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From 101 Southbound from Goleta: Take the Turnpike off ramp and turn right. On your left will be San Marcos High School. At the second signal, turn left onto Hollister Ave. San Marcos High School will still be on your left. Go about 1 mile and on your right you will see 3, very tall palm trees by our driveway. Turn right into our parking lot. Ring the bell at the gate and someone will let you in. From 101 Northbound from Montecito: Take the State St. off ramp and turn left. You will drive over the freeway and go down hill about 2 miles. You will pass under a train trestle, pass through 2 signals and on your left you will see 3, very tall palm trees by our driveway. Turn left into our parking lot. Ring the bell at the gate and someone will let you in.

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Our teachers stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning and the skills needed to succeed in school and life.

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  • Language Works Listening, speaking, pre-reading and reading, pre-writing and writing 
  • Math Counts Classification, time and spatial relations, number order and number problems, geometry and measurement.
  • Science Rocks Investigates properties, living things and the environment, forces of nature, motion and gravity, scientific inquiry skills, technology.
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Learning at Home

Objects in a Row Classification Game

You Will Need:

A variety of small objects (shells, acorns, corks, bottle caps, etc.), 2 poster boards, and a ruler

Directions:

Create two game boards by drawing 6, 9, 12, or 15 squares on each poster board. With a group of the same kind of object, place one object in each square, in a row, to create a set. Give your child the second game board and identical items and ask him to duplicate what you did on his board. Take turns creating sets and classifying objects.

Tip:

With younger children, start with six squares (two sets of three objects, one in each square). Take turns, or take the lead from your child as he might invent new games using the objects.


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