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MusicTogether classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning.  By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts about music, Music Together introduces children…

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READINESS CLASSROOMS                       PRE-K/BRIDGE CLASSROOMS Week 3 Focus on Classroom Environment in Shady Oak Pre-K & Bridge, and Readiness Classrooms. At Shady Oak we are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to education. In this approach ther are 3 teachers of children: the parent, the classroom teachers, and the environment. The environment is “a setting designed to…

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Readiness Class – Week 2 Week 2 in our Readiness Class, we continue to build our class room community.  We went to chapel for the first time this year and learned about the Gifts of the Spirit.  We also experienced our first Music Together class with Mrs. Trigger.  By singing the Hello Song — we are able…

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At Shady Oak Christian School this week, our youngest students are off to a great start building a classroom community. We all had a wonderful first week of school! Collages are an effective communication tool.  To help parents to know what is going on in their child’s classroom, collages will be emailed to all families…

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 Have you noticed our use of branches at Shady Oak?   They add such beauty to our classrooms.  We hang our art work from them, we hang shiny trinkets that catch the light, we hang bird houses and wind chimes.  Let us know what you think — they actually look much better in person, so come take…

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Shady Oak Birthday Policy (taken from the Shady Oak Christian School Parent Handbook, page 18) Each child’s birthday is celebrated at school with our traditional Shady Oak birthday song being sung to him at chapel. In addition, each class will create a birthday tradition or ritual, with the common element being that the children are…

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