Monday, March 1, 2021

Virtual Open House and Open Enrollment

Did you know that 90% of your child's brain development occurs between the years 0 to 5? High quality early education can set your child up for a lifetime of success. Join one of our virtual open house sessions to learn how Giving Tree Early Learning can help support a strong foundation for your child's future. Let's start writing your child's story together...

Join us for a Virtual Open House Event on March 11th or April 14th at 7:00 PM. 



****Open to the Public****

Serving children ages 12 months through Pre-K

Enrollment is now open for the 2021-2022 school year.

visit to schedule your virtual or in-person tour today. 

Monday, February 15, 2021

Snow Day Fun!

 Brr! It is cold outside my friends. Yesterday something wonderful happened. Lots of white, fluffy snow fell from the sky which makes today a special day..... it is a SNOW DAY! While it is cold outside, have no fear- here are some fun activities you can do inside or out!

Let's start by reading some stories together. Here are three fun books about snow!

Parents- There are two ways to view. 

1. Using a desktop computer, you can see the Youtube video from this blog without having to connect to a different website. 

2. Using the safeshare link below each image. This should also be accessible from a mobile device. 

Safeshare link: The Snowy Day

Safeshare link: Sneezy the Snowman

Safeshare link: So Much Snow

Click the links below to view activities in each category.


Snow Paint: don't have corn starch, no problem! Food coloring and water will work as well to create your own water colors. 

Don't forget- snow in the bathtub is a quick and easy way to play with snow indoors! 

Bringing the fun indoors!


Books about Snow- you can search for these stories on Youtube or through your local library as they may be available for electronic check out. 
Winter Book- this printable provides writing prompts to complete with your child. Have your child illustrate the story while you write the words.
Things I like to do in Winter Web- have your child draw pictures or work together to create answers.

Snowflake graph- scroll to the bottom of the page for printable.

Movement and Music

Friday, January 29, 2021

Tu B'shvat 2021

 The birthday of the trees is a time of celebration in the EC! Tu B'shvat is traditionally a time we spend celebrating together as a collective, however this year we had to become super creative with our celebration of the holiday. 

Class spent time exploring the birthday of the trees in a variety of ways. 

Loose Parts exploration:

D creates trees using playdough

Maon friends work together with bristle blocks to create trees

Pom-poms and glue make the perfect tree topper!

Ganon friends find inspiration from real-life photos of Almond trees. Did you know Almond trees are the first tree to bloom in Israel?

The Peuton children created unique trees using loose parts too!

Z made a tree house!

7 Species of Israel:

Students enjoyed recreating the 7 species of Israel (grapes, wheat, barley, dates, pomegranate, olives, and figs) and even enjoyed sampling some yummy dates!

Literacy Exploration- creating birthday cards and reading lots of stories all about TREES!


Art Exploration: using real photos, the children created inspired works of art. 

Music: No holiday celebration would be complete without a song or two!


HaShkadiya Porachat

Veshemesh Paz Zorachat

Tziporim M’rosh Kol Gag

M’vasrot et bo he’chag

Tu B’shvat Hegiya Chag L’Elanot (2x)

The almond tree is growing

The golden sun is glowing

Birds are chirping merrily

From every roof and every tree

“Tu B'shvat is here. A happy holiday!”(2x)

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Chanukah Night 6

Tonight HHAI shares in lighting the community menorah at the Federation. In the spirit of that, I thought tonight we could light our own candles together. 

Happy Chanukah!

Monday, December 14, 2020

Ugly Chanukah Sweater Competition!

Update: December 18th, 2020
The winner of this year's competition is Mrs. Ashley with a total of 163.5 votes.
Together we raised $300 for the Early Childhood! Thank you for your support!

 Hello Everyone- Today is the day! 

Voting is officially open for the Ugly Chanukah Sweater Competition. 

Take a look at this year's entries below. 

To vote- fill out a voting ticket and send it back to school with check or cash. 

Each vote is $1 or 15 for $10.

Your generosity will go towards classroom projects and staff appreciation. 

Happy Chanukah!

Maon Classroom

Peuton Classroom

Ganon Classroom


Mrs. Ashley