Have you heard about the Blue Monster?

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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!)

Musical Parent Night

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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

Green is the color of new life

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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

We Paint a Rainbow

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By Laurie The rainbow has played an important reoccurring role as a character of curiosity in our classroom and project work this year. Appearing on sunny days from prisms and crystals throughout the school, there have been questions and pretend play in interacting with these ethereal visions.

A trip to The Wonder of Learning exhibit

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by Mage Last Saturday I took a trip to Seattle to visit The Wonder of Learning exhibit, hosted by Reggio Children. You can read more about where to find the exhibit, as well as information on the displays, here. Photographing the exhibit panels was not allowed; however, I was allowed to photograph the mini-atelier spaces which were set up around the … Read More

The Spider Project

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By Jackie I would say one of the favorite of ours is definitely  the itsy bitsy spider.  It is such a fun song where the lyrics are easy to remember and you get to hand gestures to go with the singing. We also have many books about spider in Elm House library. As we were playing with play dough this Tuesday, one … Read More

Valentine’s Day is for everyone

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by Megan In an effort to spread love and kindness throughout our school community and beyond, we made Valentine’s for our families, and also for the people who inhabit Right to Dream Too, a local non profit organization that gives shelter and a safe place to sleep for unhoused people. Along with our friends at Tulip Tree Preschool, we donated … Read More

Working with Spring Colors

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By Laurie Flowers are popping up around our neighborhood, and we all have that Springlike feeling in PDX! As we are working on noticing colors and the natural world, my groups have done some projects in painting with spring colors and the new flowers we are collecting from outside. 

Caring for our baby plants

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by Megan A few weeks ago we started the first steps of planting our backyard garden. I love the tradition of starting seeds inside with the children. We can get an up close view of the sprouting of the seeds and are easily able to care for the plants from the very beginning. With all of our work this year … Read More