Birth and Blooming

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by Alisha Nothing like the birth of a baby in our community to get us into the spring spirit! KP’s family welcomed a new baby boy into their family yesterday evening. “His name is Zachary,” KP proudly told us this morning. A new baby, eggs ready to hatch into chicks, beautiful sunny weather and the bright and colorful commons–today spring magic was most definitely … Read More

Chick Chick Cry Cry Ho Ho Ho

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by Sarah Lu Sometime at the end of this week we will be welcoming some new additions to our community. Fragellina, our Buff Orpington hen, is sitting on some eggs that will hatch sometime in the next four days. We have been counting down the days with a paper chain that the children helped to make, and everyone is super … Read More

Crayons

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by Alisha Almost every afternoon, while waiting for children to wake up from rest time, some of the children are given clipboards, paper and  art supplies. It used to be a variety of different materials but last month I brought out a dusty old box of crayons. The children spent at least an hour picking favorite colors, organizing colors, comparing colors.  I … Read More

Tortuga Marina

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by Alisha Meet Tortuga Marina:Some of you know her, some of you might not. Tortuga Marina (Sea Turtle in Spanish) has been very special to Tulip Tree since 2012 when Laura brought her back from Mexico. Since then, children have been taking turns bringing her home for a week at a time. Tortuga gets to see what the children’s houses are … Read More

Tulip Tree

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By Alisha The past few days I have been offering the choice to draw a portrait of the Tulip Tree. We will repeat this project in different seasons to show the magic of how our beautiful tree changes throughout the year.