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FFF: Nutella-PBJ Sushi

Hello Parents,

We’ve posted before about fun sushi sandwiches; today we are bringing you another version in the form of sushi Nutella-PBJ sandwiches, as discovered on one of our favorite blogs, Babble Family Kitchen. See below for the Nutella Sushi and PBJ Sushi sandwich recipes as posted on Babble.

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Lunchbox Sushi Rolls

What you’ll need:
white bread – crusts removed
nutella

or

white bread – crusts removed
peanut butter
jelly of choice

What to do:
1. Using a rolling pin, flatten bread.

2. Spread approximately 1 tablespoon of desired condiment {Nutella, Peanut Butter, Jelly} onto slice of bread.

3. Tightly roll up. Cut into slices. Continue until you have desired amount of “sushi” rolls.

Enjoy!

Fun Learning!
CBLC Midtown

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WW: Halloween Decorations

Hello Parents,

Hope everyone is having a great week. We’ve had a busy birthday week with celebrations for Gloribel, our Toddler II teacher, and Patricia, our Infants caregiver. Now we are already thinking of the weekend and Halloween next month! If you haven’t already noticed, Halloween decorations are everywhere; but we thought, wouldn’t it be nice to get things started with art made by the kids. Of course it would!

Scouring the idea pages of the Internet, we came across this very cute pair of canvas frames that can be so easy and fun for you to do with your kids, can even do them for the whole family. We found them on the Pottery Barn Kids Pinterest Trick or Treat board, linked from Southern Fried Dreams blog.

Materials:
2 – 8×8 canvas frames
Orange acrylic paint
White acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
3 paint brushes
a pair of little hands and feet

Directions:
Cover one canvas with orange paint, the other with black paint
Let dry
Draw the spiderweb on the orange canvas (freehand)
Decorate black canvas as you’d like, polka dots were used here (make them with a q-tip)
Grab those little hands and feet, paint the sole or palm and steady stamp on the dried canvas frames

Presto! You’ve got yourself the cutest Halloween decorations on the block!
Check out this great door sign that works great for a whole family of spooks.

Fun Learning!
CBLC Midtown

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Happy Birthday Ms. Patricia!

Hello Parents,

Please join us in wishing a very happy birthday to Patricia, our loving infants’ teacher. She loves our babies everyday and helps make sure their milestones are met.

Happy Birthday Miss Patricia and Thank you for all you do for our babies!

Happy Birthday Patricia

Fun Learning!
CBLC Midtown

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Happy Birthday Ms. Gloribel!

Hello Parents,

If you have a two-year-old, then you probably know Miss Gloribel. She makes sure our Toddler II kids know their ABCs and 123s all while showering them with lots of love and attention. Please join me in wishing Gloribel a wonderful birthday!

Happy Birthday Miss Gloribel and Thank you for all you do for our school!

Fun Learning!
CBLC Midtown

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FFF: Apples, Apples Everywhere!

Hello Parents,

There are so many fun fall postings around the web lately, and well, even though we don’t enjoy fall weather in South Florida we still want to enjoy some delicious fall eats. Here are two fabulous apple snack and lunch ideas you can make for your kids, straight from the Babble Family Kitchen (can you tell we’ve been loving that blog lately?).

First up: Homemade Apple Chip Snacks


What you’ll need:
2 large apples (Gala or Idared work well)
2 Tbsp. sugar (or to taste)
1 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 200˚F.

Thinly slice apples crosswise about 1/8-inch thick with a mandoline or sharp knife. Arrange apple slices in a single layer on two parchment-lined rimmed baking sheets.

In small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Put mixture into a sieve and sprinkle evenly over apple slices.

Bake in the top and bottom third of the oven until apples are dry and crisp, about 2 hours. Remove from oven and let ‘chips’ cool completely before transferring to a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Makes about 2 cups apple chips.

Next up: Peanut Butter Apple Sandwiches

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What you’ll need: {1 apple makes 2-3 sandwiches depending on how thick you slice your apples}
apple – sliced & cores removed
approximately 1 tablespoon per sandwich peanut butter
approximately 1 teaspoon per sandwich chocolate chips – optional

Instructions:
1. Spread peanut butter onto apple circle. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Place another apple circle on top. Press gently to seal.

2. Continue until you have desired amount of sandwiches.

Be sure to leave us comments and let us know if you have any favorite go-to recipes that your kids love.

Fun Learning!
CBLC Midtown

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WW: Money Talk

Hello Parents,

Today’s Weekend Wednesday post comes to us from The Kid’s Learning Station. Wouldn’t it be nice if our kids knew the value of money? Here is a great activity you can do with the kids to start teaching them about coins, and early math activities, we have a few free printable worksheets found here that you can download and start playing, you can also click on the link below that will take you to our Google Drive for access to these and other free printables.

Free Money Counting Printables from The Kid’s Learning Station

Be sure to let them keep the coins after you’re done playing so they can start their own savings account!

What you’ll need:
Break open that piggy bank, and sort out small stacks of coins in each value denomination.
Print our the free worksheets

      

At this rate the kids will be buying the parents dinner by next week!

Fun Learning!
CBLC Midtown

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Birthday Fun: David Turns 1!

Hello Parents,

Seems it’s birthday month at Cherry Blossom and we are lucky to celebrate with some great kids and their families. We are so proud of all the kids growing up with us! Last Thursday, September 13, it was David’s birthday in our infant classroom; we couldn’t let the week go by without sharing photos with you and wishing him a great year as an official toddler! Happy Birthday David!!!

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More photos will be coming your way from Snapfish soon!

Fun Learning!
CBLC Midtown

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Birthday Fun: Stellan Turns 2!

Hello Parents,

We wanted to take a quick moment of your day to share photos from Stellan’s birthday on Friday, September 14. Stellan is in our Toddler I class and just turned two! We hope every day is happy and full of love for him. Happy Birthday Stellan!!!

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Stay tuned to another post in a little while with photos from David’s birthday in the infant classroom. Our kids are growing up so fast!

Fun Learning!
CBLC Midtown

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Fun Photos: Toddler II and Pre-K 3

Hello Parents,

Here are some fun photos from the Toddler II and Pre-K 3 classes to get your week started off with a smile. Remember there are more photos on the Snapfish albums, so be sure to check them out. Leave us a comment if you need access to the private albums.

Toddler II working on numbers & Pre-K 3 Learning French

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CBLC Midtown

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WW and FFF: =) Activities and Food all in one post

Hello Parents,

Our apologies for not posting the Weekend Wednesday activity on Wednesday, but today we’ll give you a fun activity for the kids, and a great snack to keep them happy and well fed this weekend.

The kids love story time at school, and we are sure they love it at home, so here are some fun bookmarks you can download and have them color [download bookmarks set 1 and set 2]. They’ll love seeing you mark the page with their art! Bookmarks provided by Squidoo, you can get more printable bookmarks here.

After story time you can give the kids a fun and healthy snack, Cucumber Snakes, and they’re so easy to make. The Cucumber Snake snack idea was posted by on Babble’s Family Kitchen, and it’s as fun to eat as it to make.  See the what you’ll need below as originally posted on Babble.

cucumber snake with carrots and ranch dressing

Cucumber “Snakes” 

What you’ll need:
1 cucumber – sliced
olives or capers – for the “eye”
roasted red bell pepper – for the “tongue”
ranch dressing – for dipping sauce

What to do:
1. Cut your cucumber slices in half. Arrange 8 pieces per “snake”. Place an olive/caper for the eye. Place slice of bell pepper for tongue. Continue until desired amount of “snakes” are made.

2. Serve with ranch dressing to dip.

Stay tuned to the blog this weekend, photos of the kids will be posted. Remember you also have access to the photo albums on Snapfish. If you have not received an invitation let us know in the comments section.

Fun Learning!
CBLC Midtown

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