Helpful Things To Learn

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Young children are so new to the world. They are still learning what a friend is, how to be with others, and how to say yes, and no. And these are helpful things to learn.

Field Trip, Family Play, Farewell and Friends

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By Laura We’ve been having some difficulties with our internet connection this past week or so. So we were unable to blog last week Wednesday through Friday. I thought I’d catch you up on some happenings from those days… On Wednesday we took the city bus to the train station. AR’s dad, Mark, met us there and gave us a … Read More

Find the Turtle

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By Laura Yesterday I played a math game with everyone at circle and today it was available during morning play time. It is a simple game that you could easily recreate at home. We call it “Find the Turtle” but anything small that could fit inside an egg carton cup would work. To make the game you need to cut … Read More

Standin’ On The Fence

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by Alisha Today we did a little bit of this: And a little bit of this: But perhaps the most popular activity of the day was standing on the fence watching the construction work: While we are all excited about what 52nd  Ave. will be like when it’s finished, the construction process can be a pain for those of us … Read More

Baby Cribs and Diggers

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by Alisha This morning Laura took a group  of children to check out the construction down the street and dreams came true for many of them! The digger wasn’t in use and a construction worker asked if they would like a turn to sit in it.  Some of the children jumped at the offer. Other children, who decided against it, … Read More

Light and Shadow

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by Sarah Lu Today Laura had the first appointment of the year aimed at our graduate performance in June. Each year we create a performance of some kind with the children who are graduating, and this year we are working with the medium of light and shadow, which is apropos considering all of our work with villains, heroes, and the … Read More

Risky Business

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By Laura An interesting article from The Atlantic has been floating around social media, it is titled The Overprotected Kid and it looks at the changing landscape of playgrounds and parenting culture around safety and supervision (well worth the read!). It reminded me of a training that Sarah Lu, Alisha, Diana and I attended last year. The instructor asked us all … Read More

Planting Party

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By Laura Our spring planting party on Saturday was a wonderful success! Lots of time for digging, connecting, hefting, raking, shoveling, laughing and eating. A HUGE thank you to everyone who was able to come and pitch in. For those of you who were not able to make it, please be sure to check out the new garden bed arrangement, … Read More