Finger Paint

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By Laura At the painting table yesterday the children selected pink and purple and I added a rich periwinkle blue to the table. We began in our usual way, sharing brushes, talking about the stories behind our paintings and exclaiming over the mixing of colors on the paper. Then Caleb began to use his paintbrush to apply paint to his … Read More

Patterns With Movement

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by Cheryl   Today we continued our exploration of patterns during our circle.  After a few visual pattern exercises Sarah-Lu lead the group in developing and repeating body movement patterns.  The expression ‘fish to water’ comes to mind – the children eagerly contributed ideas for movement and had fun repeating movement sequences.       There are so many directions … Read More

Rainy Day Mat Work

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By Cheryl   Our Mt. Tabor trip was cancelled due to rainy weather so teachers regrouped this morning, planning activities for a rainy day.  Sarah-Lu expressed interest in working with kids on the tumbling mat.  Several children worked on the “Monkey Jump” and on the “forward roll”.  Enjoy these action shots, some of which were taken by the young participants. … Read More

Welcome Finn

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By Laura A warm welcome to the newest family in our preschool community: Finn and his parents Kelly and Barry! Today was Finn’s first day and he jumped right in to the action. He told butterfly stories, played in the tee pee, drew with water color pencils and fed lots and lots of grass to Lou Lou. Lou Lou? Yes, … Read More