The Self in Clay

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By Laura The other night I went to a movie called, “The Great Beauty,” an Italian film about a sixty-five year old man reflecting on his life and the process of getting older. One scene depicts him attending an art exhibition of a photographer. The artist’s father took a photo of his face every day for his entire boyhood and … Read More

1-2-3!!

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by Alisha This morning we celebrated Evan’s 3rd birthday! He was all smiles as his Mama told us the story of his birth and showed us his special picture book.

Story Workshop

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by Alisha Today, after Laura told a story using props about a bear, beaver and raccoon, we had a story workshop. Here is a small sample of the many stories we found. MR: This is a zoo. A bear was here. It’s all done.CR: It’s about an alligator. When he lost his tail he was frightened. His mom was working … Read More

Little Cedar World

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by Alisha This morning AR’s dad brought in a giant piece of cedar for our classroom. We are using it as a low to the ground building platform. In this area of the studio we are able leave out what we were still working on instead of cleaning it up during clean up time.  All throughout the day different people … Read More

Little Flame

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We are, all of us, such a mixed bag of outward and inward, shy and boisterous, intellectual and emotional. AO is no different than the rest of us in this way- he can be excited, happy, shy as he was at times during his birthday celebration, disappointed, upset, at ease, and every shade of grey in between.

Did Someone Say Spicy Work?!

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by Alisha “Did someone say spicy work?!” OW asked when she overheard Laura telling a parent our plan for the morning.  “Yay!!” she said excitedly as she ran to tell her friends. “Spicy Work, Spicy Work! We are doing Spicy Work!!” MR and MHEA and AR

Passion

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“Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart.”   -Richard Louv