Newsletter Articles

July 2016 Newsletter – Splash and Swim in Brookline and Beyond

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Water play is a wonderful activity for young children, not only to stay cool in hot summer weather but also as a learning activity. Through water play, children learn about buoyancy, gravity, absorbency, evaporation, reflection, surface tension, paths of least resistance, wave motion, temperature and many other concepts.  We are fortunate to have our own

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June 2016 Newsletter – Summer with Young Composers

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Each summer, in July and August, our Pre-K children have an amazing opportunity to work with David Hanft on our Young Composers music curriculum. Along with regular music classes, Pre-K children work in small groups with David to compose and record their own musical compositions. Favorites from past years include “I Like to Sing at

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May 2016 Newsletter – Supporting Children’s Socio-Emotional Skills

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Children develop the basics of socio-emotional learning in their earliest years. Prior to age five, children develop their sense of trust, self-esteem, confidence and friendliness toward others. Their basic interactional patterns become much more difficult to influence from their early elementary years onward. It is important, therefore, to establish as early as possible strong emotional

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April 2016 Newsletter – Food Pantry Fundraiser

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Thank you very much to everyone who contributed to the Brookline Food Pantry. Parents and teachers raised an astounding $7,913 which we are matching for a total $15,826 donation to the pantry. Every penny donated goes directly toward the purchase of food for families who demonstrate financial need. For information about the pantry and its

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April 2016 Newsletter – Memorial Church Park Renovation

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Sunshine Academy has renovated Memorial Park at United Parish Church (210 Harvard Street) with a new climbing structure, a sandbox, swings and planting areas. The park reopened on Friday, April 1st for exclusive use by Sunshine Academy Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm. We are continuing to add elements to the park including

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March 2016 Newsletter Article – New Website

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New Website Sunshine Academy has a new look on-line with a re-engineered website to meet your needs. Through the website, you can now: Use a mobile device to view all parts of the page and all pages of the site; Download events and school holidays to iCal or Google calendars; Download the monthly menu and

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February 2016 Newsletter Article – Physical Movement and Self-Regulation

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Physical Movement and Self-Regulation When children have regular opportunities to experience a broad range of physical movements, they tend to have an easier time regulating their emotions and moderating their responses.

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January 2016 Newsletter Article – Reading for Vocabulary Development

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Reading for Vocabulary Development Children’s earliest years (zero to three) are critical for vocabulary development and, by extension, later school success.

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