Aliso Campus

Anneliese Gedenk Woche: Remembering Our Founder

All three campuses celebrated and remembered our late founder, Anneliese Schimmelpfennig, in the week leading up to the first anniversary of her passing. Throughout our Founders Week – also named Anneliese Gedenk Woche – Anneliese Schools students and staff members reflected on Anneliese’s legacy. Teachers and students (Aliso campus shown above and below) wore nasturtium pins all week to remember Anneliese – the nasturtium was one of her favorite flowers. Our teachers and students participated in many special readings, puppet

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Spring Has Sprung in Our Campus Gardens

Spring has sprung! Students at our Aliso and Manzanita Campuses have been delighting in the beautiful gifts of the season through our nature studies and eco-literacy curriculum. They have been busy harvesting their plantings with Gardening Teacher, Ms. Sami, and exploring the plants and garden insects around them.

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K1 Aliso Students Have Fun Scarf Dancing

Students in Ms. Shanon’s K1 class at Aliso had fun scarf dancing in class recently. The creative activity blended color and sensory exploration for the children. Ms. Shanon shares, “I hung scarves in various vibrant colors from the ceiling and invited the children to come explore. As they enjoyed weaving in and out of the scarves, they began to put the fabric on their faces and discovered they could see the world in different colors and shades. I then put

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Aliso K1 Students Explore the Letter B Through Writing & Sensory Activity

Students in Ms. Rocio’s K1 class at our Aliso campus recently explored the letter B through writing and a sensory activity.   The children made a bubble solution and had fun with their creations that reflected their letter of the week. Once they completed their sensory activity, the students each practiced writing the word “bubbles” out on the board in the classroom. The word “bubbles” has plenty of lowercase b’s for perfecting the motion in their handwriting practice!

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Aliso Students Deepen Friendships & Practice Name Writing

Students in Ms. Shannon’s K1 class at our Aliso campus enjoyed their fourth week of the school year with plenty of activities to build development and classroom relationships. Ms. Shannon reports that her students worked on strengthening their fine motor skills and practiced writing and letters. They also participated in a fun literacy activity where the students had to match their friends’ photos to their names. A highlight of the week was when Ms. Shannon’s students tried out their new

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K1 Students Enjoy Fine Motor Activities & Number & Letter Recognition

Students in Ms. Rocio’s K1 class at our Aliso Campus focused on fine motor activities and number and letter recognition last week. Activities involving small objects – like sorting and organizing – help children in this grade level to hone their fine motor skills. Ms. Rocio’s class also worked on fun projects that encourage critical thinking. She says, “One of the students used the board to analyze how things work when they are linked together.” In Eiko Sensei’s K1 class at

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Students Return for Back-to-School Learning Fun at All 3 Campuses

Students returned for back-to-school learning fun at all three Anneliese Schools campuses this week, and what an eventful week it was! Across grades, from Willowbrook to Aliso to Manzanita, students met their teachers for the 2023-24 school year and settled into class rhythms and routines. Here’s a peek at scenes from all three campuses this week. Ms. Patti’s K2 class enjoyed both recess and class time together.   Willowbrook Campus Our Nursery to 6th campus in Laguna Beach’s Wilderness Canyon

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