Mask Making

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By Nora As many of you know we have been working on making masks out of recycled materials for the past few weeks. Projects like these remind me of the importance of process over product. The process has been long because almost everyone is interested in participating and it involves multiple stages of things drying. Many children decided to paint … Read More

Tulip Tree Tea Time

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By Amber A couple years ago we had a group of children who were very interested in tea. I brought in a bunch of very fragile china tea cups to share with the children. I bought them second hand at goodwill for around .50 a piece. I bought the fanciest and  most elegant looking cups I could find. I laughed … Read More

Putting the garden to bed

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By Nora As you may have noticed our garden has undergone some changes in the past few weeks in an effort to improve the health our soil for spring planting. For now, the garden is resting for the winter but there is still plenty of activity happening underneath the frost blanket! Here are some of the steps we have taken … Read More

November Birthdays!

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by Katee This month we have celebrated 2 friends turning 4!  CL had a birthday on the 4th (her golden birthday!) and AA turned 4 today! Here’s a glimpse of their sweet little classroom celebrations: CL brought a special stuffed animal to share named ‘Rudolph’.  She told us the story of her birth, detailing that dad caught her and got … Read More

Have you filled a bucket today?

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by Alisha Today we read a book at circle called, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?  The book talks about how everyone in the world has an invisible bucket. When our buckets are full, we are happy. When our buckets are empty we are sad. We heard different ways we could fill someones bucket up and also some things that … Read More

Conferences are coming up!

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By Amber Hello families! Just a reminder that conference time is approaching! Teachers will be creating narratives for each child to present to parents in the upcoming weeks. We are compiling a slideshow of all your childs pictures, copying down notes, quotes, and observations of each child and then arranging all this information into a presentation! This means that the … Read More

Playing Dangerously

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by Katee I have been in bed much of this week, nursing a cold, reading, and maybe eating some Halloween candy.  I read an article that I wanted to share with everyone about risky play and ‘Adventure Playgrounds’.  The article by Hanna Rosin at The Atlantic is titled , The Overprotected Kid. Well the article is quite lengthy and I … Read More

Scenes From the Reuse Center

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By Nora Yesterday during choice time every child was interested in building and experimenting with different materials during choice time. Usually the Reuse Center is for 4 children at a time, but this time I decided to accommodate for 10, under the stipulation that they could each take out 4 materials at a time. They spent the time seeing what … Read More

Music Circle

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Heidi visited this morning to sing some songs with us. Here is one of them! We used a big red silk to toss a GIANT oak leaf that we found  yesterday while singing the song. Children also got to go under the red silk to pretend they were mushrooms growing underneath fallen leaves!

Leaves and Costumes!

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by Alisha It’s Halloween! Many children dressed up in costumes from home or school. We had a spooky Halloween dance party where we recreated the time the power went out, drew pictures of our costumes and greeted each child by costume in a song at circle time. But mostly we have been playing in the leaves outside! This week we … Read More