Taking Care of Alisha

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by Katee As many of you know, Alisha had knee surgery over the winter break following a volleyball injury that happened this fall.  Alisha is back at school although she is still very much healing.  She has tools to help her- a crutch (or crotch, or critch, or grinch, depending on which student you ask), she has ice packs, medicine, … Read More

Cooking for Others

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By Nora If you read last week’s blog post you know that we have been having some conversations about how it can be hard for many people in our community to consistently have good food to eat. We have discussed that this could be due to not having a house that has a kitchen, not having enough money to buy … Read More

Vengan a Ver Mi Granja

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by Alisha Heidi has been teaching us this a song in Spanish for a few weeks. She even made us drawings to helps us learn the names of each animal! Chicken- /Gallina Little cow- Vaquita Baby pig- Cerdito Sheep- Oveja Little chicks- Pollitos    

Rose’s Story

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By Nora Storytelling can be a powerful way of communicating with children. This week I shared a story with the afternoon children about one of our persona dolls, Rose. For those of you who don’t know we have two persona dolls, Nick and Rose. They are different from other dolls and stuffed animals we have in the classroom because they … Read More

Heidi Time

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We welcomed Heidi again today for our weekly Wednesday special music circle, and the children were so excited to have her back.  We got right into songs she had been teaching us before the break and taught us a new one as well.  The children played instruments, sang, danced, learned some Spanish, and played games with Heidi- all in a … Read More

Fire Drill

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By Katee Yesterday we had a fire drill.  This is a necessary practice that can sometimes be a little scary to do with these vivid imaginations among us. We always emphasize that there is not going to be a real fire today and that it is just extra safe to practice these things so everyone has the tools they need … Read More

Wintery walks

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“To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same fields, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson By Nora On Tuesday afternoon HE, AB, EB, AD, and I went to a sunset walk around the block. I told … Read More

We wish you well, AD!

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By Amber This morning we had a very special circle with AD and his mom, Kelly. This is AD’s last week at Tulip Tree before he moves to Guatemala for three months! We had a Goodbye Circle this morning to give the children a chance to say farewell to their friend and hear about where he will be going and … Read More

Finding The Golden Ratio

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by Katee While at the art store gathering supplies this week, I spotted an amazing little connection to our classroom- a golden ratio finder!  Of course I had to get that for our classroom.  But then I wondered how exactly I was going to try to explain the Fibonacci Sequence in extreme brevity to young children.  The children had seen … Read More