The Little Sprouts Garden at Holly Springs Academy was a hot bed of activity as we dug up our potatoes. The young gardeners were amazed at the size, shape and “little things” attached to the potatoes. This was the first time that they have seen a potato fresh out of the ground not in a store or bin at the farmers market. It was a fantastic sensory experience as we could feel the dirt, see the whole potato, smell the garden and hear the birds. The best sensory experience will be when we get to taste our baked potatoes for snack!
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Every Thursday morning the children come to school with sunscreen already applied, bathing suits on , and ready for action. The excitement level between 7-9 a.m. is like electricity arcing throughout the building! This morning one of the 5′s said he was … Continue reading
HOORAY! The NC Div. of Child Development came for their final unannounced visit (while we were on a Temporary License) on May 1. The center was given a FOUR STAR License based on our high quality programs and practices and high staff education levels.
Come by and meet staff and tour the center!
The children were fascinated with the difference in size, shape, color, and quantity of seeds in individual fruits and vegetables! The mango seed was a big hit but not as big as their discovery that they LOVED mango!
- Measurng, Mixing, Shaping…..What Fun!
Energy Balls are a favorite healthful snack for the 4′s! With good reason….the class goes to Mi Amigos Cafe to make them in the morning, (practicing a number of math skills, discussions on the importance of healthy foods in our body, plus teamwork), then they let them chill in the refrigerator until afternoon snack time, and then EAT THEM. This is a very healthy, no bake snack that you can also make at home with your preschooler! We found the recipe on Pinterest at Smashed Peas and Carrots.
1 cup oats (oatmeal)
1 cup coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter (or sunflower seed butter)
1/3 cup organic ground flaxseed
1/3 cup organic honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients into bowl and mix together until well blended. Shape into balls and then refrigerate a few hours. Voila…a tasty, healthy snack! You can substitute craisins or other dried fruit for the chocolate chips. Agave nectar doesn’t substitute well for the honey because it’s too thin in consistency.
Our GRAND OPENING is finally here!!! Please come join us for this wonderful celebration. We will be having a free raffle for a 32″ HDTV and fun activities for the kids. Can’t wait to see everyone!
On November 30th we decided to give away a 32 inch HDTV at our January 9th Grand Opening Celebration. Please come in and get a registration form to win and take a tour of our facility. We know you will be impressed.