoyed watching Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and listening to Christmas music. Our book fair is visiting and the everyone has enjoyed getting new Christmas stories. Happy Thanksgiving to all, we hope you are blessed and thankful for your family, food, & friends! See you back on Monday!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thanksgiving Lunch!

Today we celebrated another great Thanksgiving meal prepared by Mrs. Anne & Mrs. Shayla and we had a wonderful turnout! We had smoked turkey, cornbread dressing with brown gravy, buttered corn, green beans, sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, rolls and four kinds of yummy dessert. We are so blessed for our children, families and hard working staff and it brings us great joy to see these  families get together to enjoy a home cooked meal. The children had a great time seeing their families for lunch and their favorite part was the chocolate cake & icing! Thanks again for sharing your time and children with us. Happy Thanksgiving to you from the Academy of Harpeth Village.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Police Officers Come To Visit!

On Tuesday we had two police officers come to visit our school to speak with us about the importance of safety and the responsibilities of the job as a police officer. They answered questions and spoke about how to cross the street safely. They showed us how they use their equipment and how it aids in keeping people safe and abiding by the law. They even showed us how their sirens and lights work on their police cars. We are so fortunate to have these heroic men in our lives to look out for us!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Halloween Fun!

We had such a great Halloween party on Friday. The decorations throughout the center were adorable! The children loved going to each room and trick or treating, they even got to go through the "big kids room" in TASK for a fun haunted spider web tent. Thank you to all the parents who came to the parties and brought healthy snacks for the kids, it was a great success. We hope you all had a fun weekend and brushed your teeth!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Pumpkin Observations

To introduce the activity, we have the whole class discuss what the pumpkins look like from the outside and what they might look like on the inside. We also talked about roasting and eating pumpkin seeds as snacks. Then we let the children discuss the characteristics of the pumpkins and the various ways they could measure and describe them. Some examples would be: How tall? How big around? What about the color, the shape? What is the weight? Does the number of outside grooves tell anything? What about the smoothness of the pumpkin's skin? The children have had a great time observing with pumpkins!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Branches Bolt

What a beautiful day to have our Branches Bolt! We are so thankful to be a part of a school that supports and offers help to those in the community. BRANCHES MINISTRIES is a non-profit Christian ministry focused on reaching in and out to the staff, families and community of Pre-schools nation-wide.Thank you Branches! The children ran their little hearts out!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Magic With Bruce!

We had a great time with Mr. Bruce Amato the magician! The children's favorite part was when he had a friend put string in a box and then he pulled out a rabbit. 
Magic tricks are nothing but the combination of human psychology, hypnotism, science principles and extreme practice by the practitioner or magician. For children these tricks are a source of great curiosity and fun. Many science principles are like magic, which are used by many magicians in their shows to attract, wonder and entertain the kids. After revealing the facts, children learn that there is nothing like magic in this world but science.