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Alex’s Day: Squeezing Together – at a Safe Distance – to Fight Childhood Cancer

While many things at school are different this summer, there’s a lot that hasn’t changed, including our commitment to helping children develop strong character values and our dedication to helping fight childhood cancer. The Malvern School is extremely proud to be a longstanding partner of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Even though our traditional lemonade… Read More

At-Home Activity Inspiration: Jungle Yoga Safari

There are so many creative ways to get outdoors and explore, even at home, but here’s one you might have not considered yet: a jungle yoga safari. Our friends at The Malvern School of Oaks had a blast with every component of this activity, and it’s one you can easily pull off at home. Keep… Read More

Spotlight on Teacher of the Year: Kerry Kauffman

Some choose their career path. For others, their passion chooses it for them. This was certainly the case for The Malvern School’s Teacher of the Year, Kerry Kauffman.   “For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved spending time with children,” Kerry recalls. “Teaching came as such a natural career choice for me,… Read More

Our 25 Favorite Children’s Books

Some are classics, and some are not-so-obvious choices – but they’re all top picks for children’s books selected by our exceptional staff and directors. If you’re looking for new reads to share with your little one, this roundup is a great place to start! Here are our 25 favorite books for children: 1. Director of… Read More

We’re ‘S.T.E.A.M.’ing Into Summer

Learning about S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) isn’t just for the classroom. In fact, there are no better places than the great outdoors and out in the real world to explore these oh-so-important subjects. That’s why we’re focusing on the theme of “S.T.E.A.M. into Summer!” for Weeks 1 and 2 of summer camp!… Read More

St. Patrick’s Day, The Malvern School Way!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and it wouldn’t be a proper holiday without our beloved classroom parties! In true Irish fashion, it was green galore at many of our schools as they celebrated yesterday. From clothing and crafts…. to festive fruits and veggies … and decorations and desserts … our friends and teachers went all out.… Read More

Artist of the Month: Claude Monet

At The Malvern School, our art programs are based on process-focused art experiences. We find that providing young children with the freedom to create art without too much direction encourages imagination and opens up their creativity. The end product is unique and original, and the child finds the experience to be calming and relaxing. Our… Read More

Artist of the Month: Marc Chagall

Our Artist of the Month for November is Russian-French artist, Marc Chagall. An early modernist, Chagall was known to mix several mediums including painting, stained glass, illustrations and ceramics. As a part of the Cubism and Expressionist movements, most of his works were abstract with dream-like qualities. Marc Chagall enjoyed painting real life objects. Our… Read More

Oaks Celebrates 100th Day of School

Our Pre-K classes had a celebration for 100 days of school. Each child was asked to bring in 100 items in a Ziploc baggie. With teacher guidance the children then counted each item and shared with the class. They also did 100 exercises like jumping jacks outside. Each child made a 100 day crown to… Read More

“A Time of Thanks”

Why are you thankful? This month as Thanksgiving approaches it is important to remember to discuss why we are thankful, and what we are thankful for. The teachers have been discussing this very topic here at Oaks with the children. Each classroom made a turkey together. Our younger classes used teamwork to paint or decorate… Read More

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