Wishes….

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By Cheryl   Today the children who are leaving Tulip Tree completed work on a prayer flag to hang in the commons.  As the children understand it, a prayer flag contains well wishes that will be blown about the surrounding community by the wind.  This project involved some abstract reflection and artistic expression as well as more concrete tasks such … Read More

Graduation Preparations

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by Cheryl   Today children added more to our volcano which will be featured during Friday’s graduation ceremony.  At our lunch circle, we practiced a familiar song “We Wish You Well” which we will sing Friday to those who are moving on. In addition a group of children accompanied me to say good-bye (or in Jaco’s case “hello”) to Lou Lou … Read More

Blueprints

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By Laura During morning play time inside there was a lot of interest in building with blocks. Wade was really excited to show me a structure he had built and I asked him if he wanted to draw it. This little push–to challenge him to translate a 3-D building into 2-D was incredibly well-received. He crouched low with his clipboard … Read More

Once upon a time

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By Laura We have been witnessing a bit of a story renaissance at Tulip Tree these past couple of weeks. Not only are more children opting to tell stories more frequently. Their stories are becoming increasingly complex–including dialogue, multiple characters, songs, and action packed plots. It is truly amazing to look back at the stories that were first told when … Read More

Small Hands; Big Work

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By Cheryl Today was busy with projects.  The children are enjoying important work using tools that are often reserved for adults.  Take a look: