Maddi’s Fridge

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By Nora “If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound with mine then let us work together.” -Lilla Watson This week as a group we have been reading and discussing the book Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt. This book explores big themes of hunger, food access, … Read More

Softly, Softly

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by Alisha For Heidi’s past couple of visits we have been learning a complicated music movement game.  First we get into a circle and pick one person to be the “weary traveler”. Then we softly jingle our bells and shakers into the middle while the traveler walks around the outside of the circle. Then when the song says “blowing” we … Read More

Who Hibernates?

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by Alisha Katee taught us a song called “Hurry, Hurry.” Here are the lyrics- Hurry, Hurry Rabbit twitched his twitchety ears on a twinkling autumn day, He could hear the North Wind whistle and he scampered off to say: Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry, we must all get fat and furry, Not a moment to be lost, I can hear old … Read More

Staying healthy

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By Amber Today at circle, Katee talked with everyone about steps we can all take to stay healthy at school. This can be a tricky time of year when the cold weather illnesses arrive. We are all in close quarters sharing space and materials so its extra important that we all have reminders on how important it is to wash … Read More

Special recipes

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By Nora This week we have been spending time making connections between food and home through cooking projects. We have done a lot of cooking projects this year, and this week’s cooking is meant to add to some of the recent curriculum. I have referred to the recipes we have cooked this week as “special recipes” because they are coming … Read More

It’s Alright To Cry

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by Alisha The past few weeks we have been learning to sing “It’s alright to cry” with Heidi. Here’s another version of the song performed by Rosey Grier released in 1972. I love that there is footage of adults crying. It’s important for us to be able to cry and important for children to know that adults cry, too! Carol … Read More

Spirals Everywhere

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by Katee Today I brought in a new book to share with the children about spirals in nature.  I often get compliments on my Fibonacci sequence earrings from the children and I’d also noticed some of the kids drawing spirals lately.   So I found a book that I was excited to explore with them that is about just that.  It … Read More

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