Celebrating Cake!

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Today MH’s mom, Brigit, came to show us something very dear to her heart and family: cake decorating! She told us about all of her different piping bags that make frosting come out in different shapes. She also shared that in her family, they  like to make a cake to celebrate different things. Brigit made a big banana bread cake … Read More

Spring Birthdays

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By Amber This spring we celebrated three birthdays at Tulip Tree. Two of them were our oldest children that celebrated their last preschool birthday while the other was a very first preschool birthday! SH turned 5! She brought along her special bear to share with her classmates and we heard all about the day she was born. We danced to … Read More

Scenes from a sunny morning

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By Nora Today we have been blessed with what is arguably the best weather since last summer. It is making us all smile and want to be outside all day. We have spent very little time indoors today, and even brought one of our inside activities (dress-up) outside this morning!

Photo Booth Dress Up!

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by Alisha This morning we brought out a huge bin of dress up clothes for the children to explore. I was wishing we had a full length mirror until I remembered we have a photo booth on our laptop!! We set up a little table and showed the children how to take photos on a 3 second timer. We also … Read More

Extended explore time

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By Amber On Friday the Tulip Tree teachers had the opportunity to sit in and observe preschool classrooms at another local preschool called Wild Lilac. Seeing other classrooms, materials, environments, children and educators can be incredibly inspiring. It can lead the teachers to wonder about their own classrooms and changes they can implement. We sat in the classes for the … Read More

Gardening

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By Nora This week we did a lot of work getting the garden ready for spring. It is finally consistently above freezing and our peas are bursting out of the soil. Our garlic continues to grow and grow. We transplanted our baby tomato plants growing in the windowsill into some bigger containers. We also recently acquired to garden beds that … Read More

Book making and playing music!

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By Amber Parent talent week wrapped up last week and we got to see a lot of very cool skills!     On Friday LG’s dad, Brian and ST’s dad, Shohei brought their music instruments to play a little live show for the children!   Thank you everyone who came to show us your special talents!  

Tulip Tree at Design Week

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By Katee We received a very special invitation this week to participate in Portland Design Week 2018!  One of our amazing parents who works for a local design company is hosting a fun experiment that will be on display there.  The experiment asks a variety of peoples to design a shirt with some knowns and some variables that will be … Read More

Magic Tricks and Hair Cuts

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by Alisha The first day of Family Talent Week, Emil’s mom, Kate, joined us at afternoon circle! She brought with her a bag of special magic tricks. What a fun talent to share with us!     The next day Wendy, Freja’s mom, came to share with us her talent of hair cutting and styling. Wendy and Freja brought a … Read More