And O.R. Worked with the Glue Stick . . .

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By Laura SS added paint after first gluing on two strips of black tissue paper. And OR worked with the glue stick.CS added orange strokes after carefully gluing on two ribbons and three beads. WG became mesmerized by sea foam green. And OR worked with the glue stick.  

Commons Love

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by Alisha This time of year is always especially magical in our commons. Today we spend most of the day outside, basking in the beautiful light of our favorite place.

Could Be Worse!

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Of course it makes sense that these young kids would be playing with the idea of a “bad guy”. They are so young and new to the world, and all of a sudden they become aware of the fact that there are these people (witches, big holes, wolves, sticky ceilings, etc) that might be hurtful. It is their way of processing this information and making sense of the idea that the world is not all good.

Obstacles

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by Alisha Balance on the beam, bounce on a tire, jump over a hot lava, leap over water, spin on a bike tire. Some of the children were busy early this morning creating an obstacle course. Most all of the preschools gave it a go and were able to complete the course. Some decided to modify the obstacle course if … Read More

Trusting Kids

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If children are engaged in their own learning, then they take joy in it. If they are asked what they think, if their feelings are deemed important, if their hearts are nurtured and if they have a supportive and inclusive environment to work within, they can and will learn so much.

A Request

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By Laura After taking the following photos of ARM, EZ, JR and SS, who were dressed up as a king, a Darth Vader, a king and a ninja respectively, JR asked, “Laura, will those photos be on the blog?” I responded, “Would you like them to be?” and he smiled and said, “Yes.” I love it when children give us … Read More

From Distant Galaxies to Superman Midwives

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by Alisha Today some of us went on a rocket ship to “a galaxy far, far away.” Some of us became a human machine, all connected, but with different moving parts. Some of us listened to age old tales of Kabushka, the nice monster who lives in the tulip tree. And some of us became mamas, daddies and midwives, or … Read More