Tortoises, guinea pigs and tenrecs, oh my! Today the SF Zoomobile visited Mother Goose and brought along some cute critters for us to see. We learned that a giant desert tortoise eats cacti  and that a tenrec is a mini hedgehog from Madagascar. We love to learn about animals in an interactive environment. Thanks Zoomobile!!

Paper Making Project

For Valentine's Day this year, the whole School participated in a fun and educational paper-making project with Ms. Emily! The classes took turns shredding old paper, blending it up and then pressing it out into new, original pieces. They added glitter and flowers and formed it into different shapes. A special shout out to our parent volunteers for helping each class out!

Fruit Salad! Yummy! Yummy!

As January comes to an end, we wrap up our theme of Health and Nutrition by making some tasty fruit salad. B-Easters each brought in a different fruit to cut up and contribute. There were apples, cantaloupe, grapes and so much more! We love creating yummy and healthy snacks.

Practice Preparedness

B-West practices what to do during an earthquake. It's always important to practice what to do in an emergency (especially SF earthquakes!) Our School also practices monthly fire drills with the fire department. Talk to your child about what to do in an emergency at home and you can even have your own practice drills. If you would like to know more about Mother Goose Emergency Protocols, just ask our office!

S is for Sharing Stone Soup

Have you ever read the story of stone soup? It's all about strangers coming together to create a magic soup from just a stone (and a little help from everyone). D-level reenacted that same story this week! They each brought in a vegetable they wanted to contribute to the soup. Then they all practiced cutting up the veggies and added it to the single stone in the pot. Two days later, it was cooked and ready! Everyone had a blast eating and sharing their stone soup. 

Sharing and Caring

December's theme reminds us to share and care. B-West gave us some examples of how to do this! You can share blocks with your friend to help them build a tower, comfort a friend who is sad or help to clean up toys. There is so much we can do to share and care with each other! Can you brainstorm some more ways this holiday season?

Pumpkin Volcanoes

As fall comes to an end, B-Easters celebrate by performing a science experiment on their classroom Jack-O-Latern. They each took turns swooping out the seeds with their hands and smelling the fall-harvest scent. They then tasted the seeds that were baked special for snack time. And for the grande finale, they made a mini volcano inside of the pumpkin for the afternoon! Check out the poster in the office for even more pictures.

Spooktacular Halloween Show 2017

We hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! Thank you so much to all the parents, family and friends who came to watch our students perform. They had been practicing hard and did a terrific job. Please check out the video below if you didn't get a chance to come or if you just want a reminder of how cute Halloween can really be :)

Ms.Diana's Circus Extravaganza

Come one, come all to the Circus Extravaganza! D and E Level put on a terrific Circus Show for C-Level this afternoon. There was magic and lion-taming and tightrope-walking and silliness galore! Please check out the video below.

Suzy Q: Just Clowning Around

This Friday, Suzy Q visited Mother Goose School for her annual magic show! The children dressed in their silliest outfits and brought their biggest smiles to the performance. They giggled the entire time and the older children even got to attend a special Clown School. We love Circus Month!

A-Level: Do YOU love to share your U's?

This Friday, our A-Levelers each brought in something to share that started with the letter U for U-Week. They brought in ukuleles, utensils, uncles and even the universe. They took turns sharing their U's with their friends and each did an unbelievable job sharing and listening. 

Smoothies for S-Week

A-Level made some scrumptious strawberry-banana smoothies for S-Week! They took turns adding the fruit to the blender and helping to pour the milk. They then practiced a very important s-skill, sharing! They made plenty of smoothies to bring around the School and offer to teachers. They had a fun time sharing with friends and then slurping down their strawberry smoothies after!

Beatles Babes World Tour

Welcome one and all to St. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (aka D-Level)! Ms.Diana's class has been working hard for the past couple weeks, rehearsing some of the most beloved songs from the Beatles. They got their instruments together, dressed in their best retro attire and put on aperformance that would make John, Paul, George and Ringo proud!

Multicultural Show

Thanks to all the families for attending our annual Multicultural Show last week! It was a great turn out and the children put on a wonderful show. Please enjoy a clip of E-Level singing "Kookaburra" below; an Australian song about the native bird.

Tasty Tortillas

B-West loves snack time and an opportunity to learn about different cultures. On Cinco de Mayo, they talked about what types of food people eat in Mexican culture. Then they celebrated with some yummy tortillas for snack time.

C-level Certified Ornithologists

Mr.Phill came in to teach C-level about the wonderful world of birds! They learned about different types of birds and how they camouflage themselves in their environment. They also discovered what kinds of food each one eats. We love to learn new things here at Mother Goose!