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Discovery day: Under the sea

Scholarships available
Picture shows from top left to bottom right: Octopus, made from blue paper with curved paper legs and googly eyes; Blue Whale, made from half a paper plate, with chenille stems as water spouting from the top of the head; Sea Turtle, with brown painted plate as the shell, and green paper legs and head; and The LIttle Mermaid Ariel, with green painted tail, and orange paper hair.


Our theme this week (January 26, 27, & 28) will be Under the Sea! Here is a preview of what we can make in Discovery Days this week!

What Can You Expect at Discovery Days?
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
9–10:15 am, 10:30–11:45 am, 12:30–1:45 pm

Each week, Ms. Leigh prepares a variety of themed arts and crafts activities for you and your child to explore materials and creation techniques.

This week, January 26, 27, & 28 we will:

  • Increase hand eye coordination by pinching and placing small bits of paper, googly eyes, and tape
  • Practice pencil grip by drawing lines with markers and painting
  • Work on using stencils to trace and cut out
  • Enhance cutting skills by cutting on a line

Sensory experiences you may encounter:

  • Sticky glue on fingers
  • Sticky tape on fingers
  • Spiky and soft pipe-cleaners
  • Wet paint on hands
  • Wearing an apron to keep clean while painting
  • Wearing a face covering/mask in the classroom
  • And as always, you can expect variety of noises and voices in the classroom: some joyful, some loud, some quiet, and some just learning how to navigate this world.

Recyclable Donations!

We are looking for specifically: cylinders with plastic lids (like oatmeal or mixed nuts containers) for this spring's Musical Instruments week (think, "things to make drums!") Also, as always, we are accepting: toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, and especially plastic grocery bags.

Discovery Days Scholarships

Scholarships are available for Discovery Days thanks to support from the Dodge Family Fund and the Stewart Family Foundation!

Click the following links to complete the application online in (English) or (Español)

Each child who is awarded a scholarship, will receive a free 10-pass punchcard to be used in Discovery Days classes. Scholarship punchcards can be issued digitally, and can be renewed!

Upcoming Themes and Schedule Online


Discovery Days encourages children ages 2–6 and their caregivers to learn together through engaging cultural experiences and hands-on activities. When you attend a session of Discovery Days with your child, you will help them cultivate important school-readiness skills such as language development, attention and concentration, fine motor skills, emotional regulation, language skills, play, and social abilities.

Link to Full Schedule

Discovery Days with Ms. Leigh
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
January 19 – May 6, 2022
9–10:15 am, 10:30–11:45 am, 12:30–1:45 pm

Discovery Days Big Kid Days: Late Start and No School Days
For elementary aged children on late start or no school days in the SVVSD. Regular fees apply.

Late Start
Wednesdays, February 2, March 2, April 6, and May 4: 9–10:15 am

No School
Fridays, February 18, March 18, and April 29: All sessions

Fees per child: $4 member, $4.50 nonmember

10-pack punchcard: $35 member, $40 nonmember


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