Posts tagged San Bruno

Pre-K Train Ride Field Trip

We had beautiful weather for our field trip, the kiddos were very excited. We took the train from San Bruno to Burlingame and walked to Washington Park. The playground with monkey bars and big sand-water tables was new and exciting to the children and they really enjoyed their little adventure.

What a fun field trip!

When we wanted to leave the train was almost 15 minutes late and we sat and sang for a while. I also filmed some of the singing, I hope I’ll get around to posting it soon, stay tuned…

See the images in the Flash Gallery below. These galleries do not work on most smart phones – for sure not on the iPhone – in case you use one of these please click here to see many of the photos

Pre-K Train Ride Field Trip May 2010


Click SL to start the slideshow and FS for full-screen.

Posy Parade – The Outcome

Sunday we had great weather and an even better turnout – around 70 people were were attending, most of them in great outfits. We had lots of fun, the kids were thrilled!

I’d be so happy if someone who is a better writer would write a few lines here – if you don’t have an account email me the text!

David already posted his video, great footage, thanks David:

Amy’s Video is waiting to be posted, for now you can see it here

Some of my photos (I might get around to reducing that and make a gallery eventually. And then I’ll make a video too…):











The blur in the middle of some of my photos is not a bad camera… it’s sunscreen on my lens.

First San Bruno Posy Parade Flower Crafts

On Tuesday, we got together and made craft flowers for the San Bruno Posy parade. Everybody had fun, we got a lot of flowers made, and are ready for even more people at the next event tomorrow.

The Flower crowns require a lot of steps. Olivia and Alyssa got theirs completely finished, Leilani put 4 more flowers on the one she had started at home, and there are a few in progress.



We used a lot of recycled materials – cut up cereal boxes and magazine paper.



We almost forgot to feed the kids… Liselle reminded us and Bigal and Olivia helped her to get the snack ready. Watermelon, veggies and cheese sandwich – Yum!

Thanks for the photos, Maria and Sonja.

Why I love MNS – Let’s begin with the Teachers and the Staff!

MNS Teachers are very dedicated and have a knack for guiding children.  I am amazed again and again on how Teacher Brigidan, Liselle, Norma, and Megan are all consistently calm, warm, and relaxed whenever I see them.  They patiently listen to kids and encourage the sharing of ideas by all, either all morning or all afternoon.  They are respectful and insist on the same from everyone as they tirelessly remind the children to “use words” and to use “soft touches.”  I know that the kids are learning valuable social skills to get along with each other.  I know that the kids are getting consistent guidance on how to handle conflicts or difficult emotions.  Kids naturally know how to play and explore, but when it comes to being safe and respectful, that takes a lot of work and reminding by the adults, and in this area and in the area of making learning fun and making experiences new, the teachers and staff are pros! I feel so lucky that my son and I are surrounded by such nurturing, hardworking teachers and staff.  They have allowed and encouraged my son to blossom in many ways that has truly surprised me and made me proud (a topic for another day).  I too have learned a lot from the teachers.  They are inspiring mentors and have my most heartfelt thanks.

Lily Wang Harvey

Chinese New Year 2010

Thanks to Lily for sponsoring this event at our preschool.
Thanks to I-Immersion Institute’s director, Alice Kuo, for putting together the presentation!

Lily also will try to find a corporate sponsor, so we can have a Chinese New Year’s Celebration at Millbrae Nursery Schools in years to come!

I-Immersion Institute Presents at the Millbrae Nursery School
on Tuesday, Feb 16th

Chinese New Year Show and Tell

There will be 2 presentations, the one for the morning class starts at 11:15, and the one for teacher Liselle’s class at 1pm. As I understand it even children who do not usually attend at this time are invited, but please check with Lily or your teacher before you bring your child. Please note that the table below has times for the morning class and the flyer below the afternoon schedule.

11:15-11:25 Welcome Song
11:25-11:40 The Zodiac Story with puppets
11:40-11:50 Happy New Year Song with Felt Board Images
11:50-12:00 Pass out red envelopes and Mandarin tangerines

Gong Xi Fa Cái!
Hóng Bao Ná Lái!

Somewhere in there, although not mentioned, there will be Lion Dancing.

Btw, in case you didn’t know, Chinese New Year (Year of the Tiger) technically starts this Sun, Feb 14th; yes, it coincides with Valentines Day this year… So Happy Chinese Lunar New Year Everyone!

Cheers,
Lily Harvey

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