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Photo News: More Petting Zoo

Hello Parents,

We had a professional photographer take excellent shots of the kids last Wednesday during the petting zoo and pony rides activity on campus. Please visit Elarte Photography Inc. to see the photos of all the children as they enjoyed themselves on this fun day.

Link to Cherry Blossom Midtown Petting Zoo: http://elartepro.com/p156368469

Looking forward to seeing all the kids in their costumes for the Halloween party tomorrow morning! Be sure to keep the chilly weather in mind when dropping them off the morning this week.

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CBLC Midtown

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Housekeeping

Hello Parents,

Hope everyone had a great weekend enjoying the beautiful days we had in South Florida. We are looking forward to our Halloween activity on Wednesday morning! Do you have your kids’ costumes ready?

With the cool weather we’re facing this week (so nice!), we wanted to remind you that the school sometimes gets chilly too. While we try to keep the kids as comfortable as possible, sometimes a sweater is needed; please be sure to bring one for your kids while they’re in class.

Here’s a screen-grab from Weather.com of the temperatures we should be expecting this week. Keep this also in mind for Halloween night if you plan to go trick or treating with the kids around the neighborhood.

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Birthday Fun: Luna is 2!

Hello Parents,

On Thursday, October 25 we had the pleasure of celebrating Luna’s two year birthday in the Toddler II classroom. Luna’s birthday was on Wednesday, October 24, so she got to enjoy the ponies one day, and cake the next! Join us in wishing Luna a fantastic year!

Happy Birthday Luna!

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FFF: Muffin Tin and Ice Cube Tray Lunch

Hello Parents,

Recently we’ve seen a lot of lunch ideas served on ice cube trays and muffin trays. These are a great for portion control and giving your child a variety of foods. We suggest you use the space to make sure your kids get a rainbow of foods served, ensuring they’ll get the veggies, fruits, protein, and a little sweet treat too.

Here are two photos of lunch/snack ideas for the kids using either muffin or ice trays. Go out this weekend and try to make one. Send us a comment with how your kids liked it.

halloween muffin tin lunch from AnotherLunch.com

ice cube tray lunch from LovelyFluffyMama.blogspot.com

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Thursday Break Time: Photo Time

Hello Parents,

Hope your Thursday is going well. We have some fun photos of the Pre-K 3 class painting outside and we are sure you’ll get a kick out of looking at them. Here’s the slideshow, and there is more on Snapfish. Enjoy!

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WW: Ponies and more

Hello Parents,

In lieu of today’s pony activity, we thought it would be great to carry the ponies on home. No, we are not sending any live animals to your home, but why not make one? Here are the instructions for making a Horse on a Stick for your kids to gallop all around the house. And you don’t even have to feed it. We found this fun craft on eHow. See below for details as noted on the site.

Things You’ll Need

  • Wooden dowel, cut to size
  • Scrap circle of fabric, approximately 20 cm in diameter
  • Bag of polyester filling
  • Large needle
  • Heavy duty thread
  • Large, heavy-duty sock
  • 2 large buttons
  • 1 square of heavy brown felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Ball of wool
  • Wool needle
  • 1 inch wide ribbon
  • Twine

Instructions

You can always use a broom stick and cut it down to size.

 

 

 

Prepare the wooden dowel, making it safer for little ones. Loosely stitch around the scrap circle approximately 2.5 cm from the edge. Once you reach the end, leave the needle and thread attached. Pack the circle tightly with a few handfuls of polyester filling. Pull the thread tight and the circle will form into a ball. Leave enough space to fit the filled scrap ball into the head of the dowel. Pull the thread to tighten and knot it.

Don't worry what the socks look like.

Stuff the sock tightly with polyester filling. The more filling, the better the horse’s head will be. Leave enough space to insert the dowel. The heel of the sock will make the horse’s head. Sew a large button onto each side of the face. Cut two ears from heavy duty felt and stitch them on top. Cut round nostrils and a mouth from the felt and glue them in place.

Use yarn for the horse's mane.

Thread a large-eyed wool needle with yarn. Starting at the top of the head, sew large “loops” down the length of the sock. This will make the horse’s mane. Secure the yarn with a knot at the bottom. As an alternative, use some upholstery fringing and sew it down the back. Use the 1-inch ribbon to create a bridle for the horse, sticking it into place.

The horse is now ready to ride.

Attach the head to the dowel. Using twine, stitch around the opening of the sock. Place the head onto the covered dowel as far as it will go. Once you have it in place, pull the twine tight, closing the sock around the dowel. Secure it in place.

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There are more tutorials for a horse on a stick linked on the eHow page, so be sure to visit it to get more details. And now, we couldn’t leave you thinking of horses without linking up the slideshow of the kids enjoying the horses and the petting zoo. Enjoy the photos and be sure the check back on Snapfish tomorrow for more.

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CBLC Midtown

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Birthday Fun: Andrea is 4!

Hello Parents,

On Monday, October 22, the PK 3 class celebrated Andrea’s 4th birthday. Please join us in wishing Andrea the best year ever.

Check out the slideshow below for the fun.

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Don’t forget to check back later for photos from our petting zoo and pony rides.

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Weekly Snapshot: Fun Photos from the Past Week

Hello Parents,

It is a fun and productive Tuesday today at Cherry Blossom Midtown. We are busy uploading many photos to our Snapfish albums, we sure you’ll love many of them. In case you don’t have time go look now, here is a fun slideshow to let you know what your kids have been up to this past week: Enjoy photos of Hispanic heritage celebrations with the Pre-K 3 class, Bowling in the VPK room, and music class for Toddler IIs.

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Houskeeping: Ponies and more!

Hello Parents,

This is a quick note to remind everyone that tomorrow we are bringing a petting zoo to the school, complete with pony rides and all. Please reach out to Milly or Mylene at the office to get all the details and make sure your kids are ready to participate in the activities.

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Birthday Fun: Ryan’s Special Day

Hello Parents,

We celebrated Ryan’s birthday on Monday, October 15. This posting is a little late, but we couldn’t let it go uncelebrated. So please join us in wishing
Ryan a fantastic birthday and great year ahead!!!

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Enjoy the slide show below and head on over to Snapfish to view the individual photos.

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