We were invited by Groundswell to the “Voices Her’d Community Paint Day” on Junius Street, on the side of the Food Bazaar. They were painting another one of their socially-aware murals and were interested in having us participate. Even though we didn’t have on paint-ready clothing, our campers had a blast! They used pencils, paint, … Read More
All SmartStart Nature Academy locations will be closed on Monday, My 27th 2019 in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019.
Teaching students about their history is commonplace. Showing students their history in an interactive way is something else entirely. It’s an impactive, awe-inspiring way to learn. We showed our students a piece of their rich history when we went on our class trip to the African Burial Ground in New York City.
Going on a nature walk is supposed to be an opportunity for exploration and discovery of the natural world around us. We’re supposed to see butterflies, moss, lakes, green spaces, and everything related to the great outdoors.
Did you make it out for the PreK registration fair at the New Lots branch of the Brooklyn Public Library? We were there with our smartboard running demo videos and had free tee shirts and swagbags for children.
Summer camp is in full swing at MOHDC SmartStart Nature Academy! That means children are working, learning, and playing toward a better and brighter future with a smarter start.
Parents, will you be having a BBQ today? Let your children help you make grilled corn (find your favorite recipe online—there are many to choose from). Children love to help and it’s one of the best ways for them to learn.
Our school is closed today while the city recognizes the Fourth of July. Take the opportunity to celebrate, relax, or do what makes you happy on this gorgeous day of sunshine. We’re open again on Monday, July 6 for our first day of Summer Camp and can’t wait to see all of our happy campers! … Read More
Cool off from the summer heat with a refreshing soft drink like this cool, crisp, Watermelon and Cucumber smoothie. All it takes is two ingredients—watermelon and cucumber. Cut them up, blend them in a blender, and put in the refrigerator to get cold, then enjoy! Our preschool children use blenders and juicers and make drinks … Read More
Photos and music in a slideshow can get the message across, but nothing tells a story like a great video. Just as with our Step Up slideshow, we’ve compiled some of the most effervescent moments of the academic year and set them to music. We know your heart will melt when you see our darling … Read More