Where will we be in the fall?

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by Alisha With graduation just around the corner, there has been a lot of conversation about what will happen afterwards.  For the summer, we all have different plans. Some will stay at Tulip Tree some will go on trips or be at home with their families. Today at circle we talked about what would happen after the summer, in the … Read More

It’s Official!

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by Katee And now…a package we’ve all been waiting for…drum roll please… Tulip Tree Preschool is now official recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat! …and the crowd goes wild!

Focus

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Yesterday we shared some of the self portraits that were done this week. I mentioned that the children’s focus and attention was amazing to see. I wanted to share some photos with you of the kids creating their self portraits and let you see for yourself!

Final Self Portraits

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by Alisha This week has been very busy already! With everything that has happened so far, it’s hard to believe it’s only Tuesday! We have been working on graduation, planning and planting the garden, celebrating a birthday, spending lots of time outside in the beautiful sunshine, reading books, growing more mushrooms, playing “babies”, labeling plants in our indoor and outdoor … Read More

Happy April Birthdays!

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Happy happy birthday to HE, who celebrated her 5th birthday earlier this month! We got to watch a video of her as a baby, sneezing twice in a row, as she still does to this day! We also had a flower petal confetti dance party! And happy happy birthday to ZP, who celebrated her 4th birthday today! We got to … Read More

Blossoming Backyard Habitat

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By Katee We have been seeing so many crows gathering nesting supplies, squirrels nibbling camelias, bees buzzing in the bluebells, and even hearing baby birds chirping in our evergreen tree.  The children are already aware of the needs of a habitat- food, water, shelter, and a place to raise young. Kerry has talked about these needs for a variety of … Read More

Saying goodbye to our friend

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by Alisha Today Simone and Shohei joined us for a goodbye circle for our friend ST! ST has been with us since he was a baby at Elm House! They told us all about their coming adventure. They will be going on a road trip in a camper van and when they come back, they will be moving to Japan! ST … Read More

Planting Party

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THANK YOU! Thank you to all the families who were able to come and help our school at the planting party!  We turned fresh soil into our beds, strung a new trellis, transplanted many plants, weeded beds, moved the old rabbit hutch to the curb, moved our nest to a new home, and introduced new worms to our worm bin! … Read More

Patterns in Nature: Spirals

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By Kerry An important theme that has been just beneath the surface on many of our investigations is the presence of patterns. We notice them without even realizing, in our books, in our building and in nature. With all the growth and extra time outside the children have been finding one particular pattern all over the place: SPIRALS! The children … Read More