Category Archives: extended day

Extended Day Kids Transform Garden Bed

Last week while the Upper Unit was away at Glen Helen, the kids in Extended Day helped beautify the planting bed on the east side of the office. Weeds were pulled, mums were planted and watered, and rocks were beautifully painted … Continue reading

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A Second Round of McGuffey’s Writing Club

After our first Writing Club last fall proved so fun and successful, we brought it back for a second round this spring! We’re only a few weeks underway so far, but our writers have already penned some great pieces as we’ve explored … Continue reading

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Wintery Afternoons in Extended Day

During the chilly months of winter, we move Extended Day indoors, into the kitchen, the library, and part of the Upper Unit’s classroom. Some of the most popular activities during these recent afternoons spent indoors include making Fuse Bead creations, … Continue reading

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An Update from Writing Club

Below is an update on McGuffey’s Writing Club from Matt Metzler, who is running the club with the help of Mark Radlinski: Writing club has gotten off to a wonderful start over the past three weeks. Firstly, we have a really great … Continue reading

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Braving The Cold During Extended Day

Last week’s arctic blast changed up our usual plans for Extended Day, as we began setting up crafts and games inside to stay warm. A few determined snow-sculptors braved the cold, however, and built an igloo using the the plastic … Continue reading

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Today was Ben’s last day with us. Tomorrow he will board a plane to New York City with a few suitcases to start an internship at Global Health Corps. Global Health Corps works on issues of healthy equity, an area … Continue reading

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Alex Price’s Senior Recital

Alex Price, known well to our Early Care and Extended Day families, will be having his bassoon recital on Saturday, February 15. This recital is the final piece of his degree at Miami University. Details below!

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Spanish Club

Buenas tardes.  Hay un grupo des estudiantes que están aprendiendo español cada viernes despues de las classes.  In other words, there are students who are learning Spanish after school on Fridays.  There are all sorts of activities going on – … Continue reading

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Extended Day kids enjoy the warm weather.

Hi one and all, Moving into warm weather means some changes to our Extended Day activities. The students will be outside playing for longer periods as the weather improves. The staff takes into consideration the activity level of the students … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Screen Time and Outside Fun

6/7 Art students created two-color designs that they are now silkscreening onto folded paper cards. It takes a bit of strength and a whole lot of teamwork. Many thanks to Darien’s parents, Darren Ridenour and Jacquee, for guiding us through the process. McGuffey … Continue reading

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