The Gift of Song

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by katee Sometimes, on special occasion, I like to write songs with the children.  I’ve learned that the process has to be somewhat swift or it all falls apart and they don’t really have fun with it any longer.  I usually give the children a topic and we just throw out ideas, and knowledge, and feelings that swirl around that … Read More

What’s Growing?!

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By Nora The sunny days have been such a treat lately, but the plants are happy to experience a bit of rain today! Some of you may remember helping do some sheet mulching in our garden back in the fall, in the hopes that it would improve the health of our soil. In addition, we have been adding a dry … Read More

Heidi Time

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by Katee Heidi taught us how to make duck sounds today and sang to us about spring. We took turns pretending to be little seeds underground, rain, and rainbows.  The little seeds spiraled tight on the ground, while the rain makers shook egg shakers over top of them, and the rainbows twinkled with bells.  Heidi reminded the children to “keep … Read More

Oregon Wild comes to visit

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By Amber This morning we had even MORE special visitors! Oregon Wild came to give share a special presentation about wolves! Our presenter, Maryanne, started by talking about the differences between fairy tale wolves(think big bad wolf) and real life wolves. In real life, wolves are actually very shy and scared of people.     They showed us a plaster … Read More

Sound Bath

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By Nora The parent talents just keep flowing! We are so grateful to everyone who has come in and who plans to come in to share a special skill or experience with the kids. They are absolutely loving it and the amount of variety we have in parent talents is so wonderful. Most recently, Antonia came by to play her … Read More

The Nest

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by Alisha At parent night, Debbie Baxter came to tell us all about her project, The Nest Project . This week Debbie has been busy at work creating a nest in our commons. We have been watching and helping a bit as the nest takes its beautiful form. It has been a test of everyone’s patience not to jump right in. … Read More

I do want… I do not want..

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by Alisha   “I still want to play your game. I do want you to chase me. I don’t want you to pull on my clothes or push me if you catch me.” -SM (to VH and ST) “What can we do if we catch you?” -VH “Just stop.”-SM “Okay.” -ST “Okay.” -SM “Chase me!!!!” -SM “I stopped!!” -ST “You … Read More

Furry Friend Visitor

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by Katee We had a very special guest come to our classroom last week. It wasn’t anyone’s parent with a special talent this time- it was a puppy!  Alisha has a close friend with a sweet 3 month old Australian shepherd named Frankie, and asked if they could come for a visit sometime.  They came and sat at circle with … Read More

What do you love about the earth?

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By Nora LW: Outer space LD: Fire NC: That you can dig in the sand for treasure and swim in the water SH: Without the earth we would not be alive VH: Animals DB: That I get to sometimes have weekends with my mom or dad CL: It’s more like something I want to help the earth. There’s a part … Read More