“Are we going to go skateboarding?”

ldollard0202PRESCHOOL BLOG

by Alisha This morning Carolyn, Silas’s mom, joined us for Silas’s 5th birthday celebration. She brought with her Silas’s stuffed unicorn, Uni, who he got at the Santa Cruz boardwalk. Silas was excited to tell us that this year for his birthday many of his friends from Santa Cruz will be meeting him at the boardwalk. When we asked Silas … Read More

Rebirth

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By Bee Today we celebrated the solstice. Together we decorated treats, sang, and reflected on light. Elm House was filled with laughter and merriment. As I sat and watched the children and families interacting with one other, it occurred to me that we weren’t celebrating just the solstice occurring in nature, we were celebrating a solstice of sorts within our … Read More

Bless this mess

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by Mage Something I find myself struggling with many days (sometimes all day, every day) is messiness. You know what I’m talking about: bodies, clothes and floors (dare I mention walls?) covered in mud, food, paint, toys, etc. There is a big part of me that wants to control all of this mess, reign it in, and most of all … Read More

“Are we going to go skateboarding?”

ldollard0202PRESCHOOL BLOG

by Alisha This morning Carolyn, Silas’s mom, joined us for Silas’s 5th birthday celebration. She brought with her Silas’s stuffed unicorn, Uni, who he got at the Santa Cruz boardwalk. Silas was excited to tell us that this year for his birthday many of his friends from Santa Cruz will be meeting him at the boardwalk.When we asked Silas if … Read More

See Me Run Around

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by Alisha See Me Run Around is a game that was invented by a group of Tulip Tree Preschool children a couple years ago out of their need to have big, fast movement inside our classroom. Children run together in the same direction around and around and around the circle rug. You can’t play See Me Run Around in the block area or in … Read More

Peer Connection

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A series of photos captures a moment of delighted connection between two preschoolers.

Thank You

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By Bee Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. For everything.Thank you for sharing the most precious thing in your entire world with us, our lives wouldn’t be the same if you didn’t. Thank you for trusting us, your children feel it. Thank you for acknowledging the feelings of the children. Accepting their feelings in the moment without trying to … Read More