More bathroom self-care

TulipTreeElm House Blog, tuliptreeLeave a Comment

by Mage The youngest group of children have always done a lot of self-care in the bathroom, and lately that self-care has gone even further. It’s pretty impressive for children who are still under the age of two by several months. These children have always done standing diaper changes at school. Sometimes they would assist with pulling their pants down/up … Read More

Have you heard about the Blue Monster?

TulipTreeElm House Blog3 Comments

By Laurie There’s a little rumor going around that there is a Blue Monster living in the Tiny Elm House in our outside play space. Legend (among the children) tells that this monster, though very very small, is quite scary… but has a sweet tooth! Our monster LOVES cupcakes! And Birthday cake! And cookies! (with sprinkles of course!)

Wishing Caroline Well

TulipTreePRESCHOOL BLOG, tuliptreeLeave a Comment

By Katee Today we said farewell to a special friend- Caroline.  The children worked together to make her a card yesterday- painted in watercolor, and filled with wishes.  We talked about what it feels like to move to a new place or new house, and how it feels to leave a familiar home.  The children shared stories of moving and … Read More

Musical Parent Night

TulipTreeElm House Blog1 Comment

By Jackie and Laurie Just recently, Heidi came to hang out with us for parent night! Parents have been hearing their little ones bringing pieces of music home from music time with Heidi on Wednesdays and curious about what those songs are. So she brought many of her cool instruments and sang us her signature songs! We all sat in … Read More

Learning about the Accordion.

TulipTreePRESCHOOL BLOG, tuliptreeLeave a Comment

by Alisha Yesterday Sarah-Lu joined us at circle with her accordion. She taught us some songs and let everyone have a turn to press the keys and the base notes. We learned about where the sound comes out and about her bellows, which are like her lungs. We look forward to learning about other instruments and tools during Parent Talent … Read More

Guess that smell!

TulipTreePRESCHOOL BLOG, tuliptreeLeave a Comment

by Alisha Today we tested our sense of smell. I put different scents in jars wrapped in paper and covered with a mesh top. I used scents that have fairly strong smells. There was ketchup, banana, sunbutter and the soap we use in the bathroom. The soap was the hardest thing to guess and the sunbutter was mistaken for peanut … Read More

Using our senses

TulipTreePRESCHOOL BLOG, tuliptree1 Comment

By Amber Lately we have been talking to the children about our different senses. We talked about all the different parts of our faces during circle. The anatomy of our faces was woven into doing clay self portraits as well as talking about the different senses. How do we recognize our friends and family? The children knew they could recognize … Read More

Green is the color of new life

TulipTreeElm House BlogLeave a Comment

by Megan The February fake out was especially dramatic this year. With temperatures soaring into the 60’s and the sun shining for weeks, we thought we were almost there. And then…we had a few snow days. The snow on the fresh new green grass that had sprouted in the backyard was especially dramatic this year. About a week before the … Read More