Red’s New Glasses

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By Amber This morning I introduced a small friend at circle time named Red (they/them). I made Red before winter break with the intention to use the little character for story telling. Red made their debut to the children last week in a story Alisha told about the time Red couldn’t resist sneaking some sparkly gems home in their backpack. … Read More


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by Alisha   CLAY it is soft smooth cold sloshy, like mud hard and soft together squishy really squishy you can make holes pull flatten build roll by Tulip Tree Preschoolers  

Garden Math

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By Nora “For the child, it is not half so important to know as to feel. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow. . . . It is more important to pave the way for a child to want to … Read More

Heidi Time

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By Katee     Today Heidi came after a hiatus last week with our Wednesday late start.  She began with the usual greeting song the children all know and love so well and then went into “blow the balloon”.  In this little ditty you blow the balloon (and blow and blow and blow and blow and blow) until it pops … Read More

Hibernation Hunters

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by Katee Yesterday some of us ventured out of the gates of school and walked the neighborhood in search of squirrel nests.  There is more than one nest visible from our yard and we went exploring to find more.  I told them that when all the leaves leave the trees, we can better see the nests the squirrels build- they … Read More

Making connections

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By Amber This morning at circle, Katee brought out a book from the library called “Why do bears hibernate?” Katee has been teaching them about all the types of animals that hibernate. The first chapter titled “How do animals cope with winter?” discusses how some animals hibernate because they cannot find food in the winter. “When winter comes, you do … Read More

Fire Drill

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By Katee Last week 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 … Read More

micro & MACRO

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By Nora As our garden has been resting for the winter (taking in the benefits of all the care and conditioning we put into the soil this fall!) we have not been doing much garden work lately. Our garlic is getting bigger every day and our little rye cover crops are out but covered up by the frost blanket. Pretty … Read More

Exploring Anger

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by Alisha Anger is an extremely powerful emotion. It is a an explosive volcano, it is a smoldering coal, it is bright hot fire. Anger is an emotion that most adults do not like. Some of us try to avoid it which can bottle it up inside of us, turning to resentment. Some of us explode right away, saying or … Read More